Alexei Sayleís Merry-Go-Round
Louise Gold appeared as Anna Chessington, series first screened on BBC 2 on: 8, 15, 22, 29 May and 5 & 14 June 1998
Denise Coffey - Edna
Episode 1, recorded 6 July 1997, broadcast 8 May 1998
Episode 2, recorded 21 October 1997, broadcast 15 May 1998
David Williams Ė Newsagent
Episode 3, recorded 17 October 1997, broadcast 22 May 1998
Episode 4, recorded 22 October 1997, broadcast 29 May 1998
Lee Hurst - The All New Lee Hurst 2000
Episode 5, recorded 22 October 1997, broadcast 5 June 1998
Gemma Rigg - Mandy
Reece Shearsmith - Phillip Arthurs
Episode 6, recorded 28 October 1997, broadcast 14 June 1998
††††††††††† Other Appearances
Louise Gold - Anna Chessington
Simon Greenall - Interviewer
Written by - Alexei Sayle, Kevin Cecil, Dave Cummings, Kevin Gildea, Andy Riley, Jon Rowlands, and, Edgar Wright
Additional Material - David Stafford, and, Dennis Berson
Director - Edgar Wright
Executive Producer - Jon Plowman
Producer - Jon Rowlands
Editor - Peter Drinkwater
Lighting Design - Mark Kenyon
Rachel And The Roarettes, Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, Rita Rudner, A Kick Up The Archive, A Week In The West End, and, Transmission: Impossible With Ed And Oucho were also first broadcast on BBC2, where The Alan Clark Diaries also made its terrestrial debut (having premiered on BBC 4), and City Lights made itís national debut (having premiered on BBC Scotland).
Kevin Cecil, and, Andy Riley had previously written for Spitting Image.
Alexei Sayle had previously appeared in Roland Rat The Series.
Louise Gold definitely appeared in Episode 4 (according to the BBC Programme Catalogue), but it seems likely that she did not appear in the other episodes.
Louise Gold had actually been Denise Coffeyís replacement as a Team Captain on the radio quiz Letís Do The Show Right Here.
Simon Greenall may have taken part in Thing A Thon.
Omid Djalli went on to appear in Oliver!
Links about Alexei Sayleís Merry-Go-Round
Internet Movie Database, page for the programme: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0155439/
BBC Comedy Guideís Page for the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/a/alexeisaylesmerr_66603010.shtml
TV.Comís page for the programme: http://www.tv.com/alexei-sayles-merry-go-round/show/33727/summary.html
Mark Kenyon (Lighting Designer)ís work on Comedy Programmes: http://www.markkenyon.com/comedy.htm
British TV Show Reviews ĎAí: http://www.eskimo.com/~rkj/a.htm
BBC Programme Catalogue entry for series: http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax/series/ALEXEI+SAYLE%27S+MERRY-GO-ROUND and for that episode: http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax/programme/LEGI148D