The Blizzard of Odd

The Blizzard of Odd

Infobox Television
show_name = The Blizzard of Odd

caption = Logo
format = Comedy
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runtime = 30 mins (including commercials)
creator = Colin Murphy
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starring = Colin Murphy
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opentheme = "Television Screen" by Centipede on the Roof.
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country = Republic of Ireland
language = English
network = Radio Telefís Éireann
first_aired = 4 February 2001
last_aired = present
num_episodes = -
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imdb_id = 0444986
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"The Blizzard of Odd" (2001-) is an Irish television programme broadcast by RTÉ. It is aired usually on Tuesday nights at 22:25 on the RTÉ Two channel. It lasts for 30 minutes, including commercials. It is currently on an indefinite hiatus and hasn't aired since 2005. Although it has been removed from the RTÉ website, it has yet to be formally cancelled or renewed, leaving it in a state of limbo.

The programme, presented and written by Irish comedian Colin Murphy, incorporates a number of segments such as "Boggle Box", reviewing the week's television programmes, "Made in Ireland", which features clips from various Irish B-movies, and other segments which vary from week to week. While the show is very cheaply produced – the set is simply a white backdrop onto which Murphy occasionally brings props – it is a cult favourite among sections of the viewing public in Ireland.


*The title song is "Television Screen",a cover of The Radiators From Space's single by Centipede on the Roof.
*The first ever episode was broadcast on 4 February 2001.
*The fifth series began on 18 October 2005. []

External links

* [ The Blizzard of Odd official site]
* [ Murphy's lore with a large dose of venom] — "Irish Independent" TV review, 20 November 2004
* [ RTE knows what to do with cleverness] — "Sunday Independent" TV review, 25 November 2001

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