Feb 2001ATTENTION SCUM is transmitted by the untrustworthy and incompetent BBC after midnight on Sundays and then nominated for Golden Rose of Montreux 2001.
BBC2 say they will not pay for the team to go to the ceremony in Switzerland.
Kindly behemoth Johnny Vegas offers to organise a benefit for flights.
The BBC pay for flights.
April 2001Stewart Lee produces and directs a pilot comedy show for Channel 4 provisionally titled HEAD FARM starring Jason Freeman, Johnny Vegas, Dan Antopolski, Garth Marenghi's Fright Knight (Richard Ayoade & Matt Holness), Karen Taylor and the Boosh (Julian Barratt & Noel Fielding). It is never broadcast.
July 2001Publication of first novel, The Perfect Fool.
(BELOW LEFT) Lee reads from The Perfect Fool at a Vox'n'Roll event at Filthy McNasty's, Kings Cross, London, Summer 2001.
August 2001Lee contributes to the libretto of and directs the first production of Richard Thomas' JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at the Battersea Arts Centre, London. This brilliant show is attended by Richard Eyre, and various secret representitives of money grabbing West End whores. The talent involved connects me via a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon system to Stockhausen, Can and Abba in two moves.
November 2001Lee writes 3 episodes of the 2nd season of the Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, sit-com TIME GENTLEMEN PLEASE. The complete series is now available on DVD. See here.
December 20011st run of new solo show, PEA GREEN BOAT, at Battersea Arts Centre, with Simon Munnery as Edward Lear and Jane Watkins, of the band Grand Western, on cello.