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Kevin Eldon started his career as a character based stand-up comic and has since collaborated with many of the top names in British comedy. His BBC Two television show, It's Kevin, was broadcast in 2013 to great acclaim, building on the success of his Radio 4 show, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now. Some of the comedies he has been involved with include Big Train, Jam, I'm Alan Partridge, Hunderby, The IT Crowd, Hot Fuzz, Four Lions and Martin Scorsese's Hugo.
Eliot, Heaney, Auden, Larkin, Plath. Faber & Faber are famous the world over for publishing the works of the giants of poetry. And now with My Prefect Cousin they are proud to introduce to you the poems of cult poet Paul Hamilton. Paul who? A reasonable question. Hamilton, once described by the Poetic Literary Review as 'a diabolical libertarian', has remained firmly under the public radar ever since he first started writing poetry in the early nineties. But now it is time for him to receive the recognition he deserves. Hamilton's cousin, Kevin Eldon, stand up comedian and stalwart of numerous television and radio comedies over the last twenty years, presents a fascinating insight into the life, work and times of a poet who stands in a class all of his own. My Prefect Cousin charts the roller coaster ride of a life dedicated to verse; the emotional highs, the murky depths, with personal contributions from Hamilton that are often characterised by a brutal honesty that is not for the faint hearted. Or indeed the weak stomached. My Prefect Cousin also contains for the very first time on the printed page 'Shadows of Reflections', the anthology of poetry Hamilton has failed for so long to find a publisher for. Until now.
The third series of the award-winning show. Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He's been in virtually every major comedy show in the last fifteen years, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, he's also created his own comedy series for BBC Radio 4.Also starring Amelia Bullmore (I'm Alan Partridge, Scott & Bailey), Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Paul Putner (Little Britain), Justin Edwards (The Thick Of It), David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) & Rosie Cavaliero (Alan Partridge, Harry & Paul), the show is written by Kevin Eldon with additional material by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris (A Touch Of Cloth and yes, those modern Ladybird books).In the first episode, more thrilling adventures of Commander Topper Hargreaves and his faithful dog Duke, a sneak preview of a new opera with extra wine gums, and, of course, some vitreous castanets.In Show 2, a love song, a dead scarecrow, a Jiffy Bag and Kylie Minogue. Some owls were harmed during the making of this programme. Show 3, and Kevin Eldon and his all-important cast return with sketches about bunnies, Beethoven, Dylan Thomas and olives. Plus we finally discover a use for avant-garde German film director Werner Herzog.The fourth and final episode features the Napoleonic Wars, boiler parts and a nice rollercoaster ...The show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, The Castle, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now...
Comedy's best kept secret ingredient gets another series of his own hit sketch show. This is the complete second series, containing sketches, characters, sound effects, a bit of music, some messin' about, you know...Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He's been in virtually every major comedy show in the last fifteen years, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, he finally decided to put together his own comedy series for BBC Radio 4.After all the waiting - Kevin Eldon Will See You Now...Appearing in the series are Amelia Bullmore ("e;I'm Alan Partridge"e;, "e;Scott & Bailey"e;), Julia Davis ("e;Nighty Night"e;), Paul Putner ("e;Little Britain"e;), Justin Edwards ("e;The Thick Of It"e;), David Reed ("e;The Penny Dreadfuls"e;) and Catherine Shepherd ("e;Cardinal Burns"e;, "e;Harry & Paul"e;).In the first episode, we meet Kim Jong Un's haircut and David Livingstone's trousers, plus we extol the wonders of drink and sneezing. Episode two, and we get to shape some hedges, eat some cheese,and play an exciting round of Ten Man's Nancy. In the third episode, if you've ever been abducted by an alien, had an idea for a novelty teatowel or simply love escarpments, then this is the show for you. It's also the show for you if you don't have any of the afore-mentioned qualifications. And finally, in the fourth episode, carpentry, subatomic physics, Winston Churchill and how to deal with troublesome slugs all come under the microscope. Not really the best instrument for examining any of these things, one would've thought, but there you go.