Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

Mighty Boosh

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

‘Mr. Susan’ in the “Mirror World” – this scene from the BBC’s The Mighty Boosh is a pretty good introduction to this cult BBC TV show. The show, the surreal adventures of two London zookeepers’, features DIY production and costume design that owes a lot to comedian Noel Fielding, one of the show’s two actor/writers.

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The Moon

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

http://youtu.be/AGmPEVwqDVk

“If you are a moon and you don’t have a mirror, so you have to, if you want to see your face, you got to have a little look in the rivers. I had a look in there and I’m all, I’m flipping beautiful, I’m all handsome… a smooth white moon. And there’s all… I haven’t got any eyebrows, but I think that only gives me a bit more of an edge.” (4:32)

“When you are the moon, the best form that you can be is a full moon.

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Jam hot

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Also, this and this.

Photos via fuckyeahnoelfielding. Below, Fielding and Julian Barrett of The Mighty Boosh; at bottom, Fielding in a famous pairing with Russell Brand on the BBC’s Big Fat Quiz as the team “The Goth Detectives.”

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Wallander

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Wallander, the Swedish detective of Swedish books, TV and film, has now appeared in a BBC remake starring Kenneth Branagh. Shot in Sweden, the BBC remake has a Bergman-like mute bleakness despite the attractive minimalism of (most of) the interiors. The police station is  midcentury modern—are there really such police stations in small town Sweden?

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Dylan Moran – “and then we go home to our lovely… tiles.”

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I saw Dylan Moran perform at the Edingburgh festival in the mid 1990s. In an moment of near infatuation or more accurately addiction I had to go back the next night and see him do the same show again. I ran into him at a bar afterward. So droll.

“The only problem with people who went to Oxford is that they never let you forget that they went to Oxford.

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Roxy Music, 1972

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Roxy Music, 1972. Paul Thompson, drummer, in the caveman shirt; Bryan Ferry in black; Brian Eno in the gold pants, Phil Manzanera and Graham Simpson (I think); and Andy Mackay in the shiny green leprechaun vampire jacket and oboe. See them perform their debut single Virginia Plain dressed in the above outfits, on UK TV music show Top of the Pops, 1972.

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