Perhaps it's the celtic temperament, but David Vance often reminds us of the great Sir Alex Ferguson: Red-faced, ranting and gifted with a blind spot the size of Scotland.
Plus he's brilliant at encouraging young talent. Here he is, warming up young Chris Hartnett for a go at posting on Biased BBC. Chris is taking the Vidic role, and today he's marking the West Stand's latest hate figure, Marcus Brigstocke:
Just back from a few days away to find that one Robin Ince has got a science/comedy programme series starting today. Robin is a sidekick of Ricky Gervais and had Dara O` Briain on as a guest.
Worth a listen. Thanks for the tip.
My problem is this-all three are militant atheists...
Militant? Are there weapons involved?
militant atheists who have appeared at various functions to mock Christmas amongst other things.
They tell Xmas-themed jokes, then.
This is not to say that they may not be funny...
That would be helpful in a comedy programme.
I don`t know...but can I assume that their atheism is a major link in them all getting commissions and the invitations on each others shows.
Almost certainly. There's a secret handshake they all do. Then they're quids in.
Wonder if, in the cause of "balance", we will now get a few Christians being able to appoint each other in an unthreatening and lucrative way?
God, no. Apart from Songs Of Praise, Thought For The Day, The Daily Worship, last year's glossy drama series about Jesus and lots more, Christians never get a look-in.
It seems to me that a Marcus Brigstocke would never get a platform to go on Question Time as a " comedian" if his brother was not something big at the Beeb
Disgraceful, if true. (Sadly, it's not. Dominic Brigstocke, if that's who you're thinking of, is a freelance director.)
Just feel that there is a rather creepy consensus going at by the BBCs commissioning types-same prep schools, same names and certainly same views on Europe,on "global warming" and on Christianity
It's Health And Safety gone mad. Plus being funny helps.
(but not too much said about Islam-cannot think why!)
Perhaps you missed Brigstocke's commentary on the Iranian elections? He had a go at that vicious little thug Ahmedinejad and his Islamo-freaky bosses.
Looking forward to the BBC doing a "Family Tree" type programme on who knows who from where-and who gets to "be funny" at the taxpayers expense!
They wouldn't dare: Oh, hang on...apart from the 50 episodes of Comedy Connections on BBC One.
P.S-Couldn`t help but notice that we recently celebrated the first anniversary of the Ross and Brand incident with Leonard Sachs...surely this was an "iconic" moment on which contemporary BBC protocols and procedures were forged in the white heat of controversy and drame
Dyno-rod? Got a problem with our drames. When can you get here?
-why then no programme to mark those tremendous events of late Oct/Nov last year?
Great idea: Let's demand a whole week of shows across all channels and all media. ITV are planning a month of programmes on the anniversary of their premium-phone-line-voting embarrassments, I'm sure.
I`m sure Paxman and Wheeler were by the wall in Lime Grove with fireworks so there MUST be some archive filmstock left...
Now that I'd pay to see. Charles Wheeler had been dead five months by the time Sachsgate happened. What was Paxman thinking of?
Update: Chris is given another post this morning to make himself clear, though his name changed mysteriously from Hartnett to Bartlett. And then back again:
Paxman could not be found anywhere near the revolutions of 89-none of them!...but still the archive film shows him shouting at Charles Wheeler when the firework display was an-old Reagans bit at the wall previously was left on the shelf,due to lack of time and never "editorial bias".
Glad you cleared that up. And a big thanks to David Vance for boosting young talent, irrespective of its ability to make sense. Or the variability of its surname. God Bless your noble heart, sir.