Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The stars of the British laughfest Alas Smith and Jones briefly abandoned their traditional sketch-comedy format in favor of brief "book" shows. The four 20-minute playlets offered herein included "The Whole Hog," "The Boat People," "Second Thoughts," and "The Waiting Room." Exercising their usual prerogative, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones wrote most of their own material, which sometimes required the services of stunt coordinator Tom Delmar. Smith and Jones in Small Doses aired over BBC2 from October 19 to November 9, 1989.