Vic Reeves' House Arrest

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Vic Reeves' House Arrest
Genre Comedy
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United Kingdom United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 2
Starring Vic Reeves
Bob Mortimer
Nancy Sorrell
Noel Fielding
Created by Vic Reeves
Written by Vic Reeves
Produced by Paul Russell (Open Mike Productions)
Narrated by Vic Reeves
Original release 24 October 2002 – 28 November 2002
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Website BBC website

Vic Reeves' House Arrest was a weekly radio comedy series written by and starring Vic Reeves. It was produced by Open Mike Productions and broadcast on BBC Radio 2 It co-starred Reeves' wife, Nancy Sorrell, his comedy partner, Bob Mortimer and The Mighty Boosh star, Noel Fielding. It was first broadcast in 2007 in the 1pm slot on Saturday afternoons.

Show format and characters[edit]

The show's premise was that Reeves had been put under house arrest for "a crime he didn't commit", each show beginning with Reeves informing listeners of a different ludicrous crime. Each episode consisted of the various events that take place in and around his house on a particular day. Regular occurrences included Reeves waking up the street and inadvertently firing objects into the local vicar's vestry in the process, reading bizarre small ads in the newspaper, watching a television programme, reading his book Nothing but the Sleuth, struggling to stop his records from jumping, and visiting the animal menagerie in his shed. Reeves was also visited by a variety of characters such as Carl, a talkative housecall-making hairdresser, a local vagrant just out of jail and looking for odd jobs, and his parole officer.

In addition to these new characters, the show also featured some characters from previous Vic and Bob series' including "Kinky" John Fowler (Bang Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer / Catterick) and Davey Stott (Vic Reeves Big Night Out / Bang Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer). The programme also featured Reeves practising his "club singer"-style vocals (Shooting Stars) in the bath, with the intention of getting on The X Factor.

Episode list[edit]

Episode First broadcast
17 November 2007
24 November 2007
1 December 2007
8 December 2007
15 December 2007
22 December 2007

Cast and characters[edit]

The vicar
The fat lad next door
Father in TV show My Dad, the Moron
Detective Inspector John "Deacon" Fowler
Man in TV show Brief Encounters of the Third Kind
Land of Sport TV show reporter, plus interviewees David Beckham, Frank Monroe and Kevin Welsh
Carl the hairdreser
Davey Stott, presenting Davey Stott's Cooking Pot TV show
PC Mavis (Vic's parole officer)
Mother in TV show My Dad, the Moron
Woman in TV show Brief Encounters of the Third Kind
Kelly Holmes in Land of Sport TV show
Derek Randolph St. Clair D'beauvois of St James', a vagrant looking for odd jobs
Terry Wogan

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