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

Miss USA: Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, contemplates gender inequality (video)

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TO the MISS USA contests, where Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, is contemplating gender inequality. Competitors of beauty pageants are given a rough time, frequently. Not wanting to buck the trend, we’re going to point and laugh at a young woman

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


German farmers collect straw bales in the style of Wernher von Braun (video)

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IN this video, we catch up with the descendants of Wernher von Braun  (“ He aimed at the stars but sometimes he hit

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


Photo: June 17, 1986 – Boy George appears in an episode of the A Team

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FLASHBACK to June 5 1986: Boy George is on the A Team .

The original AP

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Posted: 11th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cat plays the drums

HERE’S a video of a cat emerging for him his box and a state of theoretical superposition to play the drums in the style of Ginger (Tom) Baker performing

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Posted: 11th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch as newsreaders HATE each other

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AS we know, everyone who appears on our TV screens is a preening, bitchy git. And so, let us gaze adoringly at a news anchor and a weather presenter

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


Reverend Alicia gives thanks to the Lord (video)

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THE Rev. Alecia would like to give praise to the Lord Yaweh. The  evangelist from New

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


Britain’s Got Talent: Cowell egger Natalie Holt could be as big as Nikitta Angus

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“EGGSTEMIST” Natalie Holt enlivened Richard and Adam’s crooning on the Britain’s Got Talent live finale by chucking eggs at Simon Cowell. Britain’s Got Talent Holt says she did it because she was upset at being asked to pretend to play …

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


In 1979 Philip Glass taught Sesame Street viewers the Geometry of Circles

CONTINUING our occasional look at Sesame Street, arguably the greatest ever children’s TV show, we look back at Philip Glass’s appearance

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


Sesame Street presents a Samuel Beckett parody, ‘Waiting for Elmo’

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SESAME Sesame presents Waiting for Elmo, a Samuel Beckett parody (a Monsterpiece Theater production).

“A modern masterpiece, a play so modern and so brilliant that it makes absolutely no sense to anybody” – Alastair Cookie

Spotter: Open Culture

Posted: 6th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photo: the first ever Sesame Street Cast (when Oscar was orange)

THIS is the original Sesame Street cast. As you can see Oscar The Grouch is orange, collars are generous, Big Bird looks three sheets to the wind and children are hanging out with adults with no hint of fear.

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Posted: 6th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The creepiest TV adverts of all time

SCARY, creepy adverts stick in the mind. This means they must be working.

Chuck in children and

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Posted: 5th, June 2013 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Internet Animal Orchestra

PRESENTING The Internet Animal Orchestra:

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Posted: 4th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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