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December 2, 2014 2:51 PM   Subscribe

Anarchic comedy provocateur Chris Morris (The Day Today, Brass Eye, Jam and Four Lions) was recently the subject of a retrospective on BBC's Raw meat Radio

The 3 hour broadcast features material that hasn't been aired since its first broadcast as well as new interviews with Armando Iannucci, Matthew Bannister, Peter Baynham, David Quantick, Paul Garner, Adrian Sutton and Lucian Randall.

For those unfamiliar with Morris' work he has been previously covered on the blue here, here, here and here
posted by AzzaMcKazza (26 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
 
I know what I'm doing for the next 3 hours.
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:37 PM on December 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


...apparently, trying to get this player to work.

Oh god please.
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:39 PM on December 2, 2014


I think this will do the trick. I hope it does. Stupid state government firewalls. The worst.
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:42 PM on December 2, 2014


Cheers for that link. Intricate cinnamon hat, doffed.
posted by a lungful of dragon at 3:45 PM on December 2, 2014


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posted by ambrosen at 4:00 PM on December 2, 2014


MY HERO.

Thank you so much for posting this.
posted by lumpenprole at 4:04 PM on December 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


Can't I favourite this a million times?
posted by northtwilight at 4:06 PM on December 2, 2014


Holy gods, thank you. I will listen to this tomorrow! I will also leave here a link for what was probably my all-time favorite Jam sketch, the nightmarishly horrific The Gush.
posted by Greg Nog at 4:11 PM on December 2, 2014 [3 favorites]


MY HERO


You're thinking of Ardal O'Hanlon
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 4:14 PM on December 2, 2014 [3 favorites]


I've never really liked phone pranks and other similar sort of public-hassling pranks ( I don't have the same squeamishness about his politician and celebrity baiting stuff), but had always thought Chris Morris's ones were largely benign, as usually they were pleasingly surreal rather than mean spirit. But the phone prank in this show, where he sent out some guy with a mobile phone and directed him what to do - which I'd not heard before listening to this retrospective, with the guy hassling a taxi driver - was pretty horrific really.

Which was a shame
posted by dng at 4:18 PM on December 2, 2014


Chris Morris is one of the few geniuses the world has left.
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:33 PM on December 2, 2014 [5 favorites]




Thank you for that direct download link! This is going straight into my head.
posted by chimpsonfilm at 8:12 PM on December 2, 2014


Oh wow - double thanks from me too! This one is going into the archives.
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 8:15 PM on December 2, 2014


Peter, you've added nothing.
posted by chimpsonfilm at 8:31 PM on December 2, 2014


"Are the planes sniffing the building?" is one of my favourites, I'm glad they included it.
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:03 PM on December 2, 2014


Now fact me 'til I fart!
posted by Quilford at 9:06 PM on December 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


All the Jam intros, back to back. It's a bit much all at once, but it's a great showcase for his sense of sound design, mixing, and darkly poetic wordplay.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 10:07 PM on December 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


They have been playing the phone pranks on radio 7, and man are they ever unfunny.
posted by marienbad at 11:27 PM on December 2, 2014


The people at Cook'd and Bomb'd deserve a hearty backslap for their work helping to put this together (as well as all their other LULzy stuff). It's really, really well done. So good that not even the presence of the enduringly awful Mary Anne Hobbs can spoil it.
posted by ZipRibbons at 4:25 AM on December 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


In light of my renewed interest in D&D, I'm thinking of putting together some monster sheets for "Morrisian" creatures. Terrestrial Dolphin. Tunnel Horse. Exploding Tortoise. Mr Lizard (his power is he puts lizards in everything). Those are the only four I remember right now but I'm sure there are others. Know what this means? MORRIS IMMERSION WEEKEND!
posted by turbid dahlia at 1:34 PM on December 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


Holy shit at 34:30 the interview about "leaving it out" is the greatest fucking thing
posted by Greg Nog at 1:48 PM on December 3, 2014


turbid dahlia I think Spherical Cow would be much more horrifying than a Gelatinous Cube. And think how much more devious than a Lurker would be Heavy Electricity.
posted by lumpenprole at 5:31 PM on December 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


So is there a way to like...save this
posted by anazgnos at 6:29 PM on December 3, 2014


So is there a way to like...save this

If you're okay with command line tools, get_iplayer is insanely good for this.

(LOOK BBC, I WOULD BUY THE LATER SEASONS OF THE BURKISS WAY IF YOU'D SELL 'EM, I BLAME SOCIETY)
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:52 PM on December 3, 2014


My third comment above contains a link to an mp3 of the show.
posted by turbid dahlia at 7:54 PM on December 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


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