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Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey

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Faber Members get access to live and online author events and receive regular e-newsletters with book previews, promotional offers, articles and quizzes. Sure, it doesn't flag, provide too many missteps or outstay its welcome, but it starts in one measured furrow and hits the hedge having deviated little. Surely there are some issues, particularly within the entertainment industry, that he would be uniquely placed to comment on.

For whatever reason (perhaps the same reason that sometimes The Wiggles’ sole line of “fruit salad, yummy yummy”, will course through my mind while I’m in a Professional Business Meeting, or 26m below the Java Sea, or mid-coitus, or any other yummy yummy fruit salad-absent scenario), scenes from Top have followed me ever since that fateful summer. This new series sees the mutton-chopped speed demon turn other unassuming cars into overclocked racers.Some of the best parts are where Ayoade mixes in some of his own life experiences into the narrative. The footnotes are full anecdotes within themselves, made up of letters and diary entries and strange Pinteresque short film scripts.

Asked by Jeremy Vine, 58, how she felt about the ‘appalling’ speech, she replied: ‘I think the clip speaks for itself.Ayoade appeared in the satirical comedy series Time Trumpet in 2006, which is set in the year 2031 and saw Ayoade and other celebrities reminiscing about the year 2007 onwards. He presented the factual shows Gadget Man (2013–2015), its spin-off Travel Man (2015–2019), and the revival of The Crystal Maze (2017-2020).

Watch him making his film picks in the Criterion closet and you get a bit of a sense of just how deep his passion goes. Richard Ayoade is the host the prestigious BAFTA TV Awards 2021, which airs on BBC One tonight (June 6). He takes plenty of diversions both into his own childhood and cultural references (both classic and pop) to make his case.

All this and I was encourage to relax in slacks, and reassured that my corduroy-clad frame was in the company of a wise, wise captain of literature. But to keep spiked free we ask regular readers like you, if you can afford it, to chip in – to make sure that those who can’t afford it can continue reading, sharing and arguing.

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