Good news for those who missed ‘Chekov Comedy Shorts’, the four-part series of Chekhov comedies and farces shown recently on Sky Arts 2. The series, including ‘The Bear’ starring Julia Davis, Julian Barratt and Rhys Shearsmith, is now available on DVD. The series was shown in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian writer and dramatist.
The new album from the highly respected pianist James Rhodes is available now, and features design work from none other than Dave Brown.
Brown has created the booklet which comes with the cd, or alternatively packaged with the iTunes album as a digital bundle. Speaking to The Velvet Onion last week, he called Rhodes “an amazing pianist” – an opinion shared by the King of Twitter, Mr Stephen Fry, who has taken to urging his followers to buy the album too.
Our full interview with Dave Brown will appear on site by the end of the week. For further news of James Rhodes, check out his Ape Inc designed website.
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Julia Davis would be participating in a charity event in aid of the British Heart Foundation. If you’re one of the many Davis fans out there who wasn’t able to go to the event itself, worry no more – because it’s going to be on the telly!
The Angina Monologues, hosted by Victoria Wood and starring fellow female comics Jo Brand, Andi Osho, Isy Suttie, Katy Brand and Davis, will be broadcast on Sky1 on 21st and 25th December at 9.30pm (according to the Radio Times) and 20th December (according to Sky). Either way, it looks like there will be ample opportunity to see one transmission, if not several, over the Christmas period.
Still not sure whether to watch? Well The Independent gave the performance a glowing 4 out of 5, so we reckon you should mark it on your Seasonal viewing calendar and tune in!