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

No, John Oliver did not give away nearly $15 million of medical debt

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John Oliver is the news king of talk telly. But unlike Oprah, he’s not giving  away free cars – he’s burning cash! The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight is a hero:

“Any idiot can get into it, and

Posted: 7th, June 2016 | In: Celebrities, Money, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC censors suicide from Shakespeare but Kim Kardashian should play Bottom

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Did you know that watching William Shakespeare on the telly is dangerous to any young minds tuning in? As part of the year’s Shakespeare celebration, the BBC is going large on the Bard. In the Times, Russell T …

Posted: 3rd, June 2016 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top Gear: Chris Evans’ debut by numbers

Facts about the new series of Top Gear are coming thick and thicker. The show’s resident ringmaster, DJ Chris Evans – doesn’t it all look a lot like when Top of The Pops introduced balloons, dancing and par-tee atmosphere ?- …

Posted: 31st, May 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: ‘I knew Van Gaal would and wouldn’t be sacked,’ says Phil Neville

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Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal. The decision seems to have been taken months ago, although no-one thought to tell the Dutchman and Phil Neville, the former Man United defender now working as a pundit on the …

Posted: 23rd, May 2016 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britain’s Got Talent: Beau Dermott and Jack Higgins are crying cousins

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Front-page news in the Sun: “Britain’s Got Talent ballet sensation is Beau’s cousin.” The “sensation” is Jack Higgins, 14, a young stage school ballerina who “wowed” the TV show’s judges with his dancing, causing Amanda holden to gape …

Posted: 18th, April 2016 | In: Celebrities, News, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beau Dermott attacked in tabloids: media training 101

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Beau Dermott is Britain’s Got Talent’s “sensation” (The Sun). West End musical Wicked has “reached out to her”. Beau, 12, is on the celebrity treadmill. Beau says that on an excitement scale of of ten, she is “TEN!”…

Posted: 12th, April 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Archers: journalists think it’s a real

The aRchers stabbingDo you have difficulty recognising fact from fiction? The Guardian does. When it heard of a domestic abuse story on BBC Radio show The Archers, it got to wondering:

Why did mental health professionals fail to identify Helen’s abuse? 

Posted: 6th, April 2016 | In: Broadsheets, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Irony overload: Cheryl Cole ditches X Factor for a career in music

The Sun has news on ‘nation’s sweetheart’ Cheryl Cole and her X Factor career:

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Isn’t The X Factor a music… Oh, never mind.…

Posted: 5th, April 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


YouTube closes down for the night

 

A video created by@EddieRobson and Mal Franks.…

Posted: 22nd, March 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cynical BBC uses Cenotaph dead to make Top Gear viral

TV Jeremy ClarksonThe BBC says it will not broadcast footage of Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc turning doughnuts around The Cenotaph on London’s Whitehall. Having leaked the event – one that took weeks to plan – to the Press, dear old Aunty …

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Top Gear: Chris Evans shows us the bullshit skid marks around The Cenotaph

 

How do you trail the new series of BBC TV show Top Gear?  EasyYou allow the BBC to shut roads in central London so that Matt LeBlanc can wheel spin around The Cenotaph in a Ford Mustang. …

Posted: 14th, March 2016 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC invites Brian Eno to praise pop paedo John Peel OBE

INVESTITURE Peel

 

BBC Radio DJ used to have sex with underage kids. He remains a ‘national treasure’:

 

 

You can listen to the John Peel lectures on the BBC:

 

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John Peel has not been dug up and …

Posted: 3rd, March 2016 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heather Mills to star in Competitive Environmentalist of The Year

Heather Mills is off The Jump TV event. The former Mrs Paul McCartney was injured, thus becoming the seventh celeb to leave the show under doctor’s orders. In the Star, Peter Dyke gives Heather hope that she can return …

Posted: 29th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch the 1970s BBC documentary: Man Alive – The Disc Jockeys

john-peel paedoIn February 1970 the BBC broadcast the documentary Man Alive: The Disc Jockeys. The series was edited by Esther Rantzen’s future hubby Desmond Wilcox. (More on them here.) The show focused on the new wave of BBC Radio …

Posted: 26th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


LOL: Andy Gray translates David Luiz post Chelsea interview In French

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This is tremendous. Former Sky Sports pundit Andy Gray now works in Dubai with BeIN Sports. On those fascistic sandy wastes, Gray talks footy matters with his old Sky mucker, the absurd Richard Keys. Last week, while listening to …

Posted: 20th, February 2016 | In: Chelsea, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC TV Caption special: Secret of the universe revealed

Posted: 11th, February 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘Live From Nilufer’s Vagina’ – TV caption of the year

As seen on ITV’s This Morning show: “Live from Nilufer’s vagina”:

 

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Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beth Tweddle injured, The Jump axed and TV executives in cliff diving show

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Former British Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle was badly injured competing on The Jump, a TV show featuring celebrities taking part in winter sports. It’s an absurd format. Watching the Winter Olympics is dull; watching celebs try out cold-weather …

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Caption fail of the day: the ‘penis is’ becomes a ‘penis’

To Australia, where the TV subtitle writer is illustrating the importance of remembering to press the space bar…

 

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Posted: 4th, February 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Terry Wogan signing off his BBC Radio breakfast show in 2009

Listen as Terry Wogan signs off his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. Wogan presented his final Radio 2 breakfast show on 18 December 2009. This is emotional:

 

Posted: 31st, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Listen to Rick Wakeman’s wonderful piano version of David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’

 

Rick Wakeman played on David Bowie‘s Life on Mars. On January 10 2015, Wakeman played a piano version on BBC Radio 2. It’s lovely. Truly. Wakeman has since recorded a new version of the song along …

Posted: 30th, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BBC Warns of Apache Frog invasion

We interrupt this broadcast to bring news of a new terroristic threat: Apache Frog is coming to the UK, says the BBC News:

 

 

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Posted: 20th, January 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Pages of Death: a bonkers 1962 anti-porn movie

Watch Pages of Death, an anti-porn film from 1962, brought to you by Citizens for Decent Literature:

 

Posted: 20th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Laughably biased Daily Express story calls BT Sport The Arsenal of TV

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In “BT Sport’s winning duo: Hoddle and Hargreaves showing Sky are no longer the limit” the Daily Express’. The story on Liverpool’s 3-3 with Arsenal is written by Jim Holden. It contains the following:

BT! And there was

Posted: 19th, January 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sign language man makes decent fist of sign language sex

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Spotter: Pandemonium

Posted: 17th, January 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0