A Terrible mistake

Coogan admits show's failings

Steve Coogan has admitted that his spoof horror series Dr Terrible's House of Horrible was a disappointment.

He made six glossy episodes of the Hammer Horror parodies for BBC Two in 2001, but despite his presence as the sinister host and  glossy production values, it was slated by critics as tepid.

The viewing audience was equally disappointed, with ratings of just 2.5million for the first episode, which quickly slumped to just 1.2 million.

In an interview with today’s Glasgow Herald, Coogan admits he made mistakes.

‘Dr Terrible's House of Horrible was too much concentration on production values, not enough concentration on the material," he confessed.

‘It should have been sharper. I took my eye off the ball, really. I think that's not the wisest move I've made.’

The interview was to promote his new movie with Rob Brydon – Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story.

>> To buy Dr Terrible's House Of Horrible on DVD


Published: 9 Jan 2006

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