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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.

What are you doing Wednesday afternoon?

Thursday, August 9th, 2007


Hmmm…
Bleak Expectations Ep 1/6
Wednesday 15 August
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

It’s written by Mark Evans from That You Know What Look.
James Bachman is lurking around there too.
Anthony Head from all those things you love is in it.
As is Celia Imrie.
It’s produced by Gareth Edwards.
It was recorded at The Drill Hall.

But it’s on the radio starting next Wednesday lunchtime. Hurrah for the Listen Again function then!

I got so excited I made a montage:
Bleak Expectations
Nice to see the art schooling didn’t go to waste.

Not all that Bleak, I expect…

Friday, March 16th, 2007


There’s still time…

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