It ran for four series, and totalled 26 episodes, including a 35 minute pilot episode in Both Fry and Laurie have expressed interest in working together again, but this has not yet taken place, due to both men's busy schedules. The programme was a sketch show cast in a rather eccentric and at times high-brow mould. Elaborate wordplay and innuendo formed the cornerstone of its material; some sketches deliberately threatened to cross the line into vulgarity, but would always finish just before reaching that point. It was a progressive show, playing with the audience's expectations. For example, it frequently broke the fourth wall; characters would revert into their real-life actors mid-sketch, or the camera would often pan off set into the studio.
Sign in. Hugh : But did you enjoy their criticism? Stephen : Oh, I loved it. I wanted to go to bed with it and kiss it in many soft, private, little places.
W hen word got out that Stephen Fry , the tweedy, cuddly face of acceptable bourgeois homosexuality, had said something rather offensive about women, a collective gasp rang out across the nation. He couldn't have, surely? Not lovely Stephen Fry, for whom even the most homophobic grandmother reserves a soft spot; not Stephen Fry, the only man whom both the drugs-and-buggery counterculture and the brandy-and-bigotry establishment recognise as one of their own? Unfortunately, everyone's favourite gay uncle really has proposed that women only ever have sex for money, or to manipulate a man into a relationship.
As his three nights next week at the Royal Albert Hall will be Twitter-led, Johann Hari interviews one of the world's most followed tweeters on his favourite medium before two million gawping onlookers. Johannhari Thanks for doing this Stephen. We meet in your digital Kingdom. You're a great evangelist for Twitter.