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

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

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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


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, Durst could face the death penalty.

Durst, a scion of one an America’s big property dynasty worth over $4bn, says he’s innocent. (His own weath is estiamted at $100m.)

But he seems to have confessed on camera in Andrew Jarecki’s HBO’s six-part documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.

On the final show, Durst is shown an envelope addressed to Miss Berman. The lettering is in Mr Durst’s own handwriting – and it looks very much like the block capital lettering on an anonymous letter sent to Beverly Hills police pointing to a “cadaver” in Miss Berman’s home. That body was Miss Berman. On both letters “Beverly” is misspelled “Beverley”.

Durst suggests that the writer of the first letter must have been Berman’s killer.

Has the TV nailed its star?

Durst starts burping. He then heads to the toilets. The microphone is still on as Robert Durst, 71, mutters: “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course… There it is. You’re caught.”

Durst maintains his innocence.

 

GALVESTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst (C) sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court with his attorney Dick DeGuerin (R) November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Durst is being charged for the murder and mutilation of his neighbor Morris Black. (Photo by James Nielsen/ Getty Images)

GALVESTON, TX – NOVEMBER 10: Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst (C) sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court with his attorney Dick DeGuerin (R) November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Durst is being charged for the murder and mutilation of his neighbor Morris Black. (Photo by James Nielsen/ Getty Images)

 

Durst might well be confident of securing an acquittal. As the Times notes:

After Miss Berman’s death, Mr Durst moved to Texas, where he lived in a boarding house masquerading as a mute woman. In 2003 he was put on trial for murder after dismembered body parts belonging to his elderly friend and neighbour, Morris Black, were found floating in Galveston Bay.

Mr Lewis told the jury that Mr Durst admitted to shooting Mr Black, and to using a paring knife, two saws and an axe to dismember his body before dumping the remains.

The lawyer argued however that the killing had been in self-defence and that his client had Asperger’s syndrome. Mr Durst was acquitted of murder.

He served three years for bond-jumping and evidence-tampering.

And here’s the other interesting thing. That allegedly incriminating audio was recorded in 2013. Why didn’t HBO tell the police back then? Well, they claim they didn’t notice until an intern was editing the footage for broadcast.

Mr Jarecki tells ABC News:

“I sat there in the edit room with my partners, and we just sort of shook our heads and it took a while to really understand the impact of it. It was so chilling to hear it.”

Which makes us wonder what would have happened had Durst died before the show aired? What if God had beaten HBO to the punchline? What if the jinx had struck again? What then for justice as entertainment?

 

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


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

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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


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

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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 “accusations of ageism from the 56-year-old’s fans”.

Radio 1 says songs are selected on “musical merit and their relevance to our young audience on a case-by-case basis”.

And who is the maven of what the young, go-ahead audience wants?

Radio 1’s 49-year-old head of music, George Ergatoudis, said the station had “moved on” from her music.

As David Hepworth tweets:

I was embarrassed about being 31 when I edited Smash Hits. I see the head of the Radio One playlist committee is 49!

Radio 1 reaches 12 million listeners a week, including 42% of all 15- to 24-year-olds (and their dads).

Posted: 12th, March 2015 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment


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, the show’s creator, says the homeowner isn’t too chuffed with cold, rotting dead pizzas on her roof.

He says:

“There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It’s just not funny, it’s been done before. You are not the first. We love our fans; I don’t love those fans. I don’t even consider them fans, I consider them jagoffs.”

Jagoffs.

Ah. You’ve just given them a group name, Vince. Now they’re a tribe. And the kind of witless loser who tossers a pizza onto a roof in a tribute to a TV show is the kind of fool who buys a ‘I’m A JAGOFF’ T-shirt to go with his Billy The Bass Fish and ability to recite entire passages from Spinal Tap.

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


Listen to BBC presenter John Inverdale discuss rose-c**ed glasses: radio fail

ON BBC radio, John Inversdale is at the Cheltenham horse racing festival talking about his rose-c**ted glasses:

 

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


Jeremy Clarkson suspended over fracas following hullabloo, brouhaha and imbroglio

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Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is on gardening leave. He’s been suspended by the BBC “following a fracas” with a producer. Yes, a fracas. Not a brouhaha. Not a kerfuffle. And most certainly neither an imbroglio nor a tawdry hullabloo.

Last year Clarkson was given a warning when he appeared to say “nigger” while filming. It’s something he denies.

The full BBC statement runs:

“Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended.”

The BBC seem to realise that without Clarkson, Top Gear is an expensively priced lame duck. Richard Hammond and James May, Clarkson’s sidekicks, nay his abettors, are free to work but the show will not be broadcast this Sunday.

Taxi for three…

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


Channel 4: in 100 days all Nazi Jews will support UKIP

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The dire Channel 4 drama about the UK Independence Party, UKIP, the first 100 days, never did find someone to murder Nigel Farage, as Channel 4 once fantacised about the killing of George Bush. Maybe they’re saving that for the sequel?

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Posted: 19th, February 2015 | In: Politicians, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Remote control: Samsung TVs are spying on you

Shouting at the telly might be a good thing. Samsung says its smart televisions with a ‘voice” function are listening.

Samsung warns:

 “If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.”

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Posted: 9th, February 2015 | In: Technology, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


How BBC kept Match of the Day from ITV’s clutches

FOOTBALL fans who don’t look at the Premier League goals on Twitter or streamed matches over the web, can delight in the news that BBC has retained the rights to show Premier League highlights on Saturday nights.

On the Daily Mirror, Alex Richards reports:

Match of the Day will remain on our screens for three more years after the BBC retained the rights to Premier League highlights in a deal worth £204million. That is a 15 percent rise on the last rights deal – which cost the BBC £179.7million – despite no bid from ITV, who had been expected to provide competition.

Or as the Daily Mirror says: “The corporation saw off ITV with a £204million bid…”

 

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Also, The BBC owns the rights to Match of the Day. It owns the title. No bid required.

Such are the facts…

Such are the facts…

 

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


BBC Brit: The TV channel for pub bores

BBC Worldwide is looking to launch BBC Brit.

What will it be about? What is being a Brit?

 

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Well the channel was launched with a ten-meter statue of Top Gear racing driver ‘The Stig’ stood in front of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. The statue arrived in Poland after a three-day road trip through Europe via Amsterdam and Berlin.

BBC Brit will be “the most interesting conversation in the bar”. Which bar? And is it one anyone sane would want to visit twice?

You don’t need to be drunk to watch BBC Brit, but it could help with the enjoyment of wall-to-wall Top Gear.

And why not just broadcast an interesting conversation at the bar, darts, cribbage, juke box sounds and snooker heraleded by men in jumpers and an order for 81 pints? Why not just bring back the Indoor League? How about a show featuring men quoting the ‘funny’ bits from funny telly shows?

If you think those are crap ideas,  you need to read this breifing document:

 

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The Indy hears from an anonymous independent producer who “despairs at the BBC brand being tarnished by this god-awful s**t-stain”.

It’s worse than BBC Ukip – it’s what a Guardian reading BBC exec thinks people in Ukip want.. It’s essentially the Top Gear channel.

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Posted: 30th, January 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Celebrity Big Brother: The Sun’s Katie Hopkins gets naked on Chegwin’s Channel 5

Celebrity Big Brother is making news in the tabloids. In the Sun and Star (now the only paper for topless stunnas – watch those readership figures soar!). Both papers have a league table of how the housemates are getting along.

 

 

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The top two spots in the Sun’s list are occupied by Sun columnist Katie Hopkins (“bloody hilarious” and “no longer heartless”) and Sun columnist Katie Price.

 

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Over in the Star, the Number 1 hosuemate is “laugh-a-minute” Keith Chegwin, who in the Sun‘ is “starting to crack” and “needs to crack a few more jokes”. Chegwin was once the hsot of Naked Jungle, the the Channel 5 “gameshow for naturists”. That was when Channel 5 was owned By Richard Desmond, who also, er, owns the Daily Star.

Such are the facts…

Posted: 20th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Celebrity Big Brother is TV’s moral compliance show: only the most intolerant survive

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Big Brother should come with an “Approved by the Ministry for Morals” sticker. The good get to win; the bad get to lose. The bigots are shunned and mocked; the enlightened get loved and panto.

This series has seen the back of Jermy Jackson (who he?) for alleged groping; Ken Morley for alleged racism; and now Alexander O’Neal for alleged homnphobia, his crime calling the immensley dislikable Perez Hilton a ‘f*****’. That’s ‘faggot’ in Sun-speak, the paper also telling us that Morley used the “N-word”, which turns out not to be ‘nigger’ but ‘negro’

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Posted: 19th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Free Speech: Sky News recoils in face of Charlie Hebdo cover

Live on Sky News we have free speech campaigner Caroline Fourest. She’s astounded that Sky won’t show the subject of their story: the cover of Charlie Hebdo.

So. She holds up the copy. And the camera recoils:

Even the BBC weren’t that cowardly…

PS – if you squint you make out copies of the Anarchist’s Cookbook, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and all of these songs on the shelves.

Posted: 15th, January 2015 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Big Brother racism: Ken Morley needs to get cancer and jihad if he wants to be an anti-racist

Racism. It’s big news. The Daily Mirror leads with it. No. not the top story about Islamists murdering Jews in Paris.

That story is that Hayat Boumeddiene was filmed at Istanbul Airport as she headed to Syria.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that Boumeddiene arrived at an Istanbul airport on January 2 via Madrid.

That would mean she was not in Paris when 17 people were murdered. Ahemdy Coulibaly was in Paris. He murdered four people when he “raided a Jewish supermarket”. No use of the word ‘racism’ in that story in what was clearly an anti-Semitic attack. No mention of the phrase ‘anti-Semitism’, either. Race was not an issue. Fact!

No, the Mirror’s story on racism is about Celebrity Big Brother.

 

 

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Posted: 13th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Big Brother: ‘pervy’ Ken Morley never did call anyone ‘Chalky’ nor appear on Television X

Celebrity Big Brother got rid of Jeremy Jackson for “allegedly trying to grope Chloe Goodman in the house loo”. And like you we have no idea who is is, either. Big Brother has now expelled Ken Morley. Why?

 

 

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It was for ‘offensive language’?

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Posted: 12th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Fox News gaffe-master Steve Emerson says sorry to the people of the Birmingham (now twinned with Mecca)

 

So. We saw the Fox News terrorism expert Steve Emerson explain to one and all that Birmingham UK is a no-go area for non Muslims.

On his blog, you can view his video on an article called ‘Emerson on Fox with Judge Pirro on How the US is Manipulating the Truth on Radical Islam’.

 

Emerson is in the business of terror:

He serves as the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism…

He and his organization have been quoted or profiled in hundreds of newspaper and television stories since 9-11.

He’s now issued a correction:

 

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Next up on Fox, global jihad expert Bill Wyman on Charlie Hebdo #jewsuisunrockstar.

 

 

Posted: 12th, January 2015 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


Fox News expert on Islam UK: Only Muslims are allowed to enter Birmingham

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‘See yous at Black Friday prayers’ – Birmingham’s Ayatollah Ozzy

 

Fox News has the experts who know about Islam and the UK.

Terrorism ‘expert’ Steven Emerson states that Birmingham, UK is ‘entirely Muslim’ and that non Muslims ‘simply don’t go in’.

 

Ian Rennie @theangelremiel: Birmingham is entirely populated by muslims.  Unlike nearby Wolverhampton, which is entirely populated by wolves. #foxnewsfacts

Posted: 11th, January 2015 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Who Replaces Andy Townsend at ITV Football: hooting simpletons, ‘better’ bores and other options

RAPTUROUS cheers broke out across Britain yesterday as ITV confirmed that Andy Townsend’s contract won’t be renewed when it expires in the summer.

Andy has been in-and-around ITV Football for over a decade now, including his much maligned ‘Tactics Truck’. He’s best known for ending every single sentence with ‘Clive’, stating exactly what’s happened a full 3 seconds after viewers have watched the incident AND replay of the event.

Quite simply, it is mystifying how Townsend held a job for so long on television. Then again, ITV also gave Jim Beglin a wage. At all. ITV are, of course, batshit mental.

Also on his way out is the nice, but ultimately ineffectual presenter that is Matt Smith.

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


The Miami Vice Ferrari is for sale

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What better way to kickstart 2015 then by investing  $1.75 million in the white Ferrari seen often in TV’s Miami Vice?

On eBay, the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa that was used on the classic TV action series.

The blurb runs:

The short story about this car, when the MIAMI VICE show first aired a Daytona Ferrari replica was used, when Mr. Enzo Ferrari watched the show and witnessed the Fake Daytona he was outraged that a replica car was carrying his Ferrari name, automatically a law suit against Universal Studios was started.

A couple of shows later a deal was struck… the agreement was for Universal Studios Hollywood to BLOW UP the original Daytona replica on the actual M.V. show and for two new 1986 TESTAROSSA’S to take over as the Special A.T.F. Vice cars.

Both cars were born Carbon black but the camera equipment 30 years ago wasn’t good enough to keep up with the night scenes and the speed of the cars. So, director Michael Mann decided that both cars were to be painted White and the Iconic Miami Vice Ferrari was Born.

The perfect car to showoff your white linen and silk suit…

 

Posted: 1st, January 2015 | In: The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment


BBC reporter Quentin Sommerville gets the giggles as seized drugs pile burns

 

Quentin Sommerville, the BBC’s Middle East correspondent, is live form a mound of smoking drugs being destroyed by authorities in Afghanistan.

“Burning behind me is eight-and-a-half tonnes of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics,” says Mr Sommerville.

And it is  hilarious…

 

Posted: 23rd, December 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Music fan tongues radio DJ’s bumhole to win concert tickets live on air

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To Chile, where DJ Paul Hip (“I’m crackers, me”) is giving away tickets to the EDM Mysteryland Festival. the contest is simple: what would you do to get the tickets?

The winner is the woman who offers to stick her tongue inside DJ Hipe’s bumhole. And then arries at the studio to perform her purchase live on air.

Prisa Group, the Spanish radio conglomerate that owns the station, is unimpressed, issusing the apology:

“Les dejamos una declaración del equipo de 40 Principales Chile.”

All terrible. but not all that new:

The most notorious of all Zeppelin legends began when the band played the Seattle Pop Festival on July 27th, 1969, then retired to the Edgewater Inn. The building sits atop Seattle’s Puget Sound; guests can actually fish directly from their windows. The 1985 Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods – which got much of its information from Zep road manager Richard Cole – describes a graphic scene in one of the rooms. “A pretty young groupie with red hair was disrobed and tied to the bed,” wrote author Stephen Davis. “Led Zeppelin then proceeded to stuff pieces of shark into her vagina and rectum.”

Spotter:  Diario Registrado

Posted: 22nd, December 2014 | In: Music, NSFW, TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Tabloid Tropes: the Daily Star holds the front page for Big Brother

The Daily Star (prop. Richard Desmond) often leads with news of Big Brother, the show on Channel 5 (prop. R. Desmond).

Do the ownber’s business interests impace on the Star’s editorial policy? Of course not. It’s just that Big Brother (peop. R. Desmond) is such huge news is must be on the front page. These headlines appeared on the paper of record in 2014. We haven’t included the small front-page snippets, just the big splashes:

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Posted: 4th, December 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


X Factor: Topless Flatmate Makes Sudden Appearance On Live Telly

Did you see the X Factor’s highlight the week?

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As @ronniejoice tweets:

Girl calls into #XtraFactor via Skype. Her flatmate is stood behind topless. You have to love live telly sometimes.

And that was the X Factor highlight of the week.

 

 

 

Posted: 23rd, November 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Bad News: ITV want the Premier League highlights back

THERE’S nothing quite as morbid and depressing as watching football coverage on ITV. In Adrian Chiles, you have a man who looks like pudding doing an impression of. the. slow. concentration. of. Tim. Love. Joy. and in Andy Townsend, you have a man paid huge sums to point out things that have happened in play, a full 5 seconds after the viewers at home have already noticed.

Then there’s Clive Tyldesley, who can’t be arsed learning the names of foreign played (notably, James Rodriguez) and who is in possession of a faux-grandiosity that is as irritating as it is insincere.

So, the bad news is that ITV are hoping to steal the Premier League highlights from the BBC and Match of the Day. You can almost hear U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ striking up and Matt Smith blankly looking into camera.

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Posted: 20th, November 2014 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment