Sunday, 18 December 2022


The Morecambe & Wise Show
6x07 Christmas Show 1971
I'm sure I saw various Morecambe and Wise Christmas specials when I was growing up in the '90s, but I have no idea which ones specifically; and, of course, there are routines in this one (not least "Andrew Preview") that have been repeated on numerous clip shows, so I've definitely seen them there. Anyway, whether I've seen this before or not, I didn't intend to watch it this evening, but got sucked in because it's so good — the comedy is timeless. Funny to think, though: when Shirley Bassey turns up and sings Diamonds Are Forever, she's not perfoming some old classic from her back catalogue (what we now know it as), but her then-recent single. Weird.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Russell Howard Hour
6x13 Christmas Special
Not the whole show, just the bit with Garth Marenghi. Worth it.

Scouting for Toys
1x09 Karl Lagerfeld
1x10 Barbie [season finale]
[Watch the series (again) on UKTV Play.]