Category Archives: On TV and radio

Fleur East’s Sidecar on X Factor (ITV)

For Fleur East’s dramatic X-Factor entrance they wanted a sidecar and with just under three days to go they couldn’t find one, then I found myself involved. The initial plan was to use my Suzuki Hayabusa sidecar outfit and I just assumed I … Continue reading

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Some Funeral Directors with Jokes (BBC)

Tonight on BBC Four you can watch Some People with Jokes, Series 2, Some Funeral Directors with Jokes, “He loved to go fast.” Wonderfully Paul is on with a number of funeral directors he works for around the country, so … Continue reading

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Filming jokes on green screen (BBC)

I kicked off the year on green screen at the Waterloo Film Studios for an upcoming BBC television programme about jokes. Although I like to tell humorous stories and often see things in a funny way I’m not really a joke teller, … Continue reading

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Good Funeral Awards (Sky 1)

At the first ever Good Funeral Awards my company, Motorcycle Funerals Limited, was nominated for the Best Alternative to a Hearse category and I’m pleased to report that we won. Only two other hearses made it to the Bournemouth Awards, … Continue reading

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Middle aged – it’s official! (The Times)

Paul opened The Times in early January 2013 to find himself described by Matthew Parris as: “a pleasant, gentle mannered, middle-aged, Scottish biker.” If it’s in The Times it’s official, we really are a middle-aged couple. As if this wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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Live with Ben Jackson (BBC Radio)

After three weeks high quality TV on BBC2’s Dead Good Job we faced ITV’s secret camera job on Exposure, but what I’d like to see is a secret camera expose on secret cameramen! Wouldn’t it be fun to see how … Continue reading

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Middle Aged Bikers! (BBC)

“So John, why do they want me in this TV feature?” I asked the Vic Biker’s Pub owner. Was it, I wondered, because of my superior riding skills, gripping intellect or astonishing knowledge? No, “It’s because your middle-aged,” he answered. … Continue reading

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Dead Good Job (BBC)

When Jane Beckwith contacted me about appearing on a fly on the wall type series I was dubious to say the least. When I met Jane in person I quickly realised she was serious and this was for real, this … Continue reading

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Criteria for a Winner on Greatest Little Britons Series (Sky)

The Good Funeral Guide is the most read and talked about funeral site in the UK. Some love it, some hate it, but no one can deny its impact. This year the Guide decided to award “the unsung heroes of funerals.” … Continue reading

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Filming for Dead Good Job (BBC)

It is very encouraging to know that when Aunti Beeb, that’s the BBC, want to know what is going on where the rubber hit’s the road, they literally go to where the rubber hits the road to find out! Forget … Continue reading

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