Notes from The Now Show: Frosty Leaks
Here's Producer Julia McKenzie with this week's notes from the Now Show ideas meeting.
Marcus Brigstocke is back on the show this week from his stint in Spamalot and says:
"After 6 months of prancing about in musical theatre I am thrilled to be back on The Now Show. Seeing as it's cold and half of Britain is shut due to Arctic conditions I thought that this week I might talk about Global Warming. 'Oh the weather outside's frightful, but the Daily Express is so delightful...'"
Also on the show will be guest comedian Andi Osho along with Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn who'll be preparing a couple of topical songs for us.
The main story this week (unless you're snowed in) seems to be the waves and ripples issuing from WikiLeaks. The difficult bit is gauging public reaction: as Hugh Dennis says, we're not really falling off our chairs to discover that gossip and private comments are exchanged on a diplomatic and international scale.
However, with the eyebrow-raising revelations about the Chinese government's reported views on North Korea, we intend to lead on the leaks, and Steve Punt would really like to know what your opinion is about them in general.
Remember, this is the Comedy Blog and The Now Show, so if it's serious debate you're after, Have Your Say might be more suitable. Otherwise, leave a comment and tell the team: was it the right thing to leak the information and are you shocked at the revelations?
The Now Show continues on Fridays at 6.30pm on BBC Radio 4.