IMDb > "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1988)
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1988) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1988-1998


Overview

User Rating:
8.2/10   3,187 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Whose Line Is It Anyway? on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Release Date:
23 September 1988 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Make it up. Make it quick. Make it funny!
Plot:
A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games... See more »
Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Comic Josie Lawrence joins 'EastEnders'
 (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 14 January 2009, 4:32 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
TONY RULES See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 36)
Clive Anderson ... Himself - Host (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Richard Vranch ... Himself (87 episodes, 1988-1997)

Ryan Stiles ... Himself (76 episodes, 1989-1998)

Colin Mochrie ... Himself (57 episodes, 1991-1998)
(more)

Series Directed by
Chris Bould (34 episodes, 1989-1992)
John F.D. Northover (23 episodes, 1993-1995)
Paul O'Dell (13 episodes, 1988)
Paul Wheeler (2 episodes, 1998)

Geraldine Dowd (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Leveson (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Dan Patterson (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Ron West (11 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Dan Patterson .... producer (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Denise O'Donoghue .... executive producer (61 episodes, 1988-1998)
Anne Marie Thorogood .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ruth Wallace .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Original Music by
Philip Pope (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mykola Pawluk (57 episodes, 1989-1995)
Mike Cross (7 episodes, 1988)
Josef d'Bache-Kane (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Graeme Story (57 episodes, 1989-1995)
Pip Gardner (30 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Eric Larson (1 episode, 1998)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jo Thompson (24 episodes, 1989-1991)
Denise Simmons (12 episodes, 1995)
John Hibbs (11 episodes, 1988)
Annie Symons (11 episodes, 1994)
Catherine Maher (8 episodes, 1991)
Jo Korer (2 episodes, 1988)
Tessa Phillips (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Helen Speyer .... makeup artist (33 episodes, 1996-1997)
Eva Marieges Moore .... makeup artist / makeup designer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ivana Primorac .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Christine Vidler .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1988)
Morag Ross .... makeup designer (9 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Management
Carrie Fletcher .... production manager (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Avon Harpley .... production manager (17 episodes, 1991)
Mary Bell .... production manager (12 episodes, 1988)
Pat Lees .... production manager (12 episodes, 1995)
Darina Healy .... production manager (11 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Department
Brian Lofthouse .... property master (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tony Watts .... production buyer (17 episodes, 1991)
Vanda Vivian .... production buyer (13 episodes, 1988)
Gina Cromwell .... production buyer (12 episodes, 1995)
Terence Black .... production buyer (11 episodes, 1994)
Les Baker .... property master (6 episodes, 1995)

Harriet Porter .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Churchill .... sound supervisor (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark McLoughlin .... sound supervisor (12 episodes, 1995)
Clive Hall .... sound supervisor (9 episodes, 1991)
Keith Mayes .... sound supervisor (9 episodes, 1994)
John Miller .... sound supervisor (8 episodes, 1991)
Chris Thorpe .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Sutcliffe .... lighting director (21 episodes, 1991-1995)
Johnny Halpin .... lighting director (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Roy Easton .... senior cameraman (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Martin Hawkins .... senior cameraman / senior camera operator (12 episodes, 1988)
John Fyfe .... lighting director (11 episodes, 1995)
Joe Maher .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1991)
Richard Wirth .... camera supervisor (8 episodes, 1991)
Rolie Luker .... camera supervisor (7 episodes, 1991)
David Fader .... camera supervisor (7 episodes, 1994)
Mark Barrett .... camera supervisor (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Alan Haddow .... camera supervisor (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Chas Watts .... camera supervisor (3 episodes, 1991)
Peter Edwards .... camera supervisor (3 episodes, 1995)
Tony Keene .... camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Editorial Department
Martyn Coates .... vision mixer (22 episodes, 1989-1991)
Josef d'Bache-Kane .... assistant on-line editor (20 episodes, 1988-1990)
Scott Hinchcliffe .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1992)
Paul Wheeler .... vision mixer (12 episodes, 1995)
Roz Storey .... vision mixer (11 episodes, 1988)
Naomi Neufeld .... vision mixer (9 episodes, 1994)
Jackie Willie Griffith .... vision mixer (8 episodes, 1991)
Janice Reed .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sandra Vardy .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1994)
Jacqui Watkin .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1988)
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1990)
Mike Cross .... video tape editor (2 episodes, 1998)

Jamie Boulton .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Richard Vranch .... composer: improvised music / musician (51 episodes, 1988-1997)
 
Series Other crew
Mark Leveson .... compiled by / devised by (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Dan Paterson .... compiled by (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Hilary Groves .... stage manager (39 episodes, 1988-1991)
Steve Bendelack .... title sequence / titles (34 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jane Bigger .... researcher (30 episodes, 1988-1990)
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant (28 episodes, 1988-1990)
Eilis Boland .... production assistant (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Louise Grime .... stage manager (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Alison McGregor .... production team (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ivan Douglass .... floor manager (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Christine Moses .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Thirza Philpott .... production secretary (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Maria Britton .... researcher (17 episodes, 1991)
Debra Forward .... production accountant (17 episodes, 1991)
Karen Jackson .... production secretary (17 episodes, 1991)
Tobin Goffe .... title sequence / titles (14 episodes, 1994-1995)
Helen Gartell .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1988)
Wendy Hill .... production secretary (13 episodes, 1988)
Janet Stewart .... floor manager (12 episodes, 1988)
Mark Allen .... floor manager (12 episodes, 1995)
Ilya Colak Antic .... production team (12 episodes, 1995)
Zita Foley .... researcher (12 episodes, 1995)
Lorna Fossick .... production team (12 episodes, 1995)
Christine Hagon .... production team (12 episodes, 1995)
Anne-Marie MacLaughlin .... production team (12 episodes, 1995)
Alison McDonald .... production team (12 episodes, 1995)
Richard Osman .... program associate (12 episodes, 1995)
David Young .... program associate (12 episodes, 1995)
Emma Elsworth .... production team (11 episodes, 1994)
Belinda Harris .... researcher (11 episodes, 1994)
Polly Hope .... production team (11 episodes, 1994)
Jim Imber .... production team (11 episodes, 1994)
Rachel Lyon .... production team (11 episodes, 1994)
Adrian O'Brien .... production team (11 episodes, 1994)
Dick Hibberd .... studio supervisor (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Nikki Cockcroft .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1991)
Deborah Young .... film research (10 episodes, 1995)
Russell Norman .... floor manager (9 episodes, 1994)
Rose Anderson .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1991)
Mike Armour .... floor manager (8 episodes, 1991)
Jessica Clifford .... production secretary (8 episodes, 1991)
Kelley Locher .... studio manager (8 episodes, 1991)
Helen Bennitt .... film research (8 episodes, 1995)
David McDonald .... floor manager (7 episodes, 1991)
Del Randall .... studio supervisor (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Hilary Bevan Jones .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1988-1998)
Iain McLean .... floor manager (4 episodes, 1994)
Peter Beaven .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1991)
Mark Anand .... assistant floor manager (3 episodes, 1997)
Tristram Shapeero .... audience coordinator (2 episodes, 1991)

Alan Conley .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Val Evans .... film researcher (unknown episodes)
Susan Gosbee .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Helen Manley .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Michael Matheson .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
Ruth Phillips .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Alexandra Pickering .... production staff (unknown episodes)
Paula Wilson .... production staff (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
36 min (1 episode) | 24 min (135 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:12 (Season 1 DVD rating) | UK:12 (season 2 DVD rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mike Myers and Steve Carell auditioned for the show but were rejected by the show's producers.See more »
Quotes:
[as old men in a nursing home]
Colin Mochrie:I've got a big date tonight.
Ryan Stiles:Oh really, ya going out for puddin'?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Office: The Quiz (#1.3)" (2001)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
TONY RULES, 19 February 2003
Author: (lowerexpo@yahoo.com) from Anaheim, California

The best thing about this show was Tony Slattery. He was the best improviser on the show, ever since he did he first show. He brought unpredictability to the show. He even did crazy impersonations, funny dances, and was not afraid to do anything. He even comes up with the best hoedowns.

Yes, Ryan and Colin are classic performers, but Tony was the real deal. He made me laugh the most. He defined Whose Line. Some word of advice to ABC: BRING TONY BACK.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (33 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1988)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Who did you have a crush on? sillyspaghetti
Why not Hugh Laurie? Appel
Does Richard Vranch ever speak?!? Starlani-TranceTroi
Where is this show now? helica9
Small reunion for Comic relief 2011 katzos
It's showing again on Dave! Invalid_Litter_Dept
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" "The Mighty Boosh" Cambridge Footlights Revue "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" Bill Bailey: Part Troll
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Comedy section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button