The Glam Metal Detectives (1995– )

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A sketch show that had the effect that you were channel surfing, with each sketch being a spoof programme on different fake channels. Regular items included Colin Corleone - a man who ... See full summary »

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A sketch show that had the effect that you were channel surfing, with each sketch being a spoof programme on different fake channels. Regular items included Colin Corleone - a man who thought he was The Godfather, a 1950's serial 'Betty's Mad Dash', an American talk show, movie paradies, plus the eponymic Glam Metal Detectives who would fight crime and play sell-out concerts every week. You'd dip in and out of these and other sketches as if you were hopping around different TV channels. Written by Bluejam

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A short-lived Marvel comic was also released to tie in with this comedy series. As with the show itself, it soon disappeared without a trace. See more »

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Everybody Up
Written by Trevor Horn & Lol Creme
Performed by Trevor Horn & Lol Creme with Jeff Beck, Lalo Creme and The Glams
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10 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Glam Metal Detectives was great, very funny and extremely watchable. Classic British TV, sadly missed.

As far as I know at least the first three episodes were put onto BBC Video, I have the feeling that it would be very hard to get hold of a copy as I know that it has been deleted.

There was also an album released which had four tracks on it, three different versions of The Glams song Everybody Up and a cover of Crazy Horses. The music was done by Trevor Horn (masquerading as Trelvis Hornsley), Lol Creme and Lol Creme's son Lalo, though as far as I know this has also now been deleted.

The Marvel comic was also good and in the same way as both the video and the album is likely to be extremely hard to find.


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