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Sole Survivor outlives fish: BBC pun of the day

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Posted: 14th, October 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hugh Hefner serenades two would-be Japanese Playboy Bunnies and it’s horrendous

Next up on the god-awful 1980 TV show Pink Lady & Jeff  – a show featuring Japanese female singing duo Pink Lady (Mitsuyo Nemoto (“Mie”) and Keiko Masuda) and Jeff Altman, who was there because he could speak English, … READ ON

Posted: 28th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Did you spot the huge penis in a Netflix children’s cartoon? Here it is

Did you spot the huge penis in a Netflix children's cartoon

 

For those of you who missed it, this is the huge penis drawing that featured on a Netflix show Maya the BeeThe Mirror hears from the parent who spotted it and noted her displeasure on Facebook.

“I … READ ON

Posted: 20th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Great British Bake Off does the Teletubbies

Want to feel old? This is what the Teletubbies look like now.

 

Bake off Teletubbies

 

Spotter: Freeview

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester City balls: soft Ederson shows us his stitches

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is soft. Having been kicked hard in the face by Liverpool’s Saido Mane, who has apologised, the Brazilian stayed on the turf for 10 minutes. TV pundit Tony Gale was aghast, telling Sky Sports News on … READ ON

Posted: 12th, September 2017 | In: Manchester City, News, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Car crash opening to BBC World News (Video)

BBC World News has broadcasts a novel new intro.

 

Spotter: Andy RobertsREAD ON

Posted: 9th, September 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


High winds: Weatherman farts on live TV

 

What’s the forecast, Mr Weatherman. Wind. High wind.

And thanks to the people who made this video – the people who record the weather and play it back.

 

 … READ ON

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spiders alert: Daddy Pig places Peppa in mortal danger

Peppa Pig’s parent are lying to her. In ‘Mister Skinny Legs’ Daddy Pig tells Peppa that spiders are lovely. They are “very very small” and “can’t hurt you”. Daddy Pig does this to stop Peppa freaking out when she spots … READ ON

Posted: 5th, September 2017 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Let it Be: a wonderfully ridiculous slice of must see Norwegian TV

In 2010, Norwegian TV show Gylne Tider, aka Gyldne Tider (trans: Golden Times) produced this stupendous video.

The show featured presenter by Øyvind Mund, cameraman Steinar Marthinsen and sound engineer Ingar Thorsen travelling to meet their childhood heroes. Having … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Live News epic fail: Fox takes on Hurricane Harvey

Have we reached peak LIVE! news? The Fox News reporter on the scene would like to ask Texans fleeing Hurricane Harvey a question. You, on the crutches stood in the rain, have you got an hour or so to … READ ON

Posted: 29th, August 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


TV new anchor didn’t change her shirt before broadcast

On the Bangalore local TV, news anchor  Kannada is wearing a terrific T-shirt.

shut the fuck up t-shirt

 

 

Spotter: Petty86READ ON

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Clickbait: Conor McGregor thrashes Game of Thrones TWICE

It will cost you £1 to read the Daily Telegraph‘s story “Why dragons and fantasy are ruining Game of Thrones“.

 

 

Rebecca Hawkes begins:

On the face of it, asking whether Game of Thrones has “gone too

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Posted: 24th, August 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Reviews, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Murdoch united: The Sun says BBC ‘nabbing’ Great British Bake Off stars to ‘spite’ Love Productions

In a Sun “exclusive”, the paper says “BBC chiefs are facing claims they are sabotaging shows from the firm behind The Great British Bake Off.”

 

Sky balls Bake off

 

That company is Love Productions, who have brought to your telly READ ON

Posted: 18th, August 2017 | In: News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whoops Apocalypse! Guam radio broadcasts nuclear missile warning in error

North Korea has missiles trained on Guam, an American territory. Will mad Kim Jong-un shoot? KTWG and KSTO radio stations say he already has shot, broadcasting an emergency alert to listeners. But there was no incoming missile. It was an … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC News at Ten broadcasts topless sex scene

Sophie Raworth topelss porn bbc news

 

As Sophie Raworth read BBC1’s News at Ten, viewers were distracted by the monitor over her shoulder. Was that a live feed from Windsor Castle or was someone at the Beeb’s studios watching ITV’s Love Island?

 

 

PS:  … READ ON

Posted: 10th, August 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal owner bows to pressure and censors big game killing from his TV channel

Kronke hunting TV

 

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has bowed to pressure. The UK version of his bloodsports channel will not broadcast big-game hunting, an utterly barbaric and wholly sad hobby for psychopathic dentists. (Yes, I now that’s tautological, but you take … READ ON

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jade Goody returns for one more Big Brother

jade goody derek acorah

 

Good news for TV types looking to create telly on a low-budget: when you hire to-deadline psychic Derek Acorah, you also get Jade Goody and David Gest. It’s a three-for-one deal. Sure, two of the trio are dead, … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks clocks and watches

ministry of willy walks clock

 

 

You can buy clocks and watches themed on Monty Python s’s Ministry of Silly Walks. John Cleese’s legs and brolly form the hands.

 

 

In Kim “Howard” Johnson’s  The First 20 Years of Monty Python ,  we … READ ON

Posted: 1st, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


June Forey: the voice of a million cartoon mornings dies

june foray RIP

 

June Forey (September 18, 1917 – July 26, 2017) – you might not know the name, but you’ll know her voice if you ever watched cartoons on a Saturday morning. Hers was the voice of many characters, including: Rocky READ ON

Posted: 27th, July 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CNN v HansAssholeSolo: Trump’s Reddit meme tweet exposes the old media’s thin skin

trump cnn memeWhen Donald Trump tweeted a meme made by Reddit user HansAssholeSolo, CNN were upset. The meme was a mash-up of footage of Trump wrestling WWE CEO Vince McMahon to the deck in 2007 altered so that McMahon’s face was … READ ON

Posted: 6th, July 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC radio’s Eddie Mair lampoons Boris Johnson with rare mastery

On BBC Radio 4, Eddie Mair is talking to a bumbling Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary. “This is not the Two Ronnies. You don’t get to answer the previous question,” says Mair.

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Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


2 minutes of Hew Edwards not reading the BBC News is compelling TV

hew edwards news

 

BBC 10 o’clock News anchor Hew Edwards sits in silence. A technical glitch meant viewers saw Edwards sitting alone and in silence as the cameras rolled on last night’s live news feed. News continues inexorably. Even if there’s no … READ ON

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brian Cant explains whatever happened to Brian Cant

 

Brian Cant has died. The face and voice of children’s TV in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s was from an era when men on pre-school telly looked like your dad. An actor by trade, Cant was working on programmes … READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


80 years of New York city side by side in this neat video

The New Yorker has created this neat video of showing how New York City has changed from 1930s until today.

 

 

Spotter: Open Culture, Flashbak,… READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Los Angeles honors Adam West with Bat-signal on City Hall

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Posted: 16th, June 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0