I have not found any good reason to index the video performers and songs. However, they are all listed in the various show entries and can be found by a site search.
Talk Show & Interview Guests
Name links are to Wikipedia pages. Table is sortable by clicking top headings.
- The two appearances by Sting are the same interview with slightly different edits.
- Despite persistent references to the contrary, Luis Cardenas was never a guest on any Max show. He did have a video on a Season 3 show.
In addition to big-name interview guests, the shows often had other performers appear - but under restricted conditions. These performances were all oddball comedy skits, shown as framed video clips shot on the show set and often involving the audience. They were never shown as a linear part of the show and may have been audience warmup acts given a small segment of airtime in compensation - or, if amusing and bizarre enough, to fill out the show.
Max's specific comedy skits (as distinct from his usual in-form video riffs) are included here as well.
Name links are to Wikipedia pages, where available. Table is sortable by clicking top headings.
Listing is complete only through Episode CH4.3.9.
|Performer||Show||Episode||US Air Date||UK Air Date||Notes|
|The Broomstick Men||The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.1||1 Aug 1986||6 Jan 1987||Three performers (one a woman) in trench coats, doing choreographed moves and slapstick humor with brooms.|
|Les Bubb||The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.4||17 Sep 1986||27 Jan 1987||Mime doing strange, very physical comedy dancing routine.|
|The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.9||21 Nov 1986||3 Mar 1987||Comedian does an act as a chicken amid the audience.|
|Max Headroom||The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.6||10 Oct 1986||10 Feb 1987||...does a powerful drum solo skit.|
|Mac Macdonald||The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.5||26 Sep 1986||3 Feb 1987||Comedian covering his head with bread to protect against the Bomb.|
|Neil Mullarkey||The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.7||24 Oct 1986||17 Feb 1987||Comedian takes an audience member through a "Ghost Train" ride.|
|John Otway & Willy Barrett||The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.2||15 Aug 1986||13 Jan 1987||Parody of a metal band performance called "Headbutts."|
|Ra Ra Zoo||The Max Headroom Show||CH4.3.8||7 Nov 1986||24 Feb 1987||3-person troupe serves tea on each other's heads.|
- Some guests in Season 4 also performed. They will be noted here when those shows are documented.