It's been mad, mad, mad here at alanyentob.com covering the new six part documentary series recently commissioned by the BBC. ‘Darth Yentob' sees the head of arts & children programming taking on the role of Sith lord to discover more about the dark side of the force & it's affects on children & pre-teens (anyone up to the age of..12). Preliminary filming has just gotten underway & here, to whet your appetite, is an on-set photo of ‘Darth Yentob' terrorising a child using his newly discovered ‘mind control powers'.
Slated for a late summer release, ‘Darth Yentob' has already garnered strong criticism from everyone who has seen the preview tapes. Chris Sparrow, the outspoken director of children's charity ‘Twelve Green Bottles' said, “Whose idea was this? Alan's I suppose. Nobody else would want to dress all in black leather & hang around sweet shops & playgrounds, breathing heavily & trying to use ‘Jedi mind tricks' on innocent minors”. Steven Squadron, the head of 'Lazy Eye Productions' which dealt with the sound editing on all but one of the BBC's top three earners during the past two years, added, "It's taken us 12 years to build this business up from scratch, and I'll be damned if this production is going to drag us down with it! We're not going to get tarred with the 'Basil' brush this time!".
When asked what he meant by "tarred with the 'Basil' brush", Mr Squadron began to talk in a language, which he later revealed, that he'd made up on the spot.
More updates soon. Maybe.