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The Italian Job -- the classic 1969 heist film that was remade in 2003 -- is headed to the small screen in the form of an Italian Job tv series.
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The latest weekly Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie podcast - Donald Trump’s disastrous attempt at speaking; the odd new show The Only Way is Glasgow; and Janey gets a wee bit drunk... 
In episode 317 of Janey Godley’s podcast with award winning Ashley Storrie this week we discuss Glasgow’s new restaurant Iberica, Trump’s disastrous attempt at speaking and our favourite Gladiator. Ashley has a toilet break and Janey is a bit drunk – they talk about #glow the new Only Way is Glasgow show and the Bold Alec makes an appearance. Check out our podcast advert on Vimeo If you would like to support our podcast then please do so by cli...
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An example of the anarchic and random meaning of “fame”...
Tribute unveiled to Freddie Frinton - Forgotten at home...but still famous in Europe
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Guy Sims Fitch had a lot to say about the world economy in the 1950s and 60s. He wrote articles in newspapers around the globe as an authoritative voice on economic issues during the Cold War. Fitch was a big believer in private American investment and advocated for it as a liberating force internationally. But no matter what you thought of Guy Sims Fitch’s ideas, he had one big problem. He didn’t exist.
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I am immensely honoured that glorious Kunt and The Gang’s latest mailout - plugging the farewell tour and latest album - says:
"I've recently done a couple of interviews, one for the Malcolm Hardee Award's crumbly old comedy junkie John Phlegming."

Recognition at last!

Kunt details on:
http://www.kuntandthegang.co.uk.
Kunt chat at:
https://thejohnfleming.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/the-kunt-and-the-gang-monologues/
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The latest GROUCHY CLUB PODCAST (26 mins)
Political correctness and malicious intent. The Gazza PC hoo-hah and why we have to be upset about something. The English injustice system. Comedy MCs who become PC Heteronormatives. The changed acceptability of Harry Hill’s transgender joke. Plus Mama Biashara’s supplies to Syria. Is it impossible to have sensible comedians? And why Copstick reckons there is a lot of hate heading my way.

Copstick’s quote of the week: “A heterosexual couple. What the fuck is wrong with that? I am not heterosexual and I am not part of a couple, but what is wrong with that?”
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Following my feature on Alan Moore’s Jerusalem, I’ve been posting edited highlights from the 30,000-word interview transcript. Over the last three days, Moore has solved the little problem of our b…
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A trailer for “Room 36” - George & Mildred meet Psycho...?
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Canadian performer Zuma Puma aka Nelly Scott is leaving Britain next Thursday. She has left her London flat and was with family up in the Midlands when I talked to her via Skype. “Why are you going back to Canada?” I asked. “To get to Mexico.” “Why via…
Canadian performer Zuma Puma aka Nelly Scott is leaving Britain next Thursday. She has left her London flat and was with family up in the Midlands when I talked to her via Skype. “Why are you going…
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Coronation Street to be investigated for racism.
Is the phrase "... more roots than Kunta Kinte" racist?

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Writer + TV, stage and (in theory) film producer
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About me

STAGE

At the Edinburgh Fringe last August, I chaired two debates about the comedy industry… organised two spaghetti-juggling contests… and produced a two-hour Malcolm Hardee Awards comedy/variety stage show. More details here.

In 2010 at the Fringe, I produced three comedy shows: It Is Rocket Science! V2 (recently revamped as a Radio 4 series), Keen & Khan: Starstruck! (with comedian Helen Keen & former NASA astrophysicist Dr Sophia Khan) and Free Until Famous with Lewis Schaffer (he’s still free but still not famous).

In 2009, I produced two Fringe shows – Helen Keen’s The Primitive Methodist Guide to Arctic Survival and a 90-minute charity show Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! – It’s Bollock Relief! – The Malcolm Hardee Award Show. I was also consultant on two comedy shows: Aindrias de Staic’s The Summer I Did The Leaving and Lewis Schaffer’s Bigger and Blacker.

2007-2010 I was talent consultant for New York entertainment company Green Room Presents. Through them, I was also consultant for two off-Broadway venues: 45 Bleecker Street and The Green Room. I am now UK consultant for New York based entertainment company Inbrook.

AWARDS SPONSORSHIP

Since 2005, I have sponsored (currently three) annual Malcolm Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe. These will continue until at least 2017 (because, apart from anything else, I have already had the trophies made!). The Awards are for ‘Comic Originality’, ‘Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid’ and a ‘Cunning Stunt’ award for best publicity stunt to publicise a Fringe act or show. More details here.

BOOKS

I wrote godfather of alternative comedy Malcolm Hardee’s autobiography I Stole Freddie Mercury’s Birthday Cake and, for Random House, edited both Scots comedian Janey Godley’s autobiography Handstands in the Dark and Sit-Down Comedy, an anthology of new stories by 19 stand-up comedians. Many moons ago I also myself contributed to the anthology Anatomy of the Movies with director Martin Scorsese, actor Donald Sutherland et al.

MOVIES

In 2010, I financed the controversial British movie Killer Bitch - the screen debut of cage fighter Alex Reid (ex-Mr Katie Price).

TELEVISION

I have been a writer/producer/director of on-screen TV promotions for 20 years, working for UK, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish channels, also making press & marketing tapes for most and promoting/ marketing channel launches in the Czech Republic, Ireland and the UK… I have been on the production teams of various UK entertainment shows – usually finding new talent – including Tiswas, Game For a Laugh, Surprise Surprise, The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross and Jack Dee’s Saturday Night; I producedThe Last Laugh with Jerry Sadowitz.

PERIODICALS

In ancient days, I was Film Section Editor of the hippie newspaper International Times and later wrote interviews/features for the likes of House of Hammer, House of Horror, Screen International and Starburst magazines and The Movieand The Photo partworks. I blog for the Huffington Post.

WEBSITES

I built and look after Janey Godley’s website and, in the past, have built and webmastered sites for comedians Ricky Grover, Jeff Innocent and Ian Watt as well as scriptwriter Nigel Crowle, eccentric inventor John Ward, author Cass Pennant, DVD company Gangster Videos, art/literary site Con Artists etc

AND OTHER SUNDRY THINGS

Along the way, I have also worked for BBC News, ITN, written a comedy obituary for The Independent and written questions for a children’s game show on Basque TV in Spain…

SO

TV shows, TV promotion/marketing, station launches, written for magazines, edited books, staged variety shows, financed a film, blog; been arrested by the Syrian Army in Beirut; cannot juggle cooked spaghetti.

More background here.

You can contact me direct by e-mail here.

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