This morning, TV Cream’s podcasting team of Ian, Chris and Graham (in that order) began a very special odyssey in order to celebrate the upcoming Royal Nuptials. In Tillicoultry near Stirling in Clackmannanshire in Scotland, the trio boarded the temporarily-charted TV Cream Royal Commemorative Airship, in which – between now and Friday – they intend to voyage o’er the British Isles, before mooring in the skies over Westminster Abbey, from where they’ll host a very special TV Cream’s Right Royal Scene Podcast, which you’ll be able to download on the morning of April 29th.
To get this blue-blooded party started, our thrill-seeking threesome have filed a special ‘audio mini-report’ which you can listen to right here:
Or download from here.
Along the journey, we’re going to be launching what we’re calling TV Cream’s Big Balloon Bonanza (in association with Rumbelows). Find one of the million TVC-branded balloons we’ll be distributing during our meanderings, and you might just get the chance to come along to our TV Cream’s Right Royal Scene Wedding Blimp Party, held hundreds of feet over our capital, namely London. So, watch the skies! And, more prosaically, watch our Twitter account for more updates.
Oh, and if you do spot our commemorative airship up in the skies, do take a snap and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org. The best photos will be published right here on TV Cream!
See you tomorrow!
PRESENTING THE ultimate in worlds-in-collison interviews, as no less a personage than MORRISSEY fearlessly undergoes the ruthless interrogation of PAUL COIA on Pebble Mill at One. But not before Paul has reviewed the latest pop books, scathingly dismissing a biography of Lionel Richie (“one or two inaccuracies in there, including some captions which have been mislabelled”) and looked at the new music video releases, suggesting that Moz “might like” something called Sexy Shorts (“all the rude videos… really only for the mums and dads”).
IMPERIAL LUNCHEON appointment and always a highlight of any school skive, here dwelt the esteemed likes of DONNY MACLEOD, BOB LANGLEY, TOM COYNE and MARIAN FOSTER, holding forth in the foyer of the Beeb’s Birmingham studios with chat, music, cookery and celebrity in equal dosage. It was all here, and all wonderful: PETER SEABROOK in the garden; DR WHO monsters; MICHAEL SMITH cooking a roast; bodypoppers; breakdancers; numerous pieces of military hardware landing on the forecourt outside; GERARD KENNY doing ‘New York New York (So Good They Named It Twice)’ for weeks on end; pets who looked like their owners; pets doing obstacle courses; pets owned by celebrities; pets who looked like their owners who were celebrities; OLIVER REED doing trouserless dancing; OWEN PAUL forgetting to mime; kids doing ballet dancing; kids doing rock dancing; GEOFF CAPES or GIANT HAYSTACKS lifting two grown men; EILEEN FOWLER doing exercises for biddies; ARTHUR NEGUS and his antiques; competitions to visit the studio; competition winners on a tour of the studio; competition winners and their drawings/costumes/makes lined up along one side of the studio; and PAUL GAMBACCINI. Latterly taken over by MAGNUS MAGNUSSON who preferred doing interviews in “more decorous surroundings” than outside on the lawn, and who ruined everything. Dropping by: PAUL COIA, JOSEPHINE BUCHAN, ANNA FORD, TONY FRANCIS, PHILIP TIBENHAM and DAVID SEYMOUR. Axed by Michael Grade, although Magnus assured us “there will still be programmes from BBC Birmingham”. Turned out to be the rubbish DAYTIME LIVE. SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MILL spin-off was the perfect end-of-evening tonic courtesy of (usually) KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN, a stand-up, a sit-down celebrity and a frosty MISS ELAINE PAIGE.
BEFORE BEING seconded to chaperone Brian The Computer on CATCHWORD, PAUL COIA hosted this lunchtime quiz effort based on pointlessly elaborate mid-80s Beeb project to celebrate the 900th anniversary of The Domesday Book, involving ultra-modern BBC micros and Acorn laserdisc players which promptly became ultra-obsolete.