Martin/Molloy Have Left the Building
By the end of 1998, Tony Martin and Mick Molloy were exhausted.
Even though the show was still extremely successful and they were offered a large amount of money to continue, Tony told Radio Today in 2018 that ‘I think by the end of the fourth year, we were just so tired that we went, “Well, we could do another year, but people are gonna say it’s not as good as it used to be.” We just didn’t wanna hear anyone say that.’
Mick Molloy stated on the Game Changers: Radio podcast in 2016 that ‘we kind of boxed ourselves into a corner because we couldn’t do something not as good… It was a mutual thing. We both looked at each other and went “I don’t know if I can do this again next year” and we went, "yep, done."'
The final episode aired on 4 December 1998 and featured special guests including a live performance by Simon Morely and David 'Friendy' Friend from the ‘Puppetry of the Penis’ stage show.
This excerpt also features the regular team of Pete Smith, Peter Grace, Sancia Robinson and Vicki Marr and is the very last Martin/Molloy sketch that went to air.