Jones, London Rachel
MacLennan Baird, Wisbech
Martin, Hopewell, VA Gareth
Welcome to Popetown, where money, power and corruption
another part of the daily routine for the Cardinals,
Nuns, and Bishops.
Father Nicholas is our guide through the corridors of
everyone's playing the game, it seems, even the gun-toting,
hide-and-seek playing Pope!
The series is directed by Phil Ox (MJTV), and features
the writing talents of
Mackenzie Crook and David Quantick. The all-star voice
artists include Matt Lucas,
Bob Mortimer, Ruby Wax, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Morwenna
and model Jerry Hall.
"Popetown" was comissioned and produced by
BBC Three, and set to air back
in 2004, but mass media speculation and religious
lobbying in advance of the
broadcast gave the corporation cold feet, so they pulled
it from their schedules.
The series has been languishing in cartoon limbo ever since.
But now Revolver have stepped in. Their UK DVD release
includes 10 x 24min
episodes of the show, plus interviews with several members
of the all-star cast,
so now we can all see exactly what all that fuss was
"Too controversial for television, "Popetown"
finally arrives on DVD for our viewing
pleasure... or not, depending on your taste...
But the important thing is, we're
finally getting the chance to judge for
ourselves... And as it happens, "Popetown"
is rather funny. Think of it as a naughty
choirboy. Indeed, the show has only
picked up a "12" certificate here
in the UK, which suggests that much of the
controversy has simply been a storm
in a Catholic wine cup. Look beneath
that Papal veil and you'll find a show which
has a genuine respect for
the religion its lampooning. Well, that's
The Hound's opinion, at least.
You may view it differently. The point is, now
go to the first five entries drawn after the closing date.
agree to having their names and country of location included on this
and addresses of entrants will not be disclosed to any third parties, or
any marketing purposes.
The DVD prizes available are Region 2 PAL discs, compatible with UK machines.
you can play these discs before
entering the competition.
but we can not replace faulty or incompatible discs.
Popetown is rated 12 in the United Kingdom. Accordingly,
this giveaway is open
to people aged 12 and