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May 31, 2012 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Vidz was a late-night video review show from the late 90s, presented by Nigel Buckland and Stef Gardner and shown on Channel 4 in the UK. It concentrated mostly on reviewing low-budget, cult and foreign films. Most of the episodes can be found on this youtube channel and there's an episode by episode guide here). After a break of 12 years or so, they're back, this time in podcast form.
posted by dng (14 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sorry, I meant to add that the show's are frequently unsafe for work, due to swearing, nudity, violence etc, especially in the film clips.
posted by dng at 1:40 PM on May 31, 2012


Yes!
posted by Artw at 1:54 PM on May 31, 2012


Fantastic, used to love these two Welsh lunatics.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:55 PM on May 31, 2012


I fuckin' loved this show. Thanks!!!!
posted by stonepharisee at 1:57 PM on May 31, 2012


This takes me back. Even with late night googlebox munchies, i couldn't eat if Nigel was on screen. He had a way with words that could put me of my coco-pops.
posted by gnuhavenpier at 2:22 PM on May 31, 2012


Yeah that whole late night strand that Channel 4 used to do 4Later was fucking excellent. I sure SF:UK was on it (great doc on this history of British SF), Bits, and psychedelic The Trip
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:26 PM on May 31, 2012


Fantastic, used to love these two Welsh lunatics.
Wait, one of them is Welsh and the other is Scottish. Or was my late teens spent in vain watching late night telly?
posted by Jehan at 2:27 PM on May 31, 2012


By gum you're right. Stef is frae Glasgae.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 2:31 PM on May 31, 2012


eah that whole late night strand that Channel 4 used to do 4Later was fucking excellent. I sure SF:UK was on it (great doc on this history of British SF), Bits, and psychedelic The Trip

They also used to show Pulp, a book review show, which I quite enjoyed, although it was more like the Culture Show or something than Vidz and the rest of the stuff Channel 4 showed at the time. (Also the presenter of that is now an author herself, which I found out reading the local paper recently)

And I saw a half hour documentary about Northampton presented by Alan Moore on there at one point (possibly part of the The Other Side series) which was really good and that I've never found anywhere since (except for this clip on youtube where he's talking about magic as usual).
posted by dng at 2:37 PM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd completely forgotten about that programme. I used to love watching it when I remembered to check the Radio Times / Teletext to try to find whenever it was being broadcast that week. Now to watch those YT vids.
posted by TheDonF at 3:30 PM on May 31, 2012


Wow, this takes me back. I remember we were very excited when we heard they were going to make a show like Vidz for video games.

And we were very disappointed when it turned out to be Bits.
posted by phl at 5:06 PM on May 31, 2012


And we were very disappointed when it turned out to be Bits.

Did you ever watch Consolevania? That was almost the spiritual successor of Vidz (and even had Nigel turn up on it occasionally)
posted by dng at 5:15 PM on May 31, 2012


You, sir, are the goddamn MAN! Had managed to put together series 1, 2 and part of 3 from torrents, never dreamed there was a motherlode of almost every episodes out there...and the new podcast? Frig yes! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!
posted by endgamer at 12:37 AM on June 1, 2012


> Sorry, I meant to add that the show's are frequently unsafe for work, due to swearing, nudity, violence etc, especially in the film clips.

You forgot to mention Satan the Lucky Wank-Sock :)
posted by endgamer at 12:46 AM on June 1, 2012


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