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  Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned (2000-2003, 2005-) is a free-form talk show hosted by British comedians/personalities David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and produced by Avalon Television.
Skinner's Catholicism and Baddiel's Jewish faith are also occasional targets of humour (Baddiel describing Skinner's faith as being "insane" and Skinner often using a music-hall Jewish accent to hold mock dialogues among members of Baddiel's extended family, as well as both performers demonstrating how to "play the piano in a convincingly Jewish manner").
David attempting to use the sofa and Frank to demonstrate which sides of the bed he and his then-girlfriend slept on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baddiel_and_Skinner_Unplanned   (601 words)

 BBC - History - Celebrity Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David Baddiel was born 19 years after World War Two ended.
In recent years, David has become increasingly interested in his family history, and he has written a novel, The Secret Purpose (Little, Brown, 2004) based loosely on the story of his maternal grandparents, who were Jewish and who fled from the Holocaust.
As David researched into his background he discovered that his mother, Sarah, was just five months old when she left Germany with her parents following the outbreak of war.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/familyhistory/wdytya_celeb_gallery_07.shtml   (769 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
Baddiel and Bradshaw are sitting in Baddiel's large and elaborately furnished house in Belsize Park, north London.
Baddiel says: 'I forced him into situations that, in a way, he'd rather not confront.' Like Bradshaw, his character, Lord Peter, is blind in one eye; Baddiel wrote a storyline in which he injures his other eye.
Baddiel puts in frequent references to the Holocaust, and one set-up requires you to laugh when a door is opened to reveal a room full of Ku Klux Klan members.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4110954,00.html   (1644 words)

 Skinner Dipping - David Baddiel
David Baddiel's first venture into the world of comedy came in 1982, when he wrote and acted in a 6th form play, which ended up getting him into considerable trouble.
David Baddiel met Frank Skinner in 1990 at Jongleurs comedy club in London.
David has also written two novels: "Time For Bed" which was published in 1995, and "Whatever Love Means" which was published in 1999.
www.zetacity.com /skinnerdipping/baddiel.html   (341 words)

 Encyclopedia: David Baddiel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces was a sketch show aired on BBC2 in 1993, written by and starring comedians Robert Newman and David Baddiel.
Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned (2000-2003) was a free_form talk show hosted by British comedians/personalities David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.
David Baddiel (born May 28, 1964) is a British comedian, novelist and television presenter.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/David-Baddiel   (1400 words)

 OFF THE TELLY: Comedy/Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned
The reinvention of David Baddiel from slightly foppish stude to a knees-up mine's-a-pint lad has resulted in the complete reinvention of the comedy persona that is David Baddiel.
Whilst Baddiel was one of the prime movers provoking reams of tedious musings on comedy as the new rock'n'roll ("Hello Wembley!") Skinner's variety show cum sitcom Packet of Three failed to have much impact, as did his low-key Blue Heaven (albeit made during the Fantasy years).
The meshing of Baddiel and Skinner was at first glance an unlikely union, with the former something of a new-wave high flyer, and the latter an unreconstructed traditionalist.
www.offthetelly.co.uk /comedy/baddielskinner/introduction.htm   (781 words)

 David Baddiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
David Baddiel (born May 28, 1964, Troy, New York, USA) is an English comedian, novelist and television presenter.
With Rob Newman from the same show he moved on to the Newman and Baddiel in Pieces series, which ran in 1993.
Baddiel is Jewish and his mother was born in Nazi Germany, a Swastika appearing on her birth certificate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Baddiel   (375 words)

 Telegraph | Arts | 'I've always wanted to be in therapy'
Baddiel, 36, has never made any secret of his love for hard core pornography and his endless passion for football - two more fl marks there, my boy - but there is something unkind and irrational about my aversion to him.
Baddiel sifts through his own life for his comic material, describing his method of working as a "cry for attention" which has manifested itself in a "sheer desire to paint myself kind of large".
Baddiel does not remember much about his childhood, which, he surmises, probably means that he was unhappy.
www.telegraph.co.uk /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2001/01/11/tlbadd11.xml   (1543 words)

 David Baddiel
David Baddiel is one of twelve male stars that have been persuaded to strip down to their underwear for a charity calendar.
Baddiel, 37, is now styling himself as Winchester's comedy czar and he will be searching the length and breadth of the UK for comedy writing talent.
Writer and comedian David Baddiel is well-known for his TV Fantasy Football Show which saw him teaming up with Frank Skinner.
www.myhampstead.co.uk /hampstead/celebs&gossip-david_baddiel.htm   (380 words)

 Guardian | It's jobs for the goys
If David Baddiel thinks it's shockingly sophisticated to be able to say that a lot of corner shops are run by Asians, he's been living in a PC cage of his own construction (Black men can jump, G2, December 16).
If Baddiel is saying he believes race rather than culture, family or society makes us who we are, then it would indeed be quite interesting of him to come out and say so.
As a Jew, Baddiel does not need to be reminded that terrible things have happened because of people being exhorted to "use the evidence of their own eyes" to judge others.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,3942563-103683,00.html   (505 words)

 comedy cv - the UK's largest collection of comedians biogs and photos
David is one of the country’s most successful post-alternative comedians and is responsible for some of the most memorable and groundbreaking comedy achievements of the last decade.
David also devised with Frank Skinner the BAFTA, Broadcast Award and Golden Rose of Montreux nominated series, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned (ITV1).
David is the author of two enormously successful and critically acclaimed novels: Time for Bed and Whatever Love Means.
www.comedycv.co.uk /davidbaddiel   (242 words)

 Telegraph | Arts | A double first and two chins
Baddiel concedes that he has a slight image problem, but believes it has less to do with his humour than with his class: "I am always being called smug," he says, sounding faintly petulant.
Baddiel is not as old as the Prince of Wales, but he's more mature than his comedy might lead you to believe.
Baddiel later graduated to the phenomenally popular Fantasy Football League, a BBC chat show in which he and Frank Skinner made obscure in-jokes loosely based on their love of football.
www.telegraph.co.uk /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/04/04/ftbaddiel03.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/04/05/ixartleft.html   (1897 words)

 Fiction-Net Book Reviews - Review - David Baddiel - Whatever Love Means
The opening section of David Baddiel's second novel charts the history of an intense and passionately sexual liaison set against the background of the most hysterical time in recent memory.
Baddiel's novel digs beneath the surface of this reaction and uses it as a catalyst to explore the nature of love and grief on a more genuinely personal level.
Baddiel seems able to credit his readers with the knowledge that real life doesn't provide these convenient warnings and that, sometimes, stories too are better without them.
www.fiction-net.com /review-whateverlovemeans.htm   (442 words)

 Baddiel's Syndrome
Baddiel’s Syndrome is a brand new sitcom for Sky One, starting in the New Year on Sunday 14th January at 10pm.
David Baddiel said “I was interested in trying to write a long-running sitcom on the American model, so Peter and I wrote 13 episodes and then worked on rewrites with a small team of writers that we put together over a long development period.”
Baddiel’s Syndrome is not ashamed to be a sitcom: that is, it's got jokes and genuinely inter-connected plots and a live audience laughter-track."
www.pressbox.co.uk /detailed/Entertainment/Baddiel_s_Syndrome_482.html   (1123 words)

 The Secret Purposes By David Baddiel
With The Secret Purposes, David Baddiel has jettisoned the manic energy and wit of his previous novels (and TV career) in an attempt to stake his claim as a “serious” writer.
The story is loosely based on the life of Baddiel’s grandfather, a Jew growing up in the German town of Königsburg during World War Two, who found his way to the Isle of Man to live as a refugee for the remainder of the hostilities.
The book’s key flaw is that Baddiel’s style of writing often feels bloated and you get the impression that he is being too self-consciously earnest as he writes.
otherwords.jour.city.ac.uk /pages/baddielr.html   (152 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel
David Baddiel's third novel recounts the story of Isaac Fabian, a German Jewish refugee interned on the Isle of Man during World War II.
It's obviously a tale close to Baddiel's heart - his grandfather was an internee on the island - but there are a number of problems here.
Baddiel's tale, though in part very poignant and realistic, suffers greatly from this tenuous romance.
www.rte.ie /arts/2005/0221/baddield.html   (398 words)

 London theatre David Baddiel and Frank Skinner Unplanned on stage in London's West End Shaftesbury theatre - ticket ...
Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner bring their improvised television show to the stage.
Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned was touted as trail-blazing telly when it premiered on ITV, after Skiner's multimillion-pound transfer from the Beeb last year.
Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned irks because it is such a massive exercise in complacency.
www.albemarle-london.com /baddielskinner.html   (682 words)

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David Baddiel and Rob Newman on stage at London's Shaftbury Threatre, performing their unique material before an appreciative audience.
David Baddiel and Rob Newman present their popular 'History Today' sketches which include live concert footage from the 1992 Edingburgh Festival.
David Baddiel and Rob Newman filmed live at Wembley during their 1993 national comedy tour.
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 The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel - review
Although largely unknown in the United States, David Baddiel is a popular television figure in the United Kingdom, more recognized for his humor, both on screen and on the page, than for his serious literary endeavors.
Baddiel has taken an incident from his family history––the internment of his grandfather–– and has expanded it into a novel that explores the lives of Jews living within the United Kingdom during World War II.
Baddiel's characters cling to what they can, though, and dole out their support in calculated parcels.
mostlyfiction.com /history/baddiel.htm   (771 words)

 BBC - Press Office - Who Do You Think You Are? David Baddiel
Standing in a windswept, industrial Russian wasteland, writer and comedian David Baddiel surveys the insignificant remnants of his heritage - one flened fragment of a factory wall.
Baddiel had already begun this poignant and emotional voyage of discovery by writing a novel about his grandparents' experiences during the war.
Baddiel's mission was to try and uncover the truth about his mother's parentage - she had always believed herself to be adopted, possibly the daughter of her uncle.
www.bbc.co.uk /pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2004/09_september/24/who_baddiel.shtml   (336 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Features - No laughing matter
Isaac is a Marxist but his philosophies feel tacked on, and Baddiel’s writing is so convoluted it distances his characters and plays havoc with the narrative tension essential to his plot.
Baddiel cannot resist playing a final game with fact and fiction, and it undermines his own integrity as a writer.
David Baddiel is at the EIBF on 19 August.
news.scotsman.com /features.cfm?id=894962004   (1121 words)

 Baddiel's history | www.somethingjewish.co.uk
And so Baddiel with the help of the BBC goes off to find out more and makes a number of discoveries including how his great Uncle, Rabbi Dovid Baddiel set up a Yeshiva in Gatehead.
One other fascinating insight into Baddiel's life is the religious background of some of his relatives.
Baddiel is not religious and has a daughter, Dolly by non-Jewish partner Morwenna Banks.
www.somethingjewish.co.uk /articles/1278_baddiel_s_history.htm   (232 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Skinner and Baddiel's TV comeback
Frank Skinner and David Baddiel are to reunite with a new series of unscripted live shows for ITV.
He said of his new show: "Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned is two blokes sitting on a sofa, talking to a bunch of strangers about whatever comes up.
ITV director of programmes David Liddiment said: "We had great fun with Frank and David in 1998 with Fantasy World Cup and I am delighted that they will be bringing their unique brand of comedy back to ITV with this exciting new series."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/entertainment/607223.stm   (367 words)

 BBC - Comedy Guide - Newman And Baddiel In Pieces
With the radio and TV series of The Mary Whitehouse Experience (in which they appeared alongside Punt and Dennis), comedy double-act Newman and Baddiel enjoyed a meteoric rise to pop-star-like status, going on to fill massive auditoriums (Wembley Arena, for one) for their live shows.
The pair appeared separately in two locations - Baddiel in a flat that he shared with his girlfriend; Newman in a bizarrely palatial set - and from here they delivered monologues that introduced the week's themes and linked the sketches.
On 13 December 1993 BBC2 presented Newman And Baddiel On The Road To Wembley, a documentary (of sorts) that looked at the double-act making their TV series and going on tour, building from a gig in front of 100 fans at Norwich to a massive turn-out at Wembley Arena.
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/guide/articles/n/newmanandbaddiel_1299002304.shtml   (320 words)

 The Observer | Review | Observer review: The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel
The rabbi's son, Isaac, leaves Germany, only to be interned on the Isle of Man. Baddiel describes 'the stomach-collapsing second' when the internees see the Manx symbol imprinted on the harbour wall and mistake it for a swastika.
They've sunk a ship on which the passengers were their own people!' June finds that her grip on language is sinking, as the exigencies of war wrench all communication out of focus.
However, Baddiel has ditched the hysteric energy of his previous novels for a more sombre tone, and in the process, lost some of his verve and confidence.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,1273499,00.html   (705 words)

 British comedy Baddiel, Skinner, David Jason, Simpsons
The ad-hoc improvised UK TV comedy talk show, hosted by Frank Skinner and David Baddiel, is set to return for its fifth season.
Starting on the 12th of June, Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned will carry on where the old series left off, with the two British comedians making it up as they go along, prompted by a live studio audience.
David Jason acted as Derek Trotter in the TV comedy, Only Fools and Horses and also appeared in a number of other roles including Open All Hours and, more recently, the police drama Frost.
www.comedyonline.co.uk /comedy-news/tv-comedy.html   (208 words)

 Observer | From hysteria to history
David Baddiel indicates the seriousness of his third novel, The Secret Purposes with a title taken from John Donne ('the secret purposes of God, I cannot see there').
If Baddiel dealt only with the chilling willed ignorance about what was going on in Germany, this would be a merely interesting novel.
Baddiel writes about the way that war, with its apparent certainties, makes definitions slide away.
observer.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4983303-102280,00.html   (660 words)

 BookkooB : Whatever Love Means - David Baddiel : Compare Book Prices
David Baddiel has outdone himself- I read "Time For Bed" on the recommendation of a fellow traveller in the UK, and was hooked.
This feeling of a lack of grounding in something concrete seemed to be a bit of a theme: maybe now David Baddiel has a child of his own he'll cringe at the amazingly child-free lifestyle of one of his main characters whilst being a single parent.
The book's written in a lovely style, Baddiel's way of looking and commenting on many facets of modern life is excellent, and it sometimes seems amazing that this is the same person I've watched so often on Newman and Baddiel, and Fantasy Football League.
www.bookkoob.co.uk /book/0349113920.htm   (1292 words)

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