Enough Rope

Saturday September 5th, 8.00pm

Soon to be touring New Zealand, Sir Michael Parkinson, one of the greatest interviewers of all time, swaps to the ‘Beckham chair’ tonight and explains his preference for a manual typewriter- instead of a computer – when writing his recent autobiography; taking Sheep Dog Trials seriously for the Manchester Guardian; falling down a set of stairs while showing off in front of Fred Astaire; upsetting Mohammad Ali; the sporting implications of being born in Yorkshire; the three most significant interviews of his life, and living with his Mother’s dementia.

Saturday August 29th, 8.00pm

Comedian and actor Bill Bailey is equally as well known for his musical prowess.  He’s happy to expand on life with perfect pitch; the literal meaning of a one-man show; on not being very tall; the possibility that there really was wine in the bottles while filming in the BBC comedy series Black Books with Dylan Moran, and an obsession with Stonehenge.

Saturday August 22nd, 8.00pm

Sounding more like Gordon Ramsey with his use of a four letter word, Scotland’s most famous comedian lets rip about his fear of turning beige; his shoe fetish; why LA is the most crazy place on earth – and that’s not just because of the 24-hour drive through taxidermist – and dining with the Queen.

Saturday August 15th, 8.00pm

Renown for her portrayal of strong women, Dame Helen Mirren shares her thoughts on the comedy-on-four-legs that are Corgis; portraying Jane Tennyson; the correct pronunciation of her real name; nearly passing out when hearing Elvis for the first time, and being seduced into acting by Shakespeare.

Saturday August 8th, 8.00pm

Tonight Rod Stewart opens up about being a beatnik; his first professional ‘gig’ where he managed to make one song last 22 minutes; writing poems with Ronnie Wood; the unexpected success of Maggie May, and his battle with throat cancer.

LIVING CHANNEL – Saturdays from 8 August, 8.00pm

The Living Channel is delighted to be screening the award-winning Australian talk show Enough Rope. Host, Australian Broadcaster Andrew Denton is renowned for his extraordinary interviews with some of the world’s most famous people – Michael Parkinson, Clint Eastwood, Bill Bailey, Angelina Jolie, Gordon Ramsey, Helen Mirren and Elton John. Using humour and original lines of questioning, Andrew manages to get his guests to open up in ways that even surprise themselves, making every episode unique. Tonight Rod Stewart opens up about being a beatnik, his first professional ‘gig’ where he managed to make one song last 22 minutes, writing poems with Ronnie Wood, the unexpected success of Maggie May and his battle with throat cancer.

Saturday August 1st, 8.00pm

The Living Channel is delighted to be screening the award-winning Australian talk show Enough Rope.

Host, Australian Broadcaster Andrew Denton is renowned for his extraordinary interviews with some of the world’s most famous people – Michael Parkinson, Clint Eastwood, Bill Bailey, Angelina Jolie, Gordon Ramsey, Helen Mirren and Elton John.

Using humour and original lines of questioning, Andrew manages to get his guests to open up in ways that even surprise themselves, making every episode unique. 

Episode One: Dawn French

First in the hot seat, comedian Dawn French talks candidly about her autobiography ‘Dear Fatty’; her thirty year working partnership with Jennifer Saunders; the first time she saw a dead body; on writing letters to Madonna, and the importance of breasts.

FOOD TELEVISION – Saturdays from 18 July, 8.30pm

This award winning Australian show hosted by Andrew Denton is known for its humorous and often candid interviews. Food TV brings you the super chef interviews including Gordon Ramsey and Nigella Lawson. Providing both and an entertaining and insightful look into the personalities and careers of these successful chefs. In the first episode, Andrew talks to Gordon Ramsey about all things beginning with F…. Football, family, food, France, fame, fatherhood, fitness, fortune and most importantly, fork.