Is It Bill Bailey?

BBC Two (ended 1998)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 6


    Aired 3/27/98

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Cockney Music

    Aired 3/20/98

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Scottish Time Travel

    Aired 3/13/98

  • S 1 : Ep 3


    Aired 3/6/98

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    Cartoon Music

    Aired 2/27/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Simon Pegg

    Various roles

  • Bill Bailey


  • Geraldine McNulty

    Various roles

  • Forbes Masson

    Various roles

  • Martha Cope

  • show Description
  • Is It Bill Bailey? was a 1998 show which featured musical comedian Bill Bailey performing songs, sketches, and stand-up routines. It was sadly cancelled after one series with no sign of a DVD release. But Bill Bailey has now gone on to become one of the country's best comedians, and no doubt this show will have had a big part in that.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • I feel the need, the need for mead.

    • "Passport!" "No, er, gasbill. Look it's got my address on and everything. I think you'll find it's all in order."

    • Quavers aren't the only crispy thing you could get.

    • Miserable pommy bastard!

    • Shut up Gavin you ponce.

    • There's a fine line between madness and genius.

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    Notes (8)

    • The pub used in the battle re-enactment sketch is called "The Pub". The two teams are the Hounslow Battle Re-enactors as the roundheads (led by Gavin as Prince Rupert and with "Al" as Thomas Fairfax) and the Newport Pagnell cavaliers (led by Sir Marmaduke Landale, and assisted by Mad Frank.) The battle re-enacted was the battle of Naseby. Gavin arrives in a blue Peugeot.

    • The second eyewitness, Clive Pocock usually eats a potato waffle at 4.15. On this occasion he ate it at 4.35 and went into the kitchen 8 minutes later to prepare a pot noodle snack for his wife Beryl (probably Chicken and Mushroom as she is allergic to Beef and Mushroom.) His half brother Eric had been scheduled to pick up Barry and Reeny to go to the Newton Abbot community centre to see the Wurzels. They had been cancelled and replaced by an emergency Papier Mache workshop which Reenan was unable to attend due to an allergy picked up at Wookie Hole.

    • The first eyewitness, Nigel, was the March 1983 Watford Gap Services employee of the month.

    • Ages that never quite made it were Moss, Bark and Sponge.

    • Forms of ID Bill had in the video shop were his passport, credit card, driving license, birth certificate and Dixons store card.

    • There were 24 categories of whistles in the whistle test. Of the four visible at the front, three of them were "Alf", "Sports Day" and "One Man in His Dog." A shrillness level of 8.4 was the minimum requirement.

    • The airport baggage handler was in an ABC Supermarket. Itmes in his trolley included toilet roll, Cornflakes, daffodils, a Kingsmill loaf, and a 15-pack of Hula Hoops.

    • Biscuits mentioned in this episode are: Penguins, Yo-Yos, Gipsy Creams, Garibaldis, Fig Rolls, Tunnocks Wafers, Caramel Logs and Custard Creams.

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    Trivia (1)

    • In the Brian Logan sketch the car is blue when it picks him up but red when it is driving away.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A brilliant show that the BBC were insane to canel after one series

    By MagnusDonaldson, Dec 02, 2007

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