TitleViz: The Documentary
DescriptionThis series consists of items relating to an animated segment of "Viz: The Documentary", a documentary produced about the comic magazine, Viz.

The series includes production material for the animation (consisting of scene artwork and drawings, including dope sheets,animation cels, pencil drawings and field guides).

Synopsis: Roger Mellie "The Man on the Telly" comments to his producer Bob about his idea for a TV show called 'Celebrity Knockers'.
DateUndated [1990]
Extent1 box
LocationFarnham, G193, box VZ1
AdminHistoryViz magazine is a British comic magazine founded in 1979 by Chris Donald. It parodies British comics of the post-war period, notably The Beano and The Dandy, but with black comedy. It also sends up tabloid newspapers, with mockeries of articles and letter pages. It features parody comeptitions and satirises current events and politicians.

Roger Mellie ("The Man on the Telly") is a fictional character featured in Viz magazine, created by Barney Farmer and Lee Healey. His character first appeared in Issue 6 in July 1981.

Viz: The Documentary was released on TV on 4th May 1990, and was a documentary about the magazine Viz. Directed by Philip Morrow, it included a cast of Keith Chegwin, Chris Donald, Simon Donald, Harry Enfield and Michael Palin.


Produced by:
Vijay Amarnani - executive producer
Philip Morrow - producer
Peter Ward - producer

Film Editing by :
Russell King

Production Management:
Val Ames - production manager

Art Department:
Paula Nessick - computer graphics
Hitesh Patel - computer graphics

Sound Department:
Simon Pinkerton - sound recordist

Camera and Electrical Department:
Peter Morgan - lighting cameraman
Ken Morse - rostrum camera
Darryl Noad - electrician

Animation Department:
Bob Godfrey - animator

Editorial Department:
Mark Eyres - on-line editor
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