Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant/Karl Pilkington Show

Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant, creators of The Office and Extras started their creative partnership in the late 90's on a small London Radio network called XFM and after the sucess of The Office returned to do some more shows in the early 00's. They had a producer called Karl Pilkington who they quickly used as a substitute for coming up with material of their own, and became the focus of the show.

They did shows on XFM in dribs and drabs, switching to podcasts when those caught on around 2005 and continue to make them to the present day despite their turbulent relationship with Pilkington. It's some fodder for your mp3 player anyway if you watched The (original) Office and want more Merchant/Gervais material peppered with verbal abuse.

Download the XFM shows here.

Podcast Season 1 Part 1, Part 2
Podcast Season 2
Podcast Season 3
Podcast Season 4
Podcast Season 5

(In chronological order)

The Ricky Gervais Guide To... Medicine
The Ricky Gervais Guide To... Natural History
The Ricky Gervais Guide To... The Arts
The Ricky Gervais Guide To... Philosophy
The Ricky Gervais Guide To... The English
The Ricky Gervais Guide To... Society

The Ricky Gervais Guide To... Law and Order

If you've gotten through all those check out Pilkington's book Happyslapped by a Jellyfish. If you want to print it out on A4 paper try these settings on Foxit (which has better printing facilities than Acrobat).

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