Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show Episode Guide
Updated 2nd June 2003
Frank's most amazing series has now supposedly been shown in
almost ITV region in the UK; below are the first airing times
which are for Yorkshire Television. Below is the definitive
episode guide with some images of what I think are the best bits
of the programmes.
Apart from the indicated guests, each show variously featured
regular guests Frank's greengrocer Emmerson Lake, his next-door neighbour
Mrs Merton, local ruffians Billy and Barry Belly as well as the
Sidey sidekick Little Frank (seen
here with a Kilversion and Alfonse Allegro in the background).
Here's an exclusive
picture of the studio set after production had finished.
You might also like to see an excerpt from the pilot episide
P.01: Pilot Episode
Guests: Sharyn Hodgson ('Carly'
out of 'Home and Away' soap) and David Hamilton (famous radio
DJ), with interruptions from James
Whale (Television Presenter). End song 'Guess Who's Been On
Match of the Day?' Recorded Sunday 25th August 1991, broadcast 0035h
Saturday 11th January 1992 on Yorkshire Television.
1.01: Olympics Special
Guests: Lee Chapman (Leeds United player), Dennis Taylor
(Professional Snooker player) with music from Londonbeat. Start
song 'The Olympics are really Fantastic'. End song 'Guess Who's
Been On Match of the Day?' Recorded Wednesday 10th June 1992,
broadcast 2320h Friday 24th July 1992 on Yorkshire
1.02: Crimewatch Timperley
Guests: Kevin Lloyd ('DC Lines' out of the Thames series
'The Bill'), John Stalker (former
Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police) with music
from Oceanic. Appearances by Phil Cornwell as a policeman. Start
song 'The Rozzers are really Fantastic'. End song 'Greengrocer
On The Corner'. Recorded Thursday 11th June 1992, broadcast
2330h Friday 31st July 1992 on Yorkshire Television.
1.03: Live Aid 2
Guests: Adamski (Pop Star), Dennis Locorrier (ex-lead
singer from Dr Hook), Midge Ure (Pop Star and co-writer of Band
Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas') with music from The Farm.
End song 'Me Great Big Zoo Scrapbook'. Recorded Tuesday 9th June
1992, broadcast 2330h Friday 7th August 1992 on Yorkshire
1.04: Science Fiction Special
Guests: Gerry Anderson
(creator of Thunderbirds etc) and Roy Lake (who runs a UFO
society) with music from Pop Will Eat Itself. Start song 'Space
is Ace'. End song 'Oh Supermum'. Recorded Monday 8th June 1992,
broadcast 2335h Friday 14th August 1992 on Yorkshire
1.05: Summer Fete Spectacular
Guests: Nicolas Parsons (ex-host of 'Sale of the Century')
and Julia Harris (a woman who does pet horoscopes) with music from
Don-E. End song 'Blackpool Fool'. Recorded Saturday 13th June
1992, broadcast 2335h Friday 21st August 1992 on Yorkshire
1.06: Oh Blimey It's All Gone wrong
Guests: Keith Chegwin (ex of 'Cheggers Plays Pop' and 'Swap
Shop', now of 'Sky Star Search') and Bob
Holness (host of Central Television's 'Blockbusters') with
music from The Adventures. End song 'Football Is Really
Fantastic' by Emmerson Lake and Allegro supergroup featuring
Little Frank. Recorded Friday 13th June 1992, broadcast 2335h
Friday 28th August 1992 on Yorkshire Television.
The Shed Show is a Chameleon Television Production for Yorkshire
A video has been made of the first three episodes of the Shed Show.
This ordering info may now be out of date (especially the YTV and
Bigshorts Mail Order details) better ring or write and ask before sending
money. I can't vouch for any of these methods of getting hold of the
Search for it at these following online stores:
Beckmann Visual Publishing
From YTV send a cheque for
£12.00 payable to 'Yorkshire Television Enterprises Limited', to:
The Frank Sidebottom Video Offer
Or phone with your credit card number
on 0113 234 1183 (24 hours).
From the Bigshorts merchandising operation send a
cheque for £10.00 payable to
'Timperley Bigshorts' to
Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Mail Order
c/o 33 Norwich Road
Here's a link to return you back to Sidebottom World-Wide