Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.
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Vic Reeves ...
 Various / ... (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Captain Birdseye / ... (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Fred Aylward ...
 Les (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Applauding Undertaker / ... (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Emma Cafferty ...
 Judith Grant (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.

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25 May 1990 (UK)  »

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Bob Mortimer plays the character 'Judge Nutmeg' on the show, which alludes to his former career as a solicitor which he abandoned to join the show. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Vic Reeves: You wouldn't let it lie!
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Featured in The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) See more »

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The start of a great career
26 December 1999 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Big night out is probably the worst show ever on English television - but that is what makes it so great. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer guides us through a world of their own including Les - a man who fear chives and people being sentenced to being part of the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar for a year.

Anyone with a taste for the bizarre should see this show.


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