Chewin' The Fat

  |  Buy to Own: 20/11/2006
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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BBC Scotland sketch comedy series introduces a cast of motley Caledonians. Originally a radio programme, Chewin' The Fat was the springboard from which its creators, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, launched Jack and Victor - the central characters of subsequent spinoff, 'Still Game'. Alongside the peripatetic pensioners, the programme also featured such varied favourites as; Betty The Auld Slapper who sat, open legged, retelling her invariably pornographic wartime remembrances, Ballistic Bob, to whom the most perfunctory task provided potential for unfettered rage and Eric The Activist who favoured doing unto animal abusers as they would do unto animals like pouring salt on a man salting snails then taking flight shouting his catchphrase, 'c'mon the slugs.'