- The companies who own the rights to Russ Abbot's TV back catalogue.
- United Kingdom
Russ Abbot is today acknowledged as one of the most popular entertainers in Britain. In the 80's he was acclaimed as 'Comedian of the Decade' by TV viewers, he was also voted 'Funniest Man On Television' In Europe and five times awarded Funniest Man On Television In Britain for his top rating Madhouse and The Russ Abbot Show TV series.
Russ has added to his outstanding TV reputation with his performance as a straight actor in the role of Ted in the three drama series of Granada's September Song.
His many crazy creations including: Cooperman, CU Jimmy the Scot, Fat Man, Basildon Bond, Boggles, Julio Doubleglazius and Vince Prince have become classics through six Russ Abbot's Madhouse series for LWT and six Russ Abbot Show series and specials for BBC TV.
30-somethings grew-up laughing with this man on Saturday night telly in the 80's, and had there heart strings tugged by him in TV drama in the 90's.
Whether or not there will ever again be a place on Saturday nights for Russ Abbot's particular brand of comedy remains doubtful, but maybe some kind of revival, if only in the form of a DVD release, is now due. Lets not miss the boat in this time of the retro comeback!
We, the undersigned, call on the companies who own the rights to Russ Abbot's TV back catalogue to provide us at the very leased a 'Best of Russ Abbot's Madhouse' and/or 'Best of The Russ Abbot Show' on DVD!
The We Want Russ Abbot on DVD! petition to The companies who own the rights to Russ Abbot's TV back catalogue. was written by russabbotfan and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.