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Author: Stefan Pape
Based on Stephen Fry’s novel The Hippopotamus, and brought to the silver screen by director John Jencks, the flavour and indelible, idiosyncratic tone of the author is imbued in this faithful adaptation – except in some regards, perhaps too much so. The narration within this endeavour is so prominent, it feels like reading a book, as though we’ve accidentally turned the audio description on. Plus, and much like reading a book, you feel the need to pause for the night and continue on the following day, for there’s plenty here to digest.
Roger Allam plays Ted Wallace, a formerly respected poet, who now masquerades as a journalist, really only in it for the free drinks at events he’s hired to cover. Often seen stumbling around, glass of whisky in hand, offering his opinions for free to anyone who dares listen, he is sacked from »
- Stefan Pape
To mark the release of The Complete Qi on 8th May, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on DVD.
Re-watch all the jokes, japes, facts and experiments that’ll help you on your journey to become quizzing royalty. Never a dull moment, each disc is packed to the rafters with Bonus Features such as unseen and unaired footage (even on Dave), an exclusive interview with Qi Master Stephen Fry, a guide to Qi research by the Head Elf, All the Buzzers in One Massive Compilation, a documentary on the making of Qi plus much, much more. Two additional volumes to complete the collection will be available in Autumn 2017.
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New lineup will be a hit on Channel 4 precisely because it’s different from what audiences know, analysts say
It’s been referred to as “the stuff that LSD trips are made of”, but analysts believe the new lineup of The Great British Bake Off will be a hit when it launches on Channel 4 precisely because it’s different from the show audiences have grown accustomed to.
On Thursday, the comedian Noel Fielding, best known for The Mighty Boosh, and Sandi Toksvig, the Qi host, were announced as the replacements for hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who left Gbbo after its move from the BBC.
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- Nadia Khomami
The comedian Noel Fielding, best known for The Mighty Boosh, and Sandi Toksvig, the panel show stalwart and Qi host, have been announced as the replacements for Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who left the show after its move from the BBC.
Related: Channel 4 sticks to the Bake Off recipe
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- Alice Ross
5 items from 2017
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