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Jamie Dyer discusses Wallace and Gromit’s fourth short film A Matter of Loaf and Death, which first aired on the BBC in December of 2008.
Wallace and Gromit was created by Nick Park, and featured the voice of Peter Sallis (Last of the Summer Wine) as Wallace in the first five productions; A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995), Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) and A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008).
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So the last film, for now, to talk about in the Wallace and Gromit universe is Wallace and Gromit in a Matter of loath, uh, Loaf and Death. And this film I’ve seen a couple of times. I saw it on its broadcast in 2008. And then, um, Very recently with my son and I was surprised at just how funny it was because all I remember is “Gromit, there’s a bomb in my pants!”.
That’s literally all I could remember from this film and it kind of made me wonder whether it was bad, but I needn’t have worried because a lot of the things I may have missed out when I was 18/ 19 years old watching it on broadcast I Suddenly get. There are some great jokes in there.
Sally Lindsay plays a love interest. Um, the Bakerlite girl. Every movie they are, uh, involved in a vocation, which is interesting because Wallace is an inventor. A Baker seems a bit too normal, though, doesn’t it? Because in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit, He is an anti-pest person because of the vegetable thing. In this, he’s just a baker.
And it seems as though there were twelve other bakers in a similar area. That doesn’t seem like meeting your niche, does it? But, uh, I did, I did sort of turn my nose up a little bit at the Gromit love story thing. I mean, that seemed a little bit cheesy to me. But… It was just nice, I remember, seeing Wallace and Gromit in a new thing because this is the thing right we had those three movies which were half an hour shorts, basically, and we watched those on a loop pretty much year after year And then suddenly the feature film comes out and and that was great.
And then you’ve got this new short that kind of, um, takes what was great about Were Rabbit And then puts it back into that half-hour format and I was surprised really how long and yet how short this feels. If anybody ever thinks that these are kids’ films, somebody’s literally trying to murder Wallace in this movie and not for any particular gain other than his hat at the end, which to be honest, she could just steal anyway.
ABOUT THE PODCAST: Jamie Dyer presents Dyer’s Daily, an off-the-cuff daily talk show podcast that discusses a number of media-related topics including television, film and music. Occasionally, Jamie gives his thoughts on topical events.
ABOUT THE HOST: Jamie Dyer started presenting on Radio in 2008, via Boston’s Stump Radio (Now Endeavour FM). His Radio credits include Teen FM, Spitfire Radio, Totally 80s FM, Angel Radio, 1Radio, One Radio, SouthWaves Radio and 1Focus Radio. He has also hosted syndicated shows including The Millennium Years, The Pop Show and The Jamie Dyer Show.
Jamie’s podcasts have included Nineties ‘n’ Noughties UK, Watching the Wireless, The Quo-Cast, The Week Before, SouthWaves Theatre and The Jamie Dyer Show.