Spinal Tap

The 30 Greatest Quotes From This Is Spinal Tap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Comedy

One of the greatest, funniest and most quotable of all comedy films - 'This Is Spinal Tap' - was released 30 years ago this week. And we can think of ...

'This Is Spinal Tap' Is 30 This Week: Watch An Original 1984 Review

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Almost 30 years ago to the day (it was 2 March 1984), 'This Is Spinal Tap' hit our cinema screens. In true cult classic style, it wasn't a big hit ...

Interview: Stephen Merchant on What Makes Great Comedy Timeless

Adam Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Forrest

At this point in his career, Stephen Merchant knows a thing or two about successful comedy. The writer, director and actor, best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais on The Office and Extras, has won awards and plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Documentary Charts History of UK Indie Record Shops

Michael Sigman | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Twenty years ago, the UK boasted a thriving record-store culture, with over 2200 indie shops and as many as three on a single block in a single small village.

Chris O'Dowd To Star In Christopher Guest Mockumentary

The Independent | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Comedy

As Nigel Tufnel, the raddled English rocker who wants his amp to go “one louder”, Christopher Guest secured his place in Hollywood comedy lore. No...

Guess Who's Tapping Into A BBC Sitcom?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Long before The Office, there was This is Spinal Tap. Now the man behind this enduring wonder big screen mockumentary is bringing his gifts to the...

What Uniting to Combat Tropical Diseases Will Really Require

Dr Unni Karunakara | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK
Dr Unni Karunakara

Performing a spinal tap under field conditions is nerve-wracking. Sticking a needle into someone's spine to extract spinal fluid is painful and risky and that's just the doctor's perspective. But it's also something that our doctors have to do every day as part of routine tests for advanced stage sleeping sickness.

Can Blair Go One Louder?

PA | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Former prime minister Tony Blair has revealed his dream film role - playing dopey guitarist Nigel Tufnel in mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. The ch...

Spinal Tap Tops List Of Greatest Ever Comedy Films

Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap has been ranked the greatest comedy movie of all time by experts. The 1984 film, fe...