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V Dull

by | 28th, July 2003

‘CHANNEL 4 is still pinning its flag to Graham Norton.

If you close your eyes it’s just like seeing Ozzy Osbourne

Tonight’s V Graham Norton show will have a few Big Brother gags, an interview with a celebrity (during which Graham will show his guest a sex toy) and a moment of audience participation.

While not quite reason to shout ‘Come back, Cameron!’ at the top of your lungs, it is enough to make you seek out a good laugh elsewhere.

Thankfully, BBC2 has a show that will make you laugh.

No, not Two Pints of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps – a show so bad even the ‘actors’ perform with their eyes closed and their fingers in their ears – but Dead Ringers.

Jon Culshaw’s mimicry of some of the harder-to-do celebrities is a wonder. He is also given a script that doesn’t rely just on his power of mimicry for laughs but on good jokes.

Culshaw’s Ozzy Osbourne is bettered only by Kevin Connelly’s Iain Duncan Smith. Impersonating IDS is like taking a photo of the invisible man. Connelly deserves our awed respect.

Dead Ringers might even slip in a few Big Brother names. However, if they do, the chances are none of us will notice – apart from Graham Norton?

Posted: 28th, July 2003 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink