While his appearances on The Day Today and On The Hour tended to be short announcements, he provided much longer segments for Blue Jam and the Chris Morris Radio 1 Music Show. These surreal "dance charts" and "news" broadcasts were a perfect fit for his RP accent. The St. John segments form some of the best parts of Blue Jam along with the monologues (written by Robert Katz and performed by Chris Morris).
In order of appearance:
- Music Show 7 - Dance Chart
At five, he came in at number four, dropped to six, then went up to two, slumped massively to thirty-nine but storms back this week to one place below the point at which he entered the chart.
- Music Show 8 - Dance Chart
I can tell you, I haven't been anywhere in the last fortnight where they haven't played this till it blew someone open.
- Music Show 20 - Dance Chart
At six, the Todd Terry remix of "Michael Nyman Sings Hammer".
- Blue Jam Series 1 Episode 4 - Dance Chart
It's DJ Spamtin with Runny Sneeze and "Totally Impervious from Mandelson." So who said Suburban Plum and Suitcase was dead?
- Blue Jam Series 2 Episode 2 - Club News
I'll always remember going absolutely bald to that brilliant Sister Wendy remix of "My Fly Had Puppies" by Borebarigmus.
- Blue Jam Series 3 Episode 2 - Club News
It features over sixty Kenny Loggins samples, most of them thankfully inaudible.
- Blue Jam Series 3 Episode 5 - List of Cool
Gone are the days when it was cool to wear two foot silver bars through the side of your pelvis.
In each case, a script appears to have been prepared by Morris and read by St. John, always with a straight face and an RP accent. The result has been edited down for radio broadcast. Edits can be heard in most of the clips, and evidence of other (unbroadcast) parts of the script can be found at the end of episode 4 of Blue Jam series 1, where a brief outtake is heard.
St. John's voice also features in a Youtube clip, in which he covers for a technical mistake at a television station (probably HTV). The mistake is not his; the techies play the wrong video clip, resulting "in a lot of danger and a lot of bother".
Thanks to Cook'd and Bomb'd for the audio clips. Many apologies to Chris Morris for everything. If you know of another appearance by St. John and can provide an audio clip, please get in touch with me so I can add it to this page.
See also: Hitch-hiker's guide deleted scene.