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Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)

Season 3 Episode 7

Mike McShane, Paul Merton, Steve Steen, Jim Sweeney

Aired Unknown Mar 01, 1991 on Channel 4
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Episode Summary

Mike McShane, Paul Merton, Steve Steen, Jim Sweeney
Seating Order: Mike, Paul, Steve and Jim. Film and Theatre Styles: Cop Jim questions suspect Steve at the scene of the crime. Styles: TV game show, Gilbert and Sullivan and TV advert. Mike and Paul exchange gifts. Styles: Porno, 3D film, Roman epic and public information film. News Report: Reporting on Baa Baa Black Sheep are: Anchor: Jim(Dave Smike) Expert: Mike(Dave) Field Reporter: Paul Interviewee: Steve(the little boy that lives down the lane and one of the sheep). Expert Translation: Steve explains Albanian television in Albanian; Paul translates to English. Musical Film Review: Paul reviews The First Man Into Space a movie about a man who turns into a vampire-like creature after going into space; Mike, Jim and Steve act and sing the scenes. Props: Mike and Paul vs. Steve and Jim. Helping Hands: Jim(with Steve's hands) is a Customs agent looking through Paul's bags. Party Quirks: Paul hosts: Steve: thinks he's Paul Jim: a compulsive gambler Mike: a US sports commentator. March: About collecting typewriters. Winner: Steve Credit Reading: Steve as Jimmy Savile.moreless

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    Michael McShane

    Michael McShane

    Himself (1988-1995)

    Paul Merton

    Paul Merton

    Himself (1988-1993)

    Jim Sweeney

    Jim Sweeney

    Himself (1991-1993)

    Steve Steen

    Steve Steen

    Himself (1991-1993)

    Richard Vranch

    Richard Vranch

    Musician (1988-1997)

    Clive Anderson

    Clive Anderson


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Clive: (after describing the movie before MFR) That's a sort of plot 'B', really, isn't it?

      • Paul: (in Expert Translation, translating for Steve)
        We have Postman Pat on every night at half past six in the evening!
        But because of several cutbacks...
        Postman Pat isn't even in it!

      • Steve: (to Paul in Newsflash) Are you my daddy?

      • Paul: (in F&TS) Now remember, bank holiday weekends are very dangerous if you are out driving in a car. So if you are going to go out driving, why not leave the car at home?

      • Jim: (F&TS, Gilbert and Sullivan)
        I fully suspect you did this crime
        I know you did it son
        Yes you're the only one
        Yes, you are definitely the only one
        You killed this man and several others
        Including two of my brothers
        I'll take you down to the nick
        'Cause you make me sick, sick, sick!

    • NOTES (4)

      • Steve doing Paul in Party Quirks is reminiscent of John Sessions doing Griff Rhys-Jones in a credit reading in the first season.

      • Steve deftly avoids singing during the Gilbert and Sullivan bit in F&TS, just dancing in place while Jim did the singing. He said he was saving his voice. However, he did sing rather well during Musical Film Review.

      • This is Steve Steen's debut episode. Dean's site lists him as having appeared in 6 episodes, and I can not recall him in any one without Jim Sweeney. Clive refrenced this in introducing them once like this: Jim was "the better half of Sweeney and Steen" and Steve was "the better seven-eighths of Sweeney and Steen."

      • On Comedy Central, Helping Hands followed News Report, then Expert Translation, Party Quirks, Musical Film Review, then March. Props is not seen.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Postman Pat:
        Mentioned by Paul in Expert Translation, Postman Pat is a stop-animation children's series on the BBC about the adventures of a postman in a Yorkshire village.

      • Jimmy Savile:
        Imitated by Steve in his credit reading, Jimmy Savile is a TV presenter in Britain, most well known for being one of the original presenters of the BBC show Top Of The Pops.