Friday, August 19, 2005



I am watching a repeat of Max and Paddie's Road to Nowhere - the spin-off of "Phoenix Nights", a very north-west England sitcom focussed around an old-fashioned nightclub (1970s decor). Both sitcoms are kind of intentionally cheesy, poking fun at Lancashire local people, but in a very loving way.

I am slightly ashamed to say it, but I think Patrick McGuinness, who plays Paddie, is a bit of a hottie. Paddie is a very well-observed character, a likeable lad, but a bit dim. He's the only bit of male tottie in the programme (and regularly appears in cut-off tops or underwear). Here's a picture of Patrick without his Paddie drag.

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