Extreme Fisking with Robson Green
Channel 5, 2009
Channel 5, home of The Gadget Show, has employed Robson Green to provide a series of authored documentaries on a variety of topics. His porogrammes began in 2008 with Extreme Fishing. And after the success of this, Green moved into polemicist mode through a single consonant change.
Extreme Fisking involved Green taking a detailed critical analysis of one of the week’s leading news articles. While swearing profusely and occasionally shouting, Green would take a line by line critique of the article rebutting points following quick internet searches, or through the use of stories that he’d heard from a mate (a rare recent television role for Jerome Flynn) down the pub.
After providing a detailed analysis of John McCain’s inauguration speech and Sarah Palin’s televised debate wih Professor Richard Dawkins, Green followed fellow actor Ross Kemp into BAFTA award winning stardom.
Green proposed a further consonant change for his next authored documentary but this was rejected by Five and instead he was despatched to Virgin One, where his late night show was broadcast after a light-hearted documentary series about a serial philanderer and his conquests in western Europe.