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

Koran TV chefs discovers oil and water do not fix

WHAT TV chefs need are more guns. They need to mix water in the hot oil. South Korean chef point the way ahead:

Spotter

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


Dublin man takes statue performing to the next level

IN Dublin, you know you’re a statue when…

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


Doris’ son recalls the great storm of 1987 in Ipswich (audio)

IN 1987, BBC weatherman Michael Fish said ‘no hurricane’ was coming to Blighty. He was wrong. Brian, Doris’s son, calls Radio Station Town102 in Ipswich:

Posted: 21st, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (4)


Milwaukee police officer takes out water squiring clown (video)

AMERICAN TV news presents the clown v cop fight. American TV news is formular-driven eye gum. The telegenic faces – those aquiline noses; that presidential hair; those cleavages; just WOW! – deliver facts on anything with an absurd sense of drama. This following news segment is about a fight between a copper an a clown. In this case the polished newscaster performances (they think they’re auditioning for daytime soap, don’t they?) makes the  ridiculousness of the story and its delivery more pronounced. It’s TV gold:

Posted: 20th, November 2012 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Four bored Scousers riding a bike with no wheels at Manchester Airport

TO Manchester Airport, where four bored Scousers are riding a bicycle. As you can see, M’lud, the bicycle has been relieved of its wheels…

Spotter: B3ta

Posted: 20th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


BBC Crimewatch does mugshots with theme music

MUGSHOT of the day on the BBC’s Crimewatch:

Posted: 19th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


BBC want you to dress as ‘paedophile’ Elvis Presley to celebrate Children in Need

THE BBC has not been hyping Children in Need as much as other years. (See Jimmy Savile.) But it’s on with the telethon. And the BBC has tips on how to make the day special. You can dress up in fancy dress. BBC tips include:

Fancy Dress

Wherever you are, it’s always fun to dress up. Whether you work at a school, supermarket or in an office, it’s easy to organise a fancy dress day! Over the years, millions of people up and down the country have dressed up in crazy outfits in aid of BBC Children in Need and in the record-breaking 2011 Appeal we all went a bit spotty!

2. …You could create a theme… go back in time to the swinging sixties or live the celeb lifestyle as a ‘Hollywood Honey’ or maybe even go to work as the King! The list is literally endless!

4. …Always get sponsored by people you trust rather than strangers.

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Posted: 16th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


When Iggy Pop shagged a teddy on BBC children’s telly Captain Sensible laughed

WITH the BBC in the mire and floundering, time to look back at what else aside from a predatory paedophile Aunty dished up to the kidzzz in those dark, Satanic days of the 1980s.

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Posted: 13th, November 2012 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Who wants to see Jamie Oliver sucking a dildo?

HAVE you seen Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Minute Meals? It’s a show so irritating that it makes you want to punch the very notion of television into next week. And Jamie, here’s an idea: 1.5 Second Meals where someone just throws a Jaffa Cake in their mouth and gets on with their lives without bogling at lettuce.

Anyway, when Jamie isn’t larging it up over some prawns on a massive wooden board, he’s pretending to be Food Bono, saving our wickle children from a fate worse than delicious hamburgers.

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


1984: June O’Brien’s toaster is possessed by the Devil (and Eli Wallach)

FLASHBACK to 1984: The Today show features June O’Brine, a woman hose toaster is possessed by the Devil. Satan speaks through the toaster. And  – get this – he sounds like Eli Wallach:

Posted: 11th, November 2012 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment


Jamie Giddens is the weathermanforhire.com

JAMIE Giddens is the weathermanforhire.com:

Since my early teens I have always been keen on weather but for the last 20 years I have done other things, until recently when I realised that my weather forecasting ambitions may possibly be acheived from my own front yard.

Posted: 10th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Dof pricks up its ears for Wu Tang Clan

SO. Your dog loves Wu Tang Clan. Prick up your ears, Bobo:

Posted: 9th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Phillip Schofield asks Cameron about paedophiles and PM gets confused

SOMETIMES, television is so bewildering that you can’t possibly believe that it is comprised of real human beings. Take for example, this morning, when Phillip Schofield went feral and handed our Prime Minister, David Cameron, a piece of paper with a list of Tory MPs who the presenter believes are paedophiles.

Let us look at that again. Gordon The Gopher’s best friend went online, found a load of names who have been accused of raping children, presumably with little to no actual evidence, and wrote them down on a bit of paper and handed them to the man who has an entire country to run, and expected an answer.

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Posted: 8th, November 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Radio Lincolnshire’s Vox Pop Of the year – with added spite

RADIO Lincolnshire’s Vox Pop of the day – with added spite. The last line is horribly good:

Posted: 5th, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Indian soap opera goes nuts on sounds and close ups

INDIAN soap opera clip of the day. Look out for these kinds of close ups and sound effects on EastEnders. I see your drum rolls and raise you face rolls:

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


Two girls one mud bath

TAKING a mud bath in Japan. We call this Two Girls One Mud Bath:

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


Captain Kirk grabs the phallic cave rock

FLASHBACK photo of the day features Star Trek’s Captain Kirk and a favoured rock:

Posted: 2nd, November 2012 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment


Is this the worst star prize in TV game show history?

BULLSEYE was a super, smashing, great show. Marvellous. I watched it keeping score of how many superlatives Jim Bowen used. One thing, however, was rubbish: the star prize:

Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment


Countdown overrun by filth and immigrants

COUNTDOWN is still on Channel 4. Today’s Countdown Conundrum is “RAMMINGIT”. The answer is slightly less filthy, more dirty and threatening, especially to Daily Express and Daily Mail readers:

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Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Revealed: 10 reasons why the BBC sacked Danny Baker

REVEALED: Why the BBC sacked Danny Baker from his brilliant daily afternoon show on London 95.9FM. The Danny Baker Treehouse has been felled:

1. “We dwell amid pinheaded weasels who know only timid, the generic and the abacus.” – Danny Baker

2. Global warming

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Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Farewell Ceefax: How Internet killed the television star

FAREWELL then, Ceefax; your Legoland graphics will delight and inform us no more. You were called Ceefax, because you enabled viewers “see the facts” with no messing about, and you became a national institution. But your birth was a happy accident.

As BBC engineers searched for a way to provide programme subtitles, they realised the same technology could be used to send other information.
Colin McIntyre led a team of eight at Television Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, monitoring the news wires. They typed up the stories, then produced a punched tape which was “read” by a machine into a “core store” with a maximum capacity of just 24 pages.

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Posted: 31st, October 2012 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Doomsday Preppers await Armageddon: Battlestar Galactica for Jesus

FEAR not, humanity. When Armageddon comes, these folks are ready to create a new breed of human. It’s Battlestar Galactica for Jesus. Do you take your chances with the Bomb or live in a hole with these fine folks?

Ahm-a-geddin’-outta-here:

How can you become prepared for the end of the world?

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


Jimmy Savile and the blindfolded cow: Radio Ulster gets pranked

ON BBC Radio Ulster a caller says that when he was 8, Jimmy Savile (much much older than 8) fixed it for him to milk a cow blindfolded:

The BBC could not spot that prank because the BBC takes things in good faith and is an entirely wholesome outfit. It was pointed out to Radio Ulster’s by a worker at ITV, which really is a sink of depravity…

Posted: 29th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Bird poos on TV news reporter Paul Robins

HERE’S Fox40 Sacramento newsman Paul Robins getting pooed on by a bird. (A pigeon? Has to be. And Robins – more nominative determinism?)  His co-star Bethany Crouch is understandably amused. Still, the bird could have been more creative:

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


How to talk like a Neanderthal

HOW to talk like a Neanderthal with voice coach Patsy Rodenburg, director of voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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