Hi Jay. Yes do go ahead and upload "Cak" and "Fish People". Maybe people could give a donation to Medical Aid To Palestine or St Mungos if they do, perhaps suggest that.
“Alexei Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar” will go out every Wednesday in November on radio 4 starting on the 1st. I think it wiIl be in the 11 p.m.slot though Producer Joe said he was sure he could do an edit and it might transmit at 6.30 as well or maybe that will be later. Still it was great making the show and I do feel that we created something really special there, its nice to hear from those who were in the audience that they felt the same. Those Saturdays at BH felt like truly special nights.
And yes I am in Australia. Finished recording on the 27th, then flew to Melbourne for the Writer’s Festival on the 29th of August. Then on to Sydney for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas followed by Brisbane Writers Festival where I am now. Though sadly neither Linda or Wilf are with me.
It was an astonishing experience to fill the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, though I was feeling slightly trippy because I’d got up at 4.30 a.m. to fly from Melbourne that morning and Quantas had temporarily lost my luggage so I couldn’t do all my magic stuff because the tricks were in the bag along with the re-creation of the battle of the River Plate for similar reasons.
Actually I was saying to my PR in the car from Sydney Airport that I couldn’t do my magic because the rabbit was in the lost luggage and about ten minutes later the driver asked in a nervous voice “It’s not alive is it your rabbit?” I replied that no the rabbit was not alive, the doves were but they were flying to Sydney under their own steam.