To watch Will Self on last night’s Question Time along with Carol Vorderman, the Transport Secretary Lord Adonis, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams, visit the BBC iplayer here. The Question Time website has the clip about Jon Venables that partly accounted for the fact that “Will Self” and “Carol Vorderman” were trending topics on Twitter last night. (And, no, for those of you still asking, Will Self does not tweet, though he does have a Twitter feed to this site.)
To read James Macintyre’s blog about Vorderman’s appearance, visit the New Statesman here.
Will Self is going to be appearing on Question Time from Canary Wharf on March 4, along with Boris Johnson, Shirley Williams and Carol Vorderman.
You can watch Will Self on the BBC’s Daily Politics show here until Monday Feb 15. Subjects include climatology research, Alastair Campbell’s emoting and the MPs expenses scandal.
Will Self appears very, very briefly in BBC2’s Newsnight at 30, available to watch until Saturday. Guests on the panel include Martin Amis, Jarvis Cocker and Tracey Emin. Worth watching alone for Charles Wheeler’s complaint to camera that “I’ve got Ian Smith coming in my ear”.
If you missed Will Self on BBC2 last night, you can watch the History of Now on the BBC iplayer here. The second part of this three-part series will be shown on January 7 at 9pm on BBC2.
The London Perambulator – the documentary featuring an extended interview with Will Self – is screening at Cine-City Brighton Film Festival. As well as an interview shot in Will Self’s study, there is footage of his walk with Nick Papadimitriou to Heathrow en-route to LA last July. A short excerpt from the film can be viewed here.
The film will be screened this Thursday 26 November at 8pm at the Sallis Benney Theatre, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JY. For more details, visit the Cine-City website.
The Noughties – Was That It? is on tonight at 9pm on BBC3, a two-part documentary that Will Self has contributed to. Self’s thoughts on Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code can be found at the 42 minute mark.