People we’ve met, places we’ve been

Ray Martin and Maso' - Dec 09

Ray Martin

Long time show business buddy, Ray Martin, caught up with Maso’ on the weekend (Saturday, 5 December 2009).
Ray was there signing copies of his outstanding new book ‘Stories of my Life’.

Maso’ took the opportunity for Ray to sign an old on-set photo from the ‘Midday Show’ days (yep that’s Maso’ in that crazy ’80s gear!).

It’s not known why Maso’ wasn’t wearing a shirt during the signing.

Maso' on 'The Office' 2001

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (not pictured)

Maso’ met Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of the hit BBC television series ‘The Office’ during their early radio days at Xfm. He established himself as a reliable and consistent gag writer with the team and soon joined them on many social outings. One such outing landed Maso’ on the front page of The Sun photographed riding on the back of the lovable Gervais as they left a quiet London pub at 3am.

When ‘The Office’ began filming in 2001, both Gervais and Merchant leapt at the chance to have Maso’ appear as the lovable character Larry. Unfortunately legal complications forced the removal of Maso’ from the final cut of episode 7.

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