1 9 9 5 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes
This off-beat BBC2 comedy series featured the titular 1970s glam rock band – part Scooby-Doo, part Spinal Tap – who wanted to save the planet with their hit records and were hot on the trail of the evil villain Rolston Brocade (Mac McDonald) – the man who would stop at nothing to hook young kids on his foul drink, Splat!.
The rest of the programme was like continuously channel surfing through a multi-channel TV landscape with spoof commercials and off-the-wall random programme content designed for the short-attention generation.
Regular items included Colin Corleone – a council estate psychotic who thought he was The Godfather; a black & white serial called Betty’s Mad Dash with Sara Stockbridge and Doon Mackichan as 1920s flappers on the run from justice; Bloodsports; an American talk show called The Big Me, with Morag Evans; Mick Jagger’s Hamlet, and various movie parodies.
Glam Metal Detectives was the brainchild of Peter Richardson from The Comic Strip, who also directed five of the episodes.
One of Us Is a Robot | Splat | The Abominable Drummer | Never Never Land | Give Me Your Money | The Cat, the Witch & the Microwave: Part 1 | The Cat, the Witch & the Microwave: Part 2