Hugely influential, surreal and anarchic parody of the variety show format. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer introduce a selection of eccentric characters. The show often appears to be completely random, ramshackle and nonsensical.
Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »
The adventures of two "likely lads" ostensibly set in the North East of England (but filmed in Willesden Junction, London). Terry and Bob have been friends since childhood. Bob is the ... See full summary »
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
Catterick may not be as hilarious or well-polished as Spaced and The League of Gentlemen, but it's definitely worth a watch if you like that kind of comedy.
Written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, it is clear from the start that it isn't going to be an ordinary sitcom. The show follows two brothers, one of whom is searching for his estranged son, around the town of Catterick. Along the way they encounter some very odd people, such as a cruel but very funny hotel owner played by Matt Lucas, and a psychopath played by Reece Shearsmith.
It's pretty surreal humour at times, with characters suddenly miming along to songs in the middle of scenes, and others having conversations that appear to make no sense whatsoever.
It may not set anyone's world alight, but it's definitely worth a watch.
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