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Channel 4…The Eloquence Of Chris Hadfield on Sunday Bunch

15 Dec

Although the TV channels never come out and say so, chat shows are almost primarily there to help promote new movies, albums or TV Shows. So you regularly get your famous Hollywood Movie stars coming into London to spend a few days warming the sofas across various studios, and being asked the same questions by the likes Graham Norton, Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross and all the other chat shows on TV and radio.

Some handle it quite professionally and you forget they are simply trying to sell you something, others don’t try that hard and can come across as a bit phlegmatic, like some of the infamous Bruce Willis interviews.

 

 

So it is really refreshing when you have someone on the sofa who is super-enthusiastic about what they do, and you would struggle to find someone more enthusiastic, more charismatic or more engaging than Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

You may remember him from this video, singing the David Bowie hit Space Oddity aboard the International Space Station.

 

 

If that video was not enough to convince you that this was a man who is really passionate in a fun way about what he does, then his appearance on Channel 4′s Sunday Brunch programme this morning served to further confirm this.

He had the hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, and fellow guests Little Mix, Dan Snow and Kim Wilde entranced as he explained the wonders of weightlessness in space, how you have to relearn to lift your tongue when speaking after you come back to Earth from space, and how re-entry and landing aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft was like being in a car accident.

If you missed it it is worth catching up on 4oD just for the Chris Hadfield segment.

Micky Flanagan…Best Cockney Comedian Out There..Out as in just ‘Out’ not ‘Out Out’

13 Dec

It was a night of Comedy on Channel 4 last night. It kicked with the British Comedy Awards hosted by Jonathan Ross who was in a fairly irreverent mood, but that was just a taster. The main course was what followed a screening of Micky Flanagan’s Out Out Tour.

I love Micky Flanagan I find him hilarious on ’8 out of Ten Cats’, ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’. So I was really looking forward to this show on Channel 4 and it did not disappoint .

The cockney swagger and patter was all there. The observations on what it is like being a true cockney, or at least what the rest of the world likes to think being a cockney would be like, were spot on.

There were new jokes I hadn’t heard before and the old favourites like popping out, going out and going ‘out out’ as well as the legendary mix up between a Cockney’s House and a New Yorker’s arse.

It is not on 4OD but is on repeat on several of the Channel 4′s sister channels

Saturday 15 December 1.55am 4seven
Sunday 16 December 12.05am 4seven
Tuesday 18 December 12.05am 4seven
Wednesday 19 December 1.05am 4seven

And if you can’t wait. Here is a taster of the subtle difference between popping out, going out and going  ’out out’ cockney style.