The subtle trick Showtime's "Penny Dreadful is that it is far less about the blood, gore and the specter of gruesome death than the sharp pain and exhilarating pleasure of living, and the terror of feeling alone even in close company. Read our review in the May Picks section.
A live stage tour version of the long-running BBC Radio 4 panel show, in which the chairman gives the panelists silly things to do. Featuring many of the most popular rounds from the radio series, including "Missed Hits", "One Song to the Tune of Another", "Letter Writing", "Sound Effects Story Time", "Uxbridge English Dictionary", "Pick-Up Song", "Sound Charades", "Mornington Crescent", "Quiz of Quizzes" and "Swanee Kazoo". Written by
Producer Jon Naismith is credited as the "laser display board operator". This is a reference to a running joke on the radio series, where chairman Humphrey Lyttelton often made reference to various laser display boards ostensibly used on the show, which don't exist but sound impressive to the listening radio audience. The credit refers to the fact that this information is actually displayed by Naismith himself. See more »
The teams are going to sing for us now, in the round called "One Song to the Tune of Another". This is a well-established concept, requiring explanation only to anyone who's slept through every show for the last thirty-five years. So I'll be interested to read this. The construction and flow of a song is very much akin to a clothing store mannequin. The clothes represent the words, while the model represents the tune, supporting the words and showing them to their best advantage. Songs can, of ...
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Producer Jon Naismith is credited as "laser display board operator", a reference to a running joke in the radio series (see Trivia). See more »