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Gilmour joins "Three Men In A Boat"! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 13 December 2005
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour takes a break from activities surrounding his forthcoming album and tour, to make a guest appearance in a special BBC comedy production to air over the Christmas period.

Three Men In A Boat
The original "Three Men In A Boat"
Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O'Briain, Rory McGrath and a nervous dog called Loli set out from Kingston in a wooden skiff in an attempt to re-trace the journey up the Thames immortalised by Jerome K Jerome in his comedy classic Three Men in a Boat.

Along the way they drop in unannounced on a couple of friends - David Gilmour and chef Antony Worrall Thomson. Filming took place along the Thames (where Gilmour's houseboat recording studio, The Astoria, resides) from 5 to 13 September.

The book was first published in 1889, and the series will follow the original journey as faithfully as the passage of 116 years will allow. They will moor where the original protagonists moored, sleep in the boat where the original characters slumbered, and stay in some of the same pubs and guest-houses.

"It's not intended as an exact recreation," said BBC commissioning executive Gilly Hall, "But more an opportunity for three funny men to entertain audiences with themes that have already amused and delighted generations of readers."

Their exploits are due for broadcast at Christmas, in two hour-long programmes, the first of which (including David's contribution) airs on BBC2 TV at 9pm (GMT) on Tuesday 3rd January 2006, with the second half (as far as we know, not including David) airing on Thursday 5th January, again at 9pm on BBC2.

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