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…

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TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2019

THURsday, 19 December 2019 Thank You – For Auld Lang's Syne MERRY YULE, Folklore Funsters! We know there's officially no Folklore Thursday this week, but as autumn ends and a new decade begins, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this launch year for us, after 15 years of hard…

BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015

The Bath Comedy Festival originally took me by surprise, when it kicked off several years ago. For a while, I felt like I was the only person in the city running any kind of local comedy scene, with The Unrelated Family sketch shows (there was Mirth Control, but this tended to be very catholic stand-up…

Fry & Laurie & Heavy Metal

Oh, and by the way, yes, there's also this...   For any Hugh Laurie / Heavy and/or Light Metal fans out there. It all goes so almost well by my standards until 'Big Bottom', where sadly I lose whatever thread I had, flee from the key and start impercetibly growling. No sound check, you see.…

The Unrelated Family: Rutles Megamix

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home – I've been away now, oh how... Hm. But I thought I'd just underline the point that I have next-to-no shame by openly sharing this video on what we might call this 'blog' affair. We in The Unrelated Family do aim to one day follow in…