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TV & Radio | Anorak - Part 27

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

How long have you had an STD? How a news reporter deals with a lurker

TO New Orleans, where Anorak’s favourite reporter is dealing with a lurker. So,  “how long have you had an STD?” We go LIVE with Jessica Sanchez Super Bowl centre in New Orleans.

So, how long have you had an STD.

Anorak: Look, I promise was gonna tell you, but you left so early…

Posted: 31st, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Gangham Style and Call Me Maybe announce arrival of the anti-Christ

LET it be know that Gangham Style and Call Me Maybe announce the arrival of the anti-Christ. In this video you will see Psy dancing with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This is, of course, the William Tapley (aka Third Eagle of the Apocalypse and Co Prophet of the End Times) who showed us that Denver Airport is stuffed with penises

Posted: 30th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Downton Abbey game for Super Nintendo

TIME to play Downton Abbey on the Super Nintendo:

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


South Park Correction of the day

THE New York Times regret the error:

An earlier version of this column misstated a plot point in “South Park.” While the character Kenny was once killed in every episode, that is no longer the case. The earlier version also misstated the circumstances of his repeated deaths. While he has met his fate in a variety of ways over the years, he was not routinely ‘ritually sacrificed’.”

The best newspaper apologies of 2012.

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


Murderous EastEnders plots based on life in Honduras and Cabot Cove

WHAT’S the most dangerous job in the UK? Answer: soap opera actor.  

How Unrealistic Is Murder On Television?

“In a paper printed in the British Medical Journal, Tim Crayford, Richard Hooper and Sarah Evans reported that the mortality rate for characters in the television soap operas Coronation Street and EastEnders exceeded those of bomb disposal experts and racing drivers. Deaths were generally violent, and recently introduced characters had a five-year survival rate.”

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Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Newsreader falls into canal while texting… and it’s on video!

CCTV footage has emerged, capturing a local newsreader falling arse-over-tit into a frozen canal after being distracted by her phone.

Laura Safe (raises eyebrows at the nominative determinism) works for Capital FM Birmingham, and was sending her boyfriend a text when she failed to look up and found herself immersed in dirty, freezing water. She’s probably got polio now or something, but it is still funny.

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Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio | Comment


The 8 worse acts of censorship in TV history

CENSORSHIP reared its ugly head again this week, as the BBC cut a line of dialogue from the classic comedy Fawlty Towers, in which the ‘old-fashioned’ major tells Basil about the time he took a lady to see India play cricket at the Oval:

‘The strange thing was, throughout the morning she kept referring to the Indians as niggers. “No, no, no,” I said, “the niggers are the West Indians. These people are wogs”.’

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Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Playing rubbish tennis in Dover (video)

A POSTMAN working Granville Street, Dover, too time out to film two local playing rubbish tennis:

Posted: 21st, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Tweenie Max becomes Jimmy Savile’s most famous victim

THE BBC wanted to opurge the place of Jimmy Savile. The BBC cleansed Savile from its Desert Island Discs database. This is the BBC that came up with the vacuous decision to edit out an appearance of Jonathan King on a 1976 edition of Top of the Pops for a BBC4 rerun. King was convicted and jailed for sex with underage teenage boys a few years back, but what could be the rationale for this show ‘laundering’; this charade that King never existed?

Others to be erased from the BBC’s archives:  Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, Michael Jackson (OK never convicted, but, y’know….), Boy George, Gary Glitter, Sid Vicious and Phil Spector. And anything and eveything they ever worked on, and projects they helped to create.

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Posted: 20th, January 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


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

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

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


Jeremy Vine has ‘a brothel for disabled people and crabs’

JEREMY Vine has “a brothel for disabled people and crabs” on his BBC Radio 2 show. More crab brothels now!

“You’ll never catch me in a brothel,” vows Mr Crabs. “That’s my money-back guarantee!”

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


TV Weatherman pelted with snowballs in Breda

THIS is how you treat weather presenters from the telly. In Breda, Netherlands, the weatherman has a fast approaching hail of snowballs heading for his face.

This is what should happen in the UK. Forget that cruel and unusual punishment of making them date Lembit Opik. Just Get Doris a snowball and watch the Fish run…

Posted: 16th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The wonderful shadows of the Pilobolus dance group

SHADOWLAND Dance, by the Pilobolus dance group:

Spotter: Michael Kritharis

Posted: 15th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


You are not the father: the best of the Maury Povich Show

ONE recurring theme of the The Maury Povich Show is the paternity test. When the results come in, some see it as reason to celebrate:

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Posted: 15th, January 2013 | In: Gifs, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


The Golden Globes and other slave auctions

AT the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, actresses Anna Gunn, Mayim Bialik, Alyssa Milano and Emily Mortimer audition fopr the Roman Salve epic I Vadis:

More.

Posted: 14th, January 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


I can haz magick catburgers (video)

I CAN haz magick:

Spotter: thedailywhat

Posted: 13th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Quentin Tarantino and the truth about slavery (feat. Krishnan Guru-Murthy)

CHANNEL 4 news has a mixed record with interviews. In this interview, Krishnan Guru-Murthy asks foot fetishist Quentin Tarantino about violence in his new film, Django Unchained. Tarantino isn’t keen to answer. He’s there to talk about the film. He wants us to watch it. Guru-Murthy wants to talk about things in the film that only the critics have seen. He wants to talk about violence. But without the context of the film, his question is fishing for tabloid sensation.

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Posted: 11th, January 2013 | In: Film, TV & Radio | Comment


The most controversial British TV shows ever

THE shows they loved to hate:

The BBC is under fire again – this time for its new sitcom Way To Go, which finds humour in the subject of assisted suicide. It comes hot on the heels of a tabloid fury over Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year, in which jaded drunken luvvies made tedious jokes about the Queen.

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Posted: 11th, January 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Bum sniffer caught red-nosed at train station toilets (video)

TO China’s Hsinchu Railway Station, where a bum-sniffer has been caught in the act in the public toilets. Happily, it looks like this urinator passed the test. The bum-sniffer is on his way, back on the beat:

Posted: 10th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Simon Cowell’s sex secrets remain secret on Celebrity Big Brother

CELEBRITY Big Brother might be all about Simon’s Cowell’s sex life. Well, if you read the Daily Star, that is:

August 14 2012: Jasmine Lennard has nothing to say about sex with Superstud Cowell!

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Posted: 9th, January 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


SPLASH! ITV’s wet diving show in Gifs

SO. Those selfless coves at ITV hunkered down and asked themselves: “How can we kill this tired Olympics buzz?” What can ITV experts do to create a show that will change Faster, Higher and Stronger to and Wetter, Lower and Weaker? The answer was to get five mid-ranging celebrities to fall into Luton’s Inspire centre until the watchful eye of Olympian-turned TV host Tom Daley. It is terrible telly. Lots of bad acoustics and waiting for Jake Canuso form Benidorm to get a verruca around a few decent moment. It is show better viewed as Gifs:

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Posted: 8th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Health nut smokes and eats packet of cigarettes (video)

BEFORE giving up smoking for 2013, and thus giving yourself life-damaging stress and no excuse to pop out of the office / restaurant / bed for a ciggie, you should have seen this video. Thi sis how you give up smoking. You light and swallow all the fags in the house. You might also swallow part of your tongue, tonsils, lips and lungs. But what you’ll lack in body bits, you’ll more than make up for when you fart a cigar:

Spotter: Daily Picks & Flicks

Posted: 7th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment