Yes, we’re so quick and on the ball we’re picking up on this five days after Robert first blogged about it.
Yes, yes, we’ve been lousy at keeping up with this sort of thing recently. But in case you’re not aware, the Proper TV Version of Carpool with Bobby Llew starts tonight, on Dave, at 8.30pm. The first guest is Jason Manford, but don’t let that put you off. We’ve already seen how something doing really well on Dave can lead to lots of immediately exciting possibilities that definitely don’t go wrong. Er.
Anyway, Robert is great, and this deserves to do well, so let’s help make it so. There’s also a nice little piece on BBC News about the show, in which Robert admirably tackles the question of whether there are any of his Dwarf pals he hasn’t interviewed yet by answering “Norman Lovett”, although admittedly failing to add “Because he’s been an arsehole lately.”
Yes, alright, well, YOU try coming up with a headline for this news. Anyway, congratulations are in order for Mr Robert Llewellyn, who has single-handedly proven the axiom that nowadays the best way to get original content off the ground is to do it yourself, stick it online and wait for a broadcaster who’s looking for a proven success to jump onboard with rather than taking chances on something risky in this difficult economic climate. By which I mean, Dave have decided to turn Bobby’s web-based interview series (seems weird seeing it described as a “chat show”, doesn’t it? But then, I suppose that’s what it is) Carpool into an actual proper TV series. It’ll be sponsored by Toyota, whose Prius is (as if you didn’t know) the car Bobby uses to give his guests lifts – and if Dave have any sense, they’ll basically retain the existing format to the letter and simply tart up the graphics and sound quality a little bit.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re just going to give Dave a ring ourselves to see if they’re interested in doing an animated version of Dwarfcasts.
We take a look at Robert Llewellyn’s online car-based interview series, and its latest edition – featuring one Craig Charles…