Still feasting on chocolate? Then we have the perfect Easter egg accompaniment — television. We have picked out a few TV moments from this week that we enjoyed and hope that you will too.
Just a Minute
The recent television series of Just a Minute was a lovely celebration for the programme’s 45th birthday. The show, which was a tribute to the game that does not allow hesitation, repetition and deviation for a minute, had a some highlights including Stephen Fry saying “anal wind”.
My absolute favourite moment, though, was when host Nicholas Parsons introduced the topic ‘The owl and the pussy cat’. Parsons, as a bit of a Lear expert, recited the poem perfectly. However, the panelists were not that impressed as they all walked off stage and left Parsons to his recitation.
Go to 2.15 to watch Parson’s poetic performance.
The Boat Race
Every year Oxford and Cambridge take their rivalry to the water and compete in the Boat Race. It isn’t known for being interesting, but this year was different. A man called Trenton Oldfield decided to protest about the elitist universities and their traditions by swimming in the Thames during the race. He bobbed up between the boats and was almost beheaded by an oar.
Yes, he might have attempted to make a serious point but his protest has helped to make a new “Jesus Christ Fenton” videos.
Alternatively if you want to watch the 158th Boat Race in full — you can find it here on iPlayer.
Deal or No Deal
Channel 4’s guessing game has become the latest show to spawn a celebrity version. The first contestant to challenge the Banker was comedian Jimmy Carr. He had back up from some of his comedian friends who were tasked with opening the boxes and helping Carr out. They all poked fun at Noel Edmonds and the format of the show, but as the money was going to charity they did take the show quite seriously.
At the end of the game Carr was left with one box that had £750 inside and another with £35,000 in it. The Banker offered him £14,000. As the money was for charity Carr challenged the Banker to raise the amount to £20,000 and Carr would walk away. The Banker didn’t like this so Carr opened his box in the hope that he was going to hand a well needed, huge cheque to his chosen charity. Instead it was £750. Watching Carr’s almost tearful face was actually quite hard, although it was silly of him to gamble the money.
You can catchup with Jimmy’s moment of misery, and find out more about his chosen charity, on 4OD.