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

The Battle for the BBC: the celebrity form letter and other Greek gifts

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Media loves little more than talking about media. No surprise, then, that a letter in praise of the BBC signed by such entertainment bigwigs as JK Rowling and Chris Evans should ride high on the news cycle. But what …

Posted: 16th, July 2015 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Celebrity Big Brother: watch Farrah Abraham in the comfort of a rubber mold of her body parts

TV works in seasons. Summer means Celebrity Big Brother. And that means a visit to Blighty for Farah Arbaham, famous for a sex tape and all the things that go with it: rehab, regret, ‘Made in

Posted: 12th, July 2015 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Karen Danzcuk to feature on Celebrity Big Brother as show’s first stop-motion housemate

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And now for the pay off. Karen Dancuk is to appear on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother. Having recently appeared on Channel 5 news to tell us that her life is private, a “telly source” says:

“In the

Posted: 9th, July 2015 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The ridiculously catchy Breaking Bad remix

After the remix of Breaking Bad seasons 1 and 2, this is what YouTuber placeboing did with the hit show’s next three seasons. It works ridiculously well.

 

In case you missed it:

Posted: 3rd, July 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Catherine Bach’s Daisy Duke photos: what Confederate flag?

TV land has banned the Dukes of Hazzard show because the featured car, the ‘General Lee’, had a roof decorated with the Confederate flag. What was good enough for a hit show in the 1980s is today’s poison. It got …

Posted: 2nd, July 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Dukes of Hazzard was never an advert for the ‘American swastika’

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So toxic is the Confederate Flag that re-runs of The Dukes of Hazzard are forbidden. The TV show featured the General Lee car with its Confederate flag design. When the bansturbators make a move it’s good to ask why.…

Posted: 2nd, July 2015 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britain’s Got Talent Shock: Matisse IS a dog

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From the tip of his jet black hair to the apex of his breast-feeding-ready shirts, Simon Cowell is all about the authentic experience. It stands to reason that more than most he should be shocked and saddened to discover …

Posted: 2nd, June 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It Is What It Is: The Wire Supercut Is The Wire Supercut (Video)

 

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The Wire is what it is. The show was what it was. The audience saw what it saw. And, well you get the idea…

Spotter: Slate

via Slate…

Posted: 29th, May 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Benny Green will always be the first boy into Grange Hill (video)

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RIP Terry Sue-Patt, dead at the too-young at 50. You played Benny Green in TV’s brilliant (well, in the early day it was) Grange Hill. You stood up to Gripper in 1978.

I’m not going to investigate Mr Sue-Pratt’s …

Posted: 23rd, May 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London gets ready to cook at the Breaking Bad bar

 

Breaking Bad bar London

 

London is getting bar ABQ, a venue set in a large RV named after the setting of the TV show Breaking Bad in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For £30, 22 punters-a-time will not get to sample the blue …

Posted: 22nd, May 2015 | In: News, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Price is Right contestant in wheelchair wins a treadmill

Danielle Perez won a treadmill on The Price is Right. Perez is in a wheelchair. She also won a sauna:

 

 

 

Says Perez:

 

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Spotter: @brockwilbur

Posted: 6th, May 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fascinating Repairmen: A Japanese TV show about mending things like a book and a grater

Fascinating repairmen

 

‘Fascinating Repairmen’ is a Japanese series featuring people giving a new lease of life to old objects. Some of these are much loved items, like the book in the video below. Others are just bit odd. And the more …

Posted: 1st, May 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Another WTF Japanese game show – Spread Your Legs

Japanese game show of the day is the one where young women dressed in early 20th Century children’s fashions see who can spread their legs the widest. The winner is the contestant with the smile as wide as their gait:…

Posted: 1st, May 2015 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Star Wars hilarity: listen to Sheffield student Godfrey Elfwick troll the BBC

This is just brilliant. Listeners to the BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say show were introduced to Godfrey Elfwick, a student from Sheffield talking about the lastest Star Wars franchise, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens. Godfrey …

Posted: 20th, April 2015 | In: Film, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That’s (not) Entertainment: how TV killed The Jam

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That’s NOT Entertainment!

For some time now our happy island nation has, slowly but surely, been invaded by an uninvited and unwelcome breed.

This is nothing to do with immigration, asylum-seekers, refugees, the EU or any of the other …

Posted: 20th, April 2015 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch two teenagers teach you how to smoke marijuana in 1997

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These two numbnuts are a cautionary tale about what you sound like when stoned.

 

 

Spotter: Death And Taxes

Posted: 16th, April 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Sing When It Happens: The Japanese Karaoke Game Show Where You Get A Hand Job Whilst Singing

 

Japan has given us some of the world’s weirdest games shows. But it’s excelled itself with Sing What Happens, the show where male contestants try to sing karaoke whilst a presenter gives them a hand job.

Will you fluff …

Posted: 16th, April 2015 | In: NSFW, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pony power: highlights of Top Gear erotica fan fiction

Top gear erotic

 

Hold on your Top Gear hair it’s going to be bumpy ride as we look at Top Gear erotic fan fiction. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are away…

This is from a work entitled Clutch:

 …

Posted: 9th, April 2015 | In: Books, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP James Best: watch the best bits of Dukes Of Hazard’s Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane

 

Farewell, James Best, famous for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the brilliant The Dukes of Hazzard. You and Flash made afternoon telly great.

Posted: 7th, April 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peter Dinklage the sex symbol: Tyron Lannister is a busty Cosplay star

Tyrion Lannister

 

It takes a lot of strapping to turn Peter Dinklage into Games of Thrones’ hero Tyrion Lannister.

Peter, a buxom 32D, is rarely seen as nature intended to let his acting do the talking.

 

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Spotter: Geekologie

Posted: 3rd, April 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Robert Durst: the race against death for a killer TV finale

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Robert Durst has been charged with the murder of  Susan Berman in 2000  Durst is suspected of murdering two more people:  his first wife Kathie in 1982 and Morris Black.

USA Today reports that if found guilty of first-degree murder, …

Posted: 29th, March 2015 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The greatest ever TV caption: at home with the Young Conservative

Conservative party funny TV caption

Are you a Young Conservative? I said, “ARE YOU A YOUNG CONSERVATIVE?”

Still the greatest ever TV caption.

Spotter: @MichaelPDeacon

Posted: 14th, March 2015 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna accuses BBC Radio 1’s 49-year-old music chief of ageism

Madonna ageism BBC

Madonna accuses BBC Radio 1 of “discriminatory and unfair” behaviour for failing to play her latest song, Living For Love. The song failed to make the station’s playlist, which dictates its most-played songs. The BBC says this had led to …

Posted: 12th, March 2015 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vince Gilligan says: stop tossing pizzas on the Breaking Bad House

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Fans of Breaking Bad like to re-enact the scene from the Caballo Sin Nombre episode that features Walter White flipping a pizza on to the roof of his house. That house is a home in New Mexico. And Vince Gilligan,

Posted: 11th, March 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0