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

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch reunion has one big problem

sabrina reunion witch

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

typing lessons

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

jimmy kimmel coachella

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

AJ Clemente

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

barely legal drivers

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’

FOOTBALL HOOLIGANISM : 1978

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


Britain’s Got Talent 2013 Episode 1: Gay Simon, Dec’s bed hair, Alice Fredenham and Jack Carroll

Britain's Got Talent 2013 Launch - London

IT’S BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT 2013, and in spite of the cynicism and manipulation we will be watching. And in show one we will be looking out for:

Is Simon Cowell gay?

BGT judge Amanda Holden tells the Sun:

 “I

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


Cassetteboy Reviews Jeremy Kyle (Video)

jeremy kyle

JEREMY KYLE is TV’s nadir. But he’s a pretty good actor. Cassetteboy nails him. It is very NSFW:

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drilling for water in Holland: an unintentional comedy film

water holland

DRILLING for water in Holland. It is good that anyone should film it. But it’s still funny. Canned laughted would ruin it. So too would music. It’s the clank of the pole as it hits one of the diviners in …

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tiny Tim entertains the kids with a song about mass death and destruction

TINY TIM is entertaining the kids in the late 1960s. Tiny Tim‘s version of The Other Side captivates the girls before him.

Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gay farming with a £2 coin

gay farming

HAVE you ever been gay farming in a public toilet? He had. Ray did it in London whilst looking for the moon:

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


Rescue crew race to save sinking canoe (video)

WHEN a canoe sinks, the rescue crew hope into action. Don’t panic!

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


Nominative determinism: BBC weather presenter Sara Blizzard

nominative determinism

NOMINATIVE determinism of the day is Coventry-born is a weather presenter for East Midlands Today Sara Blizzard.

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


Unflustered Parents: when a child goes missing there’s no need to worry

unflustered parents

UNFLUSTERED Parent is a sketch by Chris Morris for Blue Jam. It was aired on BBC Radio 1. They wouldn’t broadcast it now. Not since the Jimmy Savile paedophile scandal hit Aunty. Ted  is 6 years old. He’s gone missing. …

Posted: 3rd, April 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Brazil men’s twerk team gear up for the Olympics

Brazil twerk

ALTERNATIVE Olympic Sports introduces the male twerk, as practised by the Brazil men’s team. We’re all for the Olympics hosting nation to introduce its local sports. Prince Edward, David Beckcham and Dale Winton.   To the Team GB arena!

Spotter: Buzzfeed

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


It’s Kevin: The Guardian’s reviewer (whose married to the TV show’s writer) says it’s brilliant!

It's Kevin

THE Guardian’s TV reviewer Julia Raeside is taking a look at BBC2 TV show It’s Kevin, that’s “burst” one our screens. Does she like it?

Eldon’s show in particular looks like nothing else on British screens in

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


The Iron Throne Lifesize Replica: yours for $30,000

game of thrones iron throne

ITEM of the day: the Game of Thrones ‘The Iron Throne Lifesize Replica’:

Heavy is the head that wears the crown. And royal is the rear that sits the Iron Throne. The notoriously intimidating seat from the immensely popular HBO

Posted: 31st, March 2013 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Modern Britain: ‘You want see the state of our Wez!’

wigan

MORE on Anorak’s occasional look at the state of modern British life. In “24 seconds of Wigan” we get a slice of life in the Lancashire town:

Tourists should familiarise themselves with the exchange:

A: “If you

Posted: 31st, March 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC disapproves of Boris Johnson’s sex life but not Bill Wyman’s

Boris Johnson

A FUNNY thing happened at the BBC.  When Boris Johnson was interviewed by Eddie Mair on the Andrew Marr show, the subject of the London mayor’s love life came up. Mair wondered if Johnson had lied about having an extra-marital …

Posted: 28th, March 2013 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chopper Skyforce 10 news crew catch dogs in the act (LIVE!)

WE go LIVE! with NBC’s Philadelphia News’ “Chopper SkyForce 10″. High over Germantown, Pa., the news sleuths zoom in on a home being used, allegedly, for running a dogfighting ring. A rumour is good enough for the voyeurs …

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


The Empire Skins Up: Star Wars fans catch the Dark Side smoking marijuana (video)

star wars drugs

IN The Empire Skins Up, we get conclusive proof that the Star Wars bad guys are drug-smoking wasters, who most likely spend their afternoons gouched on the sofa in a airless room barking with laughter at paint and crisps that …

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


How to ruin a live TV show…

…or how to make live TV show monumentally funny:

Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Destination Freedom: Richard Durham’s radio show educated with stories of ‘negro’ life

destination freedom

DESTINATION Freedom  was a politically driven half-hour radio drama that gave a voice to African Americans. The blacks were portrayed on TV and radio as one dimensional dullards, slackers, idiots, criminals and simpletons with no history. This radio series would …

Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0