#331 Taking the Full Weight of an Eclair - Richard is back in Cheddar trying to harvest material for the new series of Relativity. So it’s a double remote podcast and the guest this week is a true comedy hero, the brilliant Nigel Planer. They try to remember what the project they almost worked together in the early 90s was (though have very different memories) and talk about the times Richard spent in Nigel’s house, without Nigel knowing. Plus some great stories about the early days of 80s stand up, coming up with characters in Peter Richardson’s van, the casting of Mike in the Young Ones and why it might well have turned out for the best, being attacked by security guards on the way to a Greek restaurant after being crushed by a huge prop, the genius of Nicholas Craig, how Do They Know It’s Christmas could have been even better, being big in Catalonia and the joy of a rejected script being accepted. This is the last remote RHLSTP for a while - do keep an eye on http://richardherring.com/gigs for news of live shows.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPESee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Comedy and acting legend Nigel Planer has enjoyed an illustrious career over four decades. Enjoying No. 1 and No. 2 chart hits, in character as Neil from The Young Ones, Planer is no stranger to the music business. He's teamed up with songwriter Neil Avery to record an album of new songs, which the pair discuss here. Planer also talks about his music career, including dodging bottles of urine at The Monsters of Rock Festival and messing about outside the gents' toilets with Status Quo at the Band Aid recordings.
Nigel Planer is an actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for playing Neil in The Young Ones and Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap with Rick Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He was a founding member of the London Comedy Store and original member of The Comic Strip. Nigel Planer is guest number 71 on My Time Capsule and he chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things he'd like to put in a time capsule; four he’d like to preserve and one he’d like to bury and never have to think about again .Follow Nigel Planer on Twitter: @NigelPlaner1Follow My Time Capsule on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @MyTCpod .Follow Michael Fenton Stevens on Twitter: @fentonstevens & Instagram @mikefentonstevens .Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .Music by Pass The Peas Music .Artwork by Matthew Boxall .Social media support by Harriet Stevens .This podcast is proud to be associated with the charity Viva! Providing theatrical opportunities for hundreds of young people.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ahead of this week’s #One2ThreeShow I talked to actor, comedian, playwright and all-round national treasure Nigel Planer. Nigel, of course, is most famous for his role as everybody’s favourite long-haired hippy, Neil, from The Young Ones, has been in countless TV and West End stage productions and narrated several audiobooks. We talk about some of his favourite West End roles, what it was like taking comedy to a new level in the 80s, his latest project “Raymond’s Room”, theatre in the time of Covid19, his upcoming album “five songs left” and his new play “All Above Board”. Plus was Rik Mayall really a bastard?
NEIL FROM THE YOUNG ONES! Actor, comedian, novelist and playwright, Nigel Planer joins Dan to share who and what he'd hate to be stuck with on a desert island. Be sure to follow the podcast @dickspodSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nigel Planer on how lockdown has devastated Britain's theatre industry
It's Friday! with Jim White
Jim White talks to actor Nigel Planer about how lockdown has destroyed the lives of self-employed actors, and about his early days in comedy clubs where people didn't boo... they threw ashtrays. Plus, Brian Viner, Claudia Connell and Jaci Stephen chew over this week's best film and TV releases (and some delicious Stateside gossip).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Chief, starring Nigel Planer - Radio Play [Comedy]
As recent events have revealed, the most important character in Downing Street is not the PM but the cat, in this case Chief Mauser OSCAR, the furriest of all Civil Servants, the witty and opinionated observer of all events inside and outside, keenly commenting on the previous reign as the ousted PM is preparing to leave, making way for a very new regime. Wonderfully indiscreet, Oscar reveals all…. Written by Oliver Cookson Starring Nigel Planer, Rachel Atkins, Stephen Critchlow, Gerard McDermott, Simon Kane, Greg Page, Pip Brignall, Holly Morgan, Zalie Burrow. Directed by Cherry CooksonEditing and post production by Malcolm ThorpMusic by Izzy Herschmann #NigelPlaner, #downingstreet, #downingstreetcat #radiodrama #comedy #satire