- In Bed with Medinner
"In Bed with Medinner" was a 1990s late-night British TV programme starring Bob Mills.
"In Bed with Medinner" was a
London Weekend Televisionproduction 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 showformat, 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 Novemberand 27 November 1992.
* Series Two consisted of six 60-minute episodes and ran from
8 Aprilto 13 May 1994.
* Series Three consisted of twenty-six 30-minute episodes and ran from
11 Januaryto 22 November 1997.
* Series Four consisted of twenty-six 30-minute episodes and ran from
6 Februaryto 24 April 1998and 10 Januaryto 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
ITVon 2 August 1996, having been released on VHS on 26 September 1994.
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.]
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* [http://www.medinner.co.uk In Bed With Medinner fansite]
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