In Bed with Medinner


In Bed with Medinner

"In Bed with Medinner" was a 1990s late-night British TV programme starring Bob Mills.

History

"In Bed with Medinner" was a London Weekend Television production for ITV. Standup comic Bob Mills specialised in a cynical view of life and its everyday objects, and in pastiches of popular culture icons.

It had a clip show format, in which Mills presented a long rambling commentary that inevitably led to a story about a video clip, and then to the amusing video clip itself.

Only shown very late in the evening, it distinguished itself as entertainment for those who work on night-shifts, or those who are up late.

Original broadcasts and video releases

"In Bed with Medinner" ran from 1992 through to 1999, totalling 60 episodes: fifty-four 30-minute episodes and six 60-minute episodes.
* Series One consisted of two 30-minute specials shown 20 November and 27 November 1992.
* Series Two consisted of six 60-minute episodes and ran from 8 April to 13 May 1994.
* Series Three consisted of twenty-six 30-minute episodes and ran from 11 January to 22 November 1997.
* Series Four consisted of twenty-six 30-minute episodes and ran from 6 February to 24 April 1998 and 10 January to 25 April 1999.
* An hour-long compilation of highlights of the first and second series "Wot a Palaver − The Best of In Bed with Medinner" broadcast by London-area ITV on 2 August 1996, having been released on VHS on 26 September 1994.

Cultural references

Series Two and Three opened with a parody of "The Prisoner", The set was meant to be Bob Mills' own flat but was closely based on Number Six's Flat from "The Prisoner".

The fourth and final series was re-titled "Still In Bed With Medinner", and the opening sequence changed to be a parody of the "Avengers" Series Five title sequence.

The title was a parody of Madonna's 1991 film '. ["In Bed With Madonna" was titled ' in the US and Canada.]

Episode guide

*In Bed with Medinner (series 1)
*In Bed with Medinner (series 2)
*In Bed with Medinner (series 3)
*In Bed with Medinner (series 4)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/i/inbedwithmedinne_7773815.shtml Comedy Guide - "In Bed with Medinner"] at bbc.co.uk
* [http://www.medinner.co.uk In Bed With Medinner fansite]


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