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Cast

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Ruby Wax ... Herself - Presenter (48 episodes, 1997-2000)
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Series Directed by
Ed Bye (unknown episodes)
Southan Morris (unknown episodes)
Peter Orton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Produced by
Belinda Marsh .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Moore .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Caroline Norris .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Kate Phillips .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Karen Rosie .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Clive Tulloh .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Webb .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Simon Brint (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Adam Vardy (1 episode, 1997)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Sangster (unknown episodes)
Mark Wybourn (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Alex Craig (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Vivien Riley .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1998)

Annabel Hobbs .... hair stylist / makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Patrick Swan .... hair stylist / makeup designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Paul Iannizzotto .... property master (unknown episodes)
Bob Warans .... property buyer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Chris Floberg .... sound engineer (12 episodes, 1999)

Martin Deane .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jem Whippey .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Kempton .... lighting director (48 episodes, 1997-2000)

Dave Box .... camera supervisor (unknown episodes)
Simon Tooley .... camera supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Marten .... stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Sue Collins .... vision mixer (unknown episodes)
Vicky Pugh .... vision mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Marina Fonseca .... researcher (12 episodes, 2000)

Paul Baguley .... title sequence (unknown episodes)
William Cook .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Mark Downie .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Janette Griffiths .... programme finance assistant (unknown episodes)
Joanna Hanley .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Bernard Heyes .... title sequence (unknown episodes)
Adrian Johnson .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Pauline Law .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Simon Littler .... studio resource manager (unknown episodes)
Helena Lowe .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mark Palmer .... assistant floor manager (unknown episodes)
Teresa Powick .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Midnight Munchies, 25 November 2004
Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands

Very loose late night talk show on BBC 2 moderated by Ruby Wax, who basically invites a bunch of friends (mainly writers and comedians) to sit and talk around a table full of food and drink. The montage during the opening credits, using newspaper clippings, made it seem like a topical show. Usually the Rubester would indeed start off on a current news item, but quickly steer off into more personal stuff. It could get rather confusing when the group started talking about something personal that they did not feel the need to explain to the audience. They smoked a lot too. Some episodes would start in the middle of the conversation and end equally abrupt. Often they would just keep on talking during the final credits, as if they simply ran out of time (the show was however prerecorded and edited).

If you just tuned in for the first time during the middle you might have wondered whom exactly was supposed to be hosting this, as Ruby had mellowed a bit over the years and let go of her earlier, overbearing persona. She still got to show off her quick wit, putting a different spin on things people said and never completely disappear into the background. The feeling of watching a celebrity dinner party was lessened only slightly by the eclectic purple set draped around them that seems to have been designed by Joel Schumacher.

Shown of three consecutive nights, Ruby's pal Carrie Fisher seemed to be on every week, since she would always fit the theme of the day, be it writing about drugs, single showbiz moms or coping with famous parents. At one time Miss Wax even tried to get Fisher hitched to Salman Rushdie (who was still in deep hiding at the time). Sometimes it seemed like Ruby had grown tired of meeting new people and just kept inviting old favourites from previous shows (and series like 'The Full Wax') over and over again. Still the voyeuristic style of it all and the often quite personal subjects addressed made you stay tuned till the end.

7 out of 10

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