The Ronnie Barker Talk

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The Ronnie Barker Talk

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Aug 2017, 13:30

BBC Comedy today announces that Ben Elton, multi award-winning comedian, novelist, playwright, film maker and creator of classic, world-renowned sitcoms including The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line and Upstart Crow, will deliver the inaugural The Ronnie Barker Talk on BBC One.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/ronnie-barker-lecture

The writer, comedian and film-maker will deliver the inaugural Ronnie Barker Talk on BBC One, a lecture on a comedy theme that has been developed with the approval of Barker’s family.


http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/comic-ben-elton-honoured-to-give-first-ronnie-barker-talk-35642693.html

Is the whole idea pretentious or are just the people involved?
I'm not Elton's biggest fan but I can't deny he made some funny shows that defined British comedy. I am going to watch it, but I think I won't be able to make up my mind if it is a bit up its own arse or not.
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Re: The Ronnie Barker Talk

Postby Rayge » 24 Aug 2017, 13:33

not necessarily a good idea, but I don't think pretentious is the right word
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Re: The Ronnie Barker Talk

Postby Darkness_Fish » 24 Aug 2017, 14:46

Wouldn't he be better suited to a talk on abhorrent rock musicals?
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Re: The Ronnie Barker Talk

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 25 Aug 2017, 23:36

I enjoyed that. Not sure I agreed with him, he was mixing the medium with the message, but he had a plan and it was quite nice to hear someone talk, from notes, punctuated with the odd clip, rather than some sort of talking heads clip show.
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Re: The Ronnie Barker Talk

Postby The Great Defector » 28 Aug 2017, 13:10

Defending Mrs Brown's boys, that must have taken some balls. It wasn't as "up his own arse" as I thought it would be and found myself agreeing with a lot of what he said.
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Re: The Ronnie Barker Talk

Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 Aug 2017, 17:45

The Great Defector wrote:Defending Mrs Brown's boys, that must have taken some balls

Must have taken serious drugs.
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