Paul McCartney

  • English
  • Musician and singer

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Remembering 'Eat The Rich', a comedy music movie like no other

Through its obnoxiousness and scathing attack on British moral values, Eat The Rich set forth the manifesto for alternative comedy that would come to the fore throughout the remainder of the second millennium.

Thomas Leatham, Far Out, 11th November 2022

How Tony Way met Paul McCartney thanks to Sean Lock

"I met Paul McCartney because of Sean Locke [sic], just after meeting Sean himself," his Twitter post began. "He shouted 'Oi Paul!' Across Soho Sq, Paul waved back, came over and chatted for half an hour."

Tom Skinner, NME, 18th August 2021

Billy Connolly: It's Been A Pleasure review

Billy Connolly: It's Been A Pleasure was special, not just because of the calibre of talking head - Paul McCartney, Dustin Hoffman and Elton John don't often do this sort of thing, let's face it - but because they nearly all had something intelligent to say.

The Times, 29th December 2020

Billy Connolly: It's Been A Pleasure review

Yes, at 78, he won't be on stage and more, and yes, there were a few emotional minutes at the end where that loss was noted - with Connolly especially touched when the tributes were shown to him.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 29th December 2020

Billy Connolly: It's Been A Pleasure review

A superficial but well-made tribute to the comedy god.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 28th December 2020

This is not the moment for ponderous blockbuster cinema: concentration spans, we are told, are plummeting in the Covid era. So if you're fretting at home, here is a film that will take your mind off things: the Beatles' super-entertaining feature from 1964, which showcased their ease and humour in front of the camera as well as director Richard Lester's gift for experimentation. A blast.

Andrew Pulver, The Guardian, 25th September 2020

DVD review - Morecambe and Wise: Two of a Kind

We all remember the classic Morecambe and Wise sketches and Christmas specials that they made for the BBC, but their first TV success was arguably over on commercial television, at ATV in the 1960s. This series was Two of a Kind and it spawned some of the double act's most famous routines.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 11th December 2016

Radio Times review

If variety should offer sights you never thought you'd see, this episode is a triumph. Among the entertainments is Jason Manford tap-dancing, a troupe of performing budgerigars and a Chinese group doing a "dance of a thousand hands" that would mesmerise Busby Berkeley himself.

Unlike the rest of the week on ITV, nobody here is buzzered off or pleading for the public to vote for them. They're just good. On the downside, pianist Lang Lang hooks up with Croatian duo 2Cellos for a clattering, bull-in-a-china-shop cover of Live and Let Die. Paul McCartney should sue.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 24th May 2015

Introducing ... David Jesudason, Things My Dad Says

His old man loves Jim Davidson but hates Paul McCartney - and provides David Jesudason with some comedy gold.

London Is Funny, 13th August 2014

It's been another winning year for Graham Norton - great guests (his New Year's Eve line-up this year was extraordinary) and great audience figures. Even if you saw every episode of the most recent series these best-bit compilations are always worth a look. So prepare to relive the good and the bad.

The good include Lady Gaga forging an unlikely, instant friendship with EastEnders' Dot Cotton, June Brown; the two Doctors Matt Smith and David Tennant taking fan questions; and Paul McCartney talking about his collaboration with Michael Jackson. And the bad? Michelle Pfeiffer and a very unforthcoming Robert De Niro looking bored and baffled as Cher and Jennifer Saunders stole the show. And Harrison Ford seemingly very unimpressed by Jack Whitehall.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 3rd January 2014

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