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Television and radio programme reviews, trailers, highlights, twilights and cinema news. Also the neglected gems from years past.

Doctor Who is racist? And John Simm hates all the fans?

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WHOVIANS are some of the most troubling people on Earth, so you’ve got to be careful what you say to them. They’re dedicated to the show in such a manner that they’ll show much more dedication to telling detractors they’re …

Posted: 28th, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Branded A Witch: The church that purges bed wetters of evil

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RELIGIOUS fundamentalism is not refined to any one group. It’s a human condition. A group should not always be  defined by the most awful thing ever done by one its members. But it should be able to explain itself. Here,…

Posted: 27th, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lancashire duo killed and roasted lamb in field, a la Bear Grylls

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OUR attitude to meat is odd. We’re all entertained when Bear Grylls pops up on the telly to climb inside a hollowed out camel or eats raw zebra. But when Matthew Davidson, 28, and Kevin Sherratt, 33, picked up a

Posted: 24th, May 2013 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cancer survivor rotates her leg 180 degrees in TV talent show

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JEN O’Shea can twist her right leg like an owl can twist its neck. The leg goes all the way around until the heel is facing her chin. O’Shea, whose super-flexible leg is the result of bone cancer, showcased her …

Posted: 22nd, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


1970s: Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks and “FREE DR Who Badges!”

FLASHBACK to the breakfasts of yestedday with Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks and “FREE DR Who Badges!” John Pertwee played the BBC time traveller between 1970 and 1974. He drove a jalopy called Bessie.

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UNIT was the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce. …

Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Flashback, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Smiths’ Girlfriend in a Coma sung to the tune of Tiptoe through the Tulips

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ON Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Tony Hawks sings The Smiths’ Girlfriend in a Coma to the tune of Tiptoe through the Tulips:

Note: Tiptoe Through The Tulips lends itself to laughs. Scroll to the bottom to hear

Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eric Dunn is ‘running though white people neighborhoods’ (video)

ERIC Dunn is ‘running though white people neighborhoods’ with his shirt off…

Posted: 16th, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Weatherman gets unfortunate case of the hiccups on air

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HICCUPS are a pain at the best of times, but spare a thought for the poor sod who works as a weather presenter who got them while live on air.

Weatherman David Paul, who works for Houston’s KHOU-TV, endured nearly …

Posted: 15th, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peter Andre: My Life – Peter Meets Nick Clegg and Mr Kuntawala

ON last week’s instalment of ITV’s Peter Andre: My Life Peter attends the Asian Business Awards. He meets Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. What happend next:

Pete met Asian business bigshots:

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Posted: 14th, May 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Tired and emotional’ BBC radio DJ is pulled off air

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PAULA White never got to finish her last BBC Radio Stoke show. She kicked off at 1pm on Friday afternoon but 30 minutes later she was hooked off.

A listener texted her to ask: “Paula you sound drunk.”

White replied:…

Posted: 13th, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bouncers get refused entry (video)

BOUNCERS get refused. This is enjoyable:

Posted: 10th, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


CNN’s Asleigh Banfield talks LIVE on split screen satellite link up to CNN’s Nancy Grace (TV news shark jumps)

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WE go live! to a car park in  Phoenix , Arizona. Asleigh Banfield is live! for CNN’s CNN Newsroom. Also there live! is Nancy Grace, of CNN Headline News.

They are both in the same parking lot. They …

Posted: 8th, May 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey was raised right (video)

CHARLES Ramsey was raised right. The man who saved Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Gina DeJesus is a star. “I’m  the definition of a man, bro'”. Here he is on the telly:

Posted: 8th, May 2013 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The greatest TV reaction shot ever?

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Posted: 7th, May 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


John Lennon Jewelry on QVC is what he would have wanted

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JOHN Lennon Jewelry on QVC is what he would have wanted. I particularly like the woman telling her kids “Imagine there’s no Heaven”, and them answering: “But you told us there was! LIAR!”

Posted: 2nd, May 2013 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Day My Kid Went Punk: a punksploitation special

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THE Day My Kid Went Punk  was a 1987 abc Afterschool Special. It posed the question:

“What do you do when your bright, loveable, talent kid turns into a punker overnight?”

Hide your eyeliner?

On with the Punksploitation:

Posted: 1st, May 2013 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


States United to Prevent Gun Violence produce this great anti-gun advert

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IS this the greatest anti-gun advert? States United to Prevent Gun Violence has  message:

GUNS HAVE CHANGED.
SHOULDN’T OUR GUN LAWS?

That’s a great slogan and advert, isn’t it?

Posted: 1st, May 2013 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sabrina, the Teenage Witch reunion has one big problem

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HEADLINE of the week went to the NME for this comment on the reunion of TV show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch:

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’ reunion would be ‘tough’, says Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart, who played the …

Posted: 27th, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Typing on the telly: Irish CEO shows us how to no-touch type

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NICE typing, Jerry Moriarty, CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds. Mr Moriarty was showcasing his no-touch typing on Ireland’s RTÉ news. Mr Moriarty appears to be a graduate from the same typing school Strathclyde Assistant Chief Constable Campbell

Posted: 27th, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jimmy Kimmel dupes Coachella festival goers to say they have heard of non-existent bands

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HOW goes it with the cool kids at Coachella? Jimmy Kimmel’s  pops along to tell the gang about some great band that don’t exist. Are the festival goers fans? Yep. They are:

Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Fu**ing Sh*t’: TV News Anchor AJ Clemente’s introduces himself to viewers and loses his job on the first day

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AJ Clemente might be looking for work. Helpfully, his current employers afforded Clemente time to read out his CV to the good people watching his first outing as a weekend news anchor for KFYR. AJ Clemente is no longer in …

Posted: 23rd, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boston Marathon bombs: BBC interviews a man with a dildo sat on his fridge

WITH the Boson Marathon bombings dominating the news, the BBC spoke to one man. Could he shed any light on the horror? Or have we just learnt that you should never keep your dildo on top of the fridge. You …

Posted: 19th, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC TV crew highlighting bad drivers races two sets of red lights

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THE BBC Three show Barely Legal Drivers “does not glamorise reckless driving but highlights that young drivers in the UK” it says here. Former traffic officer Judith Roberts is on hand to say which of the bad drivers …

Posted: 17th, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Panorama – Millwall 1977: when The Den was a zoo and Tottenham Hotspur were ‘northerners’

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IN 1977, Millwall FAC’s fans were the subject of a BBC Panorama documentary. Terrace hard nuts luke The Halfway Line, the Treatment and the F-Troop, were glamorised. You want to make the club from the Second Division club form …

Posted: 15th, April 2013 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0