Season 2 Episode 5

Episode 5: Ian McKellen

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 2006 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Andy: Idiot.
      Agent: You talking to me?
      Andy: Yes, I'm talking to you! Didn't you read the play?
      Agent: What play?
      Andy: The play I'm in, the play that you got me a part in. It's a gay play. I've got to play a gay, with another gay. Acting all gay. All through the play, it's so gay!

    • Ian McKellen: How did I know what to say? They had my lines written down on a script. How did I know where to stand? People showed me.

  • Notes

    • After the hairdresser storms out because Andy doesn't know her name, a crew member is visible in the background mirror.

  • Allusions

    • (Andy is involved in a scene in which Ian McKellen is physically holding Andy's head while another male character is attempting to kiss him)
      Andy: It's like bloody Deliverance...

      Deliverance is a 1972 film that is shot primarily in the rivers and woods of Appalachia. In the film's most psychologically terrifying sequence a sexually-perverted Appalachian native humiliates the character of Bobby (a chubby-faced, defenceless man). He forces the man to first strip down to his underwear. He then makes Bobby squeal like a pig before sodomising him.