Spoof comedy show in which Rob Brydon plays Peter De Lane, a director of TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic. He shares behind-the-scenes tales and anecdotes in a special director's commentary as you see on DVD's

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 Peter de Lane (7 episodes, 2004)
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Spoof comedy series where fictional director Peter De Lane (Rob Brydon), provides a voice-over commentary for some of the programmes he has directed during his long career in films and television. De Lane shares with the audience amusing anecdotes about the stars of his "work", divulging some interesting personal information in the process. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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28 January 2004 (UK)  »

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Peter De Lane: Flambards, adapted from the novel by KM Peyton. I never read the novel of course. I never read the script!
Peter De Lane: [laughs]
Peter De Lane: I shoot by intuition.
Peter De Lane: [beat]
Peter De Lane: My intuition's very bad.
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Even The Idea Wasn`t Impressive
11 February 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

It`s not often I disagree with Bob The Moo and the only disagreement I have with his opinions of DIRECTOR`S COMMENTARY is that having a spoof commentary track show is that it might have been a good idea in the first place . As Nigel Kneale said of DOCTOR WHO " It`s an idea you come up with in the bath then quickly forget about " The premise of this show is as inane as the surreal impressionist show DOUBLE TAKE , it fails to work as satire because the audience know the director involved isn`t a real director . How do the audience know this ? because the heavily plugged trailers point this out . We know the man from THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET isn`t Tony Slattery and we know that Ridley Scott wasn`t the original director of MR & MRS and we know if this was such a funny show ITV wouldn`t be broadcasting it at 11 o` clock at night


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