MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 45,948 this week

Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era (1994)

TV Movie  -  4 April 1994 (UK)
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 55 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era (TV Movie 1994)

Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era (TV Movie 1994) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Blackburn ...
Himself
Angus Deayton ...
Himself
Alan Freeman ...
Himself
...
Himself
Simon Godley ...
Man
Kid Jensen ...
Himself (as David Jensen)
John Peel ...
John Past-Bedtime
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1994 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofs The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A poptabulous rockumentary, mate? Not 'alf!
19 May 2002 | by (Plymouth, England) – See all my reviews

Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield's radio DJ characters Mike Smash and Dave Nice (aka "Smashie and Nicey") are among their best ever.

Having first appeared in "Harry Enfield's Television Programme", the characters quickly - and ironically - became a national institution in the UK. Immediately recognisable in look, tone and character to any number of BBC Radio 1 DJs, Smashie (Whitehouse) and Nicey (Enfield) are probably the most devastatingly accurate parodies of this character type ever seen.

This spoof documentary, which begins with the duo announcing their shock resignation from fictional radio station Fab FM, tells the story of Smashie and Nicey's rise to national fame in the 1960s as Fab Radio DJs and "Top Of The Pops" presenters, and charts their respective careers right through to the 1990s. Naturally, they both claim to have been at the forefront of every fashion and musical trend on the way - "I'm Dave Nice and I invented the sixties!"

As well as being a sharp satire on the egotistical and pompous nature of British radio DJs, "End Of An Era" is also an immensely fun journey through British pop history, with Smashie and Nicey being cleverly spliced into old television footage - Nicey, for example, "interviews" the Beatles and makes a pass at Paul McCartney, and also claims the credit for "accidentally" inventing punk rock after interviewing the Sex Pistols!

There are also cameos from a number of real DJs (including Tony Blackburn and John Peel) and rock stars (Bob Geldof describes how they blackmailed him into letting them sing on "Do They Know It's Christmas"...), as well as lots of other very neat satirical touches, like the candid interviews which show a darker side to the duo never previously seen.

"End Of An Era" is well-written, well-executed and, as you would expect, brilliantly performed by Enfield and Whitehouse. It's also an excellent parody which treats its subject with some derision, but also with a great deal of affection.

Poptastic!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A DVD release ? jopeco222
Re Smashie And Nicey-The End Of An Era randybullcow
Re;The return Of Smashey And Nicie randybullcow

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?