Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie
|Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie|
|Written by||Ben Elton|
|Directed by||John Burrows|
|Presented by||Ben Elton|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||30 mins|
|Original release||15 February 1990 –|
10 March 1994
Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie is a British television comedy series written and performed by Ben Elton. The title of the series was a play on words of the American spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and "Auntie", an informal name for the BBC.
The series was primarily based on Elton's stand-up comedy routines, with his monologues interspersed with occasional filmed sketches and parodies, as well as soundbites from chinface "potato heads". Another regular segment were "Farties Guides" to such tasks as catching a train or setting up home—Elton described "Farties" as "you and me"—ordinary people endeavouring to make it through life despite the efforts of entities such as the "body conspiracy" and the Ministry of Crap Design.
- Rich, Mari; Smith, Olivia J.; Thompson, Clifford (2003). World Authors, 1995–2000. H.W. Wilson.
- Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie, BBC Comedy.
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