Daring 1980s alternative comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of a number of British comedians. Often parodies the channel it aired on. Recurring characters include Terry and Wang-Wang - a pair of swearing Pandas.
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Julia Hills ...
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Daring 1980s alternative comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of a number of British comedians. Often parodies the channel it aired on. Recurring characters include Terry and Wang-Wang - a pair of swearing Pandas.

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breakthrough comedy
2 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Unfairly forgotten comedy classic which launched the careers of its cast. Its topical, satirical and cutting edge. Starting the careers of all the stars of the show although the female comedienne disappeared almost immediately when the series finished.

The show started during the Thatcher era shortly before the Miner's Strike. The show struck a chord with the feeling of anger and resentment in the country and took steps forward with regard to taboos on swearing. Tony Robinson went on to be a leading figure in Labour politics and the most famous creation is the show were the swearing pandas.


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