Rule of Three was named the BEST ARTS AND CULTURE PODCAST in the 2020 British Podcast Awards.
Thanks to all our amazing guests for giving their time and brains, and thanks to all the listeners, anyone who has ever sent kind words, and anyone who has told their friends to listen. We quite literally couldn't have done it without you.
We of course, sent our fridge to accept the award and burst into tears. As was only to be expected.
We are going to be LIVE at the London Podcast Festival, Kings Place N1, on Saturday 14th September at 2pm.
We will be joined on stage by writer and comedian TOM NEENAN to talk about seminal zom-com (is that a thing?) SHAUN OF THE DEAD.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
SERIES THREE continues with an episode we've been trying to put together since day one: CHARLIE BROOKER talks about his love of Zucker / Abrahams / Zucker's never-bettered 1980 disaster spoof AIRPLANE!
We also talk about taking the influence of Airplane and Police Squad to make the three Touch Of Cloth films, and discuss the comedy of Black Mirror, the excellence of Robocop, and how the Adam West Batman series worked. It's a good 'un.
Following a lovely response to KATY BRAND's righteous celebration of the first Red Dwarf novel, many people have said they've found the book hard to get hold of. The nice people at the Red Dwarf website have flagged up that if you're having trouble getting INFINITY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS, the early novels are also available as part of the RED DWARF OMNIBUS and of course that all sort of related goodies can be browsed on their merchandise database pages. So have a look here.
Who knows, maybe you're in the mood to lose yourself completely in an aquarium of babbling nonsense. Anyway, to celebrate this week's lovely chat with Sanjeev Singh-Kohli, here's a small door into the Youtube rabbit hole of Blue Jam. Episode one. There's loads more. Dive in.
Thanks to everyone for kind words about the start of series three. We've got even more amazing guests this time round, and some fantastic and occasionally unexpected subjects to talk about.
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In the latest edition of RULE OF THREE, we mention this newly published book by Jem Roberts - which tells the story of Fry and Laurie, and is packed with unseen sketches and all that sort of thing.
Essential reading for any fan of Fry and Laurie, though, it has to be said, less than essential reading for someone who always preferred Hale and Pace. Suffice to say, our teenage selves are annoyed with us that this book exists now and not, say, in 1990, when we would have worshipped it as a god.
Get yourself a copy here.
In this week's podcast, Barunka O'Shaughnessy chooses Australian sketch show The Micallef Program, and in particular the glorious sketch Spiffington Manse.
HERE IS THE SKETCH
and if you want more Micallef - of course you do - there are some great compilations and clips on Youtube. This one's a good place to start:
MICALLEF SKETCH COMPILATION
Series Two seems to be going really well, so far, so thanks to everyone who's joining in, especially any new listeners.
Please don't forget to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts; it really does help spread the word. Lots more exciting guests and topics to come, every one delaying the day we have to book Joe Beasley and Cheeky Monkey to discuss Bottle Boys.
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