Monday, 25 January 2010

Watch Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People online

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So, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People was on TV on Saturday night, re-christened (shudder!) Nerdstock by the BBC (who decided to take a Dara O Briain joke from the show and really run with it). If you missed the broadcast, it's now available to watch on the iPlayer, and you can even download it if you like (though be warned, it is 818mb in size). There's also info on the BBC website on when to see repeats on BBC Four (this Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday).

For those of you outside of the UK, who will be unable to access iPlayer, it appears that some naughty people have uploaded the show to YouTube. Not sure how long that'll stay up though!

Let us know what you thought of the show by commenting on this post. What did you think of the name the BBC gave it?


Steve said...

I thought the show was lacking in Heisenberg uncertainty principle jokes. I've watched about an hour, and noticed a mere three such gags.

Apart from that minor gripe, I found it thoroughly entertaining.

g martin-royle said...

i watched the show on bbci player and i wished i had been to the real thing. as for the bbc calling it nerdstock, why call it that when the version i saw didn't even have dara in it?

SpaceMidget75 said...

I was incredibly disappointed that it wasn't the whole thing. Chris Addison, Al Murray & Dara O Briain were all fantastic on the night. It was as if the BBC wanted it to come across as more high brow by removing the most populist guests.

They also removed the second of Dawkins' readings and Johnny Ball. Although the latter was understandable...

ColonelFazackerley said...

I am part way through the DVD of the 2008 show too, which has good content, but the sound quality is poor. It was nice for the 2009 recording that the BBC had a decent sound setup.

They reinvented the primary title, make the actual title secondary, and then edited out the source of the new primary title. Can I get a WTF?

I also declare that the BBC are pussies for broadcasting this in mid January, not on Christmas eve, Christmas day, ...

Goldacre was a highlight for me.