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A new comedy panel show is set to hit the Made in Cardiff screens this month, Son of a Pitch. Hosted by local comedian, Gary Slaymaker, the show brings together comedy and film. Here Gary tells us abit more about what to expect!

Son of a Pitch starts  Monday 8th June 9pm

Haia Gary, congrats on the new show, Son of a Pitch!

Thanks very much.  The idea had been rattling around my head for a couple of years, but it was a year exactly to the date of the first recording that we tested the format out, live, at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival.

What makes Son of a Pitch thee best new quiz show on TV (even if we do say so ourselves 😉

There’s any number of ‘banter’ based panel games around, but not a single one that deals with people’s love of films. And as movies get bigger and bigger, I just felt there was a gap in the market for a show like ours.  Even if you’re not a regular cinema-goer, there’s every chance you’ll still have a favourite film; or at least watched a few movies in your time; so we’ve got a big potential audience for a programme like this.

What’s your all-time top three movies?

That’s an unfair question. They say that if you can name your favourite film, then you don’t spend enough time in the cinema.  My top 3 changes often, but I do love It’s a Wonderful Life, The Italian Job (the original, naturally), Seven Samurai, and The Wages of Fear.

What makes the ultimate film star?

Character is what makes a movie star, for me. A lot of my favourite film stars are also big characters – Walter Matthau, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington.  You can be the world’s greatest technical actor, but if you haven’t got character, people won’t believe in you on screen. Unless you’re King Kong…then it’s size and hairiness that matter.

Do you think there’s a time/place when Cardiff could be the next Hollywood?

Well, if the Welsh Assembly could stop turning down Bond films, we might have more of a chance of getting Cardiff on the map. There’s plenty of great locations around the city that haven’t been used to their full potential yet. An action blockbuster in the Millennium Stadium; a Carry on Camping sequel in Bute Park, and with all the chip fat on the floor of Caroline Street on a Saturday night, it’s perfect for a remake of Grease.