My Week In Media: Sharon Horgan

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Last week I read...
About Scarlett Keeling who was murdered in Goa. There have been such varied reactions in all the different papers. Allison Pearson in The Daily Mail just came right out and said she blamed the mother, and thinks her attempt to take on the local police is just an attempt to divert attention away from her own negligence. All those opinion columns seem to be written by the same sort of people who pass judgement very harshly. I read something in The Guardian 's G2 about gout. They were saying it was the new fashionable disease to have and that there are over one million sufferers in the UK. It's so often associated with overdoing it and fine dining so that it's really hard to feel sorry for people who have it, but people can get it just from eating too much fruit. It must be awful to have gout and not have had the pleasure of eating lots of offal and beer beforehand! There was a quote from Julie Burchill in the article, because she's got it and she's a hard-living lady. She said it was like a battle scar from all the good times.

Last week I watched...
Lost on Sky One. I don't even know if I like it but feel I have to watch it because I have to get to the bottom of it. Harry Hill's TV Burp on ITV1 really is the funniest thing on telly. It's a decent, family-viewing kind of show, almost the equivalent of You've Been Framed or old shows like Game For A Laugh , and it's just completely hilarious. You belly-laugh all the way through it, which is very rare.

Last week I listened to...
I was in Ireland for a few days. I love listening to radio when I'm in another country because it immediately sets the tone. I listened to Phantom Radio, which is kind of the Irish equivalent of Xfm but it has much more earnest DJs. I also listened to Newstalk 106, as my baby brother produces a show for them. Radio in Ireland just sounds completely different. I don't know if it's because I associate it with my childhood, but it's comforting and takes me back in time a bit.

Last week I surfed...
Comedy Box. There was a very funny short film made by a guy called Rhys Darby, a stand up from New Zealand. His short film, Robotman , is the funniest thing I've ever seen, and then he did another version with a live director's commentary – so he's doing the commentary as he's acting the film. I've never seen that done before and it's very funny.

Sharon Horgan writes and co-stars in 'Pulling.' The second series starts on BBC Three at 9.30pm on Sunday

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