For fans of Peter Kay (or just good comedy) Driven to Distraction is one of the very first programmes he ever starred in and has never been seen before on DVD. This ultra rare gem has him starring alongside Matthew Dunster and Pearce Quiggley as they try to rob a local pub of their evening’s takings. With Kay as the getaway driver though hilarity, and thoroughly unsuccessful robbery, soon ensues.
Distraction is a game show that aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom from 31 October 2003 to 11 June 2004. Presented by comedian Jimmy Carr, the show involves contestants answering questions while being distracted in various bizarre, painful and humiliating ways. Carr is aided by "distractors", who as the name suggests, attempt to distract the contestants painfully or emotionally. Examples include losing contestants, nudists, creepy carny guys, tattoo/piercing experts, professional wrestlers, midgets, Roller Derby girls, professional hockey players, professional volleyball players, paintball players, and a large bouncer-type male nicknamed "Tiny". Occasionally, a number of female assistants helped with some of the distractions; depending on the stunt being played, they could be referred to as "Jimmy's interns", "farmer girls", "schoolgirls" or "ammo ladies." A quiz book, featuring most of the distractions seen on the show, was released by Carlton Books in late 2004.
Players vie for the chance to answer a series of questions on general culture by undertaking a variety of utterly wacky and extreme challenges! No pressing buzzers in this game, instead, players will need to be much bolder to be able to give their answers as quickly as possible; they may have to take a cream pie in the face, or crack a dozen eggs over their heads! In Distraction, the question isn’t the challenge.
Weapons of Mass Distraction is a 1997 film starring Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers, Jeffrey Tambor, and other stars in an ensemble cast, about two media moguls and their fight over ownership of a professional football team. It was written by Larry Gelbart and directed by Stephen Surjik. This film was nominated for four Primetime Emmy awards.