Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Coast Starring


I'm a big fan of the BBC 2 series Coast.

When someone pitched the original concept for Series One you just know that they'd imagined one of the select crew of overpaid middle aged comedians going on a "journey" round Britain's Coastline. "We could get Stephen or Rory or Griff or Michael Palin or Alexei!".

Thankfully they weren't available and a motley collection of unknown eccentrics were assembled who make Time Team look like Hollyoaks. Miniature Scottish Chap who does a "Miss Piggy" with his beautifully conditioned hair, Skinny bloke with Umbrella sticking out of rucksack, lovely Dr Alice with Bristolean vowels wanted by Amnesty International, Posh Bloke who is gagging for his own series...

But here's the thing:

The premise of the programme is a trip round the UK Coast - but they are already on SERIES FOUR! You can understand a few series filling in gaps but they are already having to nip over to Brittany and Ireland to keep it going.

Just imagine what it's going to be like by series 136....

16 comments:

Dave said...

Very good. We feel the same about this, then.

Really, for another 90 or so series, they should consider 'one mile inland from the coast', 'two miles...' etc.

zIggI said...

came back Mrs Rine - he needs you.







WV: fluds !

Sarah said...

Eat your heart out Frank Coppolla. Clearly your talents are wasted Rog.
I'm with Ziggi, perhaps Mrs Rine shouldn't leave you alone so long, it'll be porn movies next

Rog said...

Dave: I'd be happy if Dr Mark Horton had his own series - 10 miles off the Coast.

Ziggi: You could have a perceptive point there, Ziggi! And there's the fluds to think about...

Sarah: At least I can put the porn movies on expenses whilst I paddle round my duck house.

Liz said...

I like Coast (although I liked it better when lovely Nick Crane was the anchor). I don't care if they go back to the same places over and over again. I love the seaside, even when it's only on my telly.

sas said...

that scottish bloke is weirdly creepy. but i can't. stop. watching.

KAZ said...

The last two blokes are OK - but thanks to Coast for saving us from another helping of Stephen or Rory or Griff.
You would have to live in Norfolk to watch that lot.

Rog said...

Liz: I don't think you're the only one who sees Nick Crane as a bit of an anchor.

Sas: That's his schtick. I bet you missed last week when he was swimming naked at Weston Super Mare.

Kaz: Wot are you saying about Norfolk? We've produced wonderful presenters and entertainers.... like The Singing Coastman.

Scarlet-Blue said...

No worries... they're doing ponds next.
Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

And then Ibiza.
Sx

Rog said...

Scarlett: Ibiza? I'd hate to see Mark Horton on drugs.

Billy said...

Mark Horton gets stupidly excited every time, about everything.

Geoff said...

I've never watched it. Is it always pissing down with rain like when we're on holiday?

KAZ said...

I watched it tonight because they were on my patch.
It showed Port Sunlight and the SOAP - but not a strigil in sight.

Rog said...

Billy: Yes, let's hope he doesn't get his own show. I couldn't stand the excitement.

Geoff: It always appears to be semi-tropical, apart from when they did Herne Bay and Reculver.

Rog said...

Kaz: Finger on the pulse here. I thought the only soap in Lancashire was Corrie. Anyway there was a small scraping tool - Neil "You're Worth It" Oliver!!!