Blowing his Trumpet

Details of Iannucci's new show revealed

More details have emerged about Armando Iannucci’s long-awaited new TV show, Time Trumpet.

The programme is a spoof of celebrity clip shows, set in the year 2031, with stars looking back at the events of the past 25 years.

Much of the filming has been shrouded in secrecy, but the BBC has now revealed that episode one will feature Adam Buxton, Stewart Lee, Mark Watson, Richard Ayoade and Jo Enright discussing the events of 2007 with Iannucci.

The programme is due to air on BBC in the week beginning July 29, although exact time and date have still not been revealed.

Publicity blurb for the show reads: ‘Sick of clip shows in which Z-list celebrities try to remember The 50 Funniest Things You Use Your Hand To Throw? No? Good. Because here comes Time Trumpet, a clip show from the future that looks back at the key events, celebrities, television shows and people of the next few years.

 ‘The year is 2031. It's an era of unparalleled progress (apart from the two billion people wiped out by flooding). Meat is used as a source of energy and special airlines even allow animals to migrate comfortably by commercial flight.

‘In Honey, I Shrunk Martha Kearney (a revamped Newsnight), Jeremy Paxman interviews Martha Kearney, now a third of her normal height; Anne Robinson becomes a role model for children as CBBC launches Spicy Slicey, a children's plastic surgery show; and Camilla Parker Bowles turns out to have been Channel 4 prankster Justin Lee Collins all the time.

 ‘And in the biggest news event of that year Charlotte Church vomits herself inside out, a watershed moment for the youth of Britain and a wake-up call for Britain's binge-drinking society. There's exclusive footage of the incident as captured on her friend's mobile phone; her enthralling "inverted" appearance at the Royal Variety Performance; and her hospital visit by that master of the photo opportunity, David Cameron.

‘A sprightly 67-year-old Armando Iannucci also talks to much, much older versions of Seb Coe, Ant and Dec, June Sarpong, Bob Geldof, Jamie Oliver, David Beckham, pictured, Anne Robinson and many more wrinkled but still familiar faces, who contribute their views on past events.’


Published: 15 Jul 2006

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