Stand Up for Towel Day at the British Library

To celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the original radio broadcasts of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the British Library are hosting a whole day of events. Stand Up for Towel Day will be there, with Steve Cross, Cerys Bradley, The Underground Clown Club, Declan Kennedy, Jonathan Hearn and The Story Beast all performing homagesContinue reading “Stand Up for Towel Day at the British Library”

Amélie: BFI Comedy Genius Tour

On Wednesday 12th December I’ll be presenting Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fabulous Amélie, the classic comic fantasy that launched Audrey Tautou to stardom. Tautou stars as the lonely waitress who finds ways to bring others the happiness (or comeuppance) they deserve, and eventually finds her own happy ending. It’s an imaginative, sassy romp through a Parisian dreamworld,Continue reading “Amélie: BFI Comedy Genius Tour”

‘The Evolution of Truth’ at the Royal Institution

I chaired a couple of talks at the Royal Institution at the beginning of the month, with Evan Davis and Richard Byrne. Here is a somewhat upside-down action shot taken from the balcony, of the three of us during the Q&A at the end of the session. Both talks were a fascinating insight into deception.Continue reading “‘The Evolution of Truth’ at the Royal Institution”