Blightyvision: “Horrible Histories”

Directed by Steve Connelly, Chloe Thomas, and Dominic Brigstocke Written and created by Terry Deary Starring Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, and Ben Willbond Have I mentioned how much I love British children’s television?  I’m sure I must have.  The educational stuff reminds me vaguely of things like “3-2-1 Contact” and “Square One” over here, which […]

Blightyvision: “The Catherine Tate Show”

Written by Derren Litten and Mathew Horne Starring Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne and Niky Wardley When Catherine Tate showed up in the Doctor Who special “The Runaway Bride,” it was pretty well shrugged off as “Oh, hey, check out the Christmas guest star!”  But when she reprised her role as Donna Noble for an entire series, it took […]

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Blightyvision: “Snuff Box”

Written by and starring Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher Directed by Michael Cumming I’ve mentioned before that I have something of a fascination with that little group of gentlemen responsible for “The IT Crowd,” “The Mighty Boosh,” “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace,” etc.  My main Brit TV informant passed along six episodes — that is, the only […]

Blightyvision: “That Mitchell and Webb Look”

Starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, and James Bachman Written by David Mitchell and Robert Webb Directed by David Kerr and Ben Fuller I’ve come to the conclusion that the 21st century measure of the merit of a sketch comedy team is how readily you can find their individual skits on YouTube.  Workday video finds on […]

Blightyvision: “The Mighty Boosh”

Starring Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, and Michael Fielding Directed by Paul King and Steve Bendelack Written by Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding So even if you’re not much of an Anglophile (and if you’re not, I hope you’re getting a proper education from my weekly ramblings), you may well have heard of “The Mighty Boosh.”  […]