Alan Davies' Armchair World Cup
I was impressed that Alan Davies changed into his retro, every-colour-of-the-rainbow David Seaman England jersey just as he walked into the studio. This wasn't wasted as Armchair World Cup is being broadcast from the same studio as Danny Baker and is available to watch live on the Red Button on digital television and online.
Speaking of Red Button, Mark Watson is currently tearing up the Red Button (that may have been the first time anyone has written that line) with his 'How To Watch Football' videos. He came on to plug these, but in the end hardly mentioned them. I will mention them for two reasons. First of all they are really good, and, second, they were filmed in my house.
Ian Stone and Tayo are going out-and-about this week to watch South Africa's opening match with actual South Africans. Highlights of their afternoon will go out in this Sunday's show at 1100. We will also be asking real South Africans who they will support once their side is mathematically eliminated after two games.
Last week, in our warm-up programme, Tayo wore a lovely hat and punched the air whenever a listener texted in a horrifically contrived footballer-as-food pun. I would try and list some examples but I can really only remember Leighton Beans and Landon Doner Kebab Van. I have spent the rest of the week trying to forget the others and happily have been successful.
Our first Armchair World Cup was a bit like an England friendly. We still won, but it was difficult to get in the flow before the real action gets going in South Africa... This Sunday we will have no problems filling time talking about England's shock 3-0 defeat to the USA.
Simon Crosse is Director of Programmes at USP Content, makers of Armchair World Cup
- Alan Davies' Armchair World Cup is on 5 live on Sunday between 1100 and 1200.
- Mark Watson's 'How to Watch Football' videos are very funny (and quite useful). They're on the red button, if you are so equipped, or here on the BBC Sport web site.
- There's an Armchair World Cup Facebook group for you to join and a free podcast - so you can download and keep the programmes forever. DJ Tayo is on Twitter
- Armchair picture by Alan Stanton. Used under licence.