Shaun Williamson was a postie, worked on a supermarket wines and spirits aisle before breaking into the entertainment business. Most remember him as the lovable yet hapless Barry Evan’s in EastEnders who met his fate a decade ago. Other television roles have included the likes of the detective series Inspector Morse and the BBC sitcom Waiting for God but what flung him back into the limelight was his appearance as a washed out, unemployable version of himself in the BBC sitcom Extras. His role on Extra’s certainly won Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant over as they asked him to recur his role in their follow-up series Life’s Too Short with Warwick Davis. Tonight sees Shaun back on our screens again, this time accompanied by the other two members of the “Twat Pack” so laughs are guaranteed. Here’s what Shaun had to say about his hopes and expectations for the Easter Special and beyond.
The long awaited BBC Two Life’s Too Short Special will air this Saturday 30 March at 10pm.
This hour long special will pick up where end of the series left off following Warwick as he continues life in the uncertain world of show business.
The BBC have released another exclusive clip featuring an amazing performance by Val Kilmer and Warwick Davis as they discuss the idea of sharing the big screen again and explore Warwick’s ambitions for Willow 2.
We recently posted a video of Matt Lucas performing a rendition of his infamous Baked Potato song on the Alex Horne presents the Alex Horne Section show for BBC Radio 4. Mr. Horne has outdone himself yet again in the video below where he conducts jazz singer Lianne Carroll and The Horne Section with a table tennis bat and ball no less.
The is currently aired every Sunday with a plethora of top notch guests including Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Nick Mohammed, Doc Brown, Matt Lucas and Danny Baker. For anyone who’s missed any of the shows so far you can catch each and every one of them on the BBC iPlayer.
Further to the BBC’s announcement of Matt Lucas’ new silent comedy Show, Pompidou, they have today also announced another green light, this time welcoming Peter Kay to the channel with new sitcom Car Share to be filmed in the North West.
Matt Lucas has received the green light for what will be his first solo written series which will introduce some brand new characters whilst featuring guest appearances from som of the world’s top physical comedy performers. The BBC has commissioned a series of six thirty minute episosdes going by the name of Pompidou. If all goes to plan, we can expect to see the series towards the end of next year.
Stand-up comedian James Acaster has come up quite the unique format for a brand new radio comedy show which will delve into the subject of ‘bread’, and we’re not talking the money kind. The show takes to the airwaves on BBC Radio 4 next Tuesday at 23:00 when James will be accompanied by his trusty sidekick Nathaniel Metcalfe.
Bridget Christie Minds the Gap is an all new Radio 4 series starting tonight at 11 pm dissecting the current state of British feminism.
When asked her expections of the show Christie said “I like to imagine that couples will listen to it in bed and then split up over something I’ve said. Not really. I hope I bring people together, if anything…”
Alex Horne. noun
1. comedian, writer, gambler, birdwatcher, potential neologist and father.
You should already be well aware but for those who have been in a cave or other similar dwelling Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section is currently on Radio 4 every Sunday combining their magical blend of comedy, improvisation, storytelling and music. Guests include Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Nick Mohammed, Doc Brown and Danny Baker. For the final episode Matt Lucas put in an appearance to perform his “Shooting Stars” classic, Baked Potato. Here’s exclusive footage of his vegetable stomping rendition:
Should any of you have missed any of the shows they fear not as you can hear them all again over at the BBC iPlayer.
With the success of Radio 4 Extra’s flagship topical comedy programme ‘Newsjack‘ there’s a new comedy writing showcase on the block. Going by the name of ‘The Show What You Wrote’ the aspirations behind this new project is to serve as a showcase for new comedy writing providing a chance for everyone and anyone to get involved in creating a programme unlike any other sketch show before it.