Archive for the ‘James Bachman’ 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.

New Noughts

Monday, June 27th, 2011

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.

Head 3

Friday, May 13th, 2011

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:

Hobbit time!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This Australian director seems a tad familiar…

More Peeder Jigson can be found at his home in the internet here.

He is also, like everyone in the internet, on that Twitter. See?

This BBC nought Watch

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

James Bachman  and Tom Meeten (who wrote with James for the recent TMWL series) have made an Apprentice sketch and a few other bits in their BBC nought film for the BBC Comedy website:

Olivia Colman’s voice also appears. Lovely.

New stuff!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

A couple of things caught my eye today. One of which I have been looking forward to for ages:

How could  this not be fantastic? A Doctor Who play  from Big Finish written by Eddie Robson (he’s done some Mitchell & Webb Sound sketches as well as loads of good Doctor Who audio things) guest starring TV and radio’s James Bachman (and other great people)! If I didn’t already have a series subscription  for this range I would have now. This comes out in July and here’s a handy link: Link!

The other thing came completely out of the blue (well to me anyway):

This came from the fancy new look BBC Comedy website. Looking good…

That James Bachman Showreel

Friday, March 5th, 2010

If you like TV and radio funny man James Bachman (and you will unless you clicked here hoping to find ‘hilarious’ kittens or naughty ladies) you should like his showreel:

James Bachman’s Showreel (HQ) from James Bachman on Vimeo.

That Message From Those Funny Men

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Hey there Mitchell and Webb fans.

We’re trying to work out what to do for the DVD extras on the soon to be filmed third series of That Mitchell and Webb Look and would like your input. After all, you’re the ones who’ll be buying the thing. So, can you help us out?

Email your ideas for things you’d like to see on the DVD to [email protected]

Do you have anything you’d like us to ask them? Email any questions (try and limit your emails to maybe five at a time however excited you may be) to [email protected], and we’ll put the best ones to them when we come to interview them for the DVD.

Thanks in advance for getting involved!

Best wishes,

Your DVD extra-making minions,

James Bachman and Toby Davies x

Updates and stuff

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008


Item! David Mitchell is part of the panel on Question Time tonight (Thursday 3rd July for all you time travellers). This should be interesting as he loves to talk and could easily entertain the entire studio by rambling on about anything and everything.

Item! Robert Webb is still in Fat Pig, and will be until 6th September.

Item! Both Mitchell and Webb are warming up for series 3 of That Mitchell And Webb Look at The Drill Hall Theatre on 13th July and 10th August, which happen to be Sundays. Ticket applications self destructed almost as soon as they went online this week so anyone going should feel very lucky (and a little bit smug).

No Head
Item! James Bachman is currently appearing in Sorry I’ve Got No Head on CBBC on Fridays with other funny people that you might recognise from other stuff. Watch it on iPlayer or wait for normal telly time to see what I mean. Facebook Fan Page here!

Zoom! (return to The Drill Hall)

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

After pottering round the house all morning and some of the afternoon (spent watching Sea Devils emerge from the sea and squawk at landmines while The Doctor eats all the sandwiches) it was time to go to London. Again. This time was in the car and not on the tube, which was nice, and it didn’t take as much time too. Marvellous! After parking and buying a panini we wandered to The Drill Hall (yay!) to lurk around outside with other rebrobates before they opened the doors, or so we thought. As we were on the guest list because I have the necessary connections from my Mitchell And Webb fansite-ing (thank you James Bachman) we had guaranteed seats but still wanted to get there early to enjoy the Drill Hall Experience. We actually mean this, no sarcasm intended, and we love the slightly fizzy drinks, the rubbish music (Janet Jackson instead of the usual Five Star, still acceptable) and free gay papers. It beats the BBC Radio Theatre hands down for these special treats and Cheryl in particular was pleased to be there.
Cheryl in foyer

As we were on a list that wasn’t yet in the hands of the man who ticks the list off when the people on it appear we had to lurk in the foyer for a while and admire the posters, which I sneaked another look at on the way out and had to appear in a photo with. We lurked outside while the people with tickets all went in and Cheryl decided she needed a drink and sulked like a child, but only slightly so. We were eventually let in and relieved to find the place hadn’t changed all that much even though they had bought new tables and put nice pictures on the walls: It was still uncomfortably sweaty in there! Hurrah!

After a drink and a mooch about and finding the third of my ‘+3′ people we all went into the theatre and sat in the bit near the back, trying not to point at people we recognised and failing ever so slightly. David Mitchell looked like he was enjoying himself and Frank Skinner certainly did as he was very nearby and had a loud laugh. The show starred (and was written by) James Bachman and Mark Evans, with acting also done by David ‘David Soul’ Soul as their slightly mental but nice neighbour who knows too much about ways to kill people, Carla ‘My Parents Are Aliens’ Mendonca as their evil neighbour who has a phobia of oompah music, Nicholas Parsons as Nicholas Parsons From Just A Minute, and Jon ‘Spitting Image’ Glover as everybody else. The sound effects woman, whose name I forgot, was also bloody marvellous and a joy to watch in the corner with all her noisy props around her. The show itself was just the perfect amount of silliness and cleverness and readers of this here blog will knopw that I do like a nice bit of silly comedy. I could spoil the plot but I shall not, saying only that it is about a man named James and a man named Mark who share a flat and have strange neighbours who are warlike in different ways. With a bad joke about tactics/ Tic-Tacs. It’s highly recommended and bound to get a series commissioned by the powers-that-be at Radio 4 because it made lots of people laugh a lot and that is the best way to judge a comedy’s success in my eyes. And ears.
Dan in foyer
(Un)expected odd face from me as usual. Sorry.

So keep an ear out for Zoom. I’ll mention it again anyway, as I will mention Jamie having a chat with his comedy hero Nicholas Parsons at the bar and our brief hello and well done with the very nice James Bachman who got us tickets in the first place. Bonus mention for Emma’s enormous handbag. Just what was in there?