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Final episode date
16 February 2000
Neil FitzmauricePeter KayDave SpikeyGareth Hughes
Peter KayPaddy McGuinnessDave SpikeyToby FosterMark JacksonNeil FitzmauriceSian FoulkesDaniel KitsonKristian TiffanyKay KelleyBeatrice KelleySteve Edge
That Peter Kay Thing is a series of six spoof documentaries shown on Channel 4 in 2000. It was written by Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Neil Fitzmaurice and Gareth Hughes, and was directed by Andrew Gillman. The series was narrated by Andrew Sachs. Set in and around Bolton, each episode functions as a self-contained documentary following a different set of characters, many of them played by Kay. Many of the characters went on to appear in the successful spin-off series Phoenix Nights.
That Peter Kay Thing won the Best New TV Comedy award at the British Comedy Awards.
A number of the characters in That Peter Kay Thing, including Brian Potter, Max and Paddy, and Jerry St Clair went on to become central characters in the highly successful spinoff series Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere.