Vaughan again

Orrible gets new lease of life on DVD

The BBC is to release the entire series of Johnny Vaughan's sitcom Orrible on DVD.

Vaughan and co-writer Ed Allen have recorded a full running commentary for the four-hour disc, which also includes a special guide to being a bouncer.

The BBC had high hopes for the comedy, about a minicab driver keen to enter London's criminal underworld, when it was launched in September 2001.

But the show was a critical and ratings flop - losing a million viewers in its first two weeks, bottoming out with an audience of just 1.5million.

But Vaughan said: "I think it was the best original comedy script commissioned by the BBC."

He added: "Making the DVD gave me a chance to sit on the sofa with my good mate Ed and tell everyone what we really liked about the series, what made us laugh."

The DVD is released by BBC Worldwide on January 20, priced £19.99. Click here to pre-order from Amazon at £16.99

Published: 1 Jan 2003

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