Just A Minute blog: Alan Davies on Stephen Fry
Alan Davies and Stephen Fry Credit: BBC It was Stephen Fry's farewell show as QI quizmaster – a final curtain that came at the end of a lively. And the reason this was crucial was that immediately, in that pilot, Alan Davies and Stephen Fry BONDED – establishing a relationship in which Fry was the. I love QI, and I love the Alan Davies/Stephen Fry relationship which is the main comic thread of the show. But I'd never thought of it as sexual as.
Early life[ edit ] Davies was born in LoughtonEssex. His childhood years were spent in Chingford. That show was released on video and audio cassette in as Alan Davies Live at the Lyric recorded at the Lyric Theatre as part of the Perrier Pick of the Fringe season in October InDavies planned a new tour called "Life is Pain".
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Davies said "This really made me laugh". The tour was broadcast on Dave. He later played the title role in Jonathan Creekas a trick-deviser for a stage magician with a side interest in solving crimes, between and However, the programme did return in Easter for the episode of "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb".
Davies has confirmed in an interview that there will be at least three further specials. Davies co-wrote and starred in his own radio sitcom, The Alan Davies Showin Cassettes of the show were produced and released by the BBC, with episodes broadcast on the digital radio station BBC7.
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He also played Jack the dog in the radio sitcom About a Dog. He returned in Series 8 with 1: During a period from the mids toDavies advertised for Abbey National.
On 16 MayDavies appeared in "Your Sudden Death Question", an episode of the ITV detective series Lewisas Marcus Richard, a scamming quizmaster at a competition held in an Oxford college, at which some of the contestants are murdered.
It is believed to have been a victim of the cuts at the BBC subsequent to the reduced licence fee settlement. He'll miss QI, that much is clear. But viewers will miss him even more.
Thus, while QI's "let's-chuck-some-comedians- in-a-studio-and-see-what- happens" formula was arguably old hat even init still works today. Here's hoping the Tovksig regime is marked by continuity and respect for tradition rather than a Top Gear style baby-out-with-the-bathwater makeover though who wouldn't want to see Matt LeBlanc fielding questions about solar flares and beekeeping?
BBC Confronted by one of Fry's trademark info dumps, the frizzy-haired permanent panelist's invariable response is good-natured befuddlement. Without the host to bounce off, how is he going to fill his time?
BBC QI's air of science club derring-do can be intimidating to newcomers. This week's guinea pigs, Sara Cox and Chris Addison, were typical in their grinning catatonia.
There they sat, trying to think of something witty to say and mostly failing.
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In the shadow of Fry's burning intellect, they were comedic damp squibs final guest Sue Perkins is obliged by law to be on a panel show every week and was therefore more at home. If Toksvig has a "to do" list, encouraging more meaningful panelist participation will surely be top.