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In Episode 2, parodying the fact that the [[wikipedia:Prime Minister of Thailand|Prime Minister]] of [[wikipedia:Thailand|Thailand]], [[wikipedia:Thaksin Shinawatra|Thaksin Shinawatra]], had tried to purchase [[wikipedia:Liverpool F.C.|Liverpool Football Club]], BBC News reports that "''another foreign leader with a questionable human rights record''", [[Saruman]], had bought [[wikipedia:Newcastle United F.C.|Newcastle United F.C.]] The manager, [[wikipedia:Bobby Robson|Bobby Robson]], explains that [[Shelob]] and [[Sméagol]] (invisible thanks to [[The One Ring]]) will be playing for the team.<ref name="S3E2">''[[wikipedia:Dead Rings (comedy)|Dead Ringers]]'', Series 3, Episode 2. Originally broadcast on [[wikipedia:BBC|BBC]] [[wikipedia:BBC Two|Two]] on [[May 17|17]] [[May]] [[2004]]</ref>
 
In Episode 2, parodying the fact that the [[wikipedia:Prime Minister of Thailand|Prime Minister]] of [[wikipedia:Thailand|Thailand]], [[wikipedia:Thaksin Shinawatra|Thaksin Shinawatra]], had tried to purchase [[wikipedia:Liverpool F.C.|Liverpool Football Club]], BBC News reports that "''another foreign leader with a questionable human rights record''", [[Saruman]], had bought [[wikipedia:Newcastle United F.C.|Newcastle United F.C.]] The manager, [[wikipedia:Bobby Robson|Bobby Robson]], explains that [[Shelob]] and [[Sméagol]] (invisible thanks to [[The One Ring]]) will be playing for the team.<ref name="S3E2">''[[wikipedia:Dead Rings (comedy)|Dead Ringers]]'', Series 3, Episode 2. Originally broadcast on [[wikipedia:BBC|BBC]] [[wikipedia:BBC Two|Two]] on [[May 17|17]] [[May]] [[2004]]</ref>
  
The third episode combined the characters of the recently-returned, [[wikipedia:Auf Wiedersehen, Pet|Auf Wiedersehen, Pet]] - a programme about seven fictional British construction-workers working abroad - whose characters go to [[Middle-earth]] in search of work. They are employed by [[Gandalf]] to rebuild [[The Shire]] following the [[Scouring of the Shire]], but - in common with all series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet -  a nasty foreman turns up ([[Saruman]]) and one of the team falls in love with a local (an [[orcs|orc]]) who is then taught to speak [[wikipedia:Geordie|Geordie]].<ref name="S3E3">''[[wikipedia:Dead Rings (comedy)|Dead Ringers]]'', Series 3, Episode 3 (see 16:30 - ). Originally broadcast on [[wikipedia:BBC|BBC]] [[wikipedia:BBC Two|Two]] on [[May 24|24]] [[May]] [[2004]]</ref>
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The third episode combined the characters of the recently-returned, [[wikipedia:Auf Wiedersehen, Pet|Auf Wiedersehen, Pet]] - a programme about seven fictional British construction-workers working abroad - whose characters go to [[Middle-earth]] in search of work. They are employed by [[Gandalf]] to rebuild [[The Shire]] following the [[Scouring of the Shire]], but - in common with all series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet -  a nasty foreman turns up ([[Saruman]]) and one of the team falls in love with a local (an [[orcs|orc]]) who is then taught to speak [[wikipedia:Geordie|Geordie]].<ref name="S3E3">''[[wikipedia:Dead Rings (comedy)|Dead Ringers]]'', Series 3, Episode 3 (see 16:30 - 18:16). Originally broadcast on [[wikipedia:BBC|BBC]] [[wikipedia:BBC Two|Two]] on [[May 24|24]] [[May]] [[2004]]</ref>
  
 
==Places, People and Events==
 
==Places, People and Events==
 
The following - demonstrating an impressive knowledge of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' - have been mentioned within the course of the seven series of ''Dead Ringers'':
 
The following - demonstrating an impressive knowledge of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' - have been mentioned within the course of the seven series of ''Dead Ringers'':
 
===People===
 
===People===
*[[Dead Marshes]]
 
 
*[[Gandalf]]
 
*[[Gandalf]]
 
*[[Gollum]]/[[Sméagol]]
 
*[[Gollum]]/[[Sméagol]]
*[[orcs]]
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*[[orcs]]<ref name="S3E3" />
 
*[[Saruman]]
 
*[[Saruman]]
 
*[[Shelob]]
 
*[[Shelob]]
  
 
===Places===
 
===Places===
*[[Ithilien]]
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*[[Dead Marshes]]<ref name="S3E3" />
*[[Middle-earth]]
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*[[Ithilien]]<ref name="S3E3" />
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*[[Middle-earth]]<ref name="S3E3" />
 
*[[Mordor]]
 
*[[Mordor]]
*[[Parth Galen]]
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*[[Parth Galen]]<ref name="S3E3" />
*[[The Shire]]
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*[[The Shire]]<ref name="S3E3" />
  
 
===Events===
 
===Events===
*[[Scouring of the Shire]]
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*[[Scouring of the Shire]]<ref name="S3E3" />
  
 
===Miscellaneous===
 
===Miscellaneous===
 
*[[Bigatures]] (from the [[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy|film trilogy]])
 
*[[Bigatures]] (from the [[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy|film trilogy]])
 
*[[The One Ring]]
 
*[[The One Ring]]
*[[Orkish]]
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*[[Orkish]]<ref name="S3E3" />
  
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
*[[wikipedia:Mark Perry (impressionist)|Mark Perry]]: [[Gandalf]]
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*[[wikipedia:Mark Perry (impressionist)|Mark Perry]]: [[Gandalf]]<ref name="S3E3" />
*[[wikipedia:Phil Cornwell|Phil Cornwell]]: [[Saruman]]
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*[[wikipedia:Phil Cornwell|Phil Cornwell]]: [[Saruman]]<ref name="S3E3" />
*[[wikipedia:Jan Ravens|Jan Ravens]]: [[wikipedia:Aggie MacKenzie|Aggie MacKenzie]] (called "[[Gollum]]")
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*[[wikipedia:Jan Ravens|Jan Ravens]]: [[wikipedia:Aggie MacKenzie|Aggie MacKenzie]] (called "[[Gollum]]"), an [[orcs|orc]]<ref name="S3E3" />
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

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Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers was a comedy sketch show on BBC Two which frequently parodied and referenced The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien more broadly. It ran for seven series, between 2002 and 2007.

Series 3

In Episode 1, the use of Bigatures by Weta Workshop for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was referenced in a sketch wherein Tony Blair claimed the Iraq War was all faked with the use of models. Also, the show parodied How Clean Is Your House? with Aggie MacKenzie calling herself "the Gollum of grime" and the owner's house being described as "a cross between Mordor and Afghanistan".[1]

In Episode 2, parodying the fact that the Prime Minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, had tried to purchase Liverpool Football Club, BBC News reports that "another foreign leader with a questionable human rights record", Saruman, had bought Newcastle United F.C. The manager, Bobby Robson, explains that Shelob and Sméagol (invisible thanks to The One Ring) will be playing for the team.[2]

The third episode combined the characters of the recently-returned, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - a programme about seven fictional British construction-workers working abroad - whose characters go to Middle-earth in search of work. They are employed by Gandalf to rebuild The Shire following the Scouring of the Shire, but - in common with all series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - a nasty foreman turns up (Saruman) and one of the team falls in love with a local (an orc) who is then taught to speak Geordie.[3]

Places, People and Events

The following - demonstrating an impressive knowledge of The Lord of the Rings - have been mentioned within the course of the seven series of Dead Ringers:

People

Places

Events

Miscellaneous

Cast

External Links

References

  1. Dead Ringers, Series 3, Episode 1. Originally broadcast on BBC Two on 10 May 2004
  2. Dead Ringers, Series 3, Episode 2. Originally broadcast on BBC Two on 17 May 2004
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Dead Ringers, Series 3, Episode 3 (see 16:30 - 18:16). Originally broadcast on BBC Two on 24 May 2004