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Dr Who: This TARDIS Really IS Bigger On The Inside



DOCTOR Who fans all know that the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. In late 2012, to prove it, Greg Kumparak built a tiny TARDIS that fits on a desk which uses augmented reality to expand its inner dimensions.

Take a look at his video to see how he did it:

You can read how Greg built his “Lil’ TARDIS” at his website.

Spotter: Pete

Posted: 30th, January 2014 | In: Technology, TV & Radio | Comments (3)

The Best LIVE! News Bloopers Of January 2014

WE’RE going LIVE to the scene of some desperate reporting:

Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Pharrell Williams Wows The Crowd At The World Indoor Bowls Championships In Great Yarmouth (Video)

LAYDEESNDGENTALLMEN, Pharrell Williams will now entertain you at the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Great Yarmouth.

WARNING: Anyone attempting to boo, brain or set dogs on compere Richard Bear when he says ‘Give yourselves a big round of applause’ will be awarded with medals.

And then watch this.

Pharrell Williams song gets World Bowls crowd rocking from Kenny Giles on Vimeo.

Posted: 28th, January 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Doctor, Who Commissioned This Version of The Musketeers?

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious

Doctor, who the hell commissioned this version of the Musketeers?

MY first problem with The Musketeers is that it isn’t a live action remake of The Muskehounds. With any luck if the BBC decides to make a new version of Around The World In 80 Days it’ll have a lion as the lead and an acrobatic cat as Passepartout. If we have to have humans, The Musketeers was fun but scheduled at entirely the wrong time. There was too much sex for it to be a CBBC series – d’Artagnan and Milady are schtupping already – but not enough shagging or bloody violence to make it feel worthy of a 9pm slot. France’s modern day potato-face President Hollande is getting more action than the Musketeers.

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Posted: 20th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment

How I Met Your Mother Gears Up For Finale By Being Racist

From left, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris accept the award for favorite network TV comedy for "How I Met Your Mother" during the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

From left, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris accept the award for favorite network TV comedy for “How I Met Your Mother” during the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

IT has been running for a while, but now How I Met Your Mother is finally winding up and allowing us to all find out the answer to the show’s looming question. Of course, we’ve SEEN mother and wonder how such a likeable bunch of characters managed to put up with mainman Ted Moseby being such an unswerving pillock for so long.

And that’s not even including his dreadful Nu Metal spiked hair.

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Posted: 17th, January 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

5 Outrageous and Unexpected Moments of Sexual Innuendo on TV

THERE HAS BEEN plenty of blatant sex on the television in decades past.  Shows such as Benny Hill and Three’s Company weren’t afraid to show the playful side, while soap operas and gritty crime dramas took a more serious bent.  But naughtiness belonged in those places; it didn’t need to be masked.  In this article I’m talking about when they unexpectedly lay it between the lines in the most outrageous manner possible.  The kind that leaves you asking, “Wait – what just happened?”

However, we must to be careful, or else we’re seeing phallic references around every corner…




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Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1)

I’m Glad Hayley Cropper Is Dead: She Never Once Posed In A Bikini

HAYLEY Cropper was dying. Hayley Cropper is not a real person. She’s the work of dramatists at Coronation Street. And she’s dead. No. She’s alive. Hang on… No, Dead. But she could return for a retrospective or Christmas special. That’s the thing with people who aren’t real, they can do things the rest of us can’t. Sherlock can be made to live in today’s London, Tony Blair can be Prime Minister and Hayley can commit suicide rather than die slowly from cancer. It’s something to do with six-month contracts and a prior booking.

The Daily Mail’s paparazzo has “The Last Picture”. But no need to rush out and buy the newspaper because it’s not real news and, in any case, Hayley death is a primetime snuff movie.


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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comments (3)

Checking The Mail: Sherlock And Bashing Benefits Claimants

A misspelled sign on the house of 'Fungi' on James Turner Street in Birmingham, as residents of the street appear in the controversial Channel 4 series Benefits Street which has been attacked by a senior MP, who described it as a "misrepresentation" of life for people on social security. Picture date: Friday January 10, 2014. The documentary, which aired on Monday night and depicted the lives of residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham, sparked hundreds of complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom and Channel 4 about the way it portrayed people on benefits. Some residents have claimed they were tricked by film-makers into taking part. But Channel 4 insists that it was "very clear and transparent" with those taking part about the nature of the programme it envisaged.

A misspelled sign on the house of ‘Fungi’ on James Turner Street in Birmingham, as residents of the street appear in the Channel 4 series Benefits Street.


CHANNEL 4’s documentary Benefits Street has been an absolute boon for The Daily Mail. The sound of the boners popping up must have been audible in the office as the hate-filled shitstirrers of The Daily Mail’s crack Poor People Hating unit grew aroused at the thought of some easy targets. And lo, as it was foretold, the stories of “odious” benefits ‘cheats’ have been spewing out of the Mail’s collective maw faster than crumbs flying out of Paul Dacre’s gob at lunchtime.

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Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Golden Globes 2014 Highlights: Elisabeth Moss’s Finger Cam, Tina Fey Rocks Clooney And Bono Disses Diddy

THE Golden Globes 2014. Here are the highlights from last night’s Hollywood AGM:

Hats off to Amy Poehler, winner of Best Actress in a Comedy TV Series.

Two hats off to Tina Fey for her Gravity joke that George Clooney would “rather float in space than spend a minute with a woman his own age”. And a big cap off to her for her line: “Like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio!”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus looking devilishly bitter puffing on her e-cigarette.


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Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment

Hilarious: Idiotic Pastor Daniel Castle Explains The Evils Of MTV’s Wonder Showzen

PASTOR Daniel Castle is no fan of MTV’s Wonder Showzen, the Sesame Street parody. Pastor Castle thinks John Lee and Vernon Chatman’s show is real. And – yep – Pastor Daniel is real. He should be work of parody. But he isn’t.

He might be Danny Castle, pastor of Shining Light Baptist Church, Morganton, North Carolina.


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YouTuber savedbyjesusblood notes:

Clips of MTV’s evil TV show “Wonder Showzen” explained by Pastor Daniel Castle. This is one of the most evil shows and spiritual exploitation of children I have ever seen. 

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Praising Big Brother, Advocating Nuking Nick Robinson

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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Praising Big Brother, advocating nuking Nick Robinson


AS a smug, entitled, metropolitan dicksplash with a $50 vocabulary and a tendency to watch things with subtitles now and then I’m meant to dismiss Channel 5’s rebooted Big Brother franchise. Richard Desmond is a porn peddler turned newspaper baron turned TV channel king so we’re meant to squish our faces into cartoon disgust as if a man selling jizz mags is worse than arms dealers, Saudi princes who keep their people in a state of oppressed ignorance or Russians whose money was scrabbled up in the twilight of the Soviet era by standing on the heads of others and doing a fair bit of backstabbing both literal and figurative. Richard Desmond doesn’t seem like a particularly nice bloke but most newspaper proprietors are like crap James Bond villains so it doesn’t make him stand out really. I like that he’s invested money in bringing Big Brother back to its best because Desmond and his demonic underlings understand the key point of Big Brother: make it funny, make it entertaining, make it ridiculous. Channel 4’s problem was that it kept trying to hang on to the notion of Big Brother as social experiment rather than freak show with freaks who bloody love all that attention.

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment

TV Presenter Charlie Vernon Sacked For Raising Finger At Colleague Who Called Her A ‘Wh**e’ Through Her Earpiece

“I WAS shocked and extremely offended to be called a f****** big whore and a bitch on my earpiece,’’ says Charlie Vernon, 28, of the day she lost her job presenting  the Jewellery Maker show on Gems TV satellite channel. She responded to the insult by raising her middle finger. A viewer complained, upset that their daily intake of bilge had been so rudely interrupted. Redditch -based Genuine Gemstone Company sacked her.

Gems TV is the UK’s longest established jewellery channel and can be seen in every home in the country. We broadcast live 24 hours a day on Freeview, Sky, Virgin and Freesat.


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Posted: 9th, January 2014 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment

Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson Shows Rare Honesty About Doing The Voice


MUSICIANS aren’t known for telling the truth very often. When they break up bands, they cite ‘musical differences’ rather than ‘we all pretty much hate each other now and couldn’t convince the record label to let us have a break, so we’re going to argue about music until we can’t look each other in the eye’.

When they nearly kill themselves with drugs and booze, they pretend they’ve got ‘nervous exhaustion’. When they refuse to do promotional work for new records, they know that that, in itself, is promotional work and it works very well thank you very much.

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Posted: 9th, January 2014 | In: Music, TV & Radio | Comment

The Baftas 2014 Nominations Are Announced!


2014’s Bafta film nominations have been announced, which is particularly good news for London’s cocaine dealers as they prep themselves for one of their busiest awards of the year.

Leading the pack is Gravity with 11 nominations and true stories dominate the main categories (which probably means all our fiction writers are either rubbish or they’ve given up through a lack of funding) with all but two films (Gravity and The Selfish Giant) falling into that pocket.

It’ll be a good night for Dame Judi Dench too. She’s got a nod for Philomena, which gives her a whopping total of 15 Bafta film nominations – the most nominated actress in the history of the event.

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Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: Film, TV & Radio | Comment

The Top of The Tops Unofficial Celebration

TWENTY years ago, the BBC was celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of one of its most ‘iconic’ shows.

Ten years ago, the BBC was celebrating its 40th anniversary.

There was a problem, however. During the first decade of the show – which also unfortunately happened to be its heyday – most of the episodes were erased on the grounds that videotape was expensive, and television was considered an ephemeral medium. Posterity was not a consideration.

In the past decade, some missing footage has been retrieved from private collectors, which boded well for the big 50th anniversary. Or so you might think.

In fact, the BBC has removed footage from the clips that are available, and decided not to celebrate the anniversary at all.

The reason, guys and gals, is simple: the programme in question was Top of the Pops, and the TV studio in which it was filmed served as an HQ for the nefarious activities of Jimmy Savile and his pop pals. Hence Jim’s introductions and performances from certain artistes are now strictly verboten.



None of which will stop Anorak from picking some top pop moments from the show’s golden years – erring on the side of the hidden gems –in this unofficial celebration…

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Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, TV & Radio | Comments (3)

BBC Wusses Out Of Top Of The Pops Anniversary Special Because of Jimmy Savile

THIS year would mark the 50th anniversary of Top Of The Pops. The show was, until relatively recently, a cornerstone of British television. A mixture of people’s interest shifting to the internet, and the BBC’s complete failure to stay in touch with youth culture and an over-reliance on the Glastonbury coverage saw TOTP falling by the wayside.

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And then there’s the ongoing Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Music, Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment

Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious New Year’s Special: Sherlock? Shernot


JEREMY Brett played Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jnr. played an action hero using the name Sherlock Holmes. That’s where we’ve got with the Stephen Moffat/Mark Gatiss fan fiction-take Sherlock. While the first series of their gripping adventure series was closely yoked to Conan Doyle’s original tales, the stories started to diverge in Series 2. The final episode of that season, The Reichenbach Fall, left viewers with a tantalising cliffhanger – how did Sherlock ‘kill’ himself but survive? – but nothing like the shock that Conan Doyle inflicted on readers as he attempted to permanently end the clash of minds and bodies between Holmes and Moriarty.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Daily Mirror’s Best TV Moment of 2013 Happened In 2012


OVER at the Daily Mirror – “the intelligent tabloid” – Josh Woodfin is taking us through the telly highlights of 2013. The year was terrible.

10 most dramatic TV moments of 2013 including Sherlock’s ‘fatal’ fall, Cameron’s shocking siege and the Breaking Bad finale

Best, But Most Infuriating, Moment of Drama 2013

Sherlock Falls

Evil has two faces, and they bear a striking resemblance to Stephen Moffat and Mark Thompson, the devious writers behind the final episode of series two of Sherlock. Called The Reichenbach Fall, it culminated with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock making a mess of a pavement following his apparent death by splat. But he’s not dead, of course. And our twelve-month rollercoaster of anger, frustration and excitement ends on New Year’s Day. We need answers.

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Posted: 30th, December 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Lost Sesame Street: Take Me For A Ride To See Crack Monkey On Your Crack Camel

IN this Sesame Street show, you take a ride on the Crack Camel:

Posted: 29th, December 2013 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment

Mic Wright’s Remotely Festively Furious: Doctor Who Raised By Moffat, Caitlin Moran Raised By Wolves

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WRITING a convincing family unit for television is a tricky one. There are only a few series that manage it over a significant time period. Sgt Wilson, Private Pike and his mother in Dad’s Army are perfectly dysfunctional, the Gallagher family in Shameless was brilliant for at least three series and the Trotters are the gold-standard for sitcom families. Go back further and you get the delicious cocktail of hate and love embodied by the Steptoes and the constructed screwed-up family of the Hancock’s Half Hour.

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Posted: 27th, December 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment

The Tao of David Coleman

The Tao of David Coleman


He was born at Alderley Edge, the place now famous as the luxury location of choice for the gated homes of multi-millionaire footballers. But Coleman is a man synonymous with the blurred black-and-white ‘soccer’ of a more simple, if not innocent era.

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Posted: 25th, December 2013 | In: Celebrities, Flashback, Key Posts, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment

What’s Up With Your Friend? – A Comedy Short

HILARY Barraford (actor/model/blonde) has produced this comic shot What’s Up With Your Friend? 

Hilary is the cast as the fun friend. She might not be acting:


Posted: 19th, December 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

How To Wrap A Cat For Christmas – The Video Guide

HOW To Wrap A Cat For Christmas.

Posted: 19th, December 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

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