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Added by Onion Jack on 6 Oct 2015 03:18
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British Comedy: Look Around You

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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Years: 2002-2005
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Spoof, Comedy
Written by: Tim Kirby
Stars: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
Episodes: 14
Episode Average: 7.714
BEST EPISODES:
Live Final (2005)
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0

PILOT

(2002)



PILOT

CALCIUM

Originally broadcast: never
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
What is calcium? Is it soluble? And does it conduct electricity?

"Calcium. You may know it as 'Ginny' or 'Ninny', or 'Peter's Peg'."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6


SERIES ONE

(2002)
8 episodes
Series Score: 59
Episode Average: 7.38
Perfect 10's: 1
S1E1

MATHS

Originally broadcast: 10 October 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
What is the largest number? What is maths? And how tall is Imhotep?

"If we plot its graph, we arrive at this unusual shape. A uniformly curved line that somehow joins up with itself that science has yet to find a name for. Can you think of a name for it?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E2

WATER

Originally broadcast: 17 October 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
How does water effect eggs? Can ants build igloos? And what does nitrogen do to water?

"But what is water? It's a difficult question, because water is impossible to describe. One might ask the same about birds. What are birds? We just don't know."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E3

GERMS

Originally broadcast: 17 October 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
How quickly can germs spread? Where can germs be picked up from? And what can moth germs grow into?

"Germs originated in Germany, before rapidly spreading throughout the rest of the world."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E4

GHOSTS

Originally broadcast: 17 October 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
Should we be scared of ghosts? What can ghosts do? And what does ectoplasm taste like?

"If the ghost misbehave, we administer a strong electric current."
HOLY GODIVA 2 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 4

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S1E5

SULPHUR

Originally broadcast: 7 November 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
Is sulphur magnetic? What is it used for? And what happens when you mix it with champagne?

"The equipment is now dismantled... and then destroyed."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E6

MUSIC

Originally broadcast: 21 November 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
Can birds do music? How is a modern song composed? And why shouldn't you play forbidden notes?

"Now we present Rosy with her prize, a beautiful 17th-century harp. But the others don't go away empty-handed. They each receive a consolation prize of a 'Look Around You' pencil."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E7

IRON

Originally broadcast: 28 November 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
What happens if you introduce sulphuric acid to iron? What is iron used for? And what happens if you run electricity through it?

"Here is a model of an iron molecule. And here is a model of a model of an iron molecule, modelled in iron."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S1E8

THE BRAIN

Originally broadcast: 11 December 2002
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
What does the brain do? What is an EBE? And how powerful are the powers of perception?

"If we look inside one of these peas, we can see its tiny brain."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

SERIES TWO

(2005)
6 episodes
Series Score: 8.17
Episode Average: 49
Perfect 10's: 2
S2E1

MUSIC

Originally broadcast: 31 January 2005
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
The ghost of Tchaikovsky judges a song contest, a synthesizer enthusiast shows his range of anti-theft devices, and Psilence is named invention of the week.

"So, it give me great... bosoms to present Music 2000 prize to..."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E2

HEALTH

Originally broadcast: 7 February 2005
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
Dr. Fu and Medibot work on giving Jack Morgan a new look, Dr. Phillip Lavender talks about cobbles, and Pam Bachelor visits a sleep institute.

"These days we're bombarded with adverts for the latest toothpaste, mouthwash or dental loaf."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S2E3

SPORT

Originally broadcast: 14 February 2005
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
A 400,000 metre runner demonstrates a way to reach 350mph, a horse invents a betting system, and Pealy Maghti travels to America to play a new sport.

"Well, best of luck, Provastian and Ninastian, and thank you both for showing off your balls."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S2E4

FOOD

Originally broadcast: 21 February 2005
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
Pamela Morgan speaks to the slimmer of the year, Peter Packard reports on the growth of fast food casserole cafes, and the world's only vegetable orchestra performs live in the studio.

"Britain is fat. Very fat. And it's hardly surprising when you consider just how many meals the average Britain eats every single day. Breakfast. Brunch. Elevenses. Twelvses. Lunch. Apres-Lunch. Tea. St. Matthew's Meal. Dinner. Supper. Midnight Feast. And 2am Snack."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E5

COMPUTERS

Originally broadcast: 28 February 2005
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
A computer tries to escape from a cage, Pam Bachelor tries to remember the names of Shakespeare plays, and Patricia ....... talks about a computer designed for women.

"Hello, this is Computer Jones speaking. I'm 57, I live on my own, and I practise kissing on my labrador."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E6

LIVE FINAL

Originally broadcast: 7 March 2005
Directed by: Tim Kirkby
Written by: Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz
A modified dry-cleaning machine is put to the test, Leonard Hatred takes exception to his demonstration being cut short, and Sir Prince Charles announces the Inventor of the Year.

"For those of you who haven't seen Leonard's aerosol, erm..."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

CHARACTERS




PETER PACKARD

Played by Peter Serafinowicz



People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0



JACK MORGAN

Played by Robert Popper



People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0



PAM BACHELOR

Played by Olivia Colman



People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0



PEALY MAGHTI

Played by Josie D'Arby




Part of the
British Comedy Collection
Look Around You spoofs educational/scientific programmes of the seventies and eighties.

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