NED SHERRIN-led roundtable arts discussion pot-pourri which initially threw together unlikely combinations of semi-regulars including Stephen Fry (as ‘Dr Donald Trefusis’), John Walters, Richard Jobson, Emma Freud, Craig Charles, Samantha Fox, Jonathan Ross, Pip Dann, Robert Elms, Carol Thatcher, Alan Bennett, and anyone else who could throw together three or four words on the popularity of EastEnders or the latest Mike Leigh film, while over in the corner Victor Lewis-Smith fired off breakneck speed tape-wind-festooned listener-scaring reports on whatever took his fancy. Caused several unexpected outrages, not least over Fry’s celebrated rant about ‘parent power’, Elms shouting at someone who sniffed at graphic novels, and Lewis-Smith’s accidental invention of the ‘Master Bates, Seaman Staines and Roger The Cabin Boy’ myth. Still going under the watchful eye of Clive Anderson but, with most of its oddball regulars long since gone, largely degenerated into PR puff-piece parking lot for anyone with a book to plug.Read More
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More Churchillalia later in the week, which is like Futurama technically out of Creamguide’s dateline, although at the opposite end, but we’re including this biography of the great man because it’s actually from the Cream era, being made in 1992. It’s on for the next four afternoons and we recall Harry Enfield discussing it on Have I Got News For You because he was fascinated by the revelation Churchill used to like walking around Downing Street naked, even in the presence of visiting dignitaries. Although we’re not entirely sure if that’s in here or Harry made it up.
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