Newman and Baddiel - Title
Episode Guide
 

1. A Night Like This
David has Olympic insomnia
Rob tries to help someone in distress

David's girlfriend is having bad dreams

Rob sleepwalking (in a fashion)

'Safety First' with Brian Coat - cars

MTV Unplugged - The Orb

Rob is lonely, haunted by visions of his Ruby Wedding Anniversary

MTV Unplugged - Utah Saints

Jarvis
'Safety First' - domestic accidents
'History Today' - #1

David tries to tell his girlfriend he loves her.

 
Credits
Written and Performed by:
Robert Newman and David Baddiel

Also featuring:
Alison Goldie, Denys Graham, Simon Greenall, Sean Lock
and (as themselves)
Steve Allen, Tony from 'Bullseye'
Directed by Babara Jones

Produced by Harry Thompson

First broadcast: 20 September, 1993
 
2. And I Put Away Childish Things
Rob is trying to compose a symphony (with David's help)
- 'A Requiem For  The Eternal Conflict of The Soul on The Tragic Battlefield of Time'

'Disappearing World' with Shenley Grange - Eels

'Safety First' with Brian Coat - accidents in the office

Rob invites friend to share his bed

David is ill,  his Grandmother's hearing aid is feeding back and she's touring
with The Jesus and Mary Chain,  he fantasises about his funeral.

Poltergeist - knocks over a cup then mops up

Rob going to apologise to David (finds all his lost treasures)

Jarvis

Poltergeist - moves things around to freak them out and ends up cleaning up

'History Today' - #2

David in the future with his Grandchildren (all of whom resemble Rob)
 
Credits
Written and Performed by:
Robert Newman and David Baddiel

Also featuring:
Alison Goldie, Denys Graham, Simon Greenall, Sean Lock
and (as themselves)
Robert Smith, Garth Crooks, Mariella Frostrup
Directed by Babara Jones

Produced by Harry Thompson

First broadcast: 27 September, 1993
 
3. Guilty
Terminally ill boy building a model, 'Hope', for a competition
David on moving walkways,  flying,  car insurance,  boxing,  Knish and Rob feeling guilty all the time.

The News - Rob guilty of everything

Boy and model,  if he wins he may live another 6 months

'Safety First' with Brian Coat - agricultural accidents

'Disappearing World' with Shenley Grange - Venezuelan Silver monkey

Boy may win competition

The News

'People of Restricted Seriousness' -  Part 1

Jarvis - not here this week, but the fact you expected....

Boy carrying model off to school

'Husbands and Wives' - the director's cut

'History Today' - #3

Albert (the elderly extra) wants to act instead of doing stunts, his daughter, Sally, needs a new dialysis machine

Rob finally free of the burden of guilt runs in joy, knocks over boy and destroys his model. Shattered he decides to commit suicide,  hangs himself  and ends up pulling the ceiling down which kills his landlady living in the apartment above.
 
Credits
Written and Performed by:
Robert Newman and David Baddiel

Also featuring:
Alison Goldie, Denys Graham, Simon Greenall, Corelei King, Sean Lock and Christopher Ryan.

Directed by Babara Jones

Produced by Harry Thompson

First broadcast: 4 October, 1993
 

4. Nobody's Home
Rob decides the description on the back of a room deodoriser describes his life.
Has to get out the flat,  imagines a new one.

street urchins

'Safety First' with Brian Coat - sports commentator (Jimmy Hill) gets shot.

Weatherman falls through a map of Great Britain

David
- people who say 'ahhhh' after a gulp of tea,
- who say 'ta-da !' and 'as you do'
and he has an irrational hate of people who make their own jam

street urchins

Poltergeist - leaves door open to spook them, they don't notice

David is trying to find a new flatmate. Rob introduces him to J.J who has all the characteristics David hates

'People of Restricted Seriousness' - Part 2

'Disappearing World' with Shenley Grange - releasing penguins (over a cliff)

street urchins

Jarvis

David (looking very depressed) is having breakfast with J.J when the weatherman falls through the ceiling and onto the table

street urchins

'Disappearing World' - white man (namely Shenley) has given a tribe V.D

'History Today' - #4

street urchins / tramps

 
Credits
Written and Performed by:
Robert Newman and David Baddiel

Also featuring:
Helen Baskerville, Marlaina Curtis, Simon Greenall, Sean Lock,
Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy
and (as themselves)
Jimmy Hill, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
Directed by Babara Jones

Produced by Harry Thompson

First broadcast: 11 October, 1993
 
5. Where Do I Belong?
Rob's story about the last time he saw his Grandfather alive,  after a trip to France and trouble with Customs officials
'Safety First' with Brian Coat - diving accidents

David's girlfriend (Emma) is sick and all he feels is lust

David explains his pants hierarchy

Rings Emma to apologise,  she's taken comfort in the arms of Jarvis

Poltergeist - picks up TV and says 'ta-da!'

'People of Restricted Seriousness' -  Part 3

Rob about local nutters and their self consciousness

'Reservoir Dogs' ... Mr. Green, Mr. Red, Mr. Mauve,  Mr. Wobbly Tickle...

'History Today' - #5

nutter safe in a mental home till he hits the nurse
 
Credits
Written and Performed by:
Robert Newman and David Baddiel

Also featuring:
Brian Bowles, Alison Goldie, Denys Graham, Simon Greenall,
Sean Lock, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy

Directed by Babara Jones

Produced by Harry Thompson

First broadcast: 18 October, 1993
 
6. Moments in Lust
David is full of lust. Turns on TV for his version of 'The Good Sex Guide',
Lou Reed and rock stars trying to be sexually ambiguous (Brett from Suede)

Jarvis

David asks Rob to go easy on the budget so that he may make a personal filmed piece to end the entire series

'Disappearing World' with Shenley Grange - the rare urban fox

Rob - has an answerphone message from Rachel, borrowing a condom, abortions

Rob and Suzi Quatro's duet of  'Then He Kissed Me'

David is convinced Emma is having an affair with Rob, when it's really J.J

Albert asks for more speaking parts,  gets to play Rob on the occasion of his Ruby Wedding Anniversary, only to have Brian Coat turn up and say:

'Now there's no need for 40% of Ruby Wedding Anniversary accidents'.

Poltergeist - thinks no-one knows he's there till David asks him to feed the cat

'People of Restricted Seriousness' - Part 4 (epilogue)

'History Today' - #6

Rob - 'another night in on my own', the set is being dismantled, they take away his easel so he goes to Acapulco,  scuba diving,  into space and cyberspace

David's personal end piece ends up being on an empty set with cardboard figures and a watering can providing the rain.

Music from blowing on a piece of greaseproof paper,  Rob joins in and the series ends.
 
Credits
Written and Performed by:
Robert Newman and David Baddiel

Also featuring:
Alison Goldie, Denys Graham, Simon Greenall, Sean Lock, Jack Watson

and (as themselves)

Suzi Quatro and Graham Kelly

Directed by Babara Jones

Produced by Harry Thompson

First broadcast: 25 October, 1993
 
SPECIALS
 
7. On the Road to Wembley
(1 hour) Broadcast: 13 December, 1993

Largely a documentary following Newman and Baddiel from June 20, 1993 until the Wembley Arena show on December 10, 1993. Featuring behind the scenes footage of shows in Norwich to test new material, many interviews, filming the TV series, the National Tour, on the tour bus and finally to Wembley.
 
8. Christmas in Pieces

David - God doesn't exist, the only God now is physics
Paul Daniels meets The Witchfinder General
David - reality of The Bible
Rob as Jesus turning water into wine - ta dah!
David - searching for a miracle
Rob & David in church looking at a statue
of The Virgin Mary (which starts dancing)
Poltergeist - turns the TV on, gets scared and turns it off and writes to Points of View
Rob - trying to start a conversation in a cafe, does some painting
Safety First - No need for 40% of sitting down having a quiet read accidents to happen (nothing happens until a steamroller crashes through the wall, driven by Brian Coat)
Leon Capaldi - A Retrospective
Are you looking at me?
Jarvis
Albert in hospital with a compound fracture of the leg, has finally save enough for the dialysis machine
David isn't streetwise
History Today

Credits
Written and Performed by:
Robert Newman and David Baddiel

Also featuring:
Finola Geraghty, Alison Goldie, Denys Graham, Simon Greenall

Directed by Babara Jones
Produced by Harry Thompson

First broadcast: 20 December, 1993
 

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