P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:17:17       ———————————————————————————————  MURRAY STILL TAKING HEAT OVER 'KITCHEN' Comedian Al Murray has enjoyed one of his most successful years to date, having entered the world of celebrity reality TV with cooking challenge Hell's Kitchen. Murray says he gets recognised more often in public. "People shout out: 'Cook us some dinner'," he says. "Reality shows bring a strange sort of recognition. People remember you for a few weeks then it goes away." ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Chris Leggett Get R.E.M & other tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 Letters Garden Cars Cinema
P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:17:04       ———————————————————————————————  MURRAY STILL TAKING HEAT OVER 'KITCHEN' Al Murray says appearing on Hell's Kitchen brought him new fans for his comic character the Pub Landlord. He says: "I seem to have a new audience though I never really had a demographic fanbase of, say, 18 to 25-year-olds. "I did the show because I had a two-week gap and I was interested in Gordon Ramsay after seeing his Kitchen Nightmares. People said all sorts of things while I was in there but I just wanted to learn to cook under Gordon." ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Win widescreen TV/DVD 147 ITV1/307 C4 FRANK PILKINGTON'S LOVESTARS ON YOUR MOBILE - p108 Letters Garden Cars Cinema
P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:15:20       ———————————————————————————————  MURRAY STILL TAKING HEAT OVER 'KITCHEN' Some pundits thought Al Murray was keeping to a tactic by staying pals with his rivals in Hell's Kitchen but the comic denies having any such plan. He says: "When I came out, people said, 'Do you know people have been saying you had a tactic?' I said, 'I don't care. I know what I went through.' "I was in there 24 hours a day. I don't care what people think of the way ITV cut down my experience and presented it to the public." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Theatre news/reviews 330 C4 Life Cover For Less - ITV1 p386 Letters Garden Cars Cinema
P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:16:17       ———————————————————————————————  MURRAY STILL TAKING HEAT OVER 'KITCHEN' Joe Pasquale may have won the latest I'm A Celebrity... but fellow reality show comic and Hell's Kitchen star Al Murray backed another jungle hopeful. Al, who has a new Pub Landlord DVD out, says: "I wanted Janet Street-Porter to win. I thought she was fantastic. I loved the fact that she did not compromise herself. "She did it all with a spirit of adventure." ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Win Phantom CDs 147 ITV1/307 C4 WORLD SNOW REPORTS ITV1 p570 Letters Garden Cars Cinema
P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:16:24       ———————————————————————————————  MURRAY STILL TAKING HEAT OVER 'KITCHEN' Al Murray is presenting new Second World War documentary The Road To Berlin on the Discovery Channel. He says: "I was offered it before I went on Hell's Kitchen and started it two days after I came out. It is 10 parts and follows the Allies' course from the Normandy landings to Berlin. "I continue to be fascinated by the war. One show is on Arnhem. A brigadier in charge of 2,500 men there was 34, two years younger than I am now." ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— PhoneZone - ringtones, etc 590 ITV1 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Letters Garden Cars Cinema
P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:16:10       ———————————————————————————————  MURRAY STILL TAKING HEAT OVER 'KITCHEN' Road To Berlin documentary host Al Murray says his interest in military history stems from his family. He says: "My father was a very keen airborne Territorial Army soldier. He was quite serious about it. He did his national service and fought in Suez. "I am fascinated by it. I had Action Man and model kits when I was a kid. I loved war movies with lots of derring do. I'm interested in history in general." ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Latest Ringtone Top 20 591 ITV1 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Letters Garden Cars Cinema
P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:17:14       ———————————————————————————————  MURRAY STILL TAKING HEAT OVER 'KITCHEN' Before recording his An Audience With... special and a quiz show, Pub Landlord comic Al Murray says he will be spending Christmas "Down Under". He says: "I am going to Oz. My wife comes from there so she goes home for Christmas every year. It will be Christmas Day in the backyard with lobsters on the barbecue. Lovely." Al Murray's DVD ...And A Glass Of White Wine For The Lady! is out now. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Win Lemony Snicket CDs 147 ITV1/307 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Letters Garden Cars Cinema
P302 Teletext 302 Dec11 23:17:11       ———————————————————————————————  WRITE TO TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT Total Entertainment wants your views, so please write in. Al Murray has a new stand-up DVD out. What is the funniest live comedy DVD or video you have seen? Is it Eddie Izzard or Peter Kay? What about Billy Connolly? Who is the UK's top comic? A £10 voucher goes to the star letter. Write to: Total Ent Letters, Teletext, Building 10, 566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5TS or te@teletext.co.uk. Include your name and full address. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Win Santa's bag of goodies 387 C4 HOW ACE IS POP? p380 C4 Letters Garden Cars Cinema