That Price Comparison Advert Exclusive

January 19th, 2013 by Dan

A slight return as I was sent a Robert Webb video related to a certain price comparison site (no adverts here!) that has not been shown on TV or anywhere else and thought it would be nice to share:

No meerkats, which is nice.

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That Showreel Theme Tune (alt version)

May 2nd, 2012 by Dan

There’s an earlier version of the That Mitchell & Webb Look theme (which I prefer to the ‘proper’ version) in this showreel from Richie Webb and Matt Katz:

Well that was nice, wasn’t it?

November 14th, 2011 by Dan

Rob interview on Digital Spy:

Will you and David do another series of The Mitchell and Webb Look?
“There are no plans sadly for another series of sketches… you’d have to ask the BBC!”

Ooops. It’s panel shows and films for now*

*and The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, of course. Read out this article and know about features and reviews of Fisher F22 Metal Detector



Bleak Old Shop of Stuff: coming soon

October 19th, 2011 by Dan

The Bleak  Old Shop of Stuff is currently filming and getting a bit of attention online. Nice piece by Aaron (hello!) at The British Comedy Guide here which tells us that there are four episodes, one of which is an hour long launch special for Christmas Eve, and it’s pretty much Torchwood to Bleak Expectations’ Doctor Who. Bad comparison from me but I am a geek and maybe I should just explain that it’s set in the radio show’s ‘universe’ but with different characters.  It’s written by the familiar (to this blog) Mark Evans, produced by That Producer Gareth Edwards, directed by That Director Ben Gosling-Fuller and stars the also familiar Robert Webb and Katherine Parkinson with appearances from the not-remotely-unknown David Mitchell, Sarah Hadland, The Actor Kevin Eldon and Celia Imrie. Radio Times did a piece too and added a Webb quote: “I’m really looking forward to working with my all-time hero David Mitchell. Apparently Stephen Fry is in it too, which is nice.”

The BBC Comedy Blog has a behind the scenes article which is very nice, and includes this image:

There is also this phrase: “Urchins are scampering about.”

Are you tempted yet?

How about some of James Bachman’s on-set imagery from Twitter?

Looking good.

That Local Filming

August 11th, 2011 by Dan

From my almost-local paper about my hometwown today:

A new film from the director and writer of Calendar Girls was filming in Rickmansworth today. Comedians Rufus Hound and Robert Webb were in St Mary’s Church and other buildings in Church Street for most of the day. The film, called Wedding Video follows the story of a man making a video of his brother’s wedding.

Writer Tim Firth, who is also responsible for Confessions of a Shopaholic, said: “It’s a bit of a wedding documentary, looking at the things a soon-to-be married couple have to go through. “It’s a bit like the Spinal Tap of wedding films.” The film is directed by Nigel Cole, who worked with Mr Firth on Calendar Girls.

Filming will only be in Rickmansworth today, and in other parts of the area later this month. Producer James Gay-Rees said: “We will be back in the area soon and will be needing some extras for the filming, so if anyone is interested get in touch.

I am having Confetti flashbacks now, which is surprising.

Numberwang contestants update

July 31st, 2011 by Dan

More on people who are niehter Mitchell nor Webb but both played Numberwang:

Olivia Colman’s been interviewed at Bleeding Cool about her film work (and she mentions a new series of Rev): well worth a read.

Paterson Joseph does an American accent and goes a bit manic in Earth Aid which is the latest Doctor Who Lost Stories CD/download from Big Finish, and it’s very interesting for the hardcore Who geeks as it’s part of a series based upon what amounts to a couple of post-it notes worth of ideas for the series that would have been made in 1990 if it hadn’t been axed.


New Noughts

June 27th, 2011 by Dan

Continuing with the current trend of me blogging about the Mitchell & Webb sketch show people who are not called Mitchell or Webb, here are some new BBC Nought sketches from Those writers James Bachman and Tom Meeten:

Oh yes, I do like these and I feel the urge for some Summer evenings in the Radio Theatre watching new sketches with my ears.

John Finnemore and his Sketch Night needs no explanation

May 31st, 2011 by Dan

You might be interested to know that one of the better sketch writers* (and performers) of those Mitchell and Webb sketch series aka John Finnemore is doing another radio sketch show soon so is planning some practice things for people to come and laugh / titter / guffaw / tut at.

Details here but it’s basically in London on alternate Saturdays in June and July. As someone who attended ‘John Finnemore, Apparently’ ages ago I can recommend this.

*not that there are any bad ones of course.

Head 3

May 13th, 2011 by Dan

Sorry, I’ve Got No Head…. no, I have a head, the sketch show with that name is back on the telly and the iPlayer this week. Well worth a watch due to the talent involved and it gets mentioned on this blog because of the Bachman, Evans, Davies, Reddy  and Burdess link. It also appears to have gained the writing credits of Hazeley and Morris according to the British Comedy Guide site so almost a full set of Those Mitchell & Webb writers.

This week’s episode is available on this very link for the next three months. Handy!

Classic clips:


April 4th, 2011 by Dan

Now I know that Gareth Edwards produced it and Abigail Burdess is in it but I really do love this: