Xfm Series 2

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Xfm Series 2

Xfm Series 2 ran from August 2002 to August 2003. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant were back from filming the second series of The Office, and Karl Pilkington was back having recently produced Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Xfm show.

Soon things were back to normal, with Ricky and Steve equally entertained and scornful of Karl's peculiar outlook on life. And as well as through his opinions and anecdotes, Karl also contributed to the series with several features such as 'Rockbusters', 'Monkey News' and 'Educating Ricky'.

There are 51 shows from Xfm Series 2 in circulation and each show has an individual page detailing its contents. They can be accessed by clicking the 'Title'( date) of each show.

List of Episodes

Title Xfm Label Season Download #
Xfm.gif 24 August 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 24
Ricky, Steve and Karl compare their individual journeys back from the Edinburgh Festival, and Karl mishears 'mammoth' as 'man moth'.
Xfm.gif 31 August 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 25
Ricky and Steve interview Karl to re-introduce him to the listening public. Karl starts a competition he calls 'What's The Song?', that in later shows becomes Rockbusters.
Xfm.gif 07 September 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 26
Karl gets annoyed that Ricky can't record links for next week's 'Best Of' show because he must leave immediately after the show to go on holiday.
Xfm.gif 14 September 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 27
With Ricky on holiday in Italy (see 07 September 2002), Karl is left introducing this 'Best of' compilation (aka Best Of #1). Karl introduces all the links ("Ricky's on holiday...and Steve can't be bothered")
Xfm.gif 21 September 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 28
Karl's 30th birthday on Monday leads him to think about the best thing he's ever done.
Xfm.gif 28 September 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 29
Claire Sturgess stands in for Karl, as his girlfriend Suzanne has taken him to the Canary Islands for his birthday.
Xfm.gif 05 October 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 30
Karl is away for another week as when he was on holiday his dad was admitted to hospital and he had to help with things.
Xfm.gif 12 October 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 31
Karl introduces the new feature Educating Ricky and it's the very first week of Rockbusters. Karl also suggestions for radio quizzes including 'Strike it Ricky' and 'Big Mother' (in which listeners would win a CD if they had a heavy mother).
Xfm.gif 19 October 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 32
Ricky's got a hangover, and the second week of Rockbusters.Karl wants to be Frog boy. Educating Ricky has its second installment.
Xfm.gif 26 October 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 33
Steve wants tickets for Bruce Springsteen. Karl explains how to escape from anacondas. Educating Ricky has its third installment. Karl gets all three 'educating' stories in back-to-back.
Xfm.gif 02 November 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 34
Karl trys to sell his futon and desk combo for £100 and has a small laughing fit during Rockbusters. Educating Ricky is back for its fourth installment.
Xfm.gif 09 November 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 35
Karl gets called a dickhead by a tramp and talks about cheating church. Ricky talks about his boxing. Educating Ricky has its fifth installment. Karl's now-famous utterances "I typed 'why' into the search engine to try and confuse the computer" along with "you never see an old man 'avin' a Twix" are in THIS show.
Xfm.gif 16 November 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 36
Ricky and Steve discuss Karl being labelled a genius in Heat Magazine. Rockbusters goes down a storm, and we get the 6th installment (the longest thus far at about 22 minutes total) of Educating Ricky.
Xfm.gif 23 November 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 37
MTV have offered Karl the opportunity to record a screen test but he's reluctant. Karl interviews a woman who claims to have a ghost living in her house in a feature called 'Pilkington'. Educating Ricky episode 7 is also featured.
Xfm.gif 30 November 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 38
Xfm have started an advertising campaign for the show but Karl didn't want to be inclduded. Ricky explains how Jonathan Ross sees him as "a predatory gay". Educating Ricky Episode 8 completes the show.
Xfm.gif 07 December 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 39
Karl records his screen test for MTV today. Ricky and Steve demonstrate how gullible Karl is when reading internet material.
Xfm.gif 14 December 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 40
Claire Sturgess is sitting in for Karl and talks with Ricky and Steve about The Fight.
Xfm.gif 21 December 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 41
Karl's not buying his girlfriend Suzanne anything for Christmas because he's taking her out for dinner.
Xfm.gif 28 December 2002 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 42
A 'Best of' compilation show. aka Best of #2
Xfm.gif 04 January 2003 Season 1, Vol. 1 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 43
Ricky and Steve are astounded to learn that Karl bought his girlfriend an industrial-sized box of condoms for Christmas.
Xfm.gif 11 January 2003 Season 1, Vol. 2 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 44
Stephen has overheard some people slagging off Ricky in public, and Karl believes in ghosts of women seeing ghosts of themselves.
Xfm.gif 18 January 2003 Season 1, Vol. 3 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 45
Ricky investigates the effects of blunt objects on the skull, Stephen's feelings are hurt and Karl explores his sexuality.
Xfm.gif 25 January 2003 Season 1, Vol. 4 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 46
The now-famous (or infamous, as the case may be) “Monkey News” makes its debut. Ricky performs the jingle for the first time in the feature originally called “Chimpanzee That!”
Xfm.gif 01 February 2003 Season 1, Vol. 5 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 47
Karl slags off clairvoyants, Ricky slags off God and Stephen slags off Karl (then punches him in the arm). The debut of Karl in a Film.
Xfm.gif 08 February 2003 Season 1, Vol. 6 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 48
Karl gets excited about conjoined twins but less enthused about the literary implications of infinite monkeys.
Xfm.gif 15 February 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 49
Ricky is so disgusted with the show that he finally says, "that's it, we're taking two weeks off. No show for two weeks" or something to that effect.
Xfm.gif 22 February 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 50
A 'Best of' compilation. aka Best of #3. Ricky and Steve pre-record their intros to all the links.
Xfm.gif 01 March 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 51
Another 'Best of' compilation. aka Best of #4. Ricky and Steve pre-record their intros to all the links.
Xfm.gif 08 March 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 52
Claire Sturgess stands in for a sick Karl. Ricky and Steve start giving out digits of Karl's phone number, and eventually manage to get him on the phone.
Xfm.gif 15 March 2003 Season 1, Vol. 7 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 53
Karl's been off ill - much to Ricky's disgust - a new feature is born and tension between Karl and Stephen comes to a head.
Xfm.gif 22 March 2003 Season 1, Vol. 8 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 54
Karl is disappointed by the film 'Freaks', confused by transsexuals and slapped in the head live on-air by Stephen.
Xfm.gif 29 March 2003 Season 1, Vol. 11 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 55
Ricky and Stephen are adamant that Karl should appear on the show's poster and more interest groups are offended.
Xfm.gif 05 April 2003 Season 1, Vol. 9 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 56
Steve runs to the local McDonald's to fetch 5 hamburgers for Karl to stuff in his mouth in an attempt to break a world record. After failing miserably at that, Karl eats 62 grapes in three minutes; 71 shy of the record. Karl's explanation is that he has a "small throat".
Xfm.gif 12 April 2003 Season 1, Vol. 10 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 57
Ricky, Karl and Steve break the law on-air for the first time as Karl gets curious about the extent of Derren Brown's powers.
Xfm.gif 19 April 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 58
Claire Sturgess fills in for Karl, who is in Madeira with Suzanne and her parents. The boys suffer from hypochondria; Ricky wears a white suit to the BAFTAs; Steve fancies Louise Woodward; reality shows; the Innovations Catalogue; "Call your friends and tell them it's a girl"; Karl is deemed superfluous.
Xfm.gif 26 April 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 59
Karl is back, bringing Rockbusters with him, and Ricky invents some new characters to liven up the show.
Xfm.gif 03 May 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 60
"It's the Sonys this week, so make it a good one." Rockbusters today. Karl got a message from someone wanting Steve to do voiceover work--"money for old rope"--but didn't pass it on to Steve until a week later.
Xfm.gif 10 May 2003 Season 1, Vol. 12 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 61
Ricky is incensed that the show didn't win any Sony Awards and gives Karl money to perform degrading, homoerotic tasks.
Xfm.gif 17 May 2003 Season 1, Vol. 13 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 62
Vowing to improve the show after last week's Sony failure, Ricky consults Dr. Fox and attempts to interact with the listeners.
Xfm.gif 31 May 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 63
Ricky has done his back in wrestling. Rockbusters contest today. Cheeky Freak of the Week--Lobsterman and the Siamese twins who got run over "why didn't he just look both ways?" Monkey News--chimp number 86, the magician's assistant hopped in the car at the gas station and drove to Spain. Of course it was possible--the car was an automatic.
Xfm.gif 07 June 2003 Season 1, Vol. 14 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 64
Springsteen has an armpit fetish? Hankies in back pockets, Karl has the research. Karl won't leave the hotel room in Tenerife due to his state of arousal, discussion about dying, cloning, and one's last day on earth, the weekly episodes of Blockbusters, CFOTW (Cheeky Freak of the Week), and Monkey News--with two monkey stories this week--BONUS.
Xfm.gif 14 June 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 65
Karl going on Holiday to Cornwall this coming week---anxious about going to Monkey World--twice. "Bauhaus is not working, Bauhaus is not working!!" Ricky loses 400 quid out of his suit pocket, Steve recounts story at University about finding a cashpoint card in the machine, and rewarding himself 30 quid (Karl would have taken 20), the great flower/greeting card company conspiracies, warnings on fag packets, the boneless person, Monkey News (homeless chimp in Russia), Rockbusters, and CFOTW live on, Karl leaves early to catch the train.
Xfm.gif 21 June 2003 Season 1, Vol. 15 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 66
Karl's holiday in Cornwall recap; Rockbusters and Monkey News now ended according to Ricky, but they do come back anyway; Monkey News from Karl's Dad and a Monkey News 'Extra' (Monkey Business)
Xfm.gif 28 June 2003 Season 1, Vol. 16 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 67
Medical, zoo, charity, and taxi drivers talk. Shaving one's arse, feeling testicles, owl on a desk, Maggie the Magpie, "do you know the way to Camden?" Monkey News (bequeathing the monkey spa to the kids) and Rockbusters still alive but on very thin ice.
Xfm.gif 05 July 2003 Season 1, Vol. 17 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 68
Steve's great New Year's party in Bristol: "It's just that...we've arranged to meet back at you." Plus Monkey News (chimps joining the army and doing the obstacle course?), Educating Ricky, Rockbusters, Auntie Nora, an' that.
Xfm.gif 12 July 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 69
Ricky and Steve pre-record a spot lampooning the Radio Authority, but the Managing Director of XFM bins that. Karl has to go along with the decision, even with the swearing bleeped out. Karl getting ready to go on holiday again. This time, it's Hastings. No more cheeky freak of the week is this week's Songs of Phrase. Monkey News--monkey prison in India. The boys have stories of winding teachers up in school.
Xfm.gif 19 July 2003 Season 1, Vol. 18 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 70
Karl's kitchen re-doing, Steve's big feet. Songs of Phrase. Karl and babies. Steve's big TV. Wheelchair tennis and the Paralympics. Karl gets a kiss from Steve on the head. Karl recaps holiday in Hastings and specialty shops. Answers to Songs of Phrase and Monkey news--the chimp that won the 400 meter race in the 1908 London Olympics an' that.
Xfm.gif 26 July 2003 Season 1, Vol. 19 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 71
People you hate, What do you like. The chinese language. Scruting the china-woman. Anteaters and the wax museum. Songs of phrase. KP looks after me. If Karl were PM or President. Winner of who is the most hated among the listeners. Monkey News--the chimp cyclist, on the tricycle, in the London-Brighton bike ride.
Xfm.gif 02 August 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 72
Bondage shop--Open. Cock soup and hermaphrodites. Lots of knob news (including theatrical castration, Hitler's penis and genital "torture devices"). Songs of Phrase; "I know you're just 16 but looking all of 21, that's because Chinese look older." Calling Moyles with golf songs. Educating Karl. Big eyelids. Freaks. Homeless & St. John's Ambulance people. Monkey news--monkey astronaut made a NASA trainer, then a colonel, got a pension, an' that.
Xfm.gif 09 August 2003 n/a Xfm Series 2 Download Page 73
Handling the heat wave. Nudist chat. frontal shots of sprinters, Monkey news--chimp prostitute. Karl laughs on air.
Xfm.gif 16 August 2003 Season 1, Vol. 20 Xfm Series 2 Download Page 74
Last show of the series. Ricky and Steve filming The Office Specials in the interim. Will they return? More charity talk. Newton and Einstein. The Daily Telegraph is listening today! Monkey News extra -- Costa Rican monkey goalkeeper has a PhD in Physics.

External Links

Series 0   |   Series 1   |   Series 2   |   Series 3   |   Series 4
Presenters Ricky Gervais | Stephen Merchant | Karl Pilkington
Others Claire Sturgess | Ian Camfield | Simon Pegg | Nick Frost
Features Monkey News | Rockbusters | Song For The Ladies | Song For The Lovers
Hip-Hop Hooray | Cheap as Chimps | White Van Karl | Songs of Phrase
Cheeky Freak of the Week | Do We Need 'Em? | More...
Downloads Xfm Series 1 | Xfm Series 2 | Xfm Series 3 | Xfm Series 4 |
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