News: First Look at New Vic & Bob Show Pictures

The first pictures from Vic & Bob's Big Night Out have been released today.

The new one-off episode goes out on BBC2 on December 29 and is described as a "reimagined" version of their Channel 4 show that made them stars in 1990.

The programme will also feature Matt Berry, who appeared in their sitcom House of Fools and Matt Lucas, whose TV breakthrough came via his appearance as George Dawes on Shooting Stars.

Among the roles they will be taking on Lucas will be playing singer Rag n Bone Man. 

The show was originally called Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out and will now be called Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out.

There will be sketches shot on location as well as songs, skits and stunts performed in front of a studio audience. It will feature a mix of new characters and old favourites such as Graham Lister.There will be some surprise cameo appearances and a very well-known television show will get the Vic & Bob makeover treatment. 

The duo say: "This is the show we wanted to perform back in the Eighties. Now the time is right. We will be increasing our respective heights in order to perform the intricate and challenging moments.”

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning, says: “In this special, Vic and Bob go back to their live stage show roots to mark three decades as the most pioneering, surreal and unique pairing in British comedy. With a mix of old and new characters, recorded in an intimate setting they give a modern spin on that rich tradition of English eccentricity that stretches back to the music hall, through Spike Milligan and The Pythons, in creating characters that delight or baffle depending on who you are.”

Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out is directed by Mat Whitecross, who made the Oasis documentary, Supersonic.

It will be broadcast on BBC2 on December 29 at 9pm.

Pictures: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian

Vic & Bob to return in 2018. More here.

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