Don’t miss a fun TV, eh? podcast, with Roger Abbott of Royal Canadian Air Farce talking to Bill Brioux about that show’s long run and final season coming up. Then Bill shares some famous television myths from his book Truth and Rumours: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths, along with a bonus Canadian truth about Pierre Berton, Bruno Gerussi, and a bloody finger. Chris Haddock, creator of Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence, chats about the Intelligence season one DVD release, the FOX pilot version of that show, John Wells, and Haddock’s plans to take Richard Stursberg’s job. The last part of the podcast is me sitting back and staying out of the way while two of CBC’s biggest personalities – Haddock and Roger Abbott of Royal Canadian Air Farce – survey the state of the CBC.
The rundown follows, with approximate start times in brackets:
Roger Abbott of Royal Canadian Air Farce on that show’s long history and not-so-long future [:02]
Bill Brioux, author of Truth and Rumours: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths [:30]
Creator Chris Haddock of Intelligence and Da Vinci’s Inquest [:45]
I’m particularly excited by this Sunday’s TV, eh? Blogtalkradio show. Why? Not only does it promise to be entertaining, what with the funny and smart guests, but I have a de facto co-host in Bill Brioux, the Canadian Press TV critic who also has an entertaining blog, TV Feeds My Family. He’ll lead the first interview with Roger Abbott of the Royal Canadian Air Farce, who recently announced this upcoming season will be their last. Then I’ll talk to Bill about his book, Truth and Rumours: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths, before we’re joined by Chris Haddock, the creator of Da Vinci’s Inquest and Intelligence, the first season of which was just released on DVD.
Listen live this Sunday, May 4, at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern — and feel free to call in at 646-200-4063 with your questions or opinions — or listen to the archived podcast later.
The new version of the TV, eh? podcast – the live Internet radio version – airs Sunday at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern. If you can’t listen live, tune in later for the archive. (Note: The player embedded in the right sidebar on this blog will still play last week’s show on Robson Arms/TV on the web/Bill C-10 until this week’s show is complete and archived.)
This Sunday, April 27, the guest lineup will be:
At the top of the show: X-Weighted contestant Gaia joins us to talk about her experience on the Slice network’s weight-loss reality show.
Around 15 minutes past the hour: Christopher Bolton, creator and star of Showcase’s Rent-a-Goalie, will talk about the upcoming season and the season one DVD release in conversation with Denis McGrath.
Around 45 minutes past the hour: Accessibility advocate Joe Clark joins us to chat about his recently launched website, CaptioningSUCKS.com, which takes aim at crappy closed captioning.
Call in to join the conversation at 646-200-4063, or leave a question for our guests in the comments and I may ask it on the show.
Don’t forget: tomorrow (April 20) at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern is the first live version of the TV, eh? Internet radio show. Listen live and call in at 646-200-4063 to discuss what you’re watching or join the conversation with our guests and give your opinion:
Robson Arms co-creators Susin Neilsen and Gary Harvey (about 10 minutes in)
Technogeek Steve Wild on tv on the web (about 35 minutes in)
Screenwriter/journalist Mark Leiren-Young will report on Bill C-10 (see his The Tyee article on appearing before the Senate about the controversial legislation) (about 50 minutes in)
If you can’t be there Sunday, you can still listen to the show later [Post-show update: Listen in the player below – there’s a few seconds of dead air at the beginning, but what would a first show be without technical difficulties?].
We’ve got great guests lined up in the next few weeks, too – keep checking out the upcoming show schedule for all the details.