Sep 17, 2021
On today's special 500th episode, I talk to BAFTA Award-winning
comedy writer Arthur Mathews. Originally from Navan, Co Meath,
Ireland, Arthur was originally on the path to become a graphic
designer until his writing partner suggested they go to London to
try their hand at professional comedy writing. Since that day,
Arthur has co-created the seminal comedy Father Ted, wrote on some
of the best UK comedies of the early 2000s, including Jam, Brass
Eye and Black Books, co-created the Simon Pegg-starring sketch show
Big Train, and later, with Matt Berry, created Toast of London. And
just creating any one of those would have put him in a rarefied
pantheon, let alone Father Ted, Big Train AND Toast of London!
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