Bigipedia - Series 1

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Ian Wolf

  • Thursday 23rd July 2009, 12:57am [Edited]
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I've listened to a preview of this and I'm not sure what to make of it. It has some very clever ideas in it, as can be seen in this special preview clip of the origins of "The Teddy Bears Picnic". It will certainly be interesting to hear though.

The BCG has carried out an interview with the creators, which you can read here.

BCG entry

Wikipedia on Bigipedia

Bigipedia itself

Off-topic post by Steve Sunshine on Thu 23rd Jul 2009, 01:01

You've just reminded me Ian.
I saw the BCG entry on Wikipedia.

Can I have your autograph please? :)

Off-topic post by Ian Wolf on Thu 23rd Jul 2009, 01:24

I don't think that is a good thing to be giving over the internet.

Off-topic post by Steve Sunshine on Thu 23rd Jul 2009, 01:30
Quote: Ian Wolf @ July 22 2009, 9:24 PM BST

I don't think that is a good thing to be giving over the internet.


That's good enough for me.
I'll just copy & paste this into my Autograph book.
:)

Off-topic post by Ian Wolf on Thu 23rd Jul 2009, 01:44

I don't really think that counts as an autograph.

This is my autograph.

Or is it?

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Ian Wolf

  • Sunday 26th July 2009, 2:31pm
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I was wondering what people thought of the show last Thursday. There have been several reviews of Bigipedia in the papers and they have been almost entirely positive. The only criticism of the show I've seen so far was in a review in the Sunday Express, although it should be pointed out that it was only one paragraph in an article that was generally applauding the show.

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Splodge

  • Tuesday 28th July 2009, 3:12am
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It's quite a demanding listen (any attempt to multitask goes out of the window) but I really liked it. It reminded me a bit of The Harpoon, which is still one of my all time radio favourites.

Off-topic post by Ian Wolf on Tue 28th Jul 2009, 12:43
Quote: Griff @ July 27 2009, 11:18 PM BST

Nice one! Although I notice "dictionary" is spelt wrongly. Aaron might possibly explode if he spots that.


It has been corrected.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 6th January 2010, 1:53am [Edited]
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Finally getting around to listening to Bigipedia now. Took me a while to get into it. Didn't really 'get' it for episodes 1 and 2, but I've been laughing a lot in E3. I'm not sure if it improved in quality or if I just wasn't listening properly, but yes, I'm really enjoying it now.

Particular highlight for me was the Cherrytree Wood publishers. And I loved the bits about article deletion, because Wikipedia are right c**ts.

Very funny. Hoping for another series.

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Ian Wolf

  • Wednesday 6th January 2010, 2:05am
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Quote: Aaron @ January 5 2010, 8:53 PM GMT

Finally getting around to listening to Bigipedia now. Took me a while to get into it. Didn't really 'get' it for episodes 1 and 2, but I've been laughing a lot in E3. I'm not sure if it improved in quality or if I just wasn't listening properly, but yes, I'm really enjoying it now.

Particular highlight for me was the Cherrytree Wood publishers. And I loved the bits about article deletion, because Wikipedia are right c**ts.

Very funny. Hoping for another series.


I believe that the news concerning whether or not a second series will be made is to be announced some time this month.

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Kenneth

  • Wednesday 6th January 2010, 2:56am [Edited]
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Quote: Steve Sunshine @ July 22 2009, 8:01 PM GMT

You've just reminded me Ian.
I saw the BCG entry on Wikipedia.


Apologies for straying off topic and being a pedant, but in this bit of the BCG blurb on Wikiepdia - the BCG has over 700 guides to various different comedy programmes - "various different" strikes me as being a tautology.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 6th January 2010, 3:01am [Edited]
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Hmm.

Maybe it would sound better as 'numerous different'.
Or would that be just as bad... yes it would.

It's a thinker!

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 6th January 2010, 3:06am
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Well spotted, Ken.

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KM378

  • Wednesday 6th January 2010, 3:18am
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Apologies for straying off topic and being a pedant, but in this bit of the BCG blurb on Wikiepdia - the BCG has over 700 guides to various different comedy programmes - "various different" strikes me as being a tautology.
And you just left it?

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Ian Wolf

  • Friday 4th June 2010, 2:06pm
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Just been told by Nick Doody via Twitter that a second series of Bigipedia is to go ahead.