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  • Deleted user 10 December 2007 22:22:39
    The extended 50 minute one on Sunday was excellent. I don't usually like Russell Brand, but he raised a few chuckles.
  • generica 10 Dec 2007 22:26:59 4,273 posts
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    I love Russel Brand, and of course Charlie Brooker, but it somehow didn't work, which was disappointing as I couldn't have asked for a better set up.
  • Deleted user 10 December 2007 22:31:18
    I do sort of agree, but only from one side. Brooker didn't seem to do much. Paul Merton did his usual "I'm trying to think of something hilarious to say" face throughout most of the show.

    It was pretty much Brand, Jack Dee and Hislop who carried the show.
  • ProfessorLesser 10 Dec 2007 22:50:25 19,349 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    I don't usually like Russell Brand, but he raised a few chuckles.
    Yeah I found this too. Saw him on the Royal Variety Performance and wanted him to spontaneously combust, though.
  • ecureuil 10 Dec 2007 23:15:59 76,011 posts
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    ProfessorLesser wrote:
    Gremmi wrote:
    I don't usually like Russell Brand, but he raised a few chuckles.
    Yeah I found this too. Saw him on the Royal Variety Performance and wanted him to spontaneously combust, though.

    I was the opposite. I quite liked him before, then I saw him on HIGNFY and thought he came across as a bit of a twat.
  • ecureuil 15 Dec 2007 21:54:30 76,011 posts
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    Terrible episode last night/tonight. :/ I wish they'd do the show properly, rather than trying to get laughs from the guest presenter fumbling their lines. I found it excruciatingly embarrassing to watch at times, and not in the good way.
  • ecureuil 16 Dec 2007 21:31:02 76,011 posts
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    Will Self has said he'd never return to the show again, another one to add to the list.

    Self, one of the most regular guests on HIGNFY, said that he would not appear on the show again as well. He said, "I'm afraid that without the reality element, the programme has become just like any other pseudo-panel contest, where funny fellows sit behind desks cracking jokes. Moreover, in the post-Hutton era, the BBC seems to have lost its bottle so far as edgy satire is concerned: the sharpest crack I made all evening and the one that received the most audience laughter was cut for transmission."

    Here

    Shame, as he's usually really good. Bit disappointed with the way the show is heading, really. :/
  • afray 16 Dec 2007 22:02:09 2,251 posts
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    But that could just be sour grapes from him.

    They seem to have cut down on the crappy youtube vids this series, which is a start.
  • ecureuil 16 Dec 2007 22:04:52 76,011 posts
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    I pretty much agree with him though. They should just get a regular presenter, and get back to discussing the news rather than Richard Madeley's tie.
  • Deleted user 2 May 2008 21:30:09
    That was one of the funniest episodes I've ever seen. Brian Blessed is awesome.
  • Login Industry 2 May 2008 22:16:31 273 posts
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    Brian was completely bonkers and the show was all the better for it. Doubt I could put up with him if they made him a regular presenter though. Not that they will, mind.

    Anne Widdicombe was truly awful a few weeks back.

    GORDON'S ALIVE!!
  • Hughes. 2 May 2008 22:24:18 2,812 posts
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    I missed Blessed and his glorious beard?!?!? Fucknuggets!

    I must check if this is on iPlayer.
  • caligari 2 May 2008 22:26:24 16,832 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    That was one of the funniest episodes I've ever seen. Brian Blessed is awesome.

    +1
  • Deleted user 2 May 2008 22:26:32
    Hughes. wrote:
    I missed Blessed and his glorious beard?!?!? Fucknuggets!

    I must check if this is on iPlayer.

    It's repeated tomorrow on BBC2, an extended version. Also repeated on Monday too.
  • Hughes. 4 May 2008 17:01:05 2,812 posts
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    greggywocky wrote:
    Hughes. wrote:
    I missed Blessed and his glorious beard?!?!? Fucknuggets!

    I must check if this is on iPlayer.

    It's repeated tomorrow on BBC2, an extended version. Also repeated on Monday too.

    Watched it last night, funniest TV I've seen in years.

    It's on iPlayer for rest of the week for anyone who missed it.
  • JediMasterMalik 4 May 2008 17:30:19 11,826 posts
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    Yeah I saw it on iplayer, brilliant episode.
  • Deleted user 4 May 2008 18:21:07
    It was total panto the whole way through (I'd expect little else with Blessed involved), and absolutely hilarious.

    Also did anyone else think Hislop was sitting there wondering how the show has ended up where it has?
  • daithi90 4 May 2008 18:23:56 3,283 posts
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    Grr! I can't use iplyer outside UK!
  • Pirotic Moderator 4 May 2008 18:42:57 20,646 posts
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    daithi90 wrote:
    Grr! I can't use iplyer outside UK!

    Grr I'm forced to pay a TV licence for being in the UK!
  • Deleted user 4 May 2008 18:53:39
    nekotcha wrote:
    Also did anyone else think Hislop was sitting there wondering how the show has ended up where it has?
    I think that everyone was really.

    The new format is starting to get very tired now. Every now and then it'll throw up a funny one like that, but for the most part it has the air of a aimless, neutered show.
  • Pirotic Moderator 4 May 2008 18:55:48 20,646 posts
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    disussedgenius wrote:
    nekotcha wrote:
    Also did anyone else think Hislop was sitting there wondering how the show has ended up where it has?
    I think that everyone was really.

    The new format is starting to get very tired now. Every now and then it'll throw up a funny one like that, but for the most part it has the air of a aimless, neutered show.

    agreed - it's turning into a post lamar buzz-cocks where the score is just a comedy device :p
  • ecureuil 4 May 2008 19:00:39 76,011 posts
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    I can't believe anyone thinks the new episode was good. The show has sunk so far, it's completely lost sight of the show it's supposed to be. Blessed was a fucking annoying idiot and the show has completely lost the plot and isn't funny any more.
  • President_Weasel 4 May 2008 19:35:22 8,604 posts
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    Blessed was absolutely insane and I really enjoyed it, but I agree it's not what the show used to be about.
  • madgerald 5 May 2008 17:52:51 300 posts
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    For those that don't live in the UK, and for when iPlayer takes it down, I've uploaded the uncensored and extended Have I Got A Bit More News For You with Brian Blessed on youtube.

    Direct linkage to my page: http://www.youtube.com/madgerald

    It was the funniest thing I've watched in a very very very long time. A close second is the recent South Park episode "Over-logging" - what happens when South Park has no Internet (we've all been there).

  • terminalterror 5 May 2008 20:48:06 18,937 posts
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    I found it hugely entertaining :)
  • Katsumoto 5 May 2008 20:50:00 1,358 posts
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    I refuse to believe anyone could not find that funny. I call global conspiracy, probably involving minorities.
  • SharksInYourMouth 14 Jun 2008 15:58:44 1,960 posts
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    I haven't seen this in a long time.
    Iirc, the guest publications were the best bit of this show :)
  • ecureuil 17 Oct 2008 20:57:37 76,011 posts
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    New series is starting on BBC1 right now.
  • cubbymoore 17 Oct 2008 20:59:33 36,441 posts
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    Indeed, topicality just makes the gags funnier !
  • ecureuil 17 Oct 2008 21:34:23 76,011 posts
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    Cleavage.
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