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RIP Jim Bowen: When Gameshow TV Hit The Bullseye


So it’s farewell to Jim Bowen, my Bullseye Tumblr muse. He was the engine of that show, propping up hours of awkward banter with shy contestants like Colin the carpet tufter from Dridlington (my … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2018 | In: Celebrities, News, TV & Radio | Comment

Correction: Lou Reed’s Collaboration With Metallica And Lulu

WHAT did the Metro newspaper have to say about the death of Lou Reed, who is un-we-e-e-e-eeellllll:


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Posted: 29th, October 2013 | In: Music | Comment

Incorrect answer of the week: the Family Fortunes *****

THIS Family Fortunes answer is wrong on a couple of levels:

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Posted: 17th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

A dog texts the Metro Good Deed Feed

DON’T know if you read the Metro Good Deed Feed, but this week someone used it to crassly and hilariously compliment themselves.

Note how someone is thanking someone for saving them … (read more)

Posted: 29th, June 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Correction of the Week – Carlo Padavani is John Travolta’s drugs baron

CORRECTION of the week in The Metro:
Several readers have pointed out that alleged crime lord Carlo Padovani (Metro Friday) is said to have modelled himself on Tony Montana, the fictional … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, April 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Westlife. All is forgiven

THERE hasn’t been much bad TV out of me lately.  Reason being, I’m just back from a trip to Japan.

Luckily, a late night flick around the channels granted me this … (read more)

Posted: 28th, February 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

RIP Bob Holness: with Konnie Huq and The Two Pauls

RIP Bob Holness. Christina Martin remembers:

I WATCH Blockbusters repeats every tea time on Challenge.

During yesterday’s episode I turned to my boyfriend and asked: “Is Bob Holness still alive?”

Today he died.

I’m … (read more)

Posted: 6th, January 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Flashback TV: Poshest Blockbusters Gold Run Ever

WATCH in awe as a man named Paul blitzes the Blockbusters Gold Run in the deftest and poshest way possible. His friend, also called Paul (Bob affectionately named them Paul 1 … (read more)

Posted: 14th, December 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

BAD TV: It’s A Tough One On Beauty And The Geek

A Beauty and the Geek contestant answers a tough quiz question:

To be fair, it’s a tough one.

The Dumbest Beauty Pageant Answers Ever … (read more)

Posted: 25th, November 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

The Bachelor: Gavin Henson’s Nice Fruit Platter

BAD TV: Take an American TV format, transfer it to the UK, throw Gavin ‘personality’ Henson into the mix, and what do you get?

The Bachelor on Channel Five. Utter awkwardness:

Nice … (read more)

Posted: 20th, November 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment

The Future Of Gaming, According To Bid TV: The Zone 100 Kills Your XBox, Wii And Christmas

THE  Xbox is over, the Wii has had its day.

Bid TV bring you the future of gaming. The Zone 100 is 100 of the biggest arcade games, apparently.

What will you … (read more)

Posted: 6th, November 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Happy Halloween From The Human Badger

THE Most Haunted team have spotted something in the woods.

Don’t have nightmares!

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Posted: 1st, November 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Christina Martin’s Bad TV: Man At 3-2-1

MY name is Christina Martin and as my Twitter bio says “I love bad TV. Sometimes I film it”.

That’s all you need to know about me. Let’s proceed.

Over the next … (read more)

Posted: 28th, October 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (3)