Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

In an excerpt from Ricky Gervais’ and Stephen Merchant’s new show Life’s Too Short, Johnny Depp gives Gervais a strong talking to over his Golden Globes jokes.

Helena Bonham Carter! Who would have guessed?


Life’s Too Short is a joint BBC2/HBO television observational sitcom series currently in development. It is created and written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and is described by Gervais as about “the life of a showbiz dwarf”, with Warwick Davis playing a fictionalised version of himself. Gervais and Merchant will appear in cameos as themselves. Confirmed cameo appearance so far are Helena Bonham Carter, Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis, Johnny Depp, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sylvester McCoy, Liam Neeson, Sting.


“Comedian Steve Coogan and former Director-General of the BBC Greg Dyke call out former News of the World features editor Paul McMullen on his publication’s morally reprehensible phone hacking activities.”

Then “actor Hugh Grant takes on McMullen, who the actor says revealed the sordid details of NotW’s phone hacking to him at a pub in Dover.”

The full story as it happened on the News Of The World Scandal can be found via: guardian.co.uk

“BBC Comedy visits a support group for old-school Radiohead fans.”


BBC News – A restaurant in London’s Covent Garden is serving a new range of ice cream, made with breast milk. The dessert, called Baby Gaga, is churned with donations from 15 women who responded to an advertisement on an online mothers’ forum.

One of the women, Victoria Hiley, 35, said if adults realised how tasty breast milk was more new mothers would be encouraged to breastfeed. Each serving of Baby Gaga at Icecreamists costs £14. Mrs Hiley’s donation was expressed on site and pasteurised before being churned with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest. Icecreamists founder Matt O’Connor placed an advert appealing for breast milk donations and believes his new recipe will be a success.

The most amusing miming of Phil Collins “You Can’t Hurry Love” performed by comedian David Armand for BBC2’s Fast and Loose you will ever see.

Meanwhile, at the Pyramid Lounge, an elderly gentleman tries out his interpretive dance version of Whitney Houston’s “I Want Dance With Somebody”.

I can’t wait for the day when I am really old and don’t give a fuck anymore.

A lesson for Jonathan Charles of BBC World News on the importance of punctuation.

An anchorwoman says gay instead of blind. Which happens.

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have a good ol’ fashioned Michael Caine impression contest during a recent episode of their acclaimed improvisational sitcom The Trip.

Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet. Via: BBC News
In its most recent issue, authoritative medical journal The Lancet published a study co-authored by Professor David Nutt, a former UK government advisor who was dismissed for suggesting that drugs should be classified according to harm, which used 16 criteria, “including a drug’s affects on users’ physical and mental health, social harms including crime, ‘family adversities’ and environmental damage, economic costs and ‘international damage’,’ in order to determine just how harmful certain drugs really were.

The UK’s Home Office responded to the report’s findings by reiterating their desire “to reduce drug use, crack down on drug-related crime and disorder and help addicts come off drugs for good.”

Christopher Walken on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1 performing a special Halloween Message…Lady Gaga’s Poker Face.