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17 November 1995 (UK) See more »
A short series portraying six different people who all live in a town called Ottle; all played by Steve Coogan.
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Steve Coogan ... Paul Calf / ... (6 episodes, 1995)

John Thomson ... Robin Moss / ... (3 episodes, 1995)

Series Directed by
Geoff Posner (5 episodes, 1995)
Series Writing credits
Steve Coogan (6 episodes, 1995)
Henry Normal (5 episodes, 1995)
Graham Linehan (2 episodes, 1995)
Patrick Marber (2 episodes, 1995)
Arthur Mathews (2 episodes, 1995)

Series Produced by
Geoff Posner .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
David Tyler .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Andrew Zein .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Original Music by
Don Gould (6 episodes, 1995)
David Mindel (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Cinematography by
John Rosenberg (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Lawrence (4 episodes, 1995)
Mykola Pawluk (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Casting by
Michelle Guish (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Production Design by
Les Stephenson (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Art Direction by
Adam Marshall (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Costume Design by
Marcia Stanton (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Makeup Department
Caroline Barnes .... makeup assistant (6 episodes, 1995)
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Production Management
Lesley Davies .... production manager (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jane Denholm .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Nick Rae .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Art Department
Andy Carroll .... graphics (6 episodes, 1995)
Chris Eytle .... props (6 episodes, 1995)
Rachel Robertson .... production buyer (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Sound Department
Keith Mayes .... sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Visual Effects by
Andy McVean .... visual effects (1 episode, 1995)
Steve Tomkow .... visual effects (1 episode, 1995)
Series Stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts (1 episode, 1995)
Paul Heasman .... stunts (1 episode, 1995)
Wayne Michaels .... stunts (1 episode, 1995)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (1 episode, 1995)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Terry Lewis .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1995)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsey McLean .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1995)
Series Other crew
James Foreman .... production team (6 episodes, 1995)
Melanie Parker .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
Julie Williams .... production team (6 episodes, 1995)
Mick Graham .... location manager (4 episodes, 1995)
Carol Thompson .... continuity (4 episodes, 1995)
Annette Roche .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1995)
Josh Dynevor .... location manager (2 episodes, 1995)

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30 min (6 episodes)
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One good episode is lost amongst five completely awful shows., 21 September 2006
Author: general-melchett from United Kingdom

Coogan's Run has only one good episode, and that is "Handyman for all Seasons". This is an absolute classic, filmed entirely in black and white and set in the 60s. It did a great job of recapturing the era, and was also very funny. This episode was like "Schindler's List" - the black and white colour only made it even more authentic, original and memorable. Coogan's Run could have been a classic if all of the episodes had been done like this. However, what we get are just watered-down versions of Phoenix Nights, which is far funnier. Thursday Night Fever is bloody awful, and the rest are just generally forgettable. That may explain why hardly anybody has heard of this comedy series - it is just plain boring, even though it precedes most others of its kind. But "Handyman for all Seasons" is more than just good - it is a breakthrough in comedy, and should be seen by any comedy fan, including fans of Steve Coogan, who has since moved on.

Buy the video for "Handyman for all Seasons" alone. It gets a 10, and the rest get 4 on average, only for inspiring future comedy series which are, generally speaking, far better. 7/10 av.

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