Bo' Selecta!

A surreal take on British popular culture, this comedy sketch show features comedian Leigh Francis taking on a number of roles as some of the most famous celebrities in the World. Francis generally appears in latex masks that are created as caricatures of the actual faces of the famous, such as those that are made for the characters of Michael Jackson and Mel B. Comedy is found not only in the things the characters say, but also in the fact that the voices used bear little resemblance to the real individuals.

Channel 4
4 Seasons, 24 Episodes
September 6, 2002
Cast: Leigh Francis

Bo' Selecta! Full Episode Guide

  • Ho Ho Ho Selecta! is stuffed full of all the usual favourites. Craig David visits Santa, Michael Jackson and Mel B take up carol singing, and Elton John provides the Queen's Speech.

  • Myleene Klass, Vernon Kay, Dermot O'Leary... Craig Phillips. This week's guest list is as impressive as ever, although Avid is still crazy, and his backstage accomplice is still a toy bear.

  • Craig David throws a party to launch his new single, Soda Pop, and The Odd Couple work-out to an exercise video.

  • A touch of Hollywood glitz as rehearsals get under way for 'Bear: The Movie' with co-star Jonathan Ross.

  • Chat-show Avid interviews Sean Pertwee, the Bear goes camping with Lisa Stansfield.

  • Avid Merrion harrasses June Sarpong, plus more backstage antics from the Bear, on This Morning.

  • Celebrity stalker Avid Merrion plays chat-show host to Patsy Kensit and Jack Osbourne. But there's trouble backstage with the Bear, and with agent to the stars, Keith Lemon, who looks…

  • Michael Jackson instigates a prison-roof protest in 'Doin' Porridge', and Mel B irritates Patsy in the bathroom.

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