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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Though Tommy Cannon was in Emmerdale by himself... then died after a few episodes.
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Michael
RDJ posted:
nor are there 700 seater planes


Not that it would ever happen, but if an A380 was all economy class, you could squeeze 850 people in there.
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Inspector Sands

All of which just goes to show how being an "and" in a double act can be a double edged sword. I ask myself if the likes of Fry and Laurie and to a lesser extent Cannon and Ball have understood that and have also had seperate careers (*)

(*I refer in particular to Bobby Ball)

I can't think of any modern double acts who haven't had seperate careers outside of the act. I think it's more the rule than the exception, no one wants to be the Ernie Wise
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 9 August 2020 8:08am
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Did Adrian Edmondson have much solo work before Rik Mayall's death? (I know he was in a band).
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Yes, he'd been in a few sitcoms (one of which, Doctors and Nurses, was the last thing (apart from the news) filmed at Central's Nottingham studios), and Holby City.
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Inspector Sands
I think he was in, and/or involved in Absolutely Fabulous too,
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
I think he was in, and/or involved in Absolutely Fabulous too,

I think he only had a small cameo in one episode of Ab Fab. Not sure how involved he was otherwise, although I think it’s fair to say he’s on good terms with the creator.
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Steve Williams
Jon posted:
I think he only had a small cameo in one episode of Ab Fab. Not sure how involved he was otherwise, although I think it’s fair to say he’s on good terms with the creator.


He sang the theme tune!

Anyway, Ade's done loads of stuff on his own, as did Rik. They probably did more solo stuff than as a double act, really.

Everyone forgets now, but about ten years ago the Beeb got as far as commissioning a new series of Bottom, but after they started to write it they realised it wasn't going anywhere and it never happened in the end.
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Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Also Jennifer Saunders' character's name Edina Monsoon is a derivation of one of Ade's nicknames/aliases, Eddie Monsoon, itself a derivation of his surname Edmondson. He certainly had his influence on it in one way or the other.

Rik probably had more success as a solo star than Ade did, though one could argue he's been making up for it lately with his Hollywood work. Also I'm pretty sure most of us have tried to forget Teenage Kicks, which he did for ITV. I remember being quite disappointed by that as some of the press implied it the character was some kind of spiritual successor to Vyvian.

He also did some directorial work in his earlier days, including this, in which he had a nice little cameo towards the end:

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Steve Williams
I'm sure we all look forward to Neil Miles' brilliant uploads every Monday, so doubtless some of you will have seen this. It's late night BBC2 in 1986, with Weekend Outlook, the five minute preview of the weekend's OU programmes, which ran for many years with the exact same billing in the Radio Times every week - https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1989-04-27#at-0.10



I partly mention it because it's something that appeared in the schedules every week but nobody ever noticed it, but mostly because it's got an absolute killer of a theme tune, a wonderfully jaunty piece of folk rock. You'll all be whistling it soon!

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