Radio Times - March 2006
Could Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow (Saturday BBC2/CBBC) be remembered
as an era-defining kids' show, the Tiswas of the noughties? It ends
this week after a three-year run but, who knows, in 20 years' time
young professionals may only have to hear the word "bogies"to
collapse in fits of nostalgic laughter. To help posterity, we asked
"Dom" (Dominic Wood, below right) to put his own favourite
moments on the record.
"We were playing the Baby Race back in series four, when one
of the babies suddenly stopped crawling and started walking toward
his dad. He took his first steps on live TV - it was a lovely moment.
"Then there was the time that Dick (Richard McCourt) got 'pregnant'
and had to give birth to 45 'babies' covered in custard. They flew
out from between his legs and I caught them. That made the papers...
"I loved Bogies with Rupert Grint (Ron in the Harry Potter
films). He collapsed in a fit of giggles halfway through. He found
the whole thing too weird, but he had to snap out of it otherwise
we wouldn't pay him.
"Rachel Stevens storming off the show was fantastic. I couldn't
have wished for a better celebrity to get in a big sulky huff. She's
done well since, so I'm happy for her.
"In series one, we ad on a "medieval Britney Spears"
- this old woman who was singing and dancing and then started lifting
her skirt up. She wasn't wearing any pants! We couldn't cut it because
it's live. Luckily, it was back in the days when we didn't have
a massive audience."