The World of Lee Evans

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The World of Lee Evans
Created by Lee Evans
Developed by Lee Evans
Starring Lee Evans
Opening theme Lee Evans
Ending theme Lee Evans
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andy Harries
Producer(s) Miles Ross
Matthew Leys
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 30 minutes approx.
Production company(s) Granada Television
Release
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 14:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2 June (1995-06-02) – 23 June 1995 (1995-06-23)

The World of Lee Evans was a BAFTA nominated TV show written by and starring Lee Evans and a range of actors, it followed Lee around getting stuck in tight situations and originally aired on Channel 4. The series was released on Channel 4 DVD in 2006 and features all episodes.

The humour, which differs greatly from Evans' later stand-up humour, contains many elements of slapstick, and the show is similar in style to Mr. Bean. The series was a Granada Production in 1995 for Channel 4, and as Granada had adopted a new endboard cap at the end of their programmes at this time, The World of Lee Evans was amongst the first ever shows to use the endboard (the subtitle read A GRANADA PRODUCTION FOR CHANNEL FOUR).

The series was quite popular though has had a very mixed reception in retrospect, some critics and Lee Evans fans saying the series is not as good as his other work.

The series' slogan is If Lee Evans "needs to get from A to B, he starts at Z...".

Episodes[edit]

  • "The Late Night Shift"/"Meet the Folks" (2 June 1995)
    • In "The Late Night Shift", Evans works his first nightshift in a 24-hour garage, though he has problems with his first customer. Evans has problems delivering him a packet of crisps, a drink's can and a cassette tape.
    • In "Meet the Folks", Lee Evans believes he has arrived at his girlfriend's house, though whilst she is getting ready to see Evans, he must occupy his time making a good image of himself for her parents. Unfortunately, Evans embarrasses himself, and it turns out eventually he has visited the wrong house.
  • "Off the Rails" (9 June 1995)
    • In "Off the Rails" (Part One): Lee Evans and his girlfriend Jo travel on a "hotel train" heading to Edinburgh. However, as the train wobbles, havoc erupts.
    • In "Off the Rails" (Part Two): Jo almost breaks up with Evans due to her believing that he doesn't understand her.
  • "One Late Night" (16 June 1995)
    • In "One Late Night" (Part One): Lee Evans takes a trip in a car he is selling at his outdoor showroom. During the journey, he picks up a mysterious hitch hiker. They both hear a BBC Radio announcement on the car radio about a criminal who has escaped from prison and was hitchhiking.
    • In "One Late Night" (Part Two): As both Lee Evans and the hitch hiker both heard the BBC report, Evans starts to believe that the hitch hiker is the criminal, whilst the hitch hiker thinks Evans in the criminal, and thus act closely aware of each other.
  • "Mr Confidence"/"Special Delivery" (23 June 1995)
    • In "Mr Confidence", Lee Evans puts on an LP of a man giving instructions to Evan on how to impress his next door neighbour. However, Evans cannot hold up the act up for very long.
    • In "Special Delivery", a friend of Evans' is giving birth and Evans tries to find things to do to occupy his time in the hospital whilst he awaits the birth.

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