Bath Plug Award 2022: Sandi Toksvig

https://youtu.be/iLXS_zig8q8 After losing Neil Innes, and then having two years of pandemic hiatus, to be honest, I thought that after a short run, The Bath Plug Award had had its day. We had tried, over the years: from Terry Jones in 2015 to Arthur Smith in 2019, but the original plan to have guests interviewed…

Clue at 50: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Present!

Half a century ago this evening, the only partially suspecting Radio 4 audience were first treated to 'the sound of time wasting', the all-new quiz show spin-off from the most ribald and funky comedy show of the 1960's, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again. Admittedly, the very first pilot had been recorded the previous November…

BARRY CRYER: “That’s it!”

Baz has gone, then. I'm Sorry, it's happened again.  You don't ask for selfies when you're out the back of the pub having a fag and a natter, so this is one of the few photos of me and Barry – with Bath Comedy Festival boss Nick Steel and comedy music legend Ronnie Golden, just…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Only Just Summer 2021

Only days from Mabon and the autumnal equinox, after so long in the wilderness for Brother Bernard (besides one return to Tintagel, see above and below*), we have an exciting Folklore Thursday announcement! After months of graft (it was designed as a spring/summer release – thanks, Audible) TALES OF BRITAIN VOLUME 2 IS FINALLY UP…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2020

Thursday, 29 October 2020 Samhain Announcement: TOB on Audible! FREE AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY BELOW! This blog was originally posted before Hallowe'en, in time for TALES OF BRITAIN VOLUME 1 to be available on Audible. The whole idea was, rather than putting up the entire book, we'd do small volumes of themed tales, seasonally released throughout a…

FAB FOOLS 4: WAIT!!

YOU NOW GETTING IT READY FOR YOU NOW GETTING IT READY FOR YOU PREVIOUSLY, ON FAB FOOLS: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4! IT'S THE KAY SISTERS! Greetings, as Joey Boswell had it, my dear Fab Fools follower, as I EXCLUSIVELY beg your pardon for this unscheduled update in the story of the creation and RELEASE of the…