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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.

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


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

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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 …

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Google News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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 …

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, Google News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our 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,…

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


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

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


Fox News apologizes for Kate Hopkins and Nigel Farage’s debate on Muslim internment camps

Former UKIP leader and Donald Trump pal Nigel Farage and to-deadline media shocker Katie Hopkins have managed to achieve a notable media milestone: they’ve shocked Fox & Friends hots into an apology. Hopkins might care to get her notoriety printed …

Posted: 5th, June 2017 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After London Bridge: MSNBC puts terror attack at the Vauxhall car factory in Luton

In the unseemly haste to be first with the ‘breaking news’, MSNBC says the terror attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough market took place in… Luton. There was an incident in Vauxhall – which is just up the road …

Posted: 4th, June 2017 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC admits to ‘election rigging’

Finally! The BBC has admitted what so many suspected: they’ve been ‘rigging” the election:

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic moments in daytime telly: the Rip Off Britain orange juice ‘crime’ reconstruction

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Christina Martin‏ – sometime of this parish – spots this man on TV’s Rip Off Britain doing a dramatic reconstruction of the moment he realised his orange juice packaging was smaller. It’s the kid of look we used to …

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Twin Peaks: the recipe for cherry pie

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The Recipe

8 inch Crust: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1/4 c. ice water

Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into ball and refrigerate overnight. To roll out: …

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Twin Peaks Archive: 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM

The Twin Peaks Archive. 10 hours of rare and unreleased tracks from the TV series and FWWM.

 

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By Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch. you can buy it here. And here.

David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti – …

Posted: 27th, May 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Katie Hopkins: sacked LBC DJ is Twitter’s Candyman

LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.” writes @Lbc over on Twitter.  Thank fuck for that!  Source: Twitter/@LBC

 

LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.” writes @Lbc over on Twitter.

Rejoice!

No. The sensible move was to ignore her. It’s the ratings game. If you don’t like her, don’t mention …

Posted: 26th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


News Boob: BBC News reporter brushes off a lurker by pushing her breast

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Live News is hard. So spare a thought for BBC reporter Ben Brown confronted with an unwelcome guest. He sees her off in unconventional fashion:

 

 

Spotter: Reddit

Posted: 16th, May 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio: how to commit murder and get away with it

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Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio has been talking about the hit TV show. The last series was blistering entertainment. There is nothing worse than a bent copper, which means there’s something for everyone – those who love watching …

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dance Moms prison auditions underway as Abby Lee Miller goes down

Abby Lee Miller, the yelling, industrial sander-voiced leader of TV’s Dance Moms, has been sentenced to 366 days in prison. She is guilty of fraud, having concealed around $755,000 of assets earned in 2012 and 2013, after she filed for …

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC pundit: ‘Everyone who votes Tory is a racist’ and Labour is mystified by Brexit

On BBC TV’s Newsnight, former Newsnight Economic’s Editor Paul Mason – he now works at Channel 4 –  has news for all Tory voters. It’s all about race.

 

Posted: 6th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: talkSport experts pathetic bicker over Marcus Rashford’s goal

Just when you thought British football coverage had reached its nadir, TalkSPORT go and plumb brave new depths of tawdry drivel. Discussing Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on Alan Brazil’s ‘Sports Breakfast’ radio show on Friday morning, studio …

Posted: 5th, May 2017 | In: manchester united, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Leonard Nimoy Speaks Out on LSD, Religion and Dirty Movies

“Leonard Nimoy Speaks Out on LSD, Religion and Dirty Movies” in a 1968 TV magazine article. It is an “unblushing honest confession” made by the Star Trek actor.

Nimoy was open about the value in LSD. In a June 1968 …

Posted: 4th, May 2017 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: most of the British Press ignores the 10th anniversary

Ten year ago today Madeleine McCann was reported missing. Today the media marks the unhappy truth that a decade of reporting, fund-raising, investigating and watching has added not a single new fact to the original report: child vanishes. This is …

Posted: 3rd, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


GE17: Diane Abbott creates 250,000 more police officers on up to £8,000 a year each – maybe

When Diane Abbott went on Nick Ferrari’s LBC radio show to talk about Labour’s plans for Government, she told listeners what 10,000 extra police officers would cost. They would cost about £80m. Or £300,000. Or it might be more. Or …

Posted: 2nd, May 2017 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mafia used SMS text-message ticker at the bottom of a sports broadcast to get reach mob bosses

To Italy, where TV show Quelli che il Calcio (That which is Football) is announcing the latest breaking news on its below the faces ticker. It slo show SMS messages sent in by fans. The potential for upset is …

Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


ITV live news reporter has malfunction on camera

Have a heart for the live TV reporter padding out the known facts in the London drizzle. ITV goes live to its man in Westminster. Come in, Rohit Kachroo, who has Type 1 Diabetes (it was related to that):

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Posted: 28th, April 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Specials: Nursing Home Pensioners Rip It Up To Too Much Too Young (Video)

The Specials’ Too Much Too Young for the Nursing Home! As John Lydon says: “The Best Ska Punk Bands Ever.”

Posted: 25th, April 2017 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0