The Mighty Boosh. Image shows from L to R: Vince Noir (Noel Fielding), Howard Moon (Julian Barratt). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

The Mighty Boosh

BBC Three sitcom about two Zoo Keepers. 21 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2003 - 2007. Stars Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher, Michael Fielding and Dave Brown.

Series 2, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 11pm.

The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton

The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton

Noel Fielding's book channels the creative influences of Henri Rousseau, Roy Lichtenstein and Salvador Dali, through the comedian's strange and singular, not to say surreal mind.

Hilarious and beautifully produced, the book is a visual feast which will delight and entertain Noel's millions of fans.

Noel says: "Growing up in the jungles of India there was no need for drawing or painting. I would sometimes arrange ants into primitive still lives or scratch out portraits onto the trunks of trees. Things changed when I was 11, a lame tiger who owned a stationery shop gave me the keys to his stock room, I would roll around in acrylic and oil pastels in reverie, licking canvases and tucking coloured pencils into my wild hair. It was here I learned how to draw and paint well enough to be accepted into Croyden Art College. There, Dexter Dalwood (Turner Prize nominee) taught me and after two years under his supreme tutelage and much hard graft he adviced me to become a comedian."

First published: Thursday 13th October 2011

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