The Ministry of Curious Stuff

A Vic Reeves children's show about weird, unexplained topics? Sort of like the BBC made a tv programme tailored for me. My son is being forced to Watch With Mother this series, currently running on Mondays on CBBC. I've been following Vic Reeves since the days of Big Night Out, and even though Bob is missing from Ministry, there are still touches of the style of the pair's madness.

Vic's new sidekick is Captain Lengthwidth, played by Dan Renton Skinner, who is unrecognisable from his Angelos character from Shooting Stars.

Apart from being a fan girl for the comedy royalty, the show also appeals in the weird topics ('Do aliens live among us?', 'Can we travel through time?') and the aesthetic aspects of the set.

The Ministry seems to be set in a bizarre little corner of Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil', with jet-packed, steam punk postwomen & sassy WW2 telephonist assistants.

I advise you to get all over it, the first three episodes are on BBC iplayer now, and episode 4 screens this Monday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/the-ministry-of-curious-stuff

The Ministry of Curious Stuff

The Ministry of Curious Stuff

The Ministry of Curious Stuff

The Ministry of Curious Stuff