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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Trivia

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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Referenced in The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) See more »

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Complete trash.
12 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have seen a couple of repeats of this in 2005 and it reminded me just how awful this show was. There is real talent out there and those like Reeves and Mortimer who are untalented. VR-BNO was one of those programs that people watched just to say that they watched it, and therefore were fashionable. Ask people now and they will admit what a pile of cr*p it was.

Nothing Reeves and Mortimer have done since has been of any great shakes. They now make money creating and selling game show ideas. Well, if it keeps them off the screen then it has to be a good thing! So there you have it.


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