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    Ryan Gage was in parts 2 and 3 of The Hobbit with Stephen Fry
    Stephen Fry directed Simon McBurney in Bright Young Things
    Simon McBurney appeared in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate with Bruno Ganz

    Stephen ‘Blakey’ Lewis > Rob Reiner


    Stephen Lewis was in On the Buses with Reg Varney
    Reg Varney was in Miss Robin Hood with Peter Jones
    Peter Jones was in The Return of the Pink Panther with Peter Sellers
    Peter Sellers was in Not Only… But Also with Peter Cook
    Peter Cook was in The Princess Bride directed by Rob Reiner

    Mitch Hedberg > Tom Kenny


    Mitch Hedberg was in Almost Famous with Jason Lee
    Jason Lee was in the Alvin And The Chipmunks films with David Cross
    David Cross was a regular in Mr Show With Bob And David alongside Tom Kenny

    Phil Spector > Griff Rhys-Jones


    Phil Spector produced River Deep, Mountain High by Ike and Tina Turner.
    In Psychoville, Reece Shearsmith does that thing with the tights and the ping-pong balls to look like Tina Turner.
    Steve Pemberton is also in Psychoville.
    Steve Pemberton is in Mr Bean’s Holiday with Rowan Atkinson.
    Rowan Atkinson is in Not the Nine O’Clock News with Griff Rhys-Jones.


    Mario Lopez > Beverley Callard


    Rowan Atkinson is the new Kevin Bacon.

    Pete Part Three

    Mario Lopez was in PopStar: Never Stop Never Stopping alongside James Buckley
    James Buckley was in an episode of a show called Red Dwarf with a chap called Craig Charles
    Craig Charles was in Coronation Street alongside Beverley Callard

    Grace Kelly > Frankie Muniz

    Plastic Percy

    Grace Kelly was in The Bridges at Toko-Ri with Mickey Rooney.
    Mickey Rooney was in Night Club with Daniel Roebuck.
    Daniel Roebuck was in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London with Frankie Muniz.

    Jimmy Savile > Klaus Kinski


    Jimmy Savile presented Pop Go the Sixties which featured The Rolling Stones, including Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger was in The Man from Elysian Fields with Olivia Williams
    Olivia Williams was in The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis was in The Bonfire of the Vanities with Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks was in Sully directed by Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood was in For a Few Dollars More with Klaus Kinski

    Tommy Cooper > Frank Sinatra

    Plastic Percy

    Tommy Cooper was in The Cool Mikado with Stubby Kaye.
    Stubby Kaye was in Guys and Dolls with Frank Sinatra.

    John Wayne > David Baddiel

    Pete Part Three

    John Wayne was in Hollyoaks with David Baddiel.


    John Wayne is in The Fighting Kentuckian with Oliver Hardy.
    Oliver Hardy is played by John C. Reilly in Stan & Ollie, with Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel.
    Steve Coogan did voices on Spitting Image.
    David Baddiel wrote for Spitting Image.


    Must confess that last step was gonna be ‘There was a David Baddiel puppet on Spitting Image.’ Just out of curiosity I was trying to find out who provided the voice when I discovered that Baddiel had worked on SI.

    Johnny Vaughan > Faye Dunaway


    (You can actually get from John Wayne to David Baddiel in two moves via the film Brannigan and the booklet for Genesis’ “The Beginning” albums box set, thanks to Tony Robinson who has worked with both.)



    Johnny Vaughan wrote ‘Orrible which starred Angel Coulby
    Angel Coulby appeared in The League Of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse with Reece Shearsmith
    Reece Shearsmith appeared in The World’s End with Pierce Brosnan
    Pierce Brosnan appeared in The Thomas Crown Affair with Faye Dunaway

    Carl Reiner > Norman Pace


    Carl Reiner is on The 2000 Year Old Man albums with Mel Brooks.
    Mel Brooks is in Robin Hood: Men in Tights with Cary Elwes.
    Cary Elwes is in The Princess Bride with Peter Cook.
    Peter Cook is in Why Bother? with Chris Morris.
    Chris Morris is in The Day Today which Armando Iannucci wrote for.
    Norman Pace is in The Armando Iannucci Shows.

    Pete Part Three

    So dreams don’t count? Cuh.


    Jon Gries > Bella Emberg

    Toxteth O-Grady

    Jon Gries was in Get Shorty with Gene Hackman,
    Gene Hackman was in Superman with Christopher Reeve,
    Christopher Reeve was in Superman III with Pamela Stephenson,
    Pamela Stephenson was in History of the World: Part I with Bella Emberg.

    Nick Frost > Buster Keaton

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