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Stand out characters in almost every 'Absolutely' episode included the Stoneybridge District Council who promote tourist videos ( or 'vidos' as they call them ) for the fictional Scottish village of Stoneybridge, Moray Hunter's anorak clad geek Callum Gilhooley who seems oblivious to the fact that nobody wants anything to do with him, the whining little girl ( Morwenna Banks in an oversized set which was done to make her look smaller ) who concluded each sketch by saying ''It is, it's true!'', John Sparkes' disgusting Frank Hovis who delivered monologues from a filthy toilet cubicle, the Nice family ( who are really anything but! ), Jack Docherty's racist playwright McGlashan ( who insisted that the English are 'poofs'! ), foul mouthed pensioner Bert Bastard ( played by John Sparkes ), the revolting Denzil and Gwynned ( Sparkes and Banks ) and, arguably the most popular characters, George and Donald McDiarmid, two surreal gentlemen in suits who were played by Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter.
Episode were usually screened after 11 PM, meaning that stronger language was allowed to be used, as well as dirtier jokes, such as this one from Frank Hovis - ''the gents toilet in the pub was out of order, so the barman suggested I use the ladies, so I did, but they wouldn't sit still!''.
Many of the cast benefited from the show's success, especially the gorgeous Morwenna Banks. John Sparkes had done sketch comedy before with the BBC in 1986 when he appeared as Siadwel in the superior 'Naked Video'. Jack Docherty and Moray Hunter took their Donald and George characters and placed them in a Channel 4 sitcom entitled 'Mr. Don & Mr. George'. It was a ratings success though it never got beyond the first series. Jack Docherty also spun the McGlashan character off into a sitcom pilot entitled 'Mac'.
'Absolutely'. while nothing spectacular, was good fun. The entire series was put together in a DVD boxset in 2008 entitled 'Absolutely Everything' and makes worthwhile viewing.