Shortlist Podcast

Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant returned to XFM, the alternative London-based radio station in September 2001 after the first series of The Office had been broadcast. Due to the phenomenal success of the show, Ricky was important enough to now be given his own producer, one Karl Pilkington. Although Karl was hired to just "press the buttons", Ricky and Steve got him involved more and more with the show over the subsequent weeks and soon became fascinated with his personal life, unconventional childhood and ridiculous stories. By the end of the first season Karl had become a crucial part of the show's success.

Description

Ricky, Steve and Karl recorded this short exclusive podcast for readers of ShortList magazine in February 2009 in the hope of flogging them the Guide To series. Ricky cleverly tries to entice the readers in with a list. Naturally Karl goes for a list of his top 5 freaks, but has no time for The Bearded Woman when people like The Man With Two Knobs and The Pillow Man are knocking about. Have a shave and get out.

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