A sketch show that had the effect that you were channel surfing, with each sketch being a spoof programme on different fake channels. Regular items included Colin Corleone - a man who ... See full summary »

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...  Various Roles / ... 7 episodes, 1995
Sara Stockbridge ...  Sara / ... 7 episodes, 1995
...  Gary / ... 5 episodes, 1995
...  Phil / ... 5 episodes, 1995
...  Doon / ... 5 episodes, 1995
George Antoni ...  George / ... 5 episodes, 1995
Simon Godley ...  Additional cast / ... 5 episodes, 1995
Janine Dearlove ...  Additional cast 5 episodes, 1995
...  Man with Machine Gun / ... 5 episodes, 1995
...  Rolston Brocade / ... 4 episodes, 1995
...  Constable / ... 4 episodes, 1995
Ann Bryson ...  Newsreader / ... 4 episodes, 1995
...  Additional cast 4 episodes, 1995
Nigel Harrison ...  Additional cast / ... 4 episodes, 1995
Virginia Fiol ...  Additional cast 4 episodes, 1995
Harriet Earle ...  Additional cast 4 episodes, 1995
...  Additional cast / ... 4 episodes, 1995
...  Talk Show Host 4 episodes, 1995
Bill Armstrong ...  Bloodsports Host / ... 3 episodes, 1995
Miles Crawford ...  Additional cast 3 episodes, 1995
Christine Chan ...  Additional cast 3 episodes, 1995
...  The Baron / ... 3 episodes, 1995
David Cardy ...  Additional cast / ... 3 episodes, 1995
Mandi Symonds ...  Additional cast 3 episodes, 1995
Paul Bigley ...  2nd Trainer / ... 2 episodes, 1995
...  Denzel 2 episodes, 1995
Jeannette Lewis ...  Mama / ... 2 episodes, 1995
...  Mr. Johnson / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Barry Findleton ...  Additional cast 2 episodes, 1995
Kit Hollerbach ...  Additional cast 2 episodes, 1995
Emma Lewis ...  Additional cast 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Wearn ...  Additional cast 2 episodes, 1995
Jonathan Stratt ...  Alan 2 episodes, 1995
Cleo Rocos ...  Additional cast 2 episodes, 1995
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A sketch show that had the effect that you were channel surfing, with each sketch being a spoof programme on different fake channels. Regular items included Colin Corleone - a man who thought he was The Godfather, a 1950's serial 'Betty's Mad Dash', an American talk show, movie paradies, plus the eponymic Glam Metal Detectives who would fight crime and play sell-out concerts every week. You'd dip in and out of these and other sketches as if you were hopping around different TV channels. Written by Bluejam

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A short-lived Marvel comic was also released to tie in with this comedy series. As with the show itself, it soon disappeared without a trace. See more »

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Everybody Up
Written by Trevor Horn & Lol Creme
Performed by Trevor Horn & Lol Creme with Jeff Beck, Lalo Creme and The Glams
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There was a video
1 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

A VHS video was released by the BBC in 1995 but only the first three episodes were on it,(it's order number was BBCV5574),I have that one but don't know if a second one was ever made, I also only ever managed to get the first of the comics as I never saw any more for sale.It was a great series and they should have made more. I've talked to a lot of people about the "Glam Metal Detectives" to see if a soundtrack was ever made (there was a lot of brilliant music in it), but no one seems to have heard of them. As it says in the title they were detectives who toured as a rock band so as not to blow their cover as crime fighters. The rest was good as well, what with "The Big Me", "B-Movie TV", "Bloodsports", "Betty's Mad Dash", "Call Mickey", "Colin Corleone" and more, why it ended I don't know.


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