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thesecretlifeofamanicdepressive


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Posted Fri Mar 9th, 2007 4:17am Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
Does anyone else love Saturday Night Fry, the radio show Fry did with Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadband and Emma Thompson in 1988?

Apart from ABOFAL, it is my absolute favourite bit of Stephen Fry-ing. "How to Speak Strom" puts me in hysterics every time I hear it. It's wonderful.

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AxmxZ


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Posted Fri Mar 9th, 2007 4:29am Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
It's up here for download, along with a bunch of other great shows:

http://www.sadena.com/radio/

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Fourth Feline


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Posted Fri Mar 9th, 2007 6:03pm Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
Thanks for posting those links !

I can now educate myself further on hitherto unknown treasures ...


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Canzonett


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Posted Mon Mar 12th, 2007 10:47am Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
There used to be a lovely thread about SNF on the Radio & Television subforum. Stuffed with transcripts etc. Pity it got deleted ...

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ClareBear


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Posted Mon Mar 12th, 2007 11:44am Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
The other admin came in and cleaned up. threads that hadn't been replied to in 30 days were deleted.

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Gertrude Susanne


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Posted Mon Mar 12th, 2007 12:50pm Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
Not finding the time to read all the transcripts at work (should be treated as educational material to be read at work, but my employer won´t hear of it ), I saved them as a word document on my computer. If anyone can instruct me as to how to make it available (re-available ?? actually) on this forum I´d be more than happy to do so. Canzonett and Fryphile (or a friend of his, can´t remember) put a lot of effort in doing those transcripts... shame they a) were deleted and b) should not be enjoyed by the "Fry community" since they still exist
Any ideas, Atari, please

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Canzonett


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Posted Mon Mar 12th, 2007 3:29pm Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
The other admin came in and cleaned up. threads that hadn't been replied to in 30 days were deleted.
Wow. Imagine a library working like this: Any book that has not been checked out for three months or so is to be deleted ...
I don't mind a little spring-cleaning. It's just annoying to start some discussions all over again and push them to a level of moderate sophistication when you know that you are just repeating yourself you are just repeating yourself ...

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Canzonett


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Posted Thu Mar 15th, 2007 11:35am Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
Oh well ... I suppose I'd better post this all over again ...


Saturday Night Fry

## Episode 1 (Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Barry Cryer) ##
00:08 Introduction
01:26 Signature Tune
01:55 BBC Rehearsal Studios - Introducing Hugh (02:15) and Emma (03:57)
05:25 Meeting the Studio Audience: Bishop Arnold
07:10 MUSIC: Emil Waldteufel, Schlittschuhläufer-Walzer
07:20 Spot the funny noise
08:10 "Devices and Desires" with film critic Alexander Grise (13:15)
14:45 "Floric 19": Dr. John Fordice & Jenny Flumisto vs Don Macklewayne
18:48 News & Shipping Forecast
20:19 Floric 19 continued: Jenny Flumisto vs Barry Cryer
21:48 MUSIC: Saint-Saens: Organ Concerto
22:02 Stephen will do his level best to comply with your wishes
23:01 Jackie Fry & David Bowie
26:38 Floric 19 again: Jenny Flumisto vs Neville Saunderson (Advertising Voiceover)
27:46 Reactions: Alexander Grise & Bishop Arnold

# Episode 2 (Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Robert Bathurst)#
00:00 MUSIC: Franz Liszt: Paraphrase of Verdi: Rigoletto, Quartett from Akt 3
00:08 Welcome
01:12 Signature Tune
01:41 Authors (Tokens)
04:30 MUSIC: W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto d minor, Romanze
04:42 Voice Costume
06:40 MUSIC: Ralph Vaughn Williams, The Lark Ascending
06:51 Stephen will do his very best to comply with your wishes, listeners
07:48 Fixing the Harlows' washing mashine
10:47 MUSIC: Joseph Strauss: Feuerfest
10:55 BBC Dialysis
11:24 Dial-emma for Marketing (Radio Comedy Show)
12:47 The BBC: Jonathan Dick vs. Tom Threadpiece vs. Denzel McPherson
16:11 Interviews: Is the BBC biased?
18:02 Classic Serial: "The Rooks of Koltabin" by William Estrich
25:08 MUSIC: Brahms, 1. Symphonie
25:16 Listeners' Letters: Name Competition
26:46 MUSIC: Liszt, Piano Sonata b minor
26:51 Books II (Lavatory Guide, Dumpies)


#Episode 3 (Stephen Fry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Julia Hills)#
00:00 MUSIC: Tschaikowsky, 4. Symphonie
00:15 Welcome
01:18 Signature Tune
01:47 Introduction (01:65 Jim, 02:15 Hugh, 03:33 Julia)
04:37 MUSIC: Richard Wagner, Lohengrin, Vorspiel Act 3
04:43 Reports: Modern Cutlery at a Restaurant
08:45 Last Week's Competition
09:28 Stephen answers to the Call of Nature - Script Chaos
11:29 MUSIC: Mozart, Rondo alla turca
11:37 After a Fashion (Undergraduate Style)
15:49 MUSIC: George Bizet, Perlenfischer-Duett
16:03 Stephen will do his level best to comply with your wishes insofar as he is realistically able
16:47 The Robinsons Family's Question to the Soviet Government
17:44 MUSIC: Verdi-Requiem, Dies Irae
17:55 The Old Masters of Theatre
21:26 It's Easy to Talk Stromm
24:22 MUSIC: Mozart: Requiem, Kyrie II
24:32 Argue the Toss
26:26 Five O'Clock Good News
27:30 Silly Voice Competition


#Episode 4 (Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman)#
00:00 Introduction: 4-week-anniversary
00:45 Signature Tune
01:15 Introductions (01:37 Hugh, 03:16 Jim, 04:18 Alison)
06:00 MUSIC: Wagner, Götterdämmerung
06:10 In Rehearsal: "Tristan and Juliet"
10:26 MUSIC: Mozart, Zauberflöte ("Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen")
10:42 In the Bath with ... Lord Marshall
11:22 Stephen will do his level best so to contrive events that your desiderata shall and will come to pass
12:10 Fat Man on a Bicycle
14:54 Lord Marshall's Clothes
15:06 MUSIC: Wagner, Tannhäuser-Ouvertüre
15:18 Face the People
18:28 MUSIC: Vivaldi: Gloria
18:37 Make Up! (Anecdote Show)
20:26 A Lady of Consequence
24:44 Tape's gone down
25:16 MUSIC: Cool Britannia
25:30 Advertisement (The greatest powder)
26:30 Powder Campaign criticism
27:37 MUSIC: Wagner, Meistersinger-Ouvertüre
27:46 A Brief Word from the Team


#Episode 5 (Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Nedwin Sherrin)#
00:00 Welcome
00:56 Signature Tune
01:24 Introduction (01:38 Hugh, 02:16 Jim, 03:24 Phyllida, 04:17 Emma)
05:20 MUSIC: Liszt, Klavierparaphrase des Spinnerinnen-Chors aus dem "Fliegenden Holländer"
05:30 Don't be Dirty - The Hygiene Programme
09:33 MUSIC: Beethoven: Egmont Ouverture
09:43 Midday's Play: Bennifer's Turn
15:05 MUSIC: Verdi, Othello (Ankunft des venezianischen Botschafters)
15:21 Steven will do his very best to ensure that your wishes come to pass
15:56 Trends in London (Carnaby Street, The Groucho Club, Theatre, Groucho Again, The Maharani)
20:04 MUSIC: Schumann, Rheinische Symphonie
20:12 Testing Games ("Kick the Frog")
21:56 MUSIC: Strauss, Alpensymphonie
22:02 Eavesdrop (Psychotherapist)
23:46 MUSIC: Puccini, Manon Lescaut (Intermezzo)
23:56 "Kick the Frog" II (Vote)
25:38 MUSIC: Mozart, Zauberflöte ("O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn")
25:49 "Kick the Frog" III (Pluralist social democracy)
26:47 MUSIC: Vladimir Cosma, Sentimental Walk
26:57 Letter of Complaint
27:58 Amusing Misprints


#Episode 6 (Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson)#
00:00 Welcome
00:28 Signature Tune
00:56 Introduction (01:15 Hugh, 03:26 Jim, 05:04 Phyllida)
07:01 Emma is late
08:21 MUSIC: Verdi, Il Trovatore (Anvil Choir)
08:30 On Location ... Shooting a Film
12:50 MUSIC: Verdi, Nabucco ("Va pensiero")
13:00 Stephen will do his level best to ensure that your wishes, be they ever so taxing, outlandish or naugthy, shall come to pass
13:36 Journey to Hades
19:29 MUSIC: Busoni, Transcription of the Don Giovanni Serenade
19:37 Words for the End of the Programme
20:16 MUSIC: Vivaldi, Concerto no. 8, e minor
20:24 Don't be Trusting
22:49 MUSIC: Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique
22:56 The Game
25:26 MUSIC: Edward Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March no. 4 in G major
25:36 Solution: Mystery Words and Voice Revealed
27:03 Another Telephone Call from Emma
28:24 Good-bye!

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thesecretlifeofamanicdepressive


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Posted Fri Mar 16th, 2007 2:42am Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
I often wonder why Emma Thompson is so heavily credited. She doesn't actually do that much.

When I first heard Cool Brittania blasted on Saturday Night Fry, I nearly wet myself in excitement.

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ysabella


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Posted Fri Mar 16th, 2007 8:09am Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
Jim Broadbent is some kind of secret ingredient. He is in everything!

He absolutely killed as 'Don Speekingleesh' on Blackadder, and he was really good in the movie Iris.

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amyl_nitrate


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Posted Sat Mar 17th, 2007 6:44pm Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
Jim Broadbent is some kind of secret ingredient. He is in everything!

He absolutely killed as 'Don Speekingleesh' on Blackadder, and he was really good in the movie Iris.

He does seem to pop up in a lot of places unexpectedly. I thought he was good in Saturday Night Fry, and Hot Fuzz too!

Who wrote Saturday Night Fry? On the downloads in the credits it says they're wrote by Stephen Fry. So did he really write all of them by himself or did High and the others get involved too?

I love Saturday Night Fry to bits. Every episode is on my mp3 player, I enjoy listening to them whenever I'm on the train. I love the combination of radio show parodies and music. A delicious mixture. I like that it's not just Stephen and Hugh like in Boffle and that other people make appearances too.

Assuming direct control...

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AxmxZ


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Posted Sat Mar 17th, 2007 11:02pm Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
I'm actually suprised they only went for one season. They were so funny!

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amyl_nitrate


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Posted Sat Mar 17th, 2007 11:09pm Post subject: Saturday Night Fry
I read somewhere that they were supposed to do another series but when their pilot for Boffle was successful and they got offered a series they did that instead. Shame they couldn't do both. Maybe they would've been stretching themselves a bit with the material if they'd done both.

Assuming direct control...

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Kemuri


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Posted Wed Jul 24th, 2013 4:43pm Post subject: Saturday Night Fry

Ridiculously old thread, but don't suppose anyone has the SNF transcripts anywhere - I remember them and they were hilarious!


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