UK / ITV – Granada / 12×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 2 April 2000 – 4 June 2001
Writers/Producers: Bob Mills, Jeff Pope / Music: Graham Jarvis / Costume: Janet Benge / Executive Producer: Andy Harries / Director: Tony Dow
Comedy drama series. Top game show host Bob Martin is not so cocksure off screen (but is alos prepared to stop at nothing to get what he wants).
Very Larry Sanders, and also heavily influenced by comedian Bob Mills’ previous attempt to do a real Larry Sanders, this was called The Show. There were lots of good quality guest appearances too from the likes of Lynda Bellingham, Cheryl Baker, Julia Sawalha, Terry Wogan, Anthea Turner, Clive Anderson, Michael Aspel and Isla Fisher. Also the episode titles were all named after different TV shows.
Michael Barrymore as Bob Martin
Denis Lawson as Greg
Keith Allen as Vinnie
Deborah Grant as Paula
Valerie Holliman as Jean
Tracy-Ann Oberman as Beverley
Marshall Lancaster as Timmy
SEASON ONE 2 April – 7 May 2000
1. A SONG FOR EUROPE
2. THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
3. THE GLITTERING PRIZES
4. HOME AND AWAY
5. THE X FILES
6. MR AND MRS
SEASON TWO 23 April – 4 June 2001
2. BIG BREAK
3. BLUE PETER
4. EDGE OF DARKNESS
5. THIS LIFE
6. WEEKEND WORLD
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