I am back to describe more of my delightful doings. This month I would like to bring your attention to a documentary I co-wrote entitled “Paul Merton’s Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema“, which airs this Sunday, March 28th on BBC4 at 9 PM. As the title suggests it deals with the beginnings of cinema, concentrating on the more ‘weird and wonderful’ early films of mainly the French and British. We meet the world’s first comedians, see a giant pig dancing and my personal favorite we watch a magician who vanishes eggs with the help of a very brave and stoic chicken.
Also I get to show off my musical talents-what Charlie Parker was to the saxophone, I am to the tin tray and the hammer! With the tuneful timing of Buddy Rich, I beat the bejasus out of that tray! I’ve since progressed on to other household items – not many girls can play ‘Moonlight Sonata’ with a colander and a step ladder but you’re looking at one right now.
Sunday, March 28th, 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, March 28th at 11:50pm
Monday, March 29th at 2:40am
Monday, March 29th at 7:30pm