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TV & Radio | Anorak - Part 20

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

In 1978 Sex Pistol John Lydon told the BBC he’d like to murder Jimmy Savile (audio)

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IN October 1978, when Jimmy Savile was in his paedo pomp, seducing kids on the BBC with the vow that Jim’ll Fix It and spinning the discs on Radio 1, Johnny Rotten wanted to murder him.  In this clip, John … READ ON

Posted: 7th, July 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wendy Hurrell is the BBC weather forecaster who did something unpredictable

wendy hurrell

TV WEATHER forecasters exist to predict what is going to happen next. It’s a job that always struck me as dull.

People like talking about the weather – ‘It’s warm today’, ‘Turned out nice again’, ‘Rotten day’ etc. Knowing what … READ ON

Posted: 4th, July 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beach lifeguard dashes into the sea to save a drowning man…slowly

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LIKE you, we love a man in uniform. This man is a lifeguard at Virginia Beach. We join the action as our hero takes to the waters to save a drowning soul…

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Posted: 3rd, July 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All hail the life-sized Dexter cake!

dexter cake

DEXTER’S ‘dark passenger’ allows him to throw off the shackles of humdrum like in the ‘burbs and go around stabbing folk through the heart while they’re wrapped in clingfilm. Of course, he’s not real and we can’t hope to emulate … READ ON

Posted: 2nd, July 2013 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Alan Shearer provides expert anal’ – and other epic subtitle fails

When subtitlers go bad

At the conclusion of the Confederations Cup, British television audiences will be left with a host of magical memories featuring skill, technique, determination and sheer endurance. Is there no limit to Alan Shearer’s talents? It seems … READ ON

Posted: 1st, July 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


2004: Chris Morris and Alan Partridge discuss the deaths of JFK, Princess Diana and September 11

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IN 2004,  The Day Today in 2004, Chris Morris & Alan Partridge were discussing the death of JFK and Princess Diana.

And what happened on September 11, with Peter O’Hanrahanrahan live from the World Trade Center:

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Posted: 30th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New Yorker cover shows Sesame Street’s Bert & Ernie in gay embrace

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THE New Yorker’s July covers are Moment of Joy. They show Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie snuggled up in front of a TV broadcasting the Supreme Court of the United States’ sanctioning of gay marriage.

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Posted: 28th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No news: TV news readers fills 60 seconds airtime with no news

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HELEN Kapalos has no news. This is tough for a TV news presenting Channel 7′s Today Tonight. 

Should she just make up something to fill the dead air? She opted to waffle, telling viewers, “we’ll continue to bring you continuing READ ON

Posted: 28th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reporter drops double F bomb, which is nice

NEWS reporters dread the phrase “Kent countryside” for fear of getting their tongue tied. Sometimes, reporters just turn the air blue because their brains switch off.

And so to the Fox staffer who went potty mouthed over some strawberries.… READ ON

Posted: 28th, June 2013 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How would John Lennon & Bob Dylan fare on The Voice?

PEOPLE who sneer at shows like The X Factor and The Voice often wonder how singers of the past would fare. Would Screamin’ Jay Hawkins get Simon Cowell’s approval? Would someone like Nina Simone stand a chance against Olly Murs … READ ON

Posted: 26th, June 2013 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron hugs The Man With the 10 Stone Testicles

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COMPARE and contrast these hooded testicles:

David Cameron’s speech to the Centre for Social Justice in 2006:

“…I want to say something about what is, for some, a vivid symbol of what has gone wrong with young people in Britain

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Posted: 25th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Posters from British wrestling’s glorious heyday

mick McManus

ONCE upon a time, 4pm on Saturday afternoond meant wrestling on the telly.

You could back the corporate patriot Big Daddy (formerly The Blonde Adonis, Mr. Universe and The Battling Guardsman), the walking famryard Giant Haystacks, Les “Laughing Boy” Kellett, … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, June 2013 | In: Flashback, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Newsreader laughs through broadcasts on deadly riots in Brazil and dead kids in India

NATASHA Exelby

NATASHA Exelby peppered her Channel Ten Late News news of children dying in India and rioting in Brazil with laughter.

She did not make a phone call to Duchess Kate. But she did apologise.

 Spotter

 

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Posted: 23rd, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indian TV news reporter rides peasant through flooded streets

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THIS is how Indian TV news reports on the Uttarakhand flood of 2013. The News Express Reporter is on top of the story, literally:

Update:

An Indian television journalist reporting on the deadly floods that have swept northern India has

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Posted: 22nd, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cat swims in Goldfish bowl (video)

CAT swims in Goldfish bowl.

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Posted: 20th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1969 Pippi Longstocking (aka Pippi Långstrump) celebrated the word ‘spunk’ (video)

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IN 1969, Pippi Longstocking (aka Pippi Långstrump) was a TV star. Living in her father’s cottage Villa Villekulla, Pippi was free to run and play with her monkey and horse. In this clip, Pippi hangs out with her neighbours … READ ON

Posted: 18th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


7 videos of animals opening doors

ANIMALS opening doors:

BOO!

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Posted: 18th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 … READ ON

Posted: 18th, June 2013 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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

Wernher von Braun

IN this video, we catch up with the descendants of Wernher von Braun (“He aimed at the stars but sometimes he hit London”) now working as rocketeer farmers in the German lands:

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Posted: 17th, June 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments 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 caption runs:

Boy George on the Range in “The A-Team.” British pop star Boy George, left, guest-stars as himself at Saugus, California near Los

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Posted: 11th, June 2013 | In: Flashback, Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments 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 Rudimental’s Waiting All Night.

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


Watch as newsreaders HATE each other

Nicole Brewer

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 who clearly hate each other.

Nicole Brewer and meteorologist Carol Erickson … READ ON

Posted: 10th, June 2013 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reverend Alicia gives thanks to the Lord (video)

Rev Alecia

THE Rev. Alecia would like to give praise to the Lord Yaweh. The evangelist from New York made this hymnal for Manhattan public access:

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


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

'Britain's Got Talent' Final TV Programme, London, Britain.  - 08 Jun 2013

“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 … READ ON

Posted: 10th, June 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments 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 on it.

Geometry of Circles is a series of unnumbered animation pieces created for Sesame Street in 1979. Cathryn

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