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07 May 2010 @ 05:45 pm
Election - boo...  
Well, the overall result is as I mostly thought it would be, so I'm going to concentrate on local matters. Which are pants. Dr Evan Harris in Oxford West (Lib Dem, lovely science advocate) lost to a tory, dammit, by less than 200 votes. And my constituency, Oxford East, stayed Labour, which isn't so bad, but I don't like the incumbent, Andrew Smith, at all. And it could have gone Lib Dem and didn't. So - boo.

On the other hand, filming at the alternative election night last night was good fun. It was much less spontaneous than I'm used to, but that was obviously because it was live. It was a very well oiled machine, which was a pleasure to see. Charlie Brooker is charmingly hot in person, like a good-looking bulldog, and David Mitchell in full on suit... Ahem. He was also ridiculously nervous, imo, because of the live thing, I assume. Jimmy Carr was a deeply professional, very lovely man, who shook our hands at the end when we thanked him for a good show. And my 15 minutes of fame can count down another 30 seconds or so, because fairyd123 got asked a question and everything! And I got to smile sympathetically and pat her shoulder :)
 
 
 
Fortune depends on the tone of your voicebopeepsheep on May 7th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
We saw. You were pulling faces behind Charlie Brooker at the start, were you aware? ;-)
Valderys: David Mitchellvalderys on May 12th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
Oh dear - no, I wasn't! I didn't think I was in shot at the beginning, dammit! It was tiring always being 'on', much more so than other filmings I've been to.