NIGEL HONEYBONE

GRAHAM GARFIELD BARNARD, IAIN TRIFFITT - "THE SCHLOCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW"


On 30 March 2007, TVS Television Channel 44 in Sydney Australia commenced screened The Schlocky Horror Picture Show,
hosted by the skeleton Nigel Honeybone.

Nigel is the brain child of Graham Garfield Barnard and Tim Newsom (with Iain Triffitt writing and voicing Nigel up to episode 25, then Barnard writing and voicing Nigel from episode 26).

The Show is screened weekly from February 2007.

Nigel has a unique way of presenting movies, using cleaver satire, with images shown in the top right hand corner of the screen, which would add to his remarks.

Occasional he would conduct interviews, which included Shane Porteus and Ralph Baker,
who had both played the horror host Deadly Earnest in the 1960-1970's.

Nigel would often present the movies wearing a stylish blue jacket,
but I do not think he wears any trousers.

His wardrobe is not restricted to this single jacket.
He has a great array of tops including a purple smoking jacket ensemble.

Nigel's official biography is that
he made his stage debut as Hamlet's dead father, not to be confused with poor Yorick's skull.
Honeybone was catapulted into the world of modern horror when renowned director Alfred Hitchcock convinced Nigel to don womens' clothes for his part in the movie Psycho.
After a long day on the set, Nigel likes to enjoy his favourite gin cocktail, a Corpse Reviver, of course.

When the Australia Government announced that television licenses for community television stations would not continue passed 2016,
TVS channel 44 Sydney made the decision to close in late 2015;
which almost ended Nigel's career.

TVS Channel 44 Adelaide (South Australia), would continue into 2016, and has picked up Nigel and his show.

But this is only a temporary reprieve, as the licenses will not continue passed 2017.

What will Nigel do next? He may retire to the seaside, or take up flying, or even join a rock 'n roll band.

What ever Nigel decides to do, I am sure that his fans will follow.

In 2017, the producers were able to secure Nigel's future, now appearing on Foxtel Aurora Channel 173.

Now how did Nigel Honeybone get his name?
When the producers purchased him, they notice that on the receipt was the name of the sales person, which was Nigel Honeybone,
which they adopted as the new name of the host.


Portrait of "Nigel Honeybone" by Bradley Beard.
"Nigel Honeybone" - biography (taken from Bradley Beard's Facebook page)"
He's the best dressed skeleton in show business. Today I present Nigel Honeybone, host of The Schlocky Horror Picture Show on TVS Television Channel 44 in Sydney, Australia, which began airing in February 2007. Australia, you say? Your TV rabbit ears don't pick up TV Sydney? Don't fret because our good friends at Kreepy Kastle and The Vortexx also present the dearly departed Nigel for those of us who don't live down under. Make no bones about it, show business is in Nigel's blood, or at least it was when he still had some. He made his stage debut as Hamlet's dead father, not to be confused with poor Yorick's skull. Honeybone was catapulted into the world of modern horror when renowned director Alfred Hitchcock convinced Nigel to don women's clothes for his part in the movie Psycho. After a long day on the set, Nigel likes to enjoy his favorite gin cocktail... a Corpse Reviver, of course.


In 2013, Nigel Honeybone was recognised when awarded "The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award" - "International Fan of the Year".


In 2019, Graham Garfield Barnard - "Nigel Honeybone" was inducted into "The Official Horror Host Hall of Fame".

Some youtube clips from "The Schlocky Horror Picture Show"

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