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Fact File

➤ Com­edy star Jim found fame with com­edy partner Bob Mor­timer in the sur­real C4 se­ries Vic Reeves Big Night Out in 1990.

➤ Ghostly role In 2000, Vic played Marty Hop­kirk in Randall & Hop­kirk (De­ceased), with Bob as Jeff Randall.

➤ Play­ing it straight In 2011, Jim starred with Vic­to­ria Wood to play the par­ents of

Eric More­cambe in BBC2 biopic Eric & Ernie.

im turns up in Cor­rie this week when Nor­ris and Mary ar­rive at a ra­dio sta­tion for the ‘Mr & Mrs’ com­pe­ti­tion. Jim plays Colin, the sta­tion’s mar­ket­ing man, who makes a big fuss of Mr and Mrs Cole after find­ing out that Nor­ris is a newsagent. When Colin gath­ers all the con­tes­tants to­gether for a pho­to­shoot, he makes sure that Nor­ris and Mary are cen­tre stage. But is there more to Colin’s en­thu­si­asm for the new­ly­weds than meets the eye?

Mak­ing a fuss… Colin now

then 1990

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