Archive for the ‘That Mitchell And Webb Look’ Category

That Showreel Theme Tune (alt version)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012


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?

That Look 4 DVD date

Sunday, September 12th, 2010


The DVD for Look 4 is apparently coming out on 4th October:

As seems to be the tradition, it’s on a different DVD label again (back to Freemantle like series 2) but keeps the same design.

Information revealed so far: there are two discs and the box leads us to believe that there will be over an hour of bonus features.

Look D Episode 6

Monday, August 23rd, 2010


Another series ends…

Prayer & Pint 3: CERN (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009 and VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Simon Kane

They’re Among Us 1 (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb

Lottery Ad (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb

Arse Store (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009 and Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Heart and Soul (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Madeleine Brettingham (Talent Dredge sketch)

They’re Among Us 2 (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb

Didldidi 3 (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

Behind the scenes: Immortatily (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor & David Mitchell

The Passive Aggression of the Christ (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

They’re Among Us 3 (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010 and seemed to be re-edited in the Play-In) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb (cameo appearance from Producer Gareth Edwards)

Kat Kat (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by David Mitchell & Mark Evans (rare appearance from The Writer Toby Davies)

After The Event 6 (with audience at TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor and David Mitchell (done in one take)

Behind the scenes: Sorry (Drill Hall 26th November 2009 and VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Giles New & Keiron Self

Conspiracy Theories 3: Diana (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009 and with studio audience BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor & David Mitchell

Nursing Holmes (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Toby Davies & David Mitchell

Red Button:
Bachman and Evans dog training

Conspiracy theories 2: Nevada 1947 Aliens (with studio audience BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor & David Mitchell

Funny Fonts (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by unknown writer (saw sign in BBC corridor in this typeface after the show. Oh dear)

Hennimore 6 (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Toby Davies & David Mitchell (landmines)

The final  Producer Gareth Edwards blog is up at the usual place aka here.

That Sherlock sketch

Thursday, August 19th, 2010


Well the Sherlock sketch went down rather well on Twitter. Two rather great writers who I follow on there tweeted about it so deserve a mention:

Tony Lee currently writes the Doctor Who comic and James Moran  has written Doctor Who on  the telly plus some good Torchwood episodes:

Let’s not forget this little gem from the past:

Look D Episode 5

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010


Another incomplete list of titles and credits which will gradually be filled in:

Sketch list is here!

Modern Cyrano (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Chris Reddy

Cleanlinol (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Good With People (from Drill Hall try out 26th November 2009 then filmed with live studio audience TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Madeleine Brettingham

‘Making A Documentary’ Documentary (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jonathan Dryden  Taylor and David Mitchell

Behind The Scenes: Moving Ending 1 (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Bonus geek points for “kill off Adric, roll the credits over silence.” (the Blackadder 4 sketch)

The Kingpin Scene (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Simon Kane (noisy club sketch)

Millionth Customer (MassiveYachts.co.uk ) by John Finnemore (Drill Hall 26 Nov 2009 then filmed live with studio audience BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) I wonder where that URL leads to? Fact: There were wig wobble retakes for this one.

Behind the scenes: Moving Ending 2  (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by David Mitchell and Robert Webb (the “Sod Cancer” sketch)

Up Yours Parents 3 (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Robert Webb and Abigail Burdess (vicar sketch)

Hennimore Christmas 1 (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Toby Davies & David Mitchell (W.H.O.O.P.S.I.E )

After The Event 5 (Filmed live with studio audience TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor and David Mitchell

Too Big To Fail (from Drill Hall 26 Nov 2009 and Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb (Lap dancing sector sketch)

Behind The Scenes: Moving Ending 3 (BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb (RIP James)

Red button:
That Bachman and Evans Smell

German Dads Army (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Arthur Mathews

Richard Dawkins’ Next Work (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by David Mitchell and Jonathan Dryden Taylor

Ghost writing.

The weekly Producer Gareth Edwards blog is here.

Look D Episode 4

Friday, August 13th, 2010


I’ve not acquired all of the  official titles and writer credits yet so this is a rough list for now:

Sketch guide with official titles and credits is here!

Balloon Abduction (Drill Hall 26 Nov 2009 and VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Martin’s Tiny office 2: Sexual harrassment (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by James Bachman & Tom Meeten (all three of these have now been shown)

Reports Mode 1 (Drill Hall 26 Nov 2009 and Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris (Sound levels at TV Centre made it hard to hear all the lines so may not have had appropriate laugh track)

Behind The Scenes: Southern Accent (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by John Finnemore


Ku Klux Klan Kouture (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) (Second KKK moment of the series) by John Finnemore

Reports Mode 2: Viewer Reports (Drill Hall 26 Nov 2009 and Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

A Modest Proposal (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor & David Mitchell (the “kill the poor” sketch)

After The Event 4: Music round (Filmed with audience at TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor and David Mitchell who wrote the second half of these six Event sketches (this sketch went on for longer at the recording, featuring Abi as The Entertainment Female who ‘sang’ her ‘song’)

Prayer & Pint 2: Tehran (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009 and VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Simon Kane

Unwritten Sketches list 2 (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by most of the writers

Behind the scenes: Gift Shops (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Reports Mode 3 (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris


Slightly Drunk (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010 and Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009) by Mark Evans

Red button:
Intro: Sticker album

The ‘Girls’ and Ian Goodwin (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by John Finnemore (allegedly a bit based on real event)

Hennimore 4: Merry Christmas Hennimore! (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Toby Davies & David Mitchell (Mrs Boss’ arse was played by woman although she was a man for the rest of the sketch)


Love the ‘Girls’ sketch and it deserved to be in the main BBC2 episode.

The Good Touch

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010


I’m still a bit behind so here’s a link to Gareth Edwards’ blog that ties in (in a not really tying in kind of way) with the episode shown last week:

That Mitchell and Webb Touch
“This preceded both the TV and radio show, and it took for its inspiration the ITV police drama The Gentle Touch. In it Rob played a female detective juggling the demands of her son, her career and her hair while fighting against the institutional sexism of the police in the early eighties, played by David…”

It’s about imaginary formats, as the photo above does not point out in any way at all.

Assembled by laughing goblins

Sunday, August 1st, 2010


Another episode has been on the telly so another Producer Gareth Edwards blog has been written and put online at the usual place. Still not a video blog about how to be aware of fire exits in theatres slash television centres (much to our dismay but then we still have hope for that as a DVD Easter Egg that we can actually bloody access one day) but instead it focuses on those ‘special’ effects:

“To be honest, sensationalist headlines like “Robot James Bachman Inferno” made it pretty well impossible for us to use the Robot James Bachman, which is a shame and I think an over-reaction to what was really only a medium-sized fire in a very badly-built gymnasium.”

Quite.

Here are some photographs of those jetpacks in case you need some kind of visual stimulus:

Obligatory green screen moment:

Ah,  the magic of television there.

Look D Episode 3

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


You know the drill (eek!) by now:

Singer-Songwriter (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

After The Event – Rounds (Live with audience TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris


Gilbert & Sullivan – The Difficult Years (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010)  by Keiron Self & Giles New

Didldidi Advert 2  (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris

There Will Be Tash (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Simon Kane

Hennimore Christmas 3 (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Toby Davies & David Mitchell

Behind The Scenes – David’s New Biscuit (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010)  by James Bachman & Tom Meeten

Gilbert & Sullivan – Questionable Officer Of The Law (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Keiron Self &  Giles New

Prayer And A Pint 1 – Tokyo (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009 and VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Simon Kane

Finally, The Jetpack (Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Toby Davies

Business Drinking Game (Radio S4E5 and live with audience BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Mark Evans

Gilbert & Sullivan – Bongo Bongo (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Keiron Self & Giles New

Take Your Time (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009 and live with audience BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by John Finnemore

Red Button:

Yellow Button with Mark and Abigail

Job Interview (from Drill Hall 26 Nov 2009 and Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor

First Play (VT TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010 and Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Toby Davies, David and Robert

I thought I’d better have a mini review as I have time this week:

Quite an odd episode: Some of the sketches I enjoyed the most ended up on the Red Button although I can maybe see why that was (the farce sketch is very long and bloody weird, in a good way). Take your Time was one of our favourites from the recording,  helped by my recurring rage at those long-winded TV quiz shows where they stretch the questions out way too long and then make the contestants ‘show their workings’ when they just want to answer the bloody thing! But not on a space ship as far as I am aware. Unlike some people from the internet I’m still enjoying the Hennimore sketches as they have a certain charm and accidentally catching a few minutes of a genuine 1970s sitcom the other day (my brother was watching George & Mildred on DVD when we visited, he is like that) made me appreciate them even more. Same non-problem here with the Event being recurring again  this year but  maybe that’s because I’ve seen the whole set of those already (and am sounding like a dull bloody show-off). Some of the others this week were not for me but that’s the thing about the hit and miss comedy sketch show format.  So to conclude: not one of the best nor one of the worst episodes ever.

That was your vague review, good night!

Look D Episode 2

Sunday, July 25th, 2010


Initiating reports mode for episode two:

Dog Late Night Poker 1 (VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb.

Dosh4Gold.com (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009, VT TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010, Play-In TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Abigail Burdess.

Behind the scenes: Cunnilingus 1 (Play-In TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Abigail Burdess.

Coming Up (Play-In TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb (The Gift Shop Sketch).

Up Yours Parents 2 (VT TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Robert Webb & Abigail Burdess.

After The Event 2: Boxes (Live with audience TV Centre Studio 1  26th February 2010) by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris.

Dog Late Night Poker 2 (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb (Under the table).

Hennimore Christmas 5 (Play-In TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Toby Davies & David Mitchell (Party pills).

Conspiracy Theories – Moon Landing (Drill Hall tryout 26th November 2009 and live with audience TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor & David Mitchell (There are two more in this vein).

Behind the scenes: Cunnilingus 2 (Play-In TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Abigail Burdess & Robert Webb.

Unused sketch ideas (Play-In TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) Most of the writers (They did four of these).

Martin’s Tiny Office (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by James Bachman & Tom Meeten (Taking office paper home, one of three from this set).

Dog Late Night Poker 3 (VT TV Centre 26th February 2010 Studio 1) by David Mitchell & Robert Webb (All three that were made appear in this episode).

Cash4Plutonium.com (Drill Hall try-out 26th November 2009, VT BBC TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010, Play-In BBC TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by Abigail Burdess (‘Bond Villain’ from previous series cameo).

Theatre Group Sponsorship (VT TV Centre Studio 1 5th March 2010) by Toby Davies (Lion Bar).

Red Button extra material with no laugh track:

Intro

Football Darling (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by John Finnemore, apparently (I had this written in my note book from the reocrding). Jonathan Dryden Taylor.

Africa (Play-In TV Centre Studio 4 18th March 2010) by JAmes Bachman and Tom Meeten.

Lifetime Achievement Award (VT TV Centre Studio1 26th February 2010) by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.

Birthday (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by James Bachman & Tom Meeten or Mark Evans (I have conflicting information).

(Unknown ‘proper’ title) Luvvie Footballers Jack and Larry 4: Retake shot (VT TV Centre Studio 1 26th February 2010) by Johnathan Dryden Taylor.