TV: Robbie Williams is given 'proper grilling'
When Robbie Met James Sky1, 9pm
ROBBIE Williams's new album Take The Crown went straight to number one. It's set to stay there until the long-awaited Christmas release of the Best Of The Brotherhood Of Man.
The LP preceded Williams's three sold-out nights at the O2 arena in London. From there he moves on to Skegness and Filey.
But before he heads back on stage, lifelong Williams fan James Corden sits down with the chart-topper for a chat. "A proper grilling with my friend James?" says Williams. "How could I resist?" I seem to recall Emu said the same thing about Parkinson.
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For 90 minutes they'll discuss life, love, fatherhood and music. The situation in the Middle East doesn't crop up.
Backstage footage from a series of intimate gigs is also interspersed.
Cameras capture the behind-the-scenes action as Robbie entertains audiences at venues in Leeds, Glasgow and Southend – the same 2,000-seater venue he played on his first solo tour in 1997 and where a young James Corden was among the crowd, serving an apprenticeship as an usherette.
Back in the studio, Williams also performs a stripped-down acoustic set of material from Take The Crown.
There'll be a chance to witness the full Williams experience tomorrow when Sky1 screens his final O2 show in Robbie Williams Live: Take the Crown at 9pm.
A visually spectacular gig, as good as anything offered by The Wurzels, is promised, with songs old and new.