Unexpected amusement there, in the shape of Dizzee Rascal being interviewed by an entertained but slightly bewildered Paxman on Newsnight this week. Certainly a better performance from Dizzee than the one on that godawful single he did with Calvin Harris.
One for their archive, to sit alongside Napoleon… sorry, Mark E Smith‘s confusing turn with Gavin Esler just after John Peel passed away.
It’s always fun when someone unexpected turns up and starts acting all crazy and twisted on a chat or news show. And it’s even more fun when someone expected turns up and behaves badly. The Word was always good for live music and an interviewing shambles (if it was good for anything) and in their golden period of idiotic interviews, their head to head with the Godfather of public appearances, Mr. Ollie Reed stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Though Rod Hull‘s was pretty good, considering that (and I think I’ve got the dates right) Snoop was on a murder charge at the time.
So – what about you?
What are your favourite, archived TV interviews?
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