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- 1 Untitled
- 2 "Attempted Clean Up"
- 3 OA = "old Aloysiusian"
- 4 Sectioning
- 5 PAC = "Custard"
- 6 Post at Oxford
- 7 Facts & Fancies/Scraps With Iannucci
- 8 The Armando Iannucci Shows
- 9 Glasgow University?
- 10 The Saturday Night Armistice
- 11 Advertisement director section
- 12 Mary Whitehouse Experience
- 13 Richard Herring Comedy Hero?
- 14 Nationality
- 15 Tongue International déjà vu?
I have tagged this for clean up as it contains too much POV and needs expanding. Logan1138 16:45, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
"Attempted Clean Up"
I've tried to clean it up to a better state than it was before. 126.96.36.199 18:14, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
- Bah, that was me, I just forgot to log in. Sorry! DE 18:18, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
OA = "old Aloysiusian"
As a former St. Aloysius pupil, the letters "OA" appear after his name, to indicate that he is an "old Aloysiusian".
Eh? I don't think so. Flapdragon 23:56, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
(re : the removed "Oxford" comment here that will show up in the history; apologies, I thought that all reference had been removed, not the repeated reference) Seb Patrick 12:41, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
Please do not add pointless, unhelpful headings like "biography" or "life and career". This article is a biography, those things are implied by the fact that it's an article about a person. The heading in question does not help usefully structure the article, it is not a logical way to group the paragraphs in question and it creates an unhelpful stubby introduction. I get the feeling that somebody is adding it to shift the TOC up the page, which can be done in more sensible ways which comply with WP:MOS. Joe D (t) 14:00, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
- Believe it or not someone's life and their work are not always indistinguishable. And having a table of contents towards the end of the article, just before a set of appendices, looks a bit silly, don't you think? But if you know a better way of doing it, fine, why not be constructive and implement it rather than just repeatedly reverting people? At least give us a clue what you have in mind. Flapdragon 14:25, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
- To my mind, the style of heading sections erc are still evolving and I don't want to make edits without discussion. I am just starting to edit and will make typo edits etc but these kind of things I would rather talk over. Bit I think the "Background" section could quite happily be made part of the inital section. It's not very long but(and) gives a few more facts. Otherwise the initial section is practically useless.
- SiTrew xxii-Jan-mmix 23.18 GMT —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:21, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
PAC = "Custard"
A seriously funny man - deserves to be as popular as custard (PAC). The South Bank Show appearance didn't convince me he was up to a PhD on Milton. Moral: never do comedy with Melvyn Bragg. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pliny (talk • contribs) 2006-06-20.
- Having seen his programme on Milton, I know I was right. Moral: never do poetry with BBC 4. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pliny (talk • contribs) 16:46, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Post at Oxford
Does anyone know if he is associated with St Anne's College as the visiting professor? I know he gave his first talk at St Anne's College. Malrase 19:38, 1 July 2006 (UTC)
- No, he wasn't associated with St Anne's - his association was, as far as I know, with the English Faculty rather than any particular college. The theatre at St Anne's was simply used as the venue for the first two of the four lectures (I know, 'cos I was there!) Seb Patrick 14:48, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Facts & Fancies/Scraps With Iannucci
For future reference, these were actually two different series for BBC Radio 4, very different in style and broadcast in different years. I'll try and find proper dates for both.
The Armando Iannucci Shows
So, what's this and how come I've not heard of it?
Doctor Sinister 11:28, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
- There's a page on them at The Armando Iannucci Shows, and it's included in his list of programmes in this article. They were only released a couple of days ago on DVD, although they are deserving of a larger mention in this article as well. Bob talk 14:50, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
Does anyone know of a reference for the "University of Glasgow" comment? I couldn't find anything mentioning him being a Glasgow University alumni on the internet other than mirrors of this page. Also, in every television/newspaper interview I've seen he only mentions his time at Oxford. I suspect there may have been confusion over the College, perhaps, on this edit. Bob talk 01:54, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
- Removed it; the edit says that they head it on a Radio interview. A transcript of the interview would be a good place to start.--THobern 02:14, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
The Saturday Night Armistice
- It is linked in a list of his programmes, but you're right that there's no specific mention of it. There's no reason why, though, other than the page needs expanding. I'll try and get around to it at some point. Bob talk 09:55, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Advertisement director section
The stuff about classical music and Skin Deep should not appear in this section - it has nothing to do with advertising. "Librettist" might be a good sub-heading, since that was his role in the operetta.--GuillaumeTell 17:04, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Mary Whitehouse Experience
Armando produced several radio series of this influential show (taking over after the second series I believe), and also produced the TV series. Also, it's radio successor Loose Talk. This isn't mentioned here or in the MWE article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeffcb25 (talk • contribs) 17:48, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
- It's mentioned in the article that he produced the radio version, although I'm not sure if he produce the TV version - there's no mention of it on his IMDb credits  and no mention of him on the TV series credits. He hadn't really done any TV stuff at the time - that was really as a result of On the Hour's TV transfer. Bob talk 17:56, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Richard Herring Comedy Hero?
- That was vandalism from 12 June 2012. Now fixed. -- 01:56, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Wikipedia has recently updated [] the guidelines on British nationals who are made up from the 4 constituent countries within the United Kingdom. The decision has been made that the term 'British' be applied to British citizens and not their constituent countries, as a result I have updated the lede. Twobells (talk) 21:00, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
- That's a user essay rather than a Wikipedia guideline, and it seems to discourage the enforced uniformity you're implying. Why exactly is "British comedian from Scotland" better than "Scottish comedian" here? --McGeddon (talk) 23:42, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
- I can't see anything in that essay to support the claim that a decision has been made to use "British". On those grounds I am undoing Twobells's change. Note also that Twobells left in place the reference to justify using "Scottish"! -- 00:50, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Tongue International déjà vu?
Not sure about this:
- ISBN 9780316854184 - contrary to our sources , according to Google Books, a 320-page edition of Tongue International would appear to date back to 2001. (Shome mishtake, shurely?)