Armstrong and Miller (comedians)

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This article is about the comedy duo. For the television series of the same name, see Armstrong and Miller (television). For the radio series of the same name, see Armstrong and Miller (radio show).
Armstrong and Miller
Medium Television, Radio, Stage
Nationality English
Years active 1997-present
Genres Sketch comedy
Subject(s) British culture
Satire
Influences Monty Python
Punt and Dennis
Lee and Herring
Notable works and roles Armstrong and Miller (television), The Armstrong and Miller Show
Members Alexander Armstrong
Ben Miller

Armstrong and Miller are an English stand-up comedy double act consisting of the actor-comedians Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. They have performed in two eponymous television sketch shows, the satirical Timeghost podcast, and many individual television appearances.

Works[edit]

Radio[edit]

Armstrong and Miller was a short-lived radio program that aired in March 1998. There were 4 15-minute episodes and it was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In addition to Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller it starred Samuel West, and Tony Gardner.

The Children's Hour was a UK 4 part comedy programme broadcast by the BBC on Radio 4 between 2 December 1998 and 30 December 1998. It starred Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller as media journalists Craig Children and Martin Bain-Jones in a spoof music/children's/cultural review programme.

Television[edit]

Armstrong and Miller[edit]

Four series of the show have been made by Absolutely Productions, the first airing in 1997. The first series, shown on the Paramount Comedy Channel, had six episodes and the subsequent series, all first shown on Channel 4, consisted of seven episodes. The second series was immediately repeated on the Paramount Comedy Channel after its initial broadcast.

The fourth series of the show was released on DVD in the UK in 2006.

The Armstrong and Miller Show[edit]

After the conclusion of the first show, the duo split and branched into acting and presenting, amongst other things. After some five years in hiatus, they renewed their partnership for a new show produced by Hat Trick Productions for BBC One. The first studio recording took place on Friday, 23 February 2007, at BBC TV Centre and was first broadcast on 26 October 2007.[1]

During an appearance on UK Chat Show "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" on Friday September 25 it was confirmed that the second series of The Armstrong & Miller Show would begin airing on BBC1 on October 16, 2009. There were 6 episodes in the series.

Following the success of the first few series, they published a book, The Armstrong and Miller Book, in early October 2010 based on the characters from the show. The third series of the show began airing on BBC1 on October 30, 2010 and ended in December.

Podcasts[edit]

In August 2008 they launched a series of podcasts entitled "Timeghost", produced by Times Online,[2] parodying art and culture critics.[3]

Other collaborations[edit]

They also wrote and starred in So 90s, a weekly comedy show aired on MTV Europe between 1997 and 1999. Their most recent collaboration is a sitcom called Felix and Murdo for Channel 4 starting with a Christmas special on 28 December 2011.

They collaborated with fellow Footlights alumni Mitchell and Webb for the 2009 Red Nose Day fundraising event. They co-wrote and starred in several short sketches, including one incorporating Armstrong and Miller's iconic World War II airmen characters.

Due to media commitments they rarely do nation-wide tours, the most recent one taking place from September to November 2010.

Toff Media[edit]

The pair have formed production company Toff Media.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC - Press Office - The Armstrong and Miller Show: Armstrong and Miller". BBC. 12 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Timeghost 4 The Credit Crunch". The Times (London). 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Timeghost". London: Times Online. 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  4. ^ Paton, Maureen (2009-07-19). "In a Taxi with Ben Miller". You - The Mail on Sunday: 49. 
  5. ^ http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/armstrong-and-miller/1844342.article

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