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Spring Crowd

22 Aug

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The fifth, and likely final series of The IT Crowd looks set for a Spring broadcast.

Speaking to The Guardian this weekend, Channel 4’s head of comedy Shane Allen, discussed his plans for the future following a whopping £9m addition to his comedy budget after the channel dropped reality series Big Brother.

Alongside plans for fresh episodes of Peep Show and the long awaited one-off return of The Comic Strip Presents…, Allen confirmed that The IT Crowd would return in April.

At present, judging by the increasingly successful careers of its stars, it’s looking increasingly likely this will be the show’s final run.  Richard Ayoade recently told The Velvet Onion he planned to move increasingly behind the camera after the next series, stating: “If I was better at it, I’d probably be more keen. It’s not really my strength, so I think just on the basis of ability, I’ll probably end up doing less of it.”

The article also makes a passing reference to the forthcoming Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, and notes that a new three part series about the perils of technology, entitled Black Mirror, is being written by Nathan Barley co-creator Charlie Brooker, as well as indicating that teen sitcom The Inbetweeners (which has previously featured our very own Waen Shepherd) is to go on hiatus indefinitely.

If you missed them last summer, don’t forget you can download exclusive IT Crowd wallpapers from our Downloads page.

 

Eranu!

22 Aug

© Ben Meadows Photography

Just a timely reminder from TVO that Matt Berry is a guest on long-running panel show Shooting Stars tonight.

The madcap quiz, hosted by Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer since 1993 (!) returned for it’s eighth series earlier this month, and has occasionally had previous connections to Booshdom.  Noel Fielding was a guest when the show returned after a long absence back in 2009, whilst last week’s episode featured a cameo from non other than Tony Way, whose connection to Vic & Bob goes way back to their late 90s sketch show Bang, Bang, It’s Reeves & Mortimer.

Those outside the UK who are unfamiliar with the duo may recognise them both from the hour long Boosh documentary A Journey Through Time And Space, to be found inside the Mighty Boosh special edition boxset, and if you are unaware of their repertoire, we strongly suggest a trip to YouTube, followed by a dvd retailer very very quickly!  Allow us to start your adventure with a classic slice of Reeves & Mortimer madness from their seminal 1995 series The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer.

Tonight’s episode of Shooting Stars was previewed on the site last week, and will be available on iPlayer for 7 days after transmission.  It airs on BBC Two at 10pm.

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