Guardian Unlimited

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Guardian Unlimited front page from Saturday 1st April 2006

Guardian Unlimited is a British website owned by the Guardian Media Group. It contains nearly all of the content of the newspapers The Guardian and The Observer, as well as a substantial body of web-only work produced by its own staff, including a rolling news service. Guardian Unlimited was also notable for their part in The Ricky Gervais Show Podcast (see below).

The Ricky Gervais Show Podcast

In December 2005, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington teamed up with the Guardian Unlimited the produce series 1 of The Ricky Gervais Show. The show consisted of twelve free podcasts was placed in the Guiness Book of Records for being the most downloaded Podcast of all time. In an interview for Richard & Judy, Pilkington said he had quit his job to do the podcasts and in light of it's phenominal success bemoaned the fact that it was free and he was getting any money from it. The following two series of the podcasts were no longer free, were released independently from Guardian Unlimited, and could be bought from iTunes and Audible. Despite the charge, the series 2 and series 3 were very successful and in November 2006 Ricky, Steve and Karl reunited with Guardian Unlimited to produce three free podcasts as a 'thank you' for the continued support.

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