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Baddiel and Skinner and other animals

These two chaps are going to be busy for the next couple of months. Their names are Frank and Dave (don’t know which is which) and they’ll be doing some podcasts which will be recorded during a tourney being held… where ? South of where now…?

Anyway if you want to give this writer and the compare (appearing at your local Butlins very soon) some support by listening to them.

Not only that, they’ve managed to bamboozle some well known companies with a few other things.
The guff below details all their exploits:

Live Show & Podcasts:


BADDIEL & SKINNER are resuming their position as the unofficial voice of football to reunite on Absolute Radio supported by Sony Ericsson, Official Mobile Handset of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ for a series of football themed podcasts and live shows from South Africa this summer.

To kick things off, the national radio station is inviting listeners across the UK to join them for an almighty send-off party packed with music, comedy and entertainment.

Sponsored by Sony Ericsson – www.sonyericsson.com – Official Mobile Handset of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ – the event at The Lyric Theatre, London on June 7th will feature unscripted comedy and banter from the infamous comedy duo plus music from special guests KEANE.

Tickets are priced from £20 (plus booking fee) and are on sale at www.absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets

Baddiel and Skinner Podcast   PODCAST:

Football and comedy fans who aren’t lucky enough to be in the audience will still be able to hear highlights from the South Africa Send-Off Party on BADDIEL & SKINNER’S podcasts for Absolute Radio which will be available to download from 6am May 24th at www.absoluteradio.co.uk & facebook.com/sonyericssonuk.

This will be the first in a series of 20 free podcasts covering our team’s journey and giving listeners David and Frank’s take on the tournament plus the duo will also be presenting hour-long specials live from South Africa as well as calling in to the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio.



There’s also a mobile phone app via Absolute Radio (longer in the tooth readers may remember them as Virgin Radio) and Sony Ericsson.

Baddiel & Skinner’s Football Kit was recently launched.
The mobile phone app
It’s hosted by David and Frank and it’s currently in the iTunes TOP TEN paid Sports apps. (That’s right you have to cough up for it – unless you own an Android phone, which is free thanks to Sony Ericsson.)

The app aims to be the best way for football fans to show support for their team, by including a pub locator, score predictor game, soundboards for your own match commentary, an authentic football rattle and red and yellow cards to help you referee your friends! (so it says here)

And it also automatically includes the latest Baddiel & Skinner Absolute Radio podcasts from South Africa. The app is available for the iPhone via iTunes, and Android handsets via the Android Market.

&rquo; Find more info HERE

» As always we’ll end with a song… and the following filler tracks which Baddiel & Skinner recorded for a compilation album originally released in 1996 to coincide with another tournament which was being played where…? …En-girl-und…? Never heard of the place…

The Beautiful Game album cover » Three Liones [Version One]

» Three Lieans [Version Two]

» Three Lions [Final Version]

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