Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley are joined by comedian Omid Djalili, he explains why audiences can't get enough of him acting like 'A Schmuck for a Night'.
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Hello and welcome to The One Show with Matt Baker...
And we're starting the show in the spirit of the new US
administration's approach to press conferences.
Our guest tonight is so popular that we can say,
without doubt, the audience is the largest we've ever had.
We've actually installed different flooring in the studio which may
highlight gaps in the audience that haven't been obvious
And in the same spirit - our guest is the most-intelligent,
the funniest and the best looking comedian that we've
Welcome! It has been a busy few days. Donald Trump was sworn in last
week and we were talking about the ceremony. You said you were quite
surprised by the music acts? I didn't really recognise any of them.
It was acts like Toby Keith, circus 1903, sounds like everybody was
dead. The best one was the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, they
were asked to do the catering. They were going to do Pink Floyd's The
Wall, but he refused to pay for it! We started the programme in
reference to Sean Spicer, the US press adviser. He has basically
given alternative facts as to the attendance at the inauguration.
Actually, the point of view of Donald Trump was this. You can see,
from his perspective, it looks very busy. With reference of the Topshop
we showed the studio, if you look at it from your point of view, you look
there, it is absolutely rammed! -- the top shot. Exactly what I see.
They say you should eat more fruit and veg, but it is McDonald's, twice
a day, that is my alternative facts. But that may! I hope there are more
facts like that in your tour. We are going to our first film
report of the evening. First, we all know the pressure
on junior doctors, not least, But do any of us appreciate the risk
that puts on their own safety? In a recent survey, 41% admitted
to having fallen asleep And it's a momentary lapse
in concentration that Sam is a junior doctor in Oxford.
She is getting ready for a 13 hour night shift in intensive care. She
often works for Mike Robb is in a row. After only a few months on the
job, she had a near miss driving home. About five minutes away from
home, I was on a country road and found myself on the opposite side of
the road. Thank goodness, there was nothing coming the other way. In
fact, only just last year, I was going to night shift and I came
across a car that had flipped in the road. It was another junior doctor,
coming back from late shift. On that occasion, the driver escaped unhurt.
But, sadly, that is not always the case. When she came off night shift,
she phoned home and said she was leaving. She talked to her mum and
explained the night shift had gone well. She was feeling quite pleased
with herself. Nevertheless, on the journey back home, she fell asleep.
Brian's daughter, Lauren, was fatally injured. She was just 23. We
set off to find her. When we were driving, we could see the action on
the other side of the road. At the time, junior doctors in Scotland
could work up to seven night shifts in a row. Brian's campaigning has
helped cut this to five. I am Lauren's voice now. She is not able
to speak for herself. I think she did speak up, initially. She was not
able to carry that through. I'm trying to do that now. It's so close
to home, somebody that is almost exactly like you, it is scary, it is
something that really makes you think. It is 8am. Sam has just
finished a 13 hour night shift. To trust her driving reactions after a
busy night's work, we have brought her to the transport research
laboratory in Berkshire. Simon is in charge of driver fatigue research
and will be analysing her performance. Fatigue is a huge road
safety problem. Our own perception of fatigue level tends to lag behind
reality. By the time we have realised it, we could have already
made a serious mistake that could have led to a collision. We would
like you to keep to 60 mph the whole time. I know I am tired, but if I
need to get home, I would get into the car. The simulator is set up,
ready for you to start. She has to drive along the inside lane of a
virtual motorway for the next 90 minutes. We are monitoring her
reactions from the control room. After just a few minutes, she starts
blinking more rapidly, in a failed attempt to increase her alertness.
After 19 minutes, her eyes start to blink more slowly. She is having
micro sleeps will stop It is just a slightly longer blink.
Neurologically, it is an indicator that somebody is disengaged from
their task. Really long eyed closures. You can now stop the
vehicle. Test over, and Simon has the results. Today, 69 occasions you
left the inside lane of the motorway. What is really worrying is
the number of times that your reaction speed was slower than 1.5
seconds, and therefore dangerous. There were 12 occasions when you
failed to respond quickly enough. In one instance, it was 5.5 seconds
later. How do you feel, when you hear those numbers? That particular
one is really shocking. 5.5 seconds, to not brake on a motorway, it is
just off as you say, it would cause a collision. Absolutely terrifying,
really, really scary. Clearly, driving when this tired is
dangerous. The controversial new junior doctors contract cuts the
number of consecutive night shifts from seven, down to four, and limits
weekly hours to 72. That is still almost double a normal working week.
We're going to be looking for 40 years of service from a junior
doctor, but we are not going to get it if they are so exhausted that
they have accidents like Lauren, or otherwise. Nobody should leave their
home and not return from work. Thanks to Brian Connolly for talking
to us about his daughter, it makes you think. You feel like you are
doing the right thing by trying to get home. Nick can talk to us about
this. We saw that they are reducing it, there is not as many consecutive
nights. How else does the junior doctor contract offer protection? An
important new clause in the contract, if a doctor feels that
they are too tired to drive home after a shift, the hospital must
provide a place for them to sleep. If they have somewhere on the
premises, a dedicated area, in a hotel or a cab home. That's
important for junior doctors, there will often find that they are moved
from hospital to hospital. They might have a longer drive home than
they would like, on occasion. As part of qualifying, they have to
move around. Outside of the medical profession, there are 3.5 million
people that have a job that involves them travelling late at night or
through the night? A lot of people watching will be able to identify
what it does with your body. Sleep deprivation, tiredness and fatigue
is horrible. It is like jet lag, it takes ages to recover. It is really
serious, it is costing lives. It is thought 20% of accidents in the UK
are linked to fatigue in some way. We know that a lot of accidents
happen overnight. But it is not just night driving, night workers.
Because the human body craves sleeping twice a day, most accidents
happen between 2am and 6am in the morning, but also 2pm and 4pm. That
gets more pronounced with older drivers. You have a problem that you
have got to be aware that when you feel tired, listen to your body, it
could have serious applications for your safety. You hear about what you
could call old wives tales, wind down the window, turn up the music
loud, do they help? They don't really help at all. The moment you
think that you are so tired that you need to wind the windows down, that
is the moment you should make immediate plans to stop and get some
sleep. The way to get through it is to have 15 or 20 minutes sleep.
Combine that with a caffeinated drink and you should be OK for one
or two hours. There is no substitute for a good night's sleep. We
appreciate not everybody can do that, which is why we have to take
responsibility. If you are a passenger in a car and you are
tired, chances are your driver is tired. If your passenger is asleep
next to you, you should be thinking about getting sleep. It must have
happened to you, coming back from a gig? I don't want to quit myself
junior doctors, but I was so tired, I was going at midnight and I was
stopped by the police. I was so tired, I was hallucinating. I
thought I see pterodactyls swooping. They said, do you know how fast you
are going? I said, 80, 90? You were doing ten mph in the middle lane. We
watched you for a minute and you suddenly ducked. I said, did you see
the pterodactyl? They took me to one side and they make me sleep. I
remember they were still there, and when I woke up, they were gone. They
were kind enough to do that. This is where we need to stop, nobody needs
to see pterodactyls! I heard them saying the secret to success is
sleep, when they say sleep on it, if you sleep on something, in the
morning you have a great idea. And you can hear more
about the risks taken by our Junior Doctors
on Inside Out South straight And it's available for the rest
of us on BBC One HD - again, straight
after tonight's show. Now, with more and more people
leaving it later to have children, it's perhaps surprising that older
mums still face a media backlash - just look at the headlines
about Janet Jackson having And Dame Julia
Peyton-Jones at 64, too. But is it anyone else's
business but their own? Where better for Esther to pose
the question than the town celebrating its 50th birthday
today - Milton Keynes? Do you think is anyone's business if
somebody who is older has a baby? As long as they are happy and healthy,
and they have a nice family and love, it is entirely up to them.
Nothing to do with anybody else. When they have kids at 60, they will
be completely knackered! I have had three of my own, I know how tiring
it is and my grandchildren are hard work. Wait until they get to a
teenager! My God. That would see them right off. For the mother, it
is amazing, maybe the first child? Vote for the child come I don't know
if the mother would be strong enough to support the child through the
whole childhood. When you had your grandchildren, do you feel it? It's
true, after a whole afternoon dancing... The sooner they go, the
better, you think. For my generation, I think it should be
between 20 and 30. Three women over 50 a week have babies.
I don't think people should stereotype people of a certain age.
I think it is nice, no matter what the age. What about a lady of 64
having a baby? God, rather heard and me. I struggle at 34. What do you
think? She is mad! It is unfair on the kid, when the kid is ten, she is
70, were now 20, she will possibly be on her deathbed. That is kind of
mean! I am 76, how much longer would you give me? I don't know. 55, I
think that is sensible, after that, I think it is risky for the child.
If the man gets ill, who will look after the child? The husband? When I
have my daughter, I was classed as an older mother and I was 36. Do you
feel like you are worn out? Sometimes. I have my worn out
moments. Varied opinions. Let's move on to the dad of three, Omid.
Schmuck For A Night, you have been touring since August, so you have
been one for a while? Yes, for the autumn, summer, winter. It is a
completely different show now. It's amazing. It is supposed to take in
world events. In a press release, sometimes you will not laugh at
something until you get home and look at the telly. That has happened
more than I would have expected. But it is ever evolving. It is different
most nights. You are touring the UK, but ended up in Finland. How did
that go? What on earth were you doing there?
I managed to offend the people in Finland. I noticed their language,
it is not your normal Scandinavian language. It is a derivative of
Turkish and Hungarians. It is a very harsh language shall I do not know
if people are talking more die lungs are collapsing. This is no joke. In
the car, I broke wind quite loudly. The taxi driver said, where did you
learn to speak Finnish? The reason you are carrying on going in the UK
as there is a demand to see you. People are inviting you. The
reviews. That is the thing. I never knew that Tours were by invite only.
When I did 12 date tours before, that is a real shock to me. I am
happy that where there is demand I will go. Are you incorporating dance
moves into your tour? I did not. In August I have never had more people
at the stage door complain. They want this dancing. That is great
dancing. They said if you do not do dancing, there will be
repercussions. I am being serious. You have shrewd Rita more. Go to
Blackpool, out of season. -- shrewd -- Shrewsbury tomorrow. 110 dates in
total. You are halfway through. You are also doing a Disney film at the
same time. That was contentious. I was supposed to do jury service.
Comics when they are called for jury service say they are a comedian and
on medication. I got to do this massive Disney film, The Nutcracker.
I had to stand before a judge. He said, I understand you're doing a
film called the Nutcracker. I said it is the noise that men of my age
and weight make when they sit down. He said, you're going to court six.
I missed the first few days of filming. It will come out in 2018.
It is real people. Not an animation. They are doing Dumbo now, live
animation. The Nutcracker should be the ultimate.
Now, it's one of the most-famous venues in the country...
Having hosted the likes of David Bowie and The Clash.
If you've ever danced, moshed or air-guitared the night
away at Glasgow's Barrowlands, you've got one very-determined
All that lovely steak. Fancy one of them? The barriers sells everything
under the san. This place is steeped in history. If you look up that we
will see a mark of Glasgow royalty. Maggie McIver, Queen of the Barras.
Born in 1879, Maggie worked a market stall from the age of 12. A canny
entrepreneur she put her money back into the business. By the 1920s she
had built an empire, Barrowland. Writer Jack Maclean grew up nearby.
This is teeming with life. There were kids everywhere, little dogs
everywhere but if he did not trip over the goods, you would trip over
children. It was like a football crowd, a day out. I used to come
here as a teenager. It was really exciting, just hearing the banter.
Maggie McIver was the queen of the Barras. What did she look like? She
had one macro brown eye, one macro blue eye. She wore boots. She owned
the ground, which was worthless at that time she rented out the stalls.
That is where the fortune was made. So, where does the rock and roll bit
coming? Well, the Barras Queen did something exciting is that she built
a ballroom in the heart of her market. Maggie was standing outside
the ballroom. Recognising Glasgow was the dancing city. Capitalising
on this, she built a ballroom. That was a big risk. It must have been
fabulous. We are talking great deprivation, during the 30s, 40s,
early 50s. People could be Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for a wee
while. Rebuilt after a fire in the 50s, the
Barrowland ballroom is now a top rock venue which has echoed to the
sound of Oasis and Primal Scream. I'm having a tour. That is the
beauty, that they have kept the character. It is a venue that still
has a personality. It has built up over decades you do not get that in
a modern arena. This is where the magic happens. I am sure the spirit
of Maggie is about. Yes, she is one of the greatest entrepreneurs. What
do they call the place? I believe they call it your tombstone. The
tombstone. That is right. I built that with hate and knees and pennies
for the if it's not a rude question, how old are you? -- half pennies and
pennies. All my family have worked in the Barrowlands, they still do
today what do you think she would have made of this rock venue that it
is today? She would go with it. Tonight, Bossi Love make a shout out
for the women who made all possible. A shout out for Maggie McIver, who
opened the Barrowlands all those years ago.
The whole history of the Barrowlands is now embedded in Scotland's
Heritage, it is part of Scotland's psyche and we are proud of it.
Maggie died in 1958 a millionaire. Her rain may have ended but Maggie
left behind something that Glasgow still holds clear. What better at
the task at the Queen asked for than that? Thank you, Glasgow. I hope you
have an amazing night. When you walk into the venues, you must get that
real sense of nostalgia. I did Jukes ree recently. It is the theatre
where Morecambe and Wise were. You can really feel the history of the
place. If they ever got rid of the comedy store in London I would be
really upset. Laughs bounced around and they put a microphone in the
middle of the audience to amplify the last. The first tie when I was
laughing. I don't get what is going on. It is infectious. Omid,
this is a little bit higher than ten metres.
Humans have always harboured an obsession with flight. Flying
unaided through the sky. A 21st-century wing suit has brought
us closer than ever to the dream of flight. There have been many
casualties along the way. In 1912, an Austrian leapt from the Eiffel
Tower. The jump proved fatal. It marked the beginning of the race for
mankind to fly like a bird. Many pioneers went on to pay the ultimate
sacrifice. Their endeavours helped to shape our understanding of human
flight. Today's wing suit technology has provided some stunning results.
Wing suit allows skydivers to dive through the air at speeds up to 225
miles an hour, travelling as far as almost 19 miles across varied
terrain. How do they work? This doctor is a lecturer of astronautics
and a wing suit pilot. We have to turn a human being into an aircraft.
If we were to stop engines in flight, you would not necessarily
fall out of the sky can you with guideline glider. You have to turn
the human being into a glider. The wings we have in their wing suit our
bottom skin and a top skin. We RAM are into these events which inflates
the wing. This shape allows us to generate lift. Today I am putting a
21st-century wing suit to a test. Unlike traditional skydives cricket
is essential that I create a detailed flight plan. Neal has
completed over 400 wing suit dives. Today we should be jumping out of
the aircraft from 15,000 feet. With their wing suits we have, we are
looking at fairly good airtime. The distances you can cover, compared
with normal skydiving, are incredible. You need to be careful
of that. We can fly for ten, 15 seconds. Turn left 90 degrees and
then turn left again 90 degrees and that will bring us back towards the
drop zone. With the wind direction to want to open our parachutes
roughly in this area. You will be controlling the count, letting me
know when we are going. You will not be telling us, you will be doing a
visual representation. You can scream if you like. Control it with
your head. Out, in, then we will go, both of us together. The timing on
that is pretty critical. The most important thing is that by 4000 feet
we are safely over the drop zone. Correct. With rehearsals over, it is
time for Neil and I to take to the skies. As the plane reaches 15,000
feet, we make final checks to our suits. I learned a half away from
the drop zone, we exit the plane. -- a mile. Only by flying in the same
direction and turning back we can avoid flying too far and missing the
target. We soon hit our top speed of 120 miles an hour. At this speed,
even the tiniest change in my body position has a huge impact on the
direction of my flight. Neil uses his experience to fly directly
behind me. Then, at 4000 feet, we deploy our parachutes and make our
way safely to the ground. The dive itself went perfectly.
Lugging it around, it was beautiful. It may have taken a century to
perfect but it was worth it. A lot more exhilarating than a regular
skydives. So much closer to the ultimate dream of human flight.
There we are. Finishing the programme on a high.
Thanks so much to our guest, Omid Djalili.
You can see him on tour at a venue near you for the best part of 2017.
Tomorrow night, we're celebrating the return of Trainspotting
Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley are joined by comedian Omid Djalili, he's almost halfway through an epic nationwide tour and explains why audiences can't get enough of him acting like 'A Schmuck for a Night'.