"Hollywood ignored you"

Posting for those that haven’t seen this, the genesis of Alan Partridge too, surely.


“I think you’re missing the whole context love”

I’m hooked.

You don’t see Ian Botham much nowadays. Does he still have the tache and mullet?

you saw way too much of him recently


Several years ago I had to interview him following one of his charity walks through Essex. He had a canned line: “Yes, we might have slowed some traffic down, but if the people of Chelmsford were a bit late getting their Sunday lunch, they can rest assured it was all for a very good cause.”

The intonation was uncannily close to:

“Yes I’ve hit the odd copper, yes I’ve enjoyed the old dooby, but will you piss off and leave me alone, I’m walking to John O’Groats for some spastics.”


he was “hacked” remember!