Bob Martin (2001)

Isla plays Herself

Director: Tony Dow
Writer(s): Bob Mills and Jeff Pope
Genre: Sitcom, comedy-drama
Filming: Isla probably would’ve filmed her scenes in early 2001.
Viewing figures:
Runtime: Each episode in season 1 lasted 45 minutes (including adverts), and the episodes in season 2 lasted 30 minutes (including adverts).


Satirical comedy-drama starring Michael Barrymore as a troubled TV game show host.

Michael Barrymore returns in his award-winning role as the troubled daytime game show host Bob Martin, a hopeless man who is willing to do anything he needs to to get what he wants. Still standing behind him is his Quickfire team lead by his campy producer Greg (Denis Lawson).



Michael Barrymore … as Bob Martin
Denis Lawson … as Gregor “Greg” Campbell-Grey
Keith Allen … as Vinnie Young
Tracey-Ann Oberman … as Beverley “Bev” Jordan
Marshall Lancaster … as Timothy “Timmy” Speed
Valerie Holliman … as Jean


Air Dates

UK – Aired on Sunday evenings on ITV from April 2nd 2000 to June 4th 2001. There were a total of 12 episodes, with 6 in each of the 2 seasons.


Character & Episode Information

Isla made a cameo appearance as herself in the 4th episode of the 2nd season of this British sitcom. Her episode aired on May 21st 2001, and was directed by Tony Dow and written by Bob Mills and Jeff Pope.

Season 2, Episode #4 ‘Edge Of Darkness’: Isla Fisher is booked to appear on Quickfire, and Darren Day comes along to watch, only to be roped in at the last minute when another celebrity guest pulls out, but only Vinnie’s sleazy connivance will persuade him to appear. Meanwhile, Bob’s stress levels shoot up, and his relaxation techniques don’t exactly do the job.



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• Isla’s ex-fiance Darren Day also made a cameo appearance in this episode.

• Also known as Edge of Darkness.


Quotes: Isla, Cast & Crew

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Fisher Fantastic

We have not seen this project, so can’t comment on how much, or how good, Isla was in it.



We are not aware of any promotion Isla might have done for this series.


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Last Updated: July 22nd 2012