Archive for the ‘Robert Webb’ Category

Bleak Old Shop of Stuff: coming soon

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

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

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

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.

That latest Webb entertainment vehicle

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

While David is off being all clever and political in Channel 4′s new 10 O’Clock Live for the forseeable future at least several people may have wondered what Rob is up to when not recording sarcastic voice overs for things on BBC Three. Well… Lost In TV has the details.

SPACE with Robert WEBB
The Comedy Chat / Panel Show about Life on Earth

Robert Webb hosts SPACE, Channel 4’s exciting new comedy entertainment show. Each week on his ship “Captain” Robert is joined by 3 celebrities as they attempt to define and discover the very best of our planet from the last few thousand years.

In a series of studio based rounds, the nation’s best loved personalities will nominate their most precious possessions, guilty pleasures, best loved landmarks or even all time favourite humans that they believe encapsulate earth as we know it. It is up to Robert and his crew plus the studio audience to decide which of these items will make it onto the ship.

Wednesday 16th February @ 6.30pm

Only those aged 18 and over will be admitted.

BBC Television Centre
Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ

Webb, er, mind the Buzzcocks?

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

I forgot to mention that Rob was presenting Never Mind The Buzzcocks this week, mostly because it’s usually not a very good programme. Here is a picture to make up for that:

I did, however, find this:

It’s also on that iPlayer right now (at  the time of typing).

He turns up on Celebrity (aaarrgggh) Mastermind tomorrow night so there’s time to remember that one. There’s a nice video of an extended chat from that here. No embedding, boo hiss boo!

That Accidental Gag Thievery Moment

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Interesting extract from Rob’s recent Telegraph column:

I wrote a sketch for That Mitchell and Webb Look, where a job candidate is being interviewed by a panel of three, one of whom is there to provide “extreme negative feedback”. As the interviewee (Mitchell) responds to questions, the negative feedback panellist (Webb) reacts with obscene comments and eventually violence. The sketch went down well enough; especially the end, when I threw a rubber typewriter at David’s head. Ding!

A few months later, I was watching a DVD of the first episode of one of my favourite sketch shows of the 1980s, Absolutely. In sheer horror, my nostrils expanded to the size of bowling ball finger-grips as the negative feedback sketch started to play itself out before my eyes. I’d seen it in 1989, loved it, forgotten it, and then “had the idea” 17 years later.

The next time I ran into Jack Docherty who had played “my” part in the original, I explained and apologised. I was both relieved and disappointed to see that he obviously didn’t know what the hell I was talking about. He hadn’t seen my sketch and could barely remember his own. “Still, sounds like a good idea,” he said. “Someone should write that.”

One Last Thing (but not literally)

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

“Well hello, it is I, the 88th sexiest man in the world and you, yes you, you lucky bitch, get to carve me some ham.”

Rob is this week’s One Last Thing person in The Guardian today.


Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Mr Webb has been doing the solo rounds recently and the Have I Got News For You? that he presented last week is online so how could I not post it here?

I think we can say that was a success. More please!

Rob also has a newspaper column …

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

So at this point, aged about 15, I was basically a revolutionary communist. OK, maybe it is obvious: there is such a thing as rebellion. But most of the other boys and girls at that school didn’t see any need for rebellion: it was a nice school and they were happy. I was happy too; I just also wanted to burn the place down.

Where were we? Yes, you introduced yourself and then I insisted on talking about politics. I’m so sorry, that was very boring of me. I’m glad it’s you, though. The guy opposite has that sweaty, embittered look about him that makes you think that he’d love to vote BNP but has only the bravery for UKIP. Let’s talk about him, shall we? Oh darn, I’ve run out of words again. Never mind, there’s always next week. He seems to be shouting rather vulgarly about “Britishness”, though. Who invited him?

I do so love Rob’s new(ish) column in the Telegraph, a place I never thought I would find anything I wanted to read. What a pleasant surprise.

Flashy dancer returns

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

From that most un-espionagey of all the spies aka Digital Spy:

Webb returns for ‘Let’s Dance’ final

Comedian Robert Webb will return for the final of this year’s Let’s Dance For Sport Relief.

The Peep Show star won the first series of the BBC One talent show last year, when he recreated the dance routine to ‘What A Feeling’ from the film Flashdance.

Webb will be on the judging panel next week alongside comedians Jon Culshaw and Jack Dee.

Rufus Hound, Katy Brand, Kate Garraway & Richard Arnold, Debra Stephenson and the two best acts from this week’s heat will compete in the final on March 13.

Let’s Dance For Sport Relief airs on Saturday at 7.15pm on BBC One.


Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Well… Rob and Abigail won their episode of Mr & Mrs, hurrah! There are probably some clips on the official site but nothing has surfaced on YouTube yet so you’ll have to make do with my rubbish screencaps instead:

An “ooh” moment.
Mr & Mrs after the event.
Spot the (pingpong) ball.