Carpool

by @edent

Bob-The-Taxi is a warmer, friendlier take on Marrion & Geoff.

Bob, a down on his luck ageing reprobate is reduced to ferrying around his rich & famous former friends in his decrepit old car.

Watch as his simple minded questioning makes his guests unintentionally reveal more about themselves than they ever expected.

Staring Ricky Gervais as Robert Llewellyn.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to buy the DVD box set.

At least, that's how I'd imagine this series would have to be pitched to get on to contemporary television.

In reality this is a self produced - and self financed - project from Robert Llewellyn wherein he drives his showbiz mates around for ten minutes and has a good natter with them. Like a taxi driving Michael Parkinson - but without the casual racism.

It's a wonderfully innovative show which heralds a new way of thinking about television.

Computer technology has reached a stage where anyone with a microphone can record a radio show. Anyone can produce great works of art. Anyone with a camera and some editing software can produce a TV show or film.

The only thing that the computer can't provide is talent. I don't mean the talent to use the software, I mean the talent of creativity.

@Bobbyllew is an effortless talented presenter who's natural energy makes him captivating on screen. He has what many others lack. And it is this talent which lift this show above the fairly awful level of most self-produced shows today.

There are so many bad podcasts out there - some from supposed professionals - which should serve as a warning to anyone trying to create. Your mates might find you hilarious in the pub, but that doesn't mean the rest of the world cares for your thoughts on where missing socks end up.

Mr Llewellyn not only has a nice little show - he also has the social media chops to seed it to the world via YouTube, iTunes, twitter and a host of other media.

Kudos to him for getting this off the ground - I can't wait to see how it progresses.

From the taxi driver. Parky loves all creeds and colours. Even those kooky looking ginger people.

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