Thursday, 21 January 2010

Star Wars

Watching the National Television Awards last night when the prize category "Star Travel Documentary" turned up.

Gosh, I thought. We really are in the proper 21st Century when there is a whole set of programmes about travel to the stars.

Sadly, it turned out to involve the tired old TV format of taking a Middle Aged Comedian (St Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Gordon Ramsey, Griff Rhys Jones, etc) and giving them a free holiday with a film crew which turns into an 8 week series.

Stephen Fry was so excited to win that he (a) turned up, (b) almost wet himself and (c) broke his Twitter silence. Here are his last two Tweets:

"Lordy lordikins, I won. Most lovely & surprising & too too blush-making. If you voted, I adore you & want to lick you everywhere xxxx "

"Oh gracious. I'm in a big emotional puddle. Simultaneously as happy as can be but also oddly disposed to burst into tears. I'm an old silly "

You've got to love him. No, really.


Dave said...

I'd rather not, if you don't mind.

Geoff said...

Dear dear dear dear dear dear dear dear Stephen.

Well, he does cost half the license fee.

Roses said...

I knew there was a reason I don't watch much BBC.

Malc said...

Ramsey? Comedian? Did I miss something?

Rog said...

Dave: Go on go on go on go on..

Geoff: He does work hard though. Licking everone all over.

Roses: It was on ITV!

Malc: He's not really a bundle of firkin laughs is he.

zIggI said...

I like him but I wouldn't want to be licked by him, Hugh Lawrie though . . .


Sarah said...

Eeeeew no thank you.

What a rubbish award ceremony it was too. I'm not sure why i was watching it....probably because the alternative was to sit in the cold kitchen or play Uno or worse still talk.....

Anonymous said...

"You've got to love him." Yeuk! Now you've upset me!

Christopher said...

Don't know the gentleman at all, I'm afraid. Any relation of CB Fry? He always said his children would come to no good.

w v = buregme

Surely a misprint?

Rog said...

Ziggi: I feel sick now.

Sarah: You didn't mean the alternative was to play, er, "Uno" ?

Keith: Sorry Keith. You'll be 98.6 now ( a reference for aging pop quiz fans)

Christopher: He's looking more "CD than "C.B" in the pic. Heart of gold though.