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11 April 2010 @ 01:00 pm
Paul popped up on Jonathan Ross' Radio 2 show yesterday but, just like last time, he wasn't interviewed by Wossy. Adam Buxton and Liza Tarbuck were hosting the show (not as good as having David Tennant last time...) :D

Anyway, on iPlayer - www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rxg09/Jonathan_Ross_10_04_2010/
28 March 2010 @ 01:37 pm
In case anyone hasn't heard yet - HIGNFY starts again this week - on THURSDAY night. Extended episode on the Saturday night again. Also:

Paul Merton Looks At Alfred Hitchcock was repeated on BBC4 last night and is now up for public (UK) consumption on iPlayer. If you haven't seen it already, you ought to check it out. Good stuff. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j09r4/Paul_Merton_Looks_at_Alfred_Hitchcock/

And I may as welll put this here to maximise the number of people who see it. Suki updated her blog again and I'll post the content under the cut. http://www.sukiwebster.com/2010/03/

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27 March 2010 @ 11:10 am
The latest (April) edition of Buzz Magazine has a one page interview with Paul (plus a picture - looks like the same shoot as the always-used Impro Chums shot). Mentions of Jim and Suki in particular. It can be read here: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1n96f/BuzzMagazineApr2010/resources/index.htm

If that link doesn't work then find it from this site: http://www.buzzmag.co.uk/
18 March 2010 @ 11:45 am

Paul Merton's Weird... on BBC4

Amidst this orgy of naked self-publicity, may I draw your attention to a film I've made for BBC4, which is broadcast on BBc4 on Sunday March 28th...

'Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema', tells the story of the first 23 years of European film. We chiefly focus on the English and French contributions to the development of this new medium. We look at the world's first screen comedians and also show you frankly startling footage of a giant dancing pig.

I hope you like it.

I chose the film's title knowing that in most TV listings it would be shortened to 'Paul Merton's Weird'�.I was reminded of this frankly potty decision while recently searching for some music to listen to via a hotel room television set. Pink Floyd's 'Dark side of the Moon' was drastically shortened to 'Pink Floyd's Dark Sid'. And if you know anything of the band's early history and the unfortunate Syd Barrett the abbreviation strikes a somber note.

While I've got you there I'm sometimes in the habit of watching television with the sound turned down. I was mightily disturbed the other week whole watching the 6 O'Clock news to see my face in a big close-up held on the screen for several seconds. Sitting on the sofa gawping at my mute portrait I experienced a momentary state of mortality. And I didn't like it one bit.

Checking the story with the sound turned up didn't make it any better. I was on the cover of Reader's Digest and the magazine was the story rather than me. Reader's Digest were in financial trouble but only in Britain. Not throughout the rest of the world. So published in this country since 1938 everything was tickety-boo until they put my image on the cover. I drew the obvious inference. My face makes you bankrupt.

Paul Merton's Weird & Wonderful World
of Early Cinema : BBC4
Sunday, March 28th, 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, March 28th at 11:50pm
Saturday, March 29th at 2:40am
Saturday, March 29th at 7:30pm
07 March 2010 @ 01:29 pm
This popped up on YouTube this past week. Seems to be a spot that he did on Saturday Live, the TV programme from the '80s. Anyway, thought it might be of interest seeing the routine.

And here is the picspam

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View the rest here:

Next up, Season 15, with much lol's as everyone's favorite blond makes his first apperance on the show.

That's right, BORIS JOHNSON'S first episode is coming up in the next review!
Next post will be the picspam of this special.
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This is, by far, one of my favorite HIGNFY specials because of the sheer hilarity and awesomeness it has.

So here it is:
Have I Got News For You
The Pirate Special: Slash, jokes, fag breaks, and Men Behaving Badly
Names in Bold denote the winner of that episode

For those who want to watch it. it's linked here on youtube:

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Next post will be the picspam of this special.
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09 February 2010 @ 10:56 am
Figured this would do as a place to post this..

Suki has a website: www.sukiwebster.com

Blog entry here: http://www.sukiwebster.com/2010/02/
09 February 2010 @ 10:37 am
I only just noticed this but thought it wouldn't hurt to point it out... The upcoming Impro Chums tour seems to making a slight detour via Amsterdam (not close enough to Australia, IMHO...) on the 5th of June. :D

08 February 2010 @ 08:49 pm
In case you didn't see this from Neil's Twitter. Someone's looking in the wrong direction... :D

@NeilMullarkey "@aJimSweeney Hurrah hurrah! We love you http://twitpic.com/11wjvy "