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Podcast on ‘Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero’

Posted by Bombyx Mori on April 18th, 2013

Want to know a bit about the background to Bill’s forthcoming two part documentary on Alfred Russel Wallace, which starts this Sunday at 8pm on BBC2?

Check out this podcast:

Bill on QI & The One Show

Posted by Luke on April 27th, 2012

If you missed Bill on The One Show or QI’s Shakespeare special The Immortal Bard don’t fret. If you are in the right part of the world you can now catch them on the iPlayer.

QI – The Immortal Bard

The One Show

Find out what happened when Bill was faced with a highly unusual menu during his recent trip to China as well as his latest takes on theme music with none other than The Ronnie Hazlehurst Orchestra adding to the proceedings.

Catch Bill on Late ‘n’ Live

Posted by Luke on February 7th, 2012

Scotland calling! Bill and his comic chums expound on Late’n’Live for BBC1 Scotland.

It’s on the iPlayer for the Sassanachs out there.

BBTV – Coming To A Screen Near You This Weekend

Posted by Luke on October 20th, 2011

Bill is a live guest on several UK TV shows this week starting with a chat on the couch of BBC Breakfast (BBC1 from 6AM) on Friday 21 October.

He’ll then leap like a Thompson’s Gazelle over to the couch at This Morning (ITV1 10.30 – 12.30) also on Friday 21 October.

On Sunday October 23rd he’s let loose amongst the recipes, cookery and gadgets on Something For The Weekend (BBC2 10:00AM).

Don’t miss!

Bill Bailey To Appear In The Dr Who Christmas Special

Posted by Luke on September 22nd, 2011

Yes it’s finally happened! Bill Bailey is to guest star in the Dr Who Christmas Special 2011. Production has started on the story which is set in war-torn England and sees The Doctor (Matt Smith) embarking on a magical and mysterious adventure with a young widow and her two children.

Bill appears along with Claire Skinner, Arabella Weir and Alexander Armstrong in the festive special.

The special, set during World War 2, sees Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset, where the caretaker is a mysterious young man in bow tie, and a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the tree. They are about to enter a magical new world and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts…

Dr Who 2010 Logo

Something hairy’s on the telly tonight! Also features baboons.

Posted by Bombyx Mori on April 8th, 2011

Tonight at 8pm on ITV1 and ITV1HD you can see Bill Bailey’s Baboons. It’s a series of 8.

Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra

Posted by Bombyx Mori on May 13th, 2009

For those of you who missed it on saturday night, here’s a chance to catch it:

And yes, a DVD is scheduled for release later on this year. Thanks for watching and listening.

Watch out! Bill’s about (today and tomorrow)

Posted by Bombyx Mori on May 8th, 2009

Today you can hear Bill on Radio 5 Live with Simon Mayo at 2pm, and then at 3pm tune in to BBC 6 when he’ll be chatting with Nemone.

Tomorrow morning (Saturday 9 May) you’ll be able to see him on Sky News Sunrise at 8.45am.

And all this so he can get you in the mood to watch Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra on Saturday 9 May at 9.40pm on BBC2.

Must dash and make sure Bill gets to bed on time now. Cheerio.

Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra – THIS SATURDAY NIGHT ON BBC2!

Posted by Bombyx Mori on May 6th, 2009

May 9th 2009 at 9.40pm on BBC 2

Tune in and tune up, for it’s your first chance to see Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra on your television screens. Featuring Anne Dudley and the BBC Concert Orchestra, this Saturday evening’s not-to-be-missed show promises to be a treat for the whole family.

Wonderfully enjoyable…like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road” – Stephen Fry

Blissfully funny” – The Times

Fifth Gear

Posted by Helper Worm on January 16th, 2009

Channel Five, Monday 19 January, 8pm

Fifth Gear proves to Bill Bailey that chip fat is the fuel of the future, including an extraordinary improvised 80’s German techno song that manages to rhyme something with the term “chip fat”.