Saturday, June 23, 2012

Five things I'm looking forward to

1. Monsters University



Well liked, but still under-praised, Monsters Inc. is one of Pixar's very best - for me, only behind the Toy Story films. Sully and Mike at college? Yes please. (But not until next year, unfortunately.)

2. Veep



Like everyone, really. Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell rarely put a foot wrong, and word is this HBO sitcom warms up to continue their fine contribution to comedy. Bigger budgets but, I'd imagine, the same Thick Of It sensibility. Starts on Sky Atlantic on Monday.

3. Danny Baker and The Muppets

It's all a bit sketchy at the moment, but do we *really* need any more details? It's Danny Baker working with the Jim Henson Workshop. Insane.

4. The Michael Grandage season

Having seen lots of his productions during an astonishingly strong tenure at the Sheffield Crucible, I am very much #teamgrandage. His season of five starry productions should be brilliant.

5. It's Kevin with Kevin Eldon

Well it's about ruddy time, eh? The comedian's comedian (along with Stewart Lee. And Tony Law. Oh, and Daniel Kitson - but that's good company) gets his own BBC show. Huzzah!

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