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British Comedy: Vic Reeves Big Night Out

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Years: 1990-2017
Broadcaster: Channel 4/BBC
Genre: Stage Show
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
Episodes: 16
Episode Average: 4.500*
BEST EPISODES:
Series 1, Episode 6 (1990), Series 1, Episode 1 (1990)
*including the 1990 special and Vic and Bob's Big Night Out (2017)
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SERIES ONE

(1990)
6 episodes
Series Score: 34
Episode Average: 5.67
Perfect 10's: 0
S1E1

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 25 May 1990
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
I'm a Believer - with Isambard Kingdom Brunel
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Spirit Levels
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Pension Books
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Jean-Paul Gaultier)
Graham Lister: Lard For Laughs
Hugh Bond the Heretic
Judith Grant: Dusty the Caterpillar
Mr. Wobbly Hand
The Stotts: Magic Act
That's Justice with Judge Nutmeg: Rick Brown
THE FINALE:
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter
The Reveal: A PINT OF BEER

"You have had your three laughs... I dropped the lard onto the salt, I forced it through the pop singer's eyes and nasal passages, and I also comically said the word 'l-ar-d'."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E2

EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 1 June 1990
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Aquarius - with Aled Jones
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Chives
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Pimple/Spot
Tinker's Rucksack: In the Summer of '75
Alan Davis the Cheeky Foul-Mouthed Fox
NOVELTY ISLAND:
judged by A Seagull)
Graham Lister: Nibbles the Comedy Duck
The Singing Mound
Donald O'Mara - Mr. Forty-Five
Maureen Newton
THE FINALE:
Rick Astley: She Wants to Dance with Me
Vic: Oh, Mr Songwriter
The Reveal: A TURNIP

"Talking of cars. I put so much petrol in my car the other day, I couldn't get in it!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S1E3

EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 8 June 1990
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Shiela Take a Bow - with Captain Birdseye
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Voodoo Charm
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Fish/Fishing
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Ian Claudius)
Judith Grant: Noodles the Mole
Graham Lister: Document Burner
Vic & Bob as Action Image Exchange: The Facelessness of Bureaucracy
Professor Bill Peacock: Noise/Gestures
THE FINALE:
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter
The Reveal: A PHARMACEUTICAL CUP INCORPORATING PILLS ON A WIRE

"'Wing Commander Graham Shaw banging a pheasant?', I... Shouldn't that be bagging a pheasant? You made a little bit of an error there, didn't you?"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E4

EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 15 June 1990
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Alphabet Street - with Mr. Nabisco
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Jellyfish
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Admiral Nelson's Final Flannel
The Living Carpets: The Barber of Seville & Jerry Hall's Father-in-Law
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by George Wells)
Les: Pay & Display Collection
Graham Lister: Flattening Brie on a Tile
Cabbages and Bells
The Stotts: The Generation Game
THE FINALE:
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"DO you know, I always thought psychedelia was a cook book for mental patients. I'm right naive, me. But happy."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E5

EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 22 June 1990
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Pride (In the Name of Love) - with Cecil G
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Child
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Rent Increase
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Morrissey)
Mr. Popkins: Lovey-Dovey Doughnuts
Ian Mathis: The Stomper
Graham Lister: Sardines For Supper
Mr. Dennis: Filling In Time
That's Justice with Judge Nutmeg: David Lever
THE FINALE:
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"Why, listen to this! In 1952, attempted to make Ryvita an acceptable form of correspondence! You did what?!"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E6

EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 29 June 1990
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Theme from Star Trek - with a Tamil Rebel
THE ASSISTANT:
Les - Mangoes
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Wet Shirt
Tinker's Rucksack: In the Garden
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Mick Hucknall's Hair)
David Rowles: Bra or Pond
Graham Lister: Orange Juice
Judith Grant: I Dream of Parmesan
The Return of Mr. Wobbly Hand
THE FINALE:
Nigel Kennedy: Hoseasons
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter
The Reveal: LISTER'S LUXURY MEAT

"Well, it goes something like this, as I say to Alan when I'm in the pub. What happened was, we found a little sparrow frozen on the lawn, and me and Alan's wife's Mary - Alan's wife Mary, should I say, Alan - we took the little sparrow into the shed and I warmed it against Mary's brassiere. You wouldn't believe it, because at that point, Alan came into the shed."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7


SPECIAL

(NOT ON THE DVD)
(1990)





SPECIAL

VIC REEVES NEW YEAR'S EVE BIG NIGHT OUT

Originally broadcast: 31 December 1990
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Mistletoe and Wine - with Alfred Hitchcock
THE ASSISTANT:
Vic's Assistant - Les: Christmas Box
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Shrinkage
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Diana Ross)
Wavy Davy Parker: The Kennedy Family
Judith Grant: Fruit in Period Costume
Barnes Wallis: The Bouncing Egg Timer
Mike Piper & David Fowler: The Stompers
Mark Wingett: A Centaur Parting
The Living Carpets: The Stool Polisher & The Nut Cutter
Pop Plums: Kim Wilde & A Male Popstar
The Aromatherapists: Heavy Footsteps & Lockjaw
That's Justice with Judge Nutmeg: Ben Cons
THE FINALE:
Vic & Kim Wilde: Oh, Mr. Songwriter
The Reveal: A FISH

"Spin spin spin the Wheel of Justice, see how fast the bastard turns!"
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4


SERIES TWO

(1991)
8 episodes
Series Score: 28
Episode Average: 3.50
Perfect 10's: 0
S2E1

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 27 February 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
We Plough the Fields and Scatter - with Johnny Foreigner
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Match
GUESTS:
Graham Lister: Injunction & Reflections
Morrissey, the Consumer Monkey: Victorian Parachutes
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Sir Lloyd Crisp)
The Hoxton Hockler
Earl Cooper: Hats Off to Harry Nilsson
- Vic sings 'Meals on Wheels' -
The Ponderers (from Switzerland): Guillotine
Talc & Turnips: Racial Harmony
THE FINALE:
Peter Gabriel & David Bowie
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"D'you know what I hate most about you, Reeves? Your top half."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S2E2

EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 6 March 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Help Me Make It Through the Night - with Peanuts
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Wife
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Hair Restoring Pills
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Chris Collins)
Wavy Davy Parker: Eric Bristow & Terence Conran
Percy Shaw: Bette Davis Eyes
Graham Lister: My Helmet is Very Heavily Buffed
The Ponderers (from Switzerland): Ice Cream
The Stots: Chittle Chatty
THE FINALE:
Making a Hawker Siddeley Typhoon
Bob: Oh, Mr. Songwriter
The Reveal: A PLUM FEATURING A NAIL INCORPORATION

"Well, I wish you would stop starting stopping."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S2E3

EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 13 March 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Stay With Me - with Ayers Rock
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Bleeps
GUESTS:
The Armotherapists, Hair Blacking & Bad Booze, Brisket, Biscuit and Brine
The Man with the Stick: Kids
- Vic sings 'I Remember Punk Rock' -
The Ponderers (from Switzerland): Anvil
That's Conciliation with Judge Nutmeg: Andy & Claire
THE FINALE:
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"What Bob doesn't realise is that I know I'm wearing this grotesque mac and helmet, although I feel that it endears me to you, the audience, by making me look slightly cute."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 2

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S2E4

EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 20 March 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
Panic - with Lovejoy
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Buddy
GUESTS:
Graham Lister: Radio Times
The Man with the Stick: The Contract
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by A pin from Barry Sheene's leg)
Captain Adams: Melody Helmet
Judith Grant: Signed Black Sabbath Album
The Ponderers (from Switzerland): Flora
Vic & Bob as Action Image Exchange: A Taste of Tia Maria
THE FINALE:
Rick Astley: Cry For Help
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"I'll tell you what, tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I am sweating cobs."
HOLY GODIVA2 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 3

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S2E5

EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 27 March 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
International Bright Young Things - with Brigitte Nielsen
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Stretched
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Back From a Holiday with Terry
Talc & Turnips: Fish Fingers & Squirrel
Wavy Davy Parker: Tomorrow's World
Mr. Dennis & Mr. Lister: N.I.P.S.
THE FINALE:
Victory For Lister
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"But what I do stock is... erm, Walnut Whips. But what I do, as a labour-saving and money-saving device is, I take off the nut from the top and replace it with pigeon lime, which I scrape off my Reliant, which live underneath a sycamore tree, and sell the nuts separately."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 3

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S2E6

EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 3 April 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
The 'In' Crows - with MC Hammer
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Pods
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Cigarette Experiments
Morrissey, the Consumer Monkey: Stain Remover & Fruit Drinks
NOVELTY ISLAND:
judged by Gorgeous Cliff White)
Wavy Day Parker: Playing the Guitar
James Watt: Stea, Duvet
Graham Lister: Cow Feeder
Tinker's Rucksack:
In the Summer of '85
THE FINALE:
Lovely Corncobs
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"Reeves, lovely to see you. Shake hands the right way you might learn to be a gentleman."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S2E7

EPISODE 7

Originally broadcast: 10 April 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
The Grand Old Duke of York - with the Reeves & Mortimer Brass Band
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Panorama
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: A Treat
The Living Carpets: Cinema Cuddling & U-Wipes
Professor Brian Chadwick: Bigfoot
The Ponderers (from Switzerland): Battenberg
That's Justice with Judge Nutmeg: Neil
THE FINALE:
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter

"I tell you what. You know those lovely old Friesian Cows? Lovely black and white fellas. Well, I actually colour the black parts in with my special biro."
HOLY GODIVA 1 - ONION JACK 1
TOTAL: 2

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S2E8

EPISODE 8

Originally broadcast: 17 April 1991
Directed by: Peter Orton
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC'S OPENING NUMBER:
A Little Bit of Love - with Leonard Cohen
THE ASSISTANT:
Les: Ceremonial Dress
GUESTS:
The Man with the Stick: Turned to Drink
GRAHAM LISTER PRESENTS NOVELTY ISLAND:
Stuart Nattress: Arm Campsite
Judith Grant: Electrocuting a Shrew
The Fop: For Laughs From Fat
The Ponderers (from Switzerland): Frog in Acid
Wavy Davy: El Diablo
The Stotts: Film '82
THE FINALE:
Bob's Advert
Vic: Oh, Mr. Songwriter
The Fury of Graham Lister
The Reveal: A GIN BOTTLE
The End of a Beautiful Rivalry

"It's always a pleasure to see a young lady with some complicated equipment in her hands."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6


THE FOLLOWING ITEM DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE DVD

SPECIAL

(2017)



SPECIAL

VIC & BOB'S BIG NIGHT OUT

Originally broadcast: 29 December 2017
Directed by: Mat Whitecross
Written by: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer
VIC & BOB OPENING NUMBER:
Trousers
STUFF:
Geordie Jeans
Bob's Wig
Vic's Memory: Mel Gibson
First Dates
AN INTERRUPTION:
Rod Stewart: Bus Fare
MORE STUFF:
Observation Comedy
Punch-Up
"Vic, I've Fallen!"
NOVELTY ISLAND:
(judged by Simon Cowell)
David Little-Peacock: Duet with Doglect
Rod Stewart: Arse-Kicking Machine
Graham Lister: Touching a Cornucopia
EVEN MORE STUFF:
Geordie Jeans: Scented Inserts
Perfuffle & Frimple Cakes
Wig Samples
Police Sports Day
Vic's Memory: Idris Elba
THE FINALE:
Vic & Bob: Idris Elba

"Talking about trousers, Vic. Talking about trousers. I was wearing trousers the other day when a German Shepherd came in through the hedge and had a dump on me lawn... Yeah. His dog's just as bad as well."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6
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SOME OF

VIC'S

CHARACTERS

1 - - 2

3 - - 4

5 - - 6

7 - - 8


1. The Living Carpets (S1E4)
2. Davey Stott of The Stotts (S1E4)
3. Mr. Dennis (S1E5)
4. Alan of Tinker's Rucksack (S1E6)
5. Turnips of Talc & Turnips (S2E1)
6. The Ponderers (S2E3)
7. Stuart Nattress(S2E8)
8. The Fop as Graham Lister(S2E8)
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SOME OF

BOB'S

CHARACTERS

1 - - 2

3 - - 4

5 - - 6

7 - - 8


1. Donald Stott of The Stotts (S1E1)
2. The Man with the Stick (S1E2)
3. Graham Lister (S1E2)
4. Judge Nutmeg (S1E5)
5. Wavy Davy Parker (S2E2)
6. Dr. Richard Slater of The Aromatherapists (S2E3)
7. Talc of Talc & Turnips (S2E5)
8. Alan of Tinker's Rucksack (S2E6)
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FRED AYLWARD'S

CHARACTERS

1 - - 2


1. Les (S1E2)
2. Les's Wife (S2E2)
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CHARLIE
HIGSON

as... DAVID FOWLER (Special)
9 episodes
(1990-1991)

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EMMA
CAFFERTY

as... JUDITH GRANT (S1E3)
8 episodes
(1990-1991)

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DUDLEY
FREEMAN

as... "YER WASTING YER TIME" (S2E2)
6 episodes
(1990-1991)

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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0

SIMON
DAY

as... THE WIZARD (S2E4)
4 episodes
(1991)

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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 0

PAUL
WHITEHOUSE

as... MR. POPKINS (S1E5)
3 episodes
(1990)

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British Comedy Collection

Vic Reeves Big Night Out was originally a comedy club stage show. As it grew bigger, some idiot decided it should be on the telly, and Jonathan Ross helped to make it happen. They should have hired Graham Lister instead.

A few moments (series 1) scattered in a sea of no moments at all (series 2).

Very poor!

SERIES SCORES

Series 1: 5.67
Series 2: 3.50

FAVOURITE EPISODES

HOLY GODIVA
1. Series 1, Episode 2 - (1990)

2. Series 1, Episode 1 - (1990)

3. Series 1, Episode 6 - (1990)
ONION JACK
1. Series 1, Episode 6 - (1990)

2. Series 1, Episode 1 - (1990)

3. Series 1, Episode 4 - (1990)

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