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29 December 1994 (UK) See more »
Spoof video diary. Steve Coogan takes on the roles of downtrodden Paul and the vivacious blonde Pauline Calf, who finally gets herself up the aisle with the man of her dreams. Even a punch-up in the toilet can't spoil her special day. | Add synopsis »
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Steve Coogan ... Paul Calf / Pauline Calf
Sandra Gough ... Mum

James Greene ... Priest

John Hannah ... Mark
Jennifer Hennessy ... Other Pauline (as Jennifer Hennesey)

Patrick Marber ... Spiros
Henry Normal ... Darren
Gary Olsen ... Tony
Malcolm Raeburn ... Sergeant Lynch
Sally Rogers ... Julie

John Thomson ... Fat Bob
Jason Yates ... Clive

Directed by
Geoff Posner 
Writing credits
Steve Coogan (written by) &
Patrick Marber (written by) &
Henry Normal (written by)

Produced by
Geoff Posner .... producer
David Tyler .... producer
Cinematography by
Graham Maunder (lighting cameraman)
Casting by
Michelle Guish 
Production Design by
Les Stephenson 
Costume Design by
Marcia Stanton 
Makeup Department
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... Hair and Makeup Designer
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... hair designer
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ed Chalkey .... first assistant director (as Ed Chalkley)
Jane Denholm .... second assistant director
Art Department
Chris Eytle .... property master
Rachel Robertson .... properties buyer
Sound Department
Keith Darbyshire .... sound recordist
Keith Mayes .... dubbing editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Day .... lighting electrician
Editorial Department
Graham Hutchings .... vt editor
Location Management
David Kennaway .... location manager
Other crew
Penny Denyer .... production team
Richard Freeston .... production team
Angela Marks .... script supervisor
Melanie Parker .... production team
Andrew Zein .... production team
Crew believed to be complete

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A slice of Northern genius, 17 October 2001
Author: Paul Taylor ( from Liverpool, England

This is one of the finest pieces of comedy from the nineties.

Anyone with an affinity with the North of England will get this immediately. I remember Coogan writing that "the comedy devil is in the details". He must have believed what he wrote, as this thirty minute film stands up to repeated viewing. I found it impossible to catch all of the jokes the first time around.

The dialogue is superb and very realistic. The best thing about the Calf videos is that these people nearly exist. The whole thing fits together because you have met people like Paul and Mark. They're not too outrageous - they're just characters ploughing through a mundane existence in Manchester.

Patrick Marber puts in a particularly fine performance as Spiros Zorba Panathageorgianous ( I wonder how much that's worth in Scrabble ) and some of his language quirks are remarkably well observed.

Overall, an exemplary work which captures the spirit of the North perfectly ( although the late Gary Olsen's northern accent is pretty dodgy ). Watch it, and watch it again. Get the narrative first time round, and try and catch everything else afterwards.

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