The Baldy Man

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The Baldy Man
Baldy Man Title Screen.jpg
Created by Philip Differ
Starring Gregor Fisher
Andy Gray
Helen Lederer
Ford Kiernan
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 13
Production
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Distributor Working Title Films
Central Independent Television
Release
Original network ITV
Original release 13 April 1995 – 24 December 1998

The Baldy Man is a television series starring Gregor Fisher, a Scottish comedian. It was broadcast in two series comprising thirteen episodes on ITV, screening in 1995 and 1997,[1] was made by The Comedy Unit.[2] The character's chief attributes were his comb over hairstyle as well as his bumbling nature and plump figure. The series was produced and directed by Colin Gilbert who worked with Fisher in Scotland's well known situation comedy Rab C. Nesbitt among many others. It was written by Philip Differ who was the script editor on Naked Video. The character first appeared in a series of sketches in the BBC Scotland show Naked Video (1986-1991)[1]

Guest stars[edit]

The series featured cameos by a number of well-known performers such as Helen Lederer, Joanna Kirkland, Lionel Blair, Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Iain Cuthbertson and John Grieve.

Episode list[edit]

Series One:

  1. New Look / Delegate - first broadcast: 13/04/1995
  2. Keep Fit / Ill - first broadcast: 27/04/1995
  3. D.I.Y. / Reunion - first broadcast: 16/08/1995
  4. Tearoom / Pets - first broadcast: 25/08/1995
  5. Bath / Referee - first broadcast: 30/08/1995
  6. Hair / Crime - untransmitted

Series Two:

  1. Mother's Day / Smell - first broadcast: 11/09/1997
  2. Goldrush / God - first broadcast: 15/10/1997
  3. Barbecue / China Doll - first broadcast: 22/10/1997
  4. Chauffeur of the Bride / Back Window - first broadcast: 26/10/1997
  5. Casualty / Baby Sitting - first broadcast: 25/11/1997
  6. Jigsaw / Murder - first broadcast: 17/12/1997
  7. Litter Avenger / Aliens - first broadcast: 24/12/1998

DVD and VHS releases[edit]

There have been no immediate plans so far to release the series onto DVD. The first two episodes were released on a video entitled Introducing...The Baldy Man on 9 October 1995. There were no further releases of the series, however, advertisements to promote a further 2 VHS releases for episodes 3-6 were featured on the tape.[citation needed]

Endorsements[edit]

The character was also the star of a series of television commercials for Hamlet cigars.[3]

References[edit]

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