Dick and Dom have mirrored on 20 years since their hit kids’s TV programme first launched within the UK. Appearing on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4, the comedy double-act – Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood – recalled how the quantity of bathroom humour on Dick & Dom in da Bungalow brought about a string of complaints from indignant dad and mom and MPs on the time.
But the duo stated taking “a lot of risks” was a key cause why the present discovered success. Da Bungalow ran for 5 collection on the BBC between 2002 and 2006.
Recurring options on the reside Saturday morning sport present included cartoons, slapstick puppet sketches and “Bogies” – a sport through which the pair took turns to shout “bogies” in quiet public locations at regularly growing volumes.
Speaking to Steph McGovern, Wood, 44, stated the programme could be unlikely to get commissioned at present. He stated: “It’s a shame that that kind of thing isn’t around anymore.
“I believe the best way children view content material has completely modified and every part’s on-demand, every part’s digital, every part’s YouTube now. So I believe even in case you introduced that form of present again I do not know if it will actually work.”
He added: “We’ve at all times been an enormous fan of irreverent humour. But there’s much less and fewer [these days] as a result of persons are increasingly scared of creating difficult TV and theatre reveals.”
Da Bungalow regularly attracted more than a million viewers at its peak and was awarded two Baftas in 2004. Asked about how they made the show feel hilariously spontaneous, McCourt, 45, revealed that it was never rehearsed.
“It was actually flip up on the studio on a Saturday morning and go for it”, he said. “We simply had a bullet board on the facet of the set that stated ‘Bogies’, ‘subsequent sport’, ‘cartoon’ and we simply ad-libbed spherical it.”
Wood quipped: “It’s a bit like this present actually!”
The pair are set to go on a UK tour later this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Da Bungalow’s launch. They said the live performances will be family-friendly and a “large nostalgia-fest”.
“It will probably be precisely the identical because the TV present – identical characters, identical video games, identical music”, McCourt said. “You’ll simply get that fuzzy feeling inside out of your childhood.”
Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12:30 on Channel 4.