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I’d Do Anything: Week Two


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 11 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 11 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

The BBC’s I’d Do Anything is one of my guilty pleasures in life…

The uninitiated amongst you may not know that this is the third in a series of programmes during which Andrew Lloyd Webber picks a new West End star. The earlier versions were How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and Any Dream Will Do. The shows are particularly notable for the exit sequence, during which the person voted off the show just moments previously has to perform with the other Marias / Josephs / Nancys “saying goodbye in their own special way”, as Graham Norton puts it each week.

Anyway, I love it. Here’s a compilation clip from the exit sequences so far this series. (Given that my finals are just weeks away, yes, I probably should have been doing something more useful with my time…)

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This 1,304th post was filed under: I'd Do Anything, Video.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman

by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 13:11 on 9th April 2008.

Sir Andrew has done it again.
Good luck with your exams, I am sure you will ace them. When you become a full doctor invite me to your practice and make sure you line up one of those British nurses. It is more fun then a cardiogram.

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