I obviously watch too much television. This will be apparent from a glance through the posts However, I have been given a sign by Charlie Brooker – patron saint of quality television.
Charlie Brooker’s Screen wipe last night had a brief feature called “Famous for 40 seconds” with people desperate to appear on television. I recognised one of the people (purporting to be an obsessive cleaner ) from Big Brother’s Big Mouth. To recognise him was bad enough. But
Last week there was a feature involving Charlie in the gutter. I recognised the man next to Mr B from a BBC4 programme called “Under the spotlight” which was a 3 x 40 minute documentary series about warm-up men (very good value); children’s entertainers; and extras. This bloke appeared in the latter and spoek about being cast in Eastenders as a beggar. Poor lad’s been typecast. And
Earlier in the year I recognised an extra in Doctor Who from his picture as a contributor to the tachyon TV blog.
You know you are watching too much television when you’re starting to recognise the extras.