Thursday, 31 March 2016

A Pointless remix

Radio 1 listener Danny Howard did a wonderful remix of the Pointless theme. Check it out by clicking on the link - it's fabulous!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

A BAFTA for Sound of Music Live?

You may have seen Sound of Music Live when it was on last Christmas. If not, I recommend you search it out - it really was very good. Xander played Max Detweiler, music promoter and friend of the von Trapp family.

Now the show's been nominated for a BAFTA, in the Live Event category. Fabulous news! The other nominated shows are Big Blue Live, Stargazing Live: Brit In Space, Tim Peake Special, and The Vote.

The ceremony is on Sunday 8th May at the Royal Festival Hall. We wish Sound of Music Live well!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

No Rhyme For Richard

Tim Rice: A Life In Song was repeated on BBC2 earlier. This was the show that let out the "secret" of Xander's singing voice to the wider public, when it was first broadcast on Christmas Day 2014.

If you missed what really was a very good performance, here he is, singing No Rhyme For Richard.

Happy Easter!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Saturday's #PointlessCelebrities

This Saturday's "no theme" Pointless Celebrities is on BBC1 at 5.20pm. The guests are Rich Hall and Shappi Khorsandi, Sian Lloyd and Fred MacAulay, Mark King and Stuart Maconie, and Chemmy Alcott and Amy Williams. 

Well, that lot cover a few subjects between them. Should be a good show!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Alexander Armstrong supports Jazz FM and Yamaha's Replay project

The Replay project, run by Jazz FM and Yamaha, offers lapsed adult musicians the chance to play in a big band at Love Supreme, one of the UK's most popular jazz festivals.

Alexander Armstrong is a patron of the project. He said:
I'm delighted to be part of the Yamaha Jazz FM Replay Project. As a lapsed musician who has recently re-taken up the oboe and saxophone I know only too well what the rewards are of revisiting talents of a previous stage of life. It's amazing how quickly you pick things up second time around AND the speedy progress you make when studying as an adult rather than a teenager!
I accept that this information may be a little niche, but it does give me the opportunity to share this pic of Xander and his joint MD Simon Bates getting horny.

 Details of how to join the project are here.

Monday, 21 March 2016

New show times on Classic FM

Xander's show times on Classic FM are changing! He has this weekend off due to Easter and the Classic FM Hall of Fame, but from 9th April he'll be broadcasting for 2 hours from 1pm every Saturday and Sunday.

One hour less per week of Xander's silky tones. BOO.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Comedy #PointlessCelebrities

The new series of Pointless Celebrities begins on Saturday with a Comedy special, featuring Simon Day and Paul Chowdhry, Emily Atack and Ian Lavender, Kerry Godliman and Graeme Garden, and Steve Pemberton and Bob Mortimer. BOB MORTIMER.

 That's at 6.30 on Saturday, on BBC1.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

#DangerMouse takes Australia and New Zealand by storm

The rebooted Danger Mouse, starring Xander as our hero DM, has been on Australian and New Zealand screens since the start of this year. Unsurprisingly it's been a huge hit.

Crikey chief, another series surely has to be a formality?

In the meantime, DVDs of the first series are available from the usual outlets.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Behind the scenes at Pointless

Susan Calman went behind the scenes at Pointless, What's the most pointless thing about the show?

Let's find out.


Welcome to this brand new Team Xander blog!

I've started it so there's somewhere a bit more permanent than Twitter to post up things Xander is appearing in, and so on. I'm sure I'll also post some YouTube videos from time to time,  Do please let me know what kind of posts you'd like.

Speak to you soon!