INSIDE NO. 9, 4.2 – “Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room” (TV Review)

BBC Two – 10pm – Tuesday 9th January 2018

Created and written by: Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith

Directed by: Graeme Harper


 

ONE LAST SERVING

“You can’t have crackers without cheese!”

Thirty years after once-hot comedy double act Cheese & Crackers bowed out of the limelight at the “arse end of variety,” Len (Steve Pemberton) and Tommy Thomas (Reece Shearsmith) reunite for one final gig in front of an invited crowd, at the invitation of Len’s daughter (Sian Car Share Gibson). But whereas Len is desperate to recreate their glory days (and antiquated “racialist” sketches), Thomas has moved on. Now a hot-shot business owner in digital marketing, he is deeply embarrassed by his frivolous novelty past.

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Blood Father (DVD Review)

15 – 85mins – 2016


 

RIGGS AND MORTAR

The adulation and admiration accumulated by Hacksaw Ridge both upon its theatrical release and during awards season cemented Mel Gibson’s credentials as a bona fide director de force – in spite of a ten-year gap since Apocalytpo. But however brave and bold he feels in pushing his creative boundaries behind the camera, I can’t help but feel like “Mad Mel” is playing it safe in front of the lens…

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