Colin’s Sandwich ‘Mel Smith was one of the comedy greats of the modern era’
Starring: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase
Mel Smith is best known for Not the Nine O’ Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones. In this much-loved 1980s BBC sitcom, the late comedian plays an aspiring writer stuck in a dead-end job.
Depressed Colin Watkins (Mel Smith) works for the British Rail Passenger Relations Office, otherwise known as the complaints department. He doesn’t like his job much and has dreams of becoming a full-time writer, toiling late into the night trying to realize his ambitions. Distracting him are his girlfriend Jenny, best friend Des, and the obnoxiously happy couple Richard and Sarah.
He takes a step towards achieving his ambition when one of his short stories is accepted for publication in “The Langley Book of Horror”.
In Series 2, a famous film producer offers Colin the chance of adapting his short story for a film. Colin jumps at the chance but disruptions in various guises continue to derail him, and keep him tied to the desk job.
Created by the acclaimed team behind The Brittas Empire and Spitting Image, the cast also boasts Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Lindsay Duncan, Annette Crosbie, Mike Grady, Gwen Taylor, Nicholas Ball and Robert Llewellyn.
Release Date: 2nd June 2014
Running Time: 360 min
Cat No: 139243
No Disc: 2