Author Topic: The work of Ian Boldsworth  (Read 83660 times)

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #660 on: November 25, 2020, 06:33:28 AM »
The only thing I remember about the Fubar shows was the one where they had a bit about a presenter dying and having mock tributes from other presenters and Justin Lee Collins doing one that was clearly repeating things people had said about him after the unpleasantness and it was fucking batshit

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #661 on: November 25, 2020, 10:32:24 AM »
Just got my ticket for The Parapod Live in February!

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #662 on: November 25, 2020, 11:07:13 AM »
I have now found the Gamble and Peacock FUBAR shows. They do seem to be the best of his earlier work.

There's something about the balance in the Parapod, between talking about a subject and two blokes just messing about that I've not been able to find elsewhere.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #663 on: November 25, 2020, 12:09:36 PM »
If anyone needs any Peacock/P&G pods (I have everything including the full unedited versions of the FUBAR shows with music), just give me a shout. I gathered all those through the kindness of C&B users, so happy to share.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #664 on: December 02, 2020, 07:50:50 PM »

The most recent couple of Dodds Incarcerated have been excellent. Ian asked Barry to come up with some ideas for Reality T.V shows and the answers were quite something.


Without wishing to rehash an old argument, I do find it astonishing that Barry, a 38 year old (call it 40) adult, can think the things he thinks.

Look, I know he's not a character, but how can he even ask a question like "Can a firework hit the moon?".

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #665 on: December 03, 2020, 10:34:39 AM »
Without wishing to rehash an old argument, I do find it astonishing that Barry, a 38 year old (call it 40) adult, can think the things he thinks.

He is actually 40 next month. I know cos he ended up giving out his birthdate at some point during the parapods and I remembered as it's nearly the same as mine. Which is weird.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #666 on: December 03, 2020, 06:35:12 PM »
The most recent couple of Dodds Incarcerated have been excellent. Ian asked Barry to come up with some ideas for Reality T.V shows and the answers were quite something.

I was howling at the one the other day where he's talking about his time at Brazilian jiu-jitsu..

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #667 on: December 04, 2020, 12:54:43 PM »
Yeah, that was incredible. I mean, the fact he's doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu is enough to get a laugh, but then it just builds more and more.
(Just in case you didn't see it, he made a special request that that episode not be discussed outside the patreon as he doesn't want it getting back to some of the other people).


Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #668 on: December 06, 2020, 09:26:05 PM »
Hi! Does anyone have The Mental Podcast episodes? I can't find them online anywhere...

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #669 on: December 06, 2020, 09:29:00 PM »
Hi! Does anyone have The Mental Podcast episodes? I can't find them online anywhere...

Ian didn't renew the hosting of them, but I'm sure they're available somewhere.
Not sure if I have them. I'll check.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #670 on: December 06, 2020, 11:08:31 PM »
Thanks man. I feel like i've looked everywhere online but haven't given up yet. I'd love to hear it.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #671 on: December 11, 2020, 03:15:58 PM »

Continuing my late 2020 binge re-listen of Peacock & Gamble and I've reached the "Where's Dolan?" FUBAR episode.

It truly is an amazing few hours of radio with a genuine sense of concern regarding the missing Dolan, plus all the usual P&G shenanigans (Ray gets told off by the producer after instructing a 15 year old boy to Google "tits").

Incredible stuff - Shame only about 12 people have ever heard it.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #672 on: December 11, 2020, 04:34:14 PM »
Also currently listening to the FUBAR episodes as well (turning off at the end when that odious cunt Justin lee Collins appears for the handover, mind you, the only good thing about that happening is it reminded me of the old tag "Remember Knight Rider, your honour?") . Just finished the first two, quite interesting how the double act dynamic seems to have changed from what I remember of the P&G Podcast. Ed seems much more of a wry, disparaging straight man on these, I remember the high/low daft/sensible staus being a lot more fluid on the older Peacock & Gamble stuff. Although the positions do change for 'Ed's Amazing Births' which is almost like a proto-Parapod.

Just got to the Ben Dover episode which I seem to remember causing some controversy at the time for some reason and the podcast is shorter than the others, assuming a load was cut from the original broadcast?

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #673 on: December 12, 2020, 10:20:04 AM »
Ian's always been quite down on the Where's Dolan episode IIRC - I thought it was great, I remember hearing it live.

And yeah, the Ben Dover interview was just really unpleasant - Ian and Ed asked for it to be pulled from the repeats/podcast.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #674 on: December 13, 2020, 03:30:44 PM »
I loved Where's Dolan. As has been said, genuine sense of chaos and panic, even with it being put-on. They really were the only two genuinely anarchic ones on that station, it's a shame they had to share the airwaves with cunts like Dolan.

Has anyone got an episode/timestamp for Ray and Ed listening to the circus jingle?

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #675 on: December 13, 2020, 04:04:49 PM »
Has anyone got an episode/timestamp for Ray and Ed listening to the circus jingle?

I think it was the penultimate episode.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #676 on: December 13, 2020, 08:37:39 PM »
Ian didn't renew the hosting of them, but I'm sure they're available somewhere.
Not sure if I have them. I'll check.

Any luck dude? They don't seem to be out there at all.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #677 on: December 13, 2020, 08:58:16 PM »
Can't find them, sorry.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #678 on: December 13, 2020, 09:01:25 PM »
Can't find them, sorry.
Thanks for looking anyway.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #679 on: December 13, 2020, 09:24:26 PM »
Started a FUBAR re-listen thanks to this thread. I've not listened to them since FUBAR put them up for download at the end of 2014. At the time, I was listening under the fully oblivious impression that Ray & Ed would doubtless be back ASAP with another project. I expect that listening now, knowing that it was the end of their partnership - and the sad nature of that - is going to give it an even weirder atmosphere.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #680 on: December 13, 2020, 09:26:47 PM »
Also I'm sure I have The Mental Podcast on an older phone. I'll have a look tomorrow. I really need to organise my Boldsworth collection and get it in order.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #681 on: December 13, 2020, 09:33:06 PM »
(Just in case you didn't see it, he made a special request that that episode not be discussed outside the patreon as he doesn't want it getting back to some of the other people).

I hadn't, and will duly bite my lip. Shame as it'd be a perfect introduction.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #682 on: December 14, 2020, 12:53:01 PM »
Also currently listening to the FUBAR episodes as well (turning off at the end when that odious cunt Justin lee Collins appears for the handover, mind you, the only good thing about that happening is it reminded me of the old tag "Remember Knight Rider, your honour?")

I really properly laughed when Ray addressed the Justin Lee Collins thing during the where's Dolan episode. JLC had recorded a tribute to the "late" Mark Dolan and Ray, who had already interacted with him on at least three episodes, just says something along the lines of "Bit weird that innit? The Justin Lee Collins thing. Is nobody going to mention it?".


A few things I've noticed/realised whilst re-listening to the FUBAR shows:

Ed was always funny,  right from his first appearance on TRPP, but he seemed to get smarter and quicker as he lost the weight.

The Boson Legal theme tune bit is never not funny.

It's obviously horrible to go through a breakdown, but Ray is at his funniest during the "breakdown" episodes.


Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #683 on: December 14, 2020, 02:05:30 PM »
Ed was always funny,  right from his first appearance on TRPP, but he seemed to get smarter and quicker as he lost the weight.

I mean, I suspect it was a lot more to do with the fact he was doing more and more work as a professional comedian, and as such sharpening his skills, than the fact he'd gone up a dozen notches on his belt...

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #684 on: December 14, 2020, 09:50:27 PM »
Also I'm sure I have The Mental Podcast on an older phone. I'll have a look tomorrow. I really need to organise my Boldsworth collection and get it in order.

Oh wonderful! Fingers crossed, Ian's done well to wipe all traces of it from the net.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #685 on: December 15, 2020, 02:37:02 PM »
I really properly laughed when Ray addressed the Justin Lee Collins thing during the where's Dolan episode. JLC had recorded a tribute to the "late" Mark Dolan and Ray, who had already interacted with him on at least three episodes, just says something along the lines of "Bit weird that innit? The Justin Lee Collins thing. Is nobody going to mention it?".


A few things I've noticed/realised whilst re-listening to the FUBAR shows:

Ed was always funny,  right from his first appearance on TRPP, but he seemed to get smarter and quicker as he lost the weight.


Ed lost the weight before Fubar though. He was thin during Heart-Throbs (2013) and the Fubar show started in 2014.

Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #686 on: December 15, 2020, 02:54:32 PM »
He'd lost weight by the time 'Don't Want To Be On Telly' was on in Edinburgh, so I think that people are reading too much into that being a factor.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #687 on: December 15, 2020, 02:56:27 PM »
I think I'm only about a month behind, lol at how several episodes seem to have descended into Barry's wanking habits.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #688 on: December 15, 2020, 03:10:34 PM »
Ed lost the weight before Fubar though. He was thin during Heart-Throbs (2013) and the Fubar show started in 2014.

I think he was in between filming season 1 and starting season 2 of Almost Royal when he did the Fubar thing.

Man, just wait until you get to the introduction of the new jingle.  Apart from the time my friend walked head-on into a lamppost and leapt back up and tried to continue walking all casual like as if no one noticed, that is the most I've laughed at anything ever.

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Re: The work of Ian Boldsworth
« Reply #689 on: January 04, 2021, 02:08:38 PM »
Ian talked about that 'hearing the jingle moment' in a new podcast - very moving, honest little chat he has about the strange atmosphere in those FUBAR shows due to the difficult background.

I've upped my pledge after having dropped it a year or so aho due to money issues. My partner got me the three ParaPod movie posters for Christmas. Purely to embarass me, she added a little message to Ian on the Etsy store to tell him what a big supporter I am, and that I went to the premiere. Posters turned up with a little handwritten note ripping the absolute piss out of me for my 'support', since she was the one paying. I think it might be my favourite thing I own now.

Got to get on with Dodds Incarcerated. I'm still only in the single digits on the episodes.