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

Polar Bear tries to mate with BBC nature presenter (video)

IN this video BBC nature watcher Gordon Buchanan dresses as a polar bear and sits in a mobile “bombproof” ice cube to film polar bears. In The Polar Bear Family & Me, a title with shades of Lloyd George knew my father. This is nature telly for voyeurs. David Attenborough’s Voice of God has been replaced by a telly presenter’s attempts to be mated with or eaten.

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Posted: 6th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Downton Abbey characters become cats and dogs

KIM Parkhurst has created portraits of Donron Abbey characters as cats and dogs. It might present more plot lines. Did Mrs Patmore Persian Cat add a dead bird to the treacle sponge? Will there be sniffin’ at Tiffin’? Mary Borzoi licks her chops. And we all ask: can dogs use cutlery? Downton is all about the cutlery….

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Posted: 6th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Daily Mail is funnier than The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

THE Daily Mail did not enjoy Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Anyone who watches a Channel 4 panel-based comedy show pretty much deserves what they get, but the Mail was aghast:

“A primetime Channel 4 quiz in which drunken comedians made obscene jokes about the Queen has outraged viewers. The Big Fat Quiz Of 2012, which featured countless vile sexual jokes, was broadcast on Sunday only seconds after the 9pm watershed….Last night TV watchdog Ofcom confirmed it had already received complaints.”

How many?

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Posted: 4th, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Chuck Giampa takes us inside the mind of a boxing judge (video)

CHUCK Giampa will now take us inside the mind of a boxing judge:

Posted: 4th, January 2013 | In: Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


Face of the day: the Late Late Show legend

FACE of the day – you work it girl:

Spotter

Posted: 2nd, January 2013 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Why you’re addicted to watching Christmas TV

ON the addiction of watching Christmas TV, Tom Stafford notes:

Normally wanting and liking are tightly bound together. We want things we like and we like the things we want. But experiments by the University of Michigan’s Kent Berridge and colleagues show that this isn’t always the case. Wanting and liking are based on separate brain circuits and can be controlled independently. …

But in addiction, the theory goes, the circuits can become uncoupled, so that you get extreme wanting without a corresponding increase in pleasure. Matching this, addicts are notable for enjoying the thing they are addicted toless than non-addicts. This is the opposite of most activities, where people who do the most are also the ones who enjoy it the most. (Most activities except another Christmas tradition, watching television, where you see the same pattern as with drug addictions – people who watch the most enjoy it the least).

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Posted: 26th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Daily Express hate TV repeats – broadcasts Ben Hur

WHAT’S on the telly at Christmas? The Daily Express is worried:

“Christmas viewers will be deluged with almost 100 hours of repeats. A Sunday Express study of the 2012 schedules found that a staggering level of old series and re-run films will be broadcast by the three main channels over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day…”

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Posted: 25th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Basse Andersen from Arendal is the world’s most easily scared human

BASSEAndersen from Arendal (Norway) scares easily:

Posted: 18th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Excited North Korean TV news anchor hails launch of Unha 3 rocket

THIS is how you read the news. You do away with the ticks, head tilts and the eyes narrowing used by BBC presenters to showcase their personal like or dislike of stories; you just go for it. This is a special news bulletin from North Korea. The presenter is announcing launch of an Unha 3 rocket carrying a satellite. Glory be!

Posted: 12th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Spike Jones tooting turkey fights woman

HAD this women been around when the Pilgrims hit what would become the USA, today’s Thanksgiving diners would be chowing down on something you could stamp on, such as stuffed ant.

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Posted: 12th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Indian mum says ‘no acid until you’ve cleaned your room’

TO India, where the dancing boy (?) is being told by his mother: “No acid until you’ve cleaned your room.” Then it’s child for himself:

Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


A hamster climbs the stairs (video)

A HAMPSTER makes its way upstairs. Why? What’s behind it? What’s at the top. There’s a TV series in this, with cartoon tie-in:

Posted: 7th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Sydney radio hosts prank Kate Middleton’s hospital

SYDNEY radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian from 2Day FM called King Edward VII Hospital pretending to be the Queen and Prince Phil.

They say:

“We were very surprised that our call was put through. We thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well. 2Day FM sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by the inquiries to Kate’s hospital. The radio segment was done with lighthearted intentions. We wish Kate and her family all the best and we’re glad to hear she’s doing well.”

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Posted: 5th, December 2012 | In: Royal Family, TV & Radio | Comment


Union J fan woman screams what we’re all thinking at X Factor (VIDEO)

THE single greatest thing the X Factor has given the UK, is that for one night a week, we’re unified in bewildered hatred. Of course, there’s the berks who hate it because they sneeringly prefer ‘real music’ by ‘people who write their own music’ (warning: Chris De Burgh wrote his own songs and half of Motown didn’t). The best people enjoy the show and the hatred it stirs.

X Factor is the only time Britain is truly alive.

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Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Cat attempts suicide by carbon monoxide

THE Mary Bale Fan Club calls on Carbon Monoxide Cat:

Posted: 4th, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Collar Cam films cat buying alcohol and partying hard (video)

KEEP tabs on your cat with a Collar Cam:

Posted: 3rd, December 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


1978: Ted Rodger ‘studies’ The Gentle Secs for 3-2-1

FLASHBACK – with caption by the Press Association: “Ted Rogers studies secretaries (R to L) Tula, Patsy Ann Scott, Gail Playfair, Jennifer Layland, Mirielle Allonville and Holly Allen-Smith in a London street. Ted and the The Gentle Secs are to present Yorkshire TV’s new panel game 3-2-1 which begins on ITV.” Date: 22/05/1978.

Dusty Bin meet the girls with the big bins:

Posted: 30th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment


Cindy is the mum here to win your internet argument

INTERNET Row of the Year features this mother/daughter team. Cindy is here to help. Language is NSFW.

Cindy’s backing vocals are ad libbed:

Spotter: Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing

Posted: 29th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Every episode of BBC Question Time in 3 Minutes

BBC Question Time is on tonight. Here’s what you missed in every other episode of the tired political chat how:

Posted: 29th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Dudley youth entertains on town’s CCTV

TO Dudley, West Midlands, where a local youth is showing his displeasure at being monitored on CCTV. Why do we watch everyone? For the laughs:

Posted: 29th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


I’m A Celebrity: Charlie Brooks votes UKIP and enjoys more child-free days

ON a game called Door To Door,  I’m a Celebrity foddeUKIPr Charlie Brooks was invited to open a door. Pick the right door from five and she’d get a prize. The prize was a child called Kiki. Jimmy Savile had not fixed it for Kiki to meet Charlie. Kiki is Charlie’s daughter. She’s seven.

Charlie picked the door marked UKIP Rotherham and instead of a child got herpes or congenital warts. She said it was “heartbreaking” not see her kid. She said it was a “kick in the guts“. She then went and sat on a log in a TV studio in the Australian rainforest and bemoned her luck.

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Posted: 29th, November 2012 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Weatherman is washed away in Cornwall floods

JAMIE Giddens – Weatherman for Hire – has been washed away in the floods in Cornwall:

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


One of the best cow growth draining videos ever

THE cow has growth that needs to be drained:

The blackheads. The cyst.

Posted: 27th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


This funny Brazil lift prank ends when someone gets a heart attack and dies

MEANWHILE…in a lift in Brazil, the good folks at home are laughing as riders have heart attacks. Over in Canada

Posted: 27th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)