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The 25th anniversary of BBC2’s The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer is the reason for this new four-part outing for Vic and Bob – Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out – but any excuse to let loose their unique brand of comic mayhem on the viewing public is always welcome.

Long-term fans will be pleased to hear that talent competition Novelty Island is back, this week featuring the obnoxious Graham Lister performing with his rescue owl, Beaky.

Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer get set for their return of the Big Night Out

Plus, the pair disrupt a couple’s cosy dinner date with a song and dance routine, before they are interrupted by ‘Tom Cruise’ performing a daring stunt, and Bill Decker demos unique animal impersonations. There really is nothing quite like a big night in with the inimitable Vic and Bob. Remember the first series in 1990?

TV Times rating: ****