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Roy Hudd returns to Radio 2

 
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Andy W



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject: Roy Hudd returns to Radio 2 Reply with quote

Roy Hudd returns to the station with a new sketch show called HQ starting on 8th January 2011.

Text below from the BBC Press Office:
HQ marks the return of Roy Hudd to BBC Radio 2, his radio comedy homeland. He is joined by The Blagger's Guide's David Quantick in a unique pairing for this all-new, half-hour sketch show.

Join Roy and David as they romp through half an hour of epic silliness, inspired by everyday life, including the mundane, the exciting, the confusing, the amusing and the amazing things that make one glad to be alive.

With the magnificent support of Anita Dobson and Kevin Eldon, this deliciously daft new comedy is part of BBC Radio 2's continuing Comedy Showcase series.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2011/wk2/sat.shtml#sat_hq
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Roy Hudd.....thanks for posting Andy .....just got to remember to listen now... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of the Grumbleweeds coming back? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the original Grumbleweeds are still touring I understand. Spookily enough I just listened to an old show today from their 1980 series. I'll upload one and pass on the link later today.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will it have the wonderful satire of The News Huddlines? I used to love that show.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy W wrote:
Some of the original Grumbleweeds are still touring I understand.

Yes, there's just 2 of them left now but they keep busy touring. I had them at a theatre I used to work at, but had left by the time they arrived.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Looking forward to it. I always liked The News Huddlines so I hope the new series comes very close.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As promised here are The Grumbleweeds back in 1980:

http://www.4shared.com/audio/RefaQeae/The_Grumbleweeds_Series_2_Epis.html

And, as this is a Roy Hudd thread, from April 1986 The News Huddlines:

http://www.4shared.com/audio/I2725sTN/The_News_Huddlines_Series_20_E.html

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any idea what time the show will be on? just hope it's not the usual middle of the night slot given to anything half decent
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
any idea what time the show will be on? just hope it's not the usual middle of the night slot given to anything half decent

The Comedy Showcase slot is 10pm.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to the show and really enjoyed it. Roy Hudd just as good as ever, though less of the exuberance we used to get on Huddlines. There was still a bit of corpsing/ad-libbing of old in the sliced bread sketch. Nice to hear a R2 comedy show that's funny for once (though I've always enjoyed the Blaggers Guides).

Not sure why it has two titles. On air it's 'HQ' but the website calls it 'Hudd and Quantick's Global Village'.
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