Graham Fellows (aka Jilted John ('Gordon is a Moron'), aka Brian Appleton (Musicologist)) - is Fellows' absolute masterpiece.
A totally credible character whose subtlety is truly sublime.
A middle-aged, working class, Sheffield residing, Ambassador
driving, family man, John also happens to be a musical artiste (clubs,
hospices, old folks' homes - have Yamaha keyboard will travel).
Radio Shuttleworth, a post modern radio show about the
making of a radio show, allows John to reveal his pataphysical reality;
one inhabited by everyday grotesques such as Mary (wife), Ken
Worthington (neighbour and sole agent), Joan Chitty (gravel-voiced
family friend) and Katrina (drop in guest and Radio 2 DJ).
Despite the programme's wonderful incongruity, the cheesiest of
faux jingles are dropped in, and regular features emerge from all the
And it's one of those regular features that makes this edition really stand out.
Ken Worthington - John's sole agent - is always on the look out for jobbing acts to add to his stable.
Impress an Impresario is a kind of mini X Factor - mini, as there's only one competitor attempting to impress, and there's only one judge: Ken.
competitor in this instance happened to be Robert Wyatt, who solidly
acts himself and performs very twisted versions of 'Soup Song' and
'Signed Curtain' (you know, the one that goes "This is the first verse"
Graham Fellows - Radio Shuttleworth (2000)
All voices supplied by Fellows except those of Katrina and Robert Wyatt who provide their own.
DVD captured radio broadcast @320kbs (30 mins)
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