Thursday, 24 March 2011
These days the (not so) little box in the corner of the room is very rarely used to watch live television; along with much of the populus I'm a box set addict - 24, Sopranos, Lost, Deadwood - and so it goes. But every now and again the BBC will put out a series that demands my attention. That means watching it once week and then waiting seven whole days to watch the next installment; virtually impossible when getting up close and personal with Jack Bauer during one of his bad days.
The Boat That Guy Built is the antithesis of your average HBO blockbuster. No one gets clipped, everybody keeps their kit on and the nearest you get to a profanity is a 'by heck.' TBTGB is fronted by TT Racer and tea junkie Guy Martin. On the inside he's 50% Jack Hargreaves, 50 % Fred Dibnah. And to look at him he could moonlight in a Mungo Jerry tribute band, such are the dimensions of his mutton chops. What about the plot? Well, it's a man on a narrow boat. Drinking tea and calling everyone 'chief'. Drinking more tea and referring to everything as 'mint'. Join the dots and it goes something like this: 'Any chance of a brew chief? Mint!' Did I say that it's narrated by Liza Tarbuck? I'm hooked.
Posted by John Medd on Thursday, March 24, 2011
Labels: Guy Martin, Mint
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I've not seen this John, but anything with copious amounts of tea drinking on it is right up my street, I will give it a watch. Top notchReplyDelete
You git, Medd! I was going to blog about this. Love it cos noat really 'appens and it's just two blokes mucking abaht.ReplyDelete
Nah, would yer say that that Josiah Wedgewood were a genius? Would yer? Would yer?
By 'eck, did I beat you to it chief? Mint! Any chance of a brew?ReplyDelete
You go and fetch wa-tter then.ReplyDelete
You ain't kiddin' about 24...it was crack. I have no idea how folks watched it one week at a time.ReplyDelete
I'll keep an eye for this one..thanks.
i've got hooked into this over the last couple of weeks, although entertaining, I can't quite work out if Guy is playing it up or is actually a bit thick??! Cotton from sheep?? Oh dear!ReplyDelete
Good show though.
It's mint alright! 9 out of 10 I'd say. Love the way he elicits information about an interesting bridge simply by yelling at passing boats!ReplyDelete
Strictly speaking tho, it's not really the boat that guy built.... Refurbished??!ReplyDelete
Did see all these but those I did I loved.... the steam powered shower episode was genius!ReplyDelete
Guy Martin is a real funny guy - I watched a programme on him preparing for the TT once... most of it was him moaning about the mechanics not knowing how to make tea properly!!! He then crashed on the first lap sadly and wrecked the bike and himself a bit