Monday, January 24, 2011


Russell Tovey being broken
9:45am Tuesday 25th Jan

russelltovey: Woke up. I may as well have died in the night. It feels exactly the same. I may need help x

PeteLordAardman: @russelltovey Well earned I'm sure! Congratulations on a great start to 2011.

russelltovey: Call me nanny Tovey today, if you see me please help me down stairs, across the road, change my knickers etc x

jwhedonaddict:‎ So Russell Tovey needs help changing his knickers? *raises hand*

russelltovey: Of infact, just shoot me.... X

Lizizzz: @russelltovey is there any chance nanny Tovey could tweet a happy birthday to @KellyR2401 for yesterday ? She's the biggest BH fan I know! :

russelltovey: @Lizizzz happy birthday to Kellyr2d2c3po x

josephglass: @russelltovey if it's a hangover, orgasms help with the headache. Something to do with sudden bloodflow to brain. An excuse for another wank

russelltovey: @josephglass good!! Yea x

mrchrissullivan: @russelltovey oh dear!! I lost my bet, but then it was with myself so I'll call it even x

russelltovey: @mrchrissullivan hoe x

Bordeaux8: Loving @russelltovey in Being Human.

russelltovey: @Bordeaux8 loving you in life in general x

rosedebell: @russelltovey Quick question - the young boy in the ad for next weeks Being Human. What has he been in before? Plays a vampire I believe.

russelltovey: @rosedebell erm? Not sure... Imdb? X

Webb79: @russelltovey come to Ping Pong for a detoxing green tea and some steamed goodies!

russelltovey: Best headache tablets for hangover headache?? X

(After 200 Tweet replies later Russell finished with the following)

russelltovey: Drinking water and not drinking booze the night before Is the preferable hangover cure.... Thanks wittys x

Thomas_Aldridge: Hiya mate @russelltovey was @Independant Films 2day 4a fitting/hair dye & they gave me ur boiler suit from Being Human 2protect my clothes!x

Tovey may be a nanny but Tom is an agony aunt

Deejrdee: @Tom_In_Oz_ @russelltovey whenever i see russell tovey nude i get lightheaded whats wrong with me?!

Tom_In_Oz_: @Deejrdee @russelltovey Dee if ur gay that's supposed 2 happen. I don't get the same feeling but that's OK everyone is different, and that's normal.

Fawlty Tweets?

bbcbeinghuman: *DING* "Basil!" #beinghuman

russelltovey: @bbcbeinghuman ha ha ha... My good x

Tom_In_Oz_: @russelltovey @bbcbeinghuman "You were dogging George?" #Nina2George #beinghuman

Slave to erm...

pusseyslave: @russelltovey try mefenamic acid... killls any hangover, and all period pains!!! thought you may need that bit of extra information!

russelltovey: @pusseyslave sounds hot pussyslave thanks x

russelltovey: I'm a slave for pussy x

(This tweet was withdrawn but before it was, it made its way to many Tovey followers- moral of the story - don't Tweet while hungover or drunk).

BobZiee: lmao RT @russelltovey: I'm a slave for pussy x

chongster62: @russelltovey As in this kind?

Tom_In_Oz_ : @russelltovey BTW "I'm a slave for pussy x” went to everyone before you deleted it?

ajscroxton: @russelltovey Hope it's just a particularly demanding cat.

Tom_In_Oz_: @russelltovey BTW that would be Nelly the cat hopefully otherwise, OH MY YOU'VE CHANGED !!

MatthewCainC4: Waiting for Oscar nominations at 12.30 to see if there's a story for us. Will Banksy be nominated for Best doc? I'm like a coiled spring!

russelltovey: @MatthewCainC4 coiled twin.. X

russelltovey: Still a bit drunk x :-(

hughbon: @russelltovey I just hope you're not driving this train.

Theladyreed: @russelltovey dirty tart, x

boydhilton: @MatthewCainC4 isn't it 1.30?!

MatthewCainC4: @boydhilton Oh I thought it was an hour earlier... Not sure now!

boydhilton: @russelltovey come to the South Banks. Get more drunk. x

boydhilton: @MatthewCainC4 I'm pretty sure it's 1.30 UK time. x

boydhilton: Arrived at the South Bank Awards at the same time as Gilbert & George. Offered to be in one of their artworks.

MatthewCainC4: @boydhilton Gulp. That gives us even less time to put together a report!

Lionesskeeper: @russelltovey Have you checked your tweets, there are very important messages about retweeting up on Tom's blog Russell

bbcbeinghuman: NEW PIC: Ok, who else was crying their eyes out...? #beinghuman

Lionesskeeper: @bbcbeinghuman Oh no, that @russelltovey face *cries* Curse you @bbcbeinghuman , you know my deadly kryptonite.

Craig_Beasant:@russelltovey @Tom_In_Oz_ @bbcbeinghuman Wot a class show cannot get enough of it!! #beinghuman

Chickadii: @russelltovey About flippin' time, my friend! YA! --> "@BBCAMERICA: #BeingHumanS3 will premiere February 19 on BBC America..." #OhHappyDay

SurrealistWhim: @russelltovey You'll be needing a new liver the way you're going sonny!

Above: Click map to enlarge – a new Tovey record!

Being Human being broken
Monday 24th Jan

russelltovey: I simply adore all me wittys... Good day today and just heard news we broke viewing figures record x x x

Huma_Qureshi: I still remember when I interviewed James Corden & Russell Tovey for the Observer when they were little History Boys. Now look #beinghuman

russelltovey: @Huma_Qureshi :-) x

SarahLouHines: @russelltovey loooovvvvveeeeddd it! So glad it’s back. Btw are you doing another series on Him and Her? xx

russelltovey: @SarahLouHines yes beautiful x

iMacGeoff: @russelltovey Don't shout at me but never seen any of Being Human. Me thinks I should purchase Series 1 & 2! Gets much praise!

russelltovey: @iMacGeoff oh yes it will change your life ;-) x

russelltovey: Drunk as ever x

AgnesLaye: @russelltovey absolutely LOVED new ep of #beinghuman cried like a menopausal woman! Spiffing work!

russelltovey: Celebrating x

halijas: @russelltovey as well you should. Thanks again!

(NB. This tweet is from Jason Hall, playwright).

mrchrissullivan: @russelltovey Erm rude! What hwhy and where?

russelltovey: @mrchrissullivan out with hollie in clapham x

Scott_Arthur: @russelltovey I heard you’re in Clapham Tovey!? I live in the common x

healingmachine: @russelltovey Instead of paying the TV license, can't the wittys each buy you a champagne bottle? ;)

russelltovey: @healingmachine yes!!!!!!! X

DanielleBlyth: Right so @russelltovey is drunk! Perfect time to ask him to marry me!?!

russelltovey: @DanielleBlyth yes! X ;-)

mrchrissullivan: @russelltovey congrats GB- x

russelltovey: @mrchrissullivan I love you gb x

russell tovey: 3 jaigermeisters in and dancing to Whitney Houston I wanna dance to somebody..... Yes it's become that kindnof night... And yes.. Loving it x

Sose_Carter: @russelltovey Don't you wanna dance, say you wanna dance..

russelltovey: @Sose_Carter I wanna dance I am x

rebakahdg: @russelltovey I cannot wait for your tweets later today that consist of 'why, dear god, why do you pain me so in the head.... head noooo!!"

mrchrissullivan: @russelltovey tweet me when the Hangover kicks in- I've got money on around 2- 2:30 x

KernowChris: @russelltovey

for your records.

Earlier in the day a simple error let slide:

russelltovey: RT @3BallG: @russelltovey my mate's trying to raise £10,000 for Barnardos - can you please retweet? DJMx

Sadly on the 24th Mr Tovey Re-Tweeted a few dubious items. The first one was a request to help support Barnardos but neither Mr Tovey nor the sender had a link to anywhere to make a donation. So I tracked it down and asked my Twitter following to try to alert Mr. Tovey but I’m afraid many Re-Tweets later only the original Tweet with the mistake made it to Russell’s following and of course that meant no donations were made to Barnardos. Many thanks to my followers who tried numerous times to alert Russell and also @2BallG who joined with us to alert Mr. Tovey.

For those still wishing to donate here is the changed Tweet form the original sender:

3BallG: @Tom_In_Oz_ @russelltovey Sorry! The link to donate can be found on here (click link):

A pretty poor choice of Re-Tweet:

russelltovey: RT @celeb_bums: @russelltovey RT @mrchrissullivan For being human fans

The above Tweet looks harmless enough it merely contains a picture of Mr. Tovey’s backside as shown in episode one of season three of Being Human…but on the site where this picture is lodged if you clicked the “next” button it would take you further through pictures of celebrities showing naked backsides…some of which were underage boys and some of which have been removed by Twitter for their pornographic nature. I advised Mr. Tovey to take care but he seemed to ignore various warnings all day long. I am pretty sure Russell would have not promoted this site if he had been on a computer to check its authenticity rather than a phone.

russelltovey: RT Emilywarhurst: @russelltovey Please rt to spread word of scans we are a small charity who take disadvantaged children on holiday x x x

vrusselltovey: RT boydhilton: If you saw the wonderful Just William over Christmas on BBC1 despite bad scheduling join @HughBon’s recommissioning campaign! #justwilliam


feat. Russell Tovey & Charity Wakefield

On the night of Monday 24th Jan 2011 Russell Tovey & Charity Wakefield performed a reading of a new play by Jason Hall a young Canadian playwright. The play "Third Floor" was performed at the RADA bar London.


Third Floor by Jason Hall
A rehearsed reading directed by MA alumna Katharine Monaghan. Performed by Charity Wakefield and Russell Tovey.

In the corridor of a new block of flats, two strangers become neighbours. Despite their differences and some awkward encounters, the neighbours become friends. But when someone breaks the unspoken rules of the building and an innocent prank goes wrong, the friends become accomplices. By then it’s too late to ask themselves how much they really know about each other…or anyone else on the third floor.

ragingoodfella: so gutted i'm missing @russelltovey tonight at RADA bar. had a hell of a bad day and hav had 2 change my evening plans. have a good one russ

halljas: Very happy about last night. Big thanks to @russelltovey and Charity Wakefield - what an honour to work with 2 such amazing actors.

halljas: @Alex_Segal Missed you at RADA reading yesterday. Fancy a read of script? Not the same without Tovey & Wakefield performing it but still...

Above: Jo Whiley (radio presenter), Lenora Crichlow, Sinead Keenan and Russell Tovey at the BBC Radio 1 studios 22-1-2011 promoting Being Human.


In simple terms the ratings for episode 1 of season 3 of Being Human were one third higher than the finale of season 2...which puts the show into a new category! I think it has gone from ‘cult show to ‘mainstream.

Tom_In_Oz_: @bbc3tv Kudos to all from Lord Toby down to his lowest of minions....the Being Human fans are feasting, revelling and making merry today!

bbc3tv: @Tom_In_Oz_ We're happy that everyone loved the new series

bbc3tv: 1.368 million of you watched @bbcbeinghuman last night on #bbc3

Theladyreed: @bbc3tv that is surely some form of record! What will it take to get a definite 4th series? Lollipops and other such treats...?

Ishbel_Haf: @Tom_In_Oz_ Sublime, infuriating, exciting, nailbiting, frustrating. Oh, and Annie has a new top. Gotta keep things in perspective!

greenleo1: @Tom_In_Oz_ Truly magnificent episode! And the acting was superb by the whole cast! You know as a Mitchell/Annie fan, I'm all smiles! LOL

Being Human returns to haunt Benidorm

Third series of BBC3 supernatural drama attracts 1.368 million viewers

John Plunkett, Monday 24 January 2011 15.00 GMT


Being Human, BBC3, 9pm – The supernatural drama which recently transferred to the Syfy cable channel in the US returned for a third run to BBC3 with 1.368 million viewers, a 5% share of the audience between 9pm and 10pm, with another 174,000 viewers on BBC HD.

It was more than a third up on the 1 million viewers who watched the series finale of series two of the BBC3 drama in March last year.

It beat ITV2's sitcom Benidorm – a rapid repeat of the edition shown on ITV1 on Saturday – which drew 488,000 viewers, a 1.6% share.


All ratings are Barb overnight figures, including live and same day timeshifted (recorded) viewing, but excluding on demand, +1 or other – unless otherwise stated. Figures for BBC1, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 generally include ratings for their HD simulcast services, unless otherwise stated


Russell Tovey received over 9,000 words worth of Tweeted congratulatory messages on the night. In fact I collected 91 A4 pages in total and the messages were still arriving 24 hours later. The following are a very small sample:

RickySalter: Just watched #BeingHuman from earlier, amazing! @russelltovey and @SineadKeenan truly remarkable acting just brilliant, bring on next Sunday

alessny: @russelltovey amazing ep, almost cried when #George said "" as always you were excellent, i love how you cringe n scream

cyrmoglyn: @russelltovey and how lovely was your arse!!! Deserves a bafta :) great episode, Congrats x

julesfrusher: @russelltovey How brilliant were you all tonight on BH! Each season seems to get better and better - best thing on TV at the moment IMO :-)

mybrightidea: Oh @russelltovey you do have great arms. Great actor, lovely bloke...all that...but the arms! They're a good pair of hugging arms.

manchestermart: @russelltovey That was bloody brilliant. I'm gripped.

SarahLouHines: no offence America but #beinghumanuk tops your version, hands down. No one tops @russelltovey. Amazing first episode back #series3beinghuman

MiniDriver34: @russelltovey nice arse!!! Bloody fantastic start to a great series!!!!

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