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

Sign language man makes decent fist of sign language sex

sign language sex

 

Spotter: Pandemonium

Posted: 17th, January 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Washing machines with a brick inside bounce on trampoline

Hours of fun with a washing machine, a brick and a small trampoline:

Posted: 17th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


EastEnders: Barbra Windsor returns to die

EastEndersIn an “exclusive” the Star says EastEnders are to bring back Dame Barbra Windsor only to kill her off. Babs, of course, is not going to die on the telly. This is about the character, she plays in the tired BBC soap opera, Peggy Mitchell. She will “Peg Out”.

It’s an ‘exclusive’ exclusive to every newspaper that got the message from the EastEnders PR department: “Peggy’s gonna die. It’s gonna be great.”

On page 7, the Star says Peggy’s death will be “tear-jerking”.  Anyone reduced to tears by the trailed death of an occasional soap opera character is in need of urgent help. they should also switch off the magic box and get out, possibly to the actual East End of London, where every gardens square is now surrounded by glassy homes that cost millions of pounds and shops selling reassuringly expensive organic puss.

Newsflash: EastEnders is not a fly-on-the-wall documentary. It’s the BBC’s dystopian vision of what working-class people do.

Says Babs: “Peggy is a character close to my heart… but I need to say goodbye to Peggy once and for all, or she will always be there.”

Good luck with that, Babs. This is EastEnders, where people return from the dead. Although picking them out form the other zombies is tricky.

 

peggy dead

Posted: 16th, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


David Cameron has died: newsreader mistakes PM for David Bowie

david cameron dies

 

David Cameron has died. Well, so says Fiona Winchester, a newsreader for Heart FM.

Whoops! Her mistake.

That’s David Bowie who died. Spot the difference?

 

Posted: 11th, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, Politicians, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


Celebrity Big Brother: record complaints about record complaints

celebrity big brother axeAs ever it must, the Daily Star lead with news of Celebrity Big Brother, a  terrific show being murdered through over-use. Onn the cover, we see Krisitan Rihanoff, a hoofer on pro-celebrity dance show Strictly Come Dancing.

She illustrates the news that CBB “faces the axe” over “record complaints”. Viewers tuning in to the show have been upset by “racism, anti-gay slurs and lewd acts”.

On page 7 we read that the “record complains” amount to 350 moans over two days.

Regular readers may recall the Star’s news of February 2015:

The housemates have already received 2,549 complaints about the series after sexist, racist and homophobic behaviour by showbiz blogger Perez, 36, and former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson, 34, shocked viewers.

Now producers fear the backlash from fans could “spell the end for the show”.

It didn’t then. It won’t now.

Posted: 8th, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Swedish TV host tricked into eating marijuana cookie – hilarity ensues

swedish TV drug funnyIn 2014, a Swedish TV hosts Filip and Fredrik are reporting from a silent retreat. For research purposes Filip eats a cookie laced with marijuana. He thinks a good idea not to be wasted alone, so he hands one to Fredrik, omitting to tell him the secret ingredient.

Says Filip:

“This is probably not okay, but in my search for the meaning of life, I’m doing something American ‘seekers’ have done for generations. I follow local customs, and in the USA, what I’m about to eat and trick Fredrik into eating, is not as controversial as it is in Sweden.”

Let’s just say this is shabby thing to do to anyone. It’s idiotic and dangerous. And, you know, what goes around, comes around:

 

 

Here go you, then. If you learn one thing from this video it is that the Swedish for ‘silent retreat is ‘silent retreat’. No sniggering:

 


Spotter: Reddit, D&T

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Watch Australian policeman’s delight at seeing Mckinlay river flow for first time

Mckinlay River

Surf’s up (for crocs)

 

Just before Christmas, the lone police officer in Mckinlay, Queensland, Australia, (population 20), watched a river flow for the first time in his lifetime.

Language is NSFW:

 

Posted: 7th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Getting high on God: Watch televangelists explain their use of private jets

Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, defending their private jets

 

They say it’s hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. But US TV evangelists Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis are making ready their appeal. Why do you have private jets?

Well, Amos had one…

 

Posted: 6th, January 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Watch a great video history of David Bowie getting annoyed

David Bowie has been in a many interviews. YouTuber Bodacea1 has compiled the parts of each where Bowie gets shirty.

Posted: 6th, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Watch a cat in a monkey suit licking a banana

cat-banana monkey suit

 

As you know, it’s the Year of the Monkey.To celebrate  10 Cats has filmed a cat dressed a monkey licking a banana.

 

cat-banana monkey suit

Posted: 3rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Stephanie Davis: everything you don’t already know about me and Zayn Malik (secretly)

Stephanie DAvis ZaynStephanie Davis stands in her underwear on the Daily Star’s Page 7.

Davis is the demure “Hollyoaks babe” all set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house and “dish the dirt” on former One Direction mumbler Zayn Malik.

The paper tells us that Stephanie and Zayn “secretly dated four years ago”.

Secretly dated?

The Sun: October 3 2011: “Zayn’s getting his Oaks – She’s in the fame game too so she understands what it’s like to have people interested in her private life. They’re very sweet together.”

And:

 

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Define ‘secret’.

 

Posted: 1st, January 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


The folks at NOW TV aren’t even trying anymore

The folks at NOW TV aren’t even trying anymore

 

Spotter: 

 

Posted: 29th, December 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Kay Burley offers top tip to York flood victims

Sky news anchor Kay Burley has a top tip for York City flood victims:

 

Kay Burley offers top tips to York flood victims

Posted: 29th, December 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Louis Johnson wins Strictly Come Dancing

No sooner has the X Factor ended than the Daily Star is talking abut next season’s show. The front-page new is that George Michael is to be one of the show’s judges. If there’s one man who knows about the justice system it’s George.

And everyone wants him. Over two pages, readers learn that George is at the centre of a “bitter tug of war between the X Factor and the Voice”. If those are George’s only career options, if might be time to put in a call to Andrew Ridley.

It all reads like a PR missive, all the more so when the Star labels this season’s ratings “disastrous”. Everyone, we’re told, was watching the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. But ITV, which broadcasts The X Factor, need not panic – give it a few months and we’ll all forget who won either show until they start presenting the things.

Over in the Mirror the front-page features this year’s amateur with the X Factor: Louisa Johnson. She is “£6m Louisa”, expected to earn that sum this year alone.

How good is she? Well, Simon Cowell licked his eyeballs and told Johnson, “You’re not human.” He did not make her an offer for her skin and hair, but give it time. Judge Rita Ora called her  “gorgeous, gorgeous”. Rita’s fellow judge Nick Grimshaw says her singing is like a “smack in the face”. So. She’s the new Cheryl Cole, then. Toilet attendants have been notified.

The Express notices that Louisa is blonde. This makes her “angelic” in a way that Reggie and Bollie, whom Louis defeated to win the show, can never be. Angels are all blonde. Fact!

The Sun (“Lou Dunnit”) says Johnson can be as big as Leona Lewis, a former winner who has enjoyed 14 Top 40 singles since winning the show in 2006 – putting her up there with Jedward.

Posted: 14th, December 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Best News Bloopers 2015

Posted: 11th, December 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


An Orangutan watch a magic trick (Video)

Posted: 10th, December 2015 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Watch BBC news presenter calls Tyson Fury a dickhead

Posted: 9th, December 2015 | In: Reviews, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


ITV fail: broadcaster confuses Ainsley Harriott with Lenny Henry

ainsley henry

 

This week we learnt that TV chef Ainsley Harriott is also Lenny Henry. Who knew? ITV did. As Henry received his knighthood from Her Majesty, the broadcaster showed footage of the one-man double-act’s career:

Of course, the two men are not the same man.

Whoops! A spokesperson for ITV News went on the record:

“ITV News apologises for the error broadcast in the lunchtime news package today regarding Sir Lenny Henry’s knighthood at the palace. This was the result of an error in the production process in a piece intended to celebrate Sir Lenny’s significant achievements in British entertainment.”

Before praising he man’s cooking and big smile.

Posted: 6th, December 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Creepy Christmas songs: Angels of Love

An incredibly creepy Christian kids song for Christmas. Linda Blair is away:

 

Posted: 6th, December 2015 | In: Music, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


Christmas TV repeats story repeats in tabloids

TV repeats tabloidThe Daily Mirror reports that 811 shows broadcast over the Christmas period on the four main TV channels have been broadcast before.

The Mirror, which, like the Express and Mail, has broadcast adaptations of this story for the last 20 years, is dismayed by the news.

Says one tabloid insider: “Every year we have to report the same story as news but with a new headline. This year it’s “‘Tis the season for repeats”, whereas last years we reported “The season for repeats”, before that it was “‘Twas the season for repeats” and next year we have already written “‘Twill be the season for repeats”. These TV bosses just shove out Mary Poppins. It’s not fair.”

Before adding: “See you next year.”

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 4th, December 2015 | In: Reviews, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment


The Dog with Musical Ears (video)

This dog that sing and dance with his ears. Wow!

Posted: 2nd, December 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Marilyn Monroe dead ringer for stone cold Scotland

Like comparing Marilyn Monroe to Kincardineshire

 

Subtitle screw up of the day:

Sky News subtitles were running over an item on dress size changes over the past 20 years. The item was a day late lift on a Daily Mail story. The claim is a 10 dress size today would have been a 14 a couple of decades ago.

A gushing Sky commentator repeats the Mail’s headline which compared Kim Kardashian to the ultimate blonde bombshell which was converted by Sky’s superfast text translator as:

Like comparing Marilyn Monroe to Kincardineshire

Works for me… both attractive and dead

Posted: 10th, November 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


Al Molinaro: star of Happy Days and The Odd Couple has died

happy days al dies

Al Molinaro, the actor who played Al Delvecchio, owner of Arnold’s Drive-In on the hit TV show Happy Days has died. You might know him as Murray from The Odd Couple.

Spotter: The Hollywood Reporter

Posted: 1st, November 2015 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


Gif Of The Day: Wonder Woman ‘The Bermuda Triangle Crisis’

Wonder Woman, “The Bermuda Triangle Crisis”

Wonder Woman, “The Bermuda Triangle Crisis”

Gif Of The Day: Wonder Woman ‘The Bermuda Triangle Crisis’ – 1977

Posted: 28th, October 2015 | In: Gifs, TV & Radio | Comment


Back To The Future Day: Keith Lemon and ITV2 waterboard nostalgia

It’s Marty McFly / Back To The Future Day when we all get to wear self-tying shoelaces, ride on hoverboards and watch TV’s suicide note on ITV2:

 

Keith Lemon Marty Mcfly

 

And you still wonder if the BBC is worth the licence fee..?

As @NellKane10 puts it: “ITV2 waterboarding nostalgia.”

 

Spotter: Tom Jamieson

Posted: 21st, October 2015 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment