Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show: The Complete Series
The alter ego of multi-talented songwriter, former Freshies frontman, illustrator and animator Chris Sievey, Frank Sidebottom sprang to national fame in the mid-1980s with his soul-stirring interpretations of hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Anarchy in the UK.
Frank’s surreal, distinctly Mancunian humour garnered a legion of loyal fans, and in 1992 the aspiring pop star, Altrincham FC fan, occasional Granada reporter and self-styled Bard of Timperley launched his very own TV show, broadcast from the converted shed that functioned as his showbiz HQ. Also featuring diminutive sidekick Little Frank, the shows include Frank’s take on Crimewatch, Timperley’s contribution to Manchester’s Olympic bid, pioneering rocket science in the back garden, and even a staging of Live Aid 2!
So join Frank and his friends Mark Radcliffe and Caroline Aherne (making her TV debut as next-door neighbour Mrs. Merton), in six top shows. Other varied guests include Phil Cornwell, Marc ‘Lard’ Riley, Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson, Midge Ure, Adamski, footballer Lee Chapman, The Farm, Keith Chegwin, Oceanic, Kevin Lloyd (The Bill) and Nicholas Parsons. We’ve included the pilot show, too. Fantastic!