More excellent bag efforts yesterday – one in particular. I’ll update you tomorrow. For now, a brief but perhaps more exciting piece of news.
You’ll remember that Key, Basden and I did a pilot of a live radio show based on MW Makes The World Substantially Better; indeed, ‘based on’ it in the sense that it was the same thing, but live, and with me squawking even more, and with a strange news item about ruddy ducks immediately beforehand. It went well, not least because almost everyone in the studio audience was a reader of this blog.
We were offered a whole series of the wretched things, but it couldn’t be done this summer because Key does nearly everything and is in One Day (the film), and Basden also does everything and had written a play, and I have a family. But now it looks as if we’ve successfully nailed the logistics of making the three of us meet in the same room, which is something of a prerequisite for the show to happen.
So, the shows will almost certainly be on November 2, then 9, and so on every Wednesday, at the antisocially but necessary-in-order-to-gain-the-BBC’s-confidence-for-a-live-show time of 11pm. As I said, these dates are not entirely set in stone, nor are the times, nor even is the whole project. But I would say it is 95 percent likely (you have to factor in things like the collapse of the BBC, my death, etc, which although not overwhelming likely are probably worth one percent each). So it might be worth thinking about whether you can come to any of these recordings. I would love to have a high quotient of slightly biased enthusiasts once more. The 11pm slot makes it highly unsuitable for many people (they’ll be in Central London, again), but it does create quite a special atmosphere for those who do make it.
They’ll be free – it will be a case of getting tickets online – but as before, I should be able to run a guest-list for anyone who signs up here. In fact I’m officially opening applications now. Just leave your name and your date of choice. You can have more than one.
Nearer the time(s) I shall of course describe how you can join in with the shows even if you’re not in the room. One obvious way though, I can speculate right now, will be to listen to it. I hope some of you will at the very least do that. Thank you.