Peter Ross' articles from around Scotland provide a piece-by-piece portrait of a nation as it changes. They show Scotland as she really is, a hopeful country not without problems and pain but a nation made great by the people who live, love, laugh and graft there. From anatomists who find dissection beautiful to chip-shop owners who sing arias while serving fish suppers, the Scots in these pages come over as eccentric, humorous, moving and extraordinary.
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Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. Volume 2, Another comic who got an enormous boost from Friday Night Live was Harry Enfield. He introduced two great characters--the loveable Greek kebab shop owner Stavros, and the less loveable but equally funny Loadsamoney, the plasterer who boasted about his earnings in the booming late 80’s. Included here also is his Northern cousin Buggerallmoney--ah the north south divide! Other great tracks are to be found by Robbie Coltrane, Jo Brand and the wonderful Dame Edna Everage.
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Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children’s TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers. Weird and wonderful tales are brought to life in this series of stories narrated by familiar names. Carrie Fisher tells the story of a young couple checking into a strange B&B; Jimmy Carr takes on the story of Brian, who wakes in a morgue alongside his friend who is being attacked by zombies; Sarah Millican narrates a tale of a woman who can’t bring herself to kill the cows at the abattoir where she works; and Robbie Coltrane shares a story of an amateur dramatic society who have to keep the audience laughing or else....
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