The Steam Video Company, 1984
Rare 1980’s comic gem featuring the late great Barry Cryer among others.
The Steam Video Company was a six part 1984 TV comedy series produced by Thames Television for ITV
The programmes featured a regular cast of comic actors in a variety of roles, including: William Franklyn, Barry Cryer and Jimmy Mulville
The title is thought to be a reference to ‘the golden age of steam railways’, with the ‘steam video’ apparently a spoof on the multitude of low-budget horror and exploitation films available during the early days of the British home video boom.
Each episode had a different theme and title.
The series took the form of a sketch show spoofing low budget horror films and various television programmes, with over the top ridiculousness and non-stop jokes.
Written By: Andrew Marshall and David Renwick
Produced By: Thames Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 19th January – 23rd February 1984