Today I’ve been making arrangements for various extras which will go on the DVD I’m proposing to release in November this year, and which quite a few of you are kindly coming to the recording of – to hit you with a rather unpleasantly constructed sentence.
One of these extras involves the Walk of Fame at Bristol Zoo which you might recall some talk of months ago. Thanks to a concerted effort by readers of this blog and Twitter followers, I managed to surf the ‘public vote’ into this parade of famous Bristolians which now graces one of the South-West’s finest zoos. If not THE finest. I’ve not yet seen this accolade – perhaps the last time MARK WATSON will appear on a nameplate in a public place until the one we try not to think about – but before the DVD recording I’m going to go and check it out, and talk to some people from the zoo, and (wait for it) maybe even the Lord Major of Bristol. The resulting featurette will, you’ll agree, be one hell of a DVD extra. Worth buying the DVD even you throw the actual disc away and just watch the extras.
There’ll also be ‘backstage footage’ from this tour, which is mostly me musing on the futility of my job/life in the backrooms of provincial arts theatres and Giles swearing plangently at bad drivers. Plus, some extracts from the Bloomsbury show I did in 2008 which was meant to come out on DVD but didn’t, for dull reasons. And there will also be a SUPER EXTRA DVD FEATURE which someone will soon win the right to be involved in, via this blog. I’ve already mentioned this to my mailing list but we’ve not quite sorted the details out. Be assured though, it will happen soon. I told you I’d take requests and build a tour around them. It sounded far-fetched to some. But look at me now. I’m in Fareham. Tomorrow I’m in Shrewsbury. I mean what I say. Always. Almost always.