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Life's Too Short

Shaun Williamson – “We’ll see how people receive the special and take it from there.”

March 30, 2013 |

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. Read More

Les Dennis had an All Star Funtime Filming the Life’s Too Short Special

March 27, 2013 | 1

Les Dennis became a household name with his comedy impersonations and TV work on shows such as Russ Abbott’s Mad House and of course his 16 year stint presenting Family Fortunes. Whilst many thought the series Extras was his first real acting role this couldn’t be farther from the truth as he has spent many years slowly adding feathers to his acting cap, performing in television, theatre and musical theatre. Read More

Life’s Too Short Special – First of Three Teaser Videos

March 21, 2013 |

Following yesterday’s confirmation of the date and time of BBC Two’s Life’s To Short Easter Special (Saturday 30 March, 10pm) an exclusive video was posted this morning on the BBC’s official website.

Ricky Gervais introduces us to this one-off special and the cult stars and there’s a special clip showing us that Shaun Williamson, Keith Chegwin and Les Dennis could very well have a singing career ahead of them.

There will be a further two exclusive teaser clips release next week prior to the show.


 

Life’s Too Short Special Details and Images

March 20, 2013 |

Warwick Davis is set to return to our screens for a one-hour special of the sitcom Life’s Too Short, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

This one-off episode finds Warwick’s life running smoothly at the helm of Dwarves For Hire when his old friend Val Kilmer pays him a visit to brainstorm the idea of a Willow sequel, which ultimately comes at a cost. Now having to find money to fund the projhect, Warwick holds an investment seminar and manages to rope in none other than Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis and Shaun Williamson to put on a cabaret show, The All Star Funtime Roadshow, to tour the pubs and clubs. It looks like we’ll be witnessing a version of Family Fortunes like no other. With the helping hand of his accountant, spiritual leader and ex-wife, and old friends Ricky and Stephen, Warwick will be have the weight of the world on his shoulders as he has to juggle his agency clients, the roadshow and Val Kilmer’s vision of filming the highly anticipated Willow sequel.

The BBC have now released a series of exclusive images and the broadcast date has been confirmed for us by Cheggers Plays Pop himself: