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

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: The (not so) Secret Life of Students versus The Honourable Woman

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STUDENTS get drunk, do stupid things and feel homesick: those were the shocking secrets uncovered in the first episode of The Secret Life of Students, Channel 4’s latest slice of unflinching voyeurism. While it focused on a clutch …

Posted: 4th, July 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Isis Imitates Monkey Dust: At Home With The Black Country Jihadis

MONKEY Dust foretold the ISIS jihadis – Black Country chapter:

 

Posted: 4th, July 2014 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Flying Circus Comes To Town: Monty Python’s Hidden Gems And Forgotten Sadism

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THE Flying Circus is back in town, for one last hurrah – or rather a string of them – at London’s O2. The famous old sketches will be …

Posted: 2nd, July 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Breaking News For Fools: Investigation Finds That Perrier Water Is A Rip Off

perrierTHE Dispatches team over at Channel 4 has uncovered shocking evidence of the way that Perrier is woefully overpriced, actually being more expensive than honest to goodness beer and cider. Clearly the Frenchies are simply ripping us all off:…

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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PAUSE for thought?

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Posted: 28th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: The Weird World of Meet the Mormons

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WATCHING Meet The Mormons (Channel 4) felt like taking part in a bizarre game of Where’s Wally? as the camera caught glimpses of the Church PR people lurking just out of shot. There are 200,000 Mormons in the UK …

Posted: 27th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


12 Vintage TV Publicity Photos That Must Be Seen

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FROM the Sonny & Cher show, here’s mom and Chastity (now Chaz) before the female-to-male gender transition. Is it wrong that I still find Cher sexy in a Tweety Bird outfit? Don’t answer that.

But do enjoy a handful …

Posted: 27th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 5 Greatest Episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 – 1981)

 

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AS impossible as it is for me to believe, Glen Larson’s version of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 – 1981) turns thirty-five years old this year.

Today, this cult-TV series is often remembered for its …

Posted: 26th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Epic Intros: Then Came Bronson (1969)

 

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EPIC Intros presents Michael Parks in Then Came Bronson:

 

 

“Hang in there”

Posted: 26th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Black Face The Poles: Eastenders Is Just Too White Moans BBC

 

THIS is an extremely strange complaint from the BBC here, that Eastenders is just too white for the part of London that it’s supposedly about:

EastEnders is ‘twice as white’ as the real East End according to the

Posted: 24th, June 2014 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


And Now For The Omni-Weather: Jeremy Paxman’s 8 Best Newsnight Moments

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JEREMY Paxman has taken his quizzical expression and sardony to pastures news. The BBC’s Newsnight will find a new bullshit wrangler.

That this show survived the Jimmy Savile cover-up is interesting. That Liz MacKean was not a shoo-in to …

Posted: 18th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hollywood Adaptations of Vintage TV Shows: An Awe-Inspiring String of Failures

THE success rate of old television shows brought to the big screen is a sad one, to say the least. Time after time, great shows have been adapted to film with less than stellar results. Sure, there have been a …

Posted: 16th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Famous About Football Telly: Beckham On A Bike Versus Berks In Their Bedrooms

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Famous: Beckham on a bike versus berks in their bedrooms

FOOTBALL. Football. Football. Adrian Chiles trying to be funny. Football. Football. Football. Gary Lineker marshalling his panel of experts like a sedated zookeeper at the world’s …

Posted: 14th, June 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pear Shaped: Everything You Needed To Know About Alan Yentob And BBC Arts In One Epic Vine

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PRESENTING BBC man Alan Yentob being amazed by Ray Davies’ listed pear tree.

 

 

Spotter: Andy Dawson @profanityswan

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Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Horror TV Boom: The 5 Best X-Files Knock-offs From The 1990s  

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CHRIS Carter’s landmark TV series The X-Files (1993 – 2002) proved not only a ratings blockbuster throughout the 1990s, but a cultural phenomenon too…the Star Trek of the Clinton Age, essentially.  The series, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian …

Posted: 12th, June 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: The Secret Life of Babies Beat The Boring Days of BA

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: The Secret Life of Babies beat the boring days of BA

I NEARLY skipped The Secret Life of Babies on ITV this week for fear that it could never life up to the greatest documentary …

Posted: 6th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


16 Tragic Science Fiction Calendar Miscalculations

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THE phrase “Where’s my jetpack?” has become something of a collective outcry in recent years.  Since the 1950s, we’ve been indoctrinated with visions of the future full of spaceships, time travel, instant food, laser guns, and best of all, …

Posted: 3rd, June 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sad Sex Documentaries That Make You Lust For Haunted Cars

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: 

SADLY My Granny the Escort was not a magical fantasy film in which a young boy discovers his dead nan’s spirit has been retained in the family’s old Ford. Instead, Charlie Russell’s documentary followed three …

Posted: 2nd, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Funny Not Found: TV Guide Adverts For Terrible Comedies

IF you ever start to get depressed by the current TV offerings, take a look at the comedies airing in the States in decades past.  Here are 15 adverts from TV Guide which will have you counting your blessings.

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Posted: 23rd, May 2014 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All Broken Up Inside: The Five Most Shocking Character Deaths in Cult-TV History

 

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WILLIAM Shakespeare once wrote that “the valiant taste of death but once,” while cowards die “many times” before their actual demise.

Audiences of cult TV classics might also be said to die many times …

Posted: 22nd, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Top 15 Greatest Retro Sci-Fi TV Themes

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THE mission: To identify the top 15 science fiction television program themes from eons past. It’s a region of space many Internet listers have gone before… but those were just training exercises. This expedition is for real. Let the …

Posted: 22nd, May 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Five Most Underrated Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation

 

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IFStar Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994) did not have the words “Star” and “Trek” in the series title — or the good fortune to air on TV the year after the box office hit, Star Trek

Posted: 21st, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Coming Soon – Comedians Throwing Cash At Kids In The Congo

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Coming Soon – Comedians Throwing Cash At Kids In The Congo

 

24 Hours to Go Broke could easily have been retitled Ha! Poor People and executive produced by the Bullingdon Club. One of the …

Posted: 14th, May 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eurovision: Nice One Conchita Wurst But Frank Zappa And Steve Kardynal Did It First And Better

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AND so it came to be that Thomas Neuwirth transformed a drippy signer with a terrible voice into Conchita Wurst – a bearded singer in a dress with a nightclub singer’s voice.

 

 

 

And he won Eurovison.…

Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0