I was clearing out some books to give to the charity shop when I stumbled across this book about The Wire, which was published by The Guardian in 2009. It’s a compilation of essays, articles and interviews surrounding David Simon’s epic Baltimore-set drama about drugs, cops, crooked politicians and mad drunken dockers. It features an interview I did in 2008 with Michael K Williams, who played Omar in the show. Anyway, it’s a nice read for those of you who are fans of what used to be the most critically acclaimed show ever, until Breaking Bad came along. I still like it. But then I haven’t seen Breaking Bad. Sue me.
Barry From Watford is the brilliant creation of Alex Lowe, a brilliant comedy actor. Last night I appeared as a guest on his live chat show at the Soho theatre. He was funny, I just answered questions about sport mostly. The other guest was Guy Pratt from Pink Floyd. It was being filmed as a TV pilot for Baby Cow productions. I enjoyed it. My brother was in the audience. We got drunk after.
I went round Michael Winner’s house once. I wrote about it here for Sabotage Times. He’s dead now.
It’s been a momentous years for the celebrity news game what with superinjunctions, phone hacking and all the rest of it. I made a doc on the subject for BBC Three in the summer but the whole thing has moved on again since then. The Guardian asked me to write a reviewof the stuff that’s happened in 2011 and what might happen next. So I did. And you can read it all here…
Went on Lorraine Kelly on ITV the other morning. Doing the paper review and that. She’s lovely. Good show. Met a transgender lady in the green room. She seemed nice. I’ll be on again soon.
After the sad passing of Sir Jiummy Savile last weekend, The Guardian asked me to revisit my strange and wonderful day at his house a few years back, during which he bullshitted my head off. Have a read of it here