Influential sketch show spun off from a long running Scottish radio show. It introduced the world to Glaswegian street philosopher Rab C. Nesbitt and The Baldy Man. Harry Enfield, Steve Coogan and Rik Mayall all wrote for the show.
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Louise Beattie ...
 Various roles (7 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ron Bain
(6 episodes, 1986)
(6 episodes, 1986)
Andy Gray
(6 episodes, 1986)
Helen Lederer
(6 episodes, 1986)
Tony Roper
(6 episodes, 1986)
Elaine C. Smith
(6 episodes, 1986)
John Sparkes
(6 episodes, 1986)
(6 episodes, 1986)
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Influential sketch show spun off from a long running Scottish radio show. It introduced the world to Glaswegian street philosopher Rab C. Nesbitt and The Baldy Man. Harry Enfield, Steve Coogan and Rik Mayall all wrote for the show.

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Goofs

When Rab is in a hospital waiting room with an axe in his head, he turns to Jamesie and says to him "C'mon Rab". See more »

Quotes

Woman: I wanted to become a born again christain but i couldn't, my mother has had a hysterectomy.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Margaret Thatcher roaring like a lion in a spoof of the famous MGM sequence. For the final series she was replaced by John Major, who squeaked like a mouse instead. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Rab C. Nesbitt (2008) See more »

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One of the best sketch shows of the 80's
10 December 2002 | by (Glasgow, UK) – See all my reviews

Naked Video in my mind followed in the tradition of Not the Nine O'Clock News and A Kick Up The Eighties. It was made up of mainly a Scots cast with the exception of Helen Lederer. Helen Lederer mainly did this piece where she would talk about her characters life and what had happened in it the previous week. There used to be a Welsh guy in this slot and I'm fairly sure the two of them were never in the same show.

Gregor Fisher and Andy Gray seemed to be the main comedians in this show, but all the other cast made it the great show it was. Gregor had some fantastic characters like the guy from Outer Hebridies Broadcasting Corp, the guy with the comb over hair and also I'm sure this was the birthplace of Rab C Nesbitt. Andy Grey will always be remembered mainly as Chancer from City Lights but he has a classic character in this show as a poser who seemed to be from Miami Vice.

The show was broadcast on BBC2 and lasted a couple of series. Naked Video is sometimes repeated on cable & satellite and you'll find that some of the modern sketch shows have borrowed a bit but have n't managed to convey the sheer funniness of the original.


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