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TV & Radio | Anorak - Part 30

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

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


Destination Star Trek London: Five captain, Bakula’s arse and Stewart’s nepotism

READER Stevie heads to Star Trek London 19th -21st October 2012

OK, so, screwing the Health and Safety Regulations there we were, thousands crammed into a far too small concrete box, on incredibly uncomfortable chairs, waiting for all 5 Captains to do the £95 opening 45-minute gig together -insert squee here- when they broke the bad news to us: John Barrowman was going to do the questioning. Someday John Barrowman will refrain from dropping his trousers, but it was not this day, and Scott Bakula’s self sacrifice in autographing John’s butt was deeply appreciated, particularly by Kate Mulgrew who wasn’t going to touch that one with a bargepole.

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Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Household tool uses gun to make Halloween pumpkin

COMMON household tool uses gun to make Halloweeen pumpkin. He puts the anus in Janus:

Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Chris Matthews shuts down the Obama debate

TV nodding Chris Matthews browse the political thinkers for a view.  On lad tells him he will be voting for Romney because “he doesn’t cover up scandals in the Middle East”.

Matthews, who has invited the voter to speak, then harasses him: “What was the scandal? Get to it, nail it, what was the scandal?”

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Posted: 24th, October 2012 | In: Politicians, TV & Radio | Comment


Ceefax and Teletext RIP

BEFORE the internet, there was a whole world of information to be found on Ceefax and Teletext. These blocky, but comfortingly amateurish graphics would adorn our pages with TV listings, horoscopes, music news and games. Bamboozle is surely one of the first interactive games a generation played? Channel 4 had Planet Sound, with John Earls heading up the editorial and providing a trusted, fanzine-style voice which music fans would devour with their Coco Pops on their TVs previously meant only for their Spectrums and Commodore 64s.

The BBC’s Ceefax was a little more safe than what could be found on other channels, but by no means loved any less.

Even though the whole thing looked hopelessly out of date in an age where video games are hyper-real and the internet is the place filled with every kind of graphic and photo you could hope for, there’s elements of Ceefax and Teletext that haven’t been bettered.

For example, the Now And Next (p120 or p606) television guide feature was a thing of wonder, minimising itself at the foot of the screen, allowing you to continue to watch television while weighing up which channel to hop to. And of course, subtitling was a glorious leap forward, with captioning on Freeview and Sky basically copying what Ceefax had done before.

For many, Teletext and Ceefax won’t mean a thing, but for that generation that truly embraced it, its passing should bring back a host of memories. Pressing ‘reveal’ on pages with no answer was always a thing people did, revealing stray code and such. Then there was the button which allowed you to enter a four number code, rather than the usual three. Stoners and the bored would endlessly tap in random digits in a bid to find secret pages. And this writer DID, and it appeared to be something to do with a premium rate phone game, regrettably.

It goes without saying that this old technology had to go, surpassed by the infinitely more useful internet. Smartphones and tablets effectively made Ceefax redundant. But that’s not to say we shouldn’t pay small tribute. After all, if it wasn’t for Nightscreen and the like, many of us would never have heard any jazz or muzak, ever.

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Posted: 23rd, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


George Entwhistle was in the Darling Buds of May (video)

GEORGE Entwhistle has appeared before a parliamentary panel to talk about why Newsnight dropped its investigation into Jimmy Savile. Entwhistle is the BBC’s Director-General. Before that he was an actor, playing Cedric “Charley” Charlton under the nom-de-thesp ‘Philip Franks’ in the euphemistic Darling Buds of May (the sick perverts):

Posted: 23rd, October 2012 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment (1)


The first Klingon Wedding in the UK in photos

JOSSIE Sockertopp, 23, and Sonnie Gustavsson, 29, from Sweden tied the knot in full Klingon costume as their Star Trek idols, during a ceremony conducted by Peter Wyllie in the Klingon language, at Destination Star Trek at the ExCel Centre in London. Do you, take her to boldly love, to boldly have, to boldly hold…etc.

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Jossie Sockertopp, 23 (right) and Sonnie Gustavsson, 29, from Sweden tie the knot in full Klingon costume as their Star Trek idols, during a ceremony conducted by Peter Wyllie in the Klingon language, at Destination Star Trek at the ExCel Centre in London.

 

Posted: 22nd, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Cockroach crawls over TV reporter

TV reporter Robert Kovacic keeps speaking without a pause as a cockroach crawls all over his suit.

Says a TV insider: “That’s no cockroach. That’s his editor”…

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


ITV’s This Morning hoaxed by celebrity sperm bank

IF you are going to make a spoof news story, weave in celebrities and sex. It won’t fail. ITV spotted a story about a celebrity sperm bank. This Morning, the most haphazard show on the telly, showcased the sperm depository for all VUP tossers. Viewers met Dan Richards, chief executive officer of FameDaddy, “the world’s first service to offer a top-class portfolio of celebrity sperm.”

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


Baby elephant rescued from a hole

RESCUING a baby elephant from a hole. The noise made by the white woman is memorable:

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


This is how you dive into a frozen swimming pool

THIS is how you dive into a frozen swimming pool:

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


A video of a dog getting ready for his day

IN this video Ruff Dog gets ready… (Shaving is for pussies…)

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


Press TV: EU bans Iran’s funniest broadcaster

PRESS TV has gone. EU sanctions against Iran have resulted in the death of Press TV.

Press TV is upset:

It also shows that the European Union does not respect freedom of speech, and spares no efforts to silence the voice of alternative media outlets.

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


Woman talks cat down form cooker – cat talks back

WOMAN talks her surly talking cat down off the top of the cooker.

Never trust a cat.

Posted: 15th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


My Collection Obsession: Who’s your favourite?

MY Collection Obsession is the new hit show that makes fun of people with a awkward conditions. Television demand that all the players submit to their allotted roles. The camera alters what it shows to seek out the weird and ghastly. TV doesn’t want us to empathise. It wants us to point and laugh. Better when the subject matter does their own editing. The show misses out our favourite: video boy

Posted: 15th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


1960: The original Flinystones line up

1960: The Flintstones:

Fred Flintstone – Alan Reed
Wilma Flintstone – Jean Vander Pyl
Betty Rubble – Bea Benaderet
Barney Rubble – Mel Blanc

Posted: 14th, October 2012 | In: Flashback, TV & Radio | Comment


Dogs and a ball in slow motion (video)

DOGS. Better than cats…with balls:

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


Russians gets hit by cars for insurance money (video)

IN this video Russians get hit by cars to claim on the insurance. You will also see that Russian cars come equipped with video devices mounted on the dashboard. Russian pedestrians come equipped with padded jackets:

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


How (not) to jump out of a tree (video)

HOW (not) to jump out of a tree:

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


Astrology Songs: The musical

ASTROLOGY songs: the musical. Here’s the star himself, Harvey Sid Fisher:

Libra

The rest are on page 2.

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


Fainting QVC presenter makes Top 10 TV Faints

HAVE you heard of Cassie Slane? She’s going viral after she fainted during a segment on QVC (not the first time she’s had ‘health issues’ on-screen). She slurred her words while selling a tablet for children (the electronic kind, not some medicine) and keeled over while her co-host gamely continued to ignore her and try in a bid to carry on pitching at viewers.

Slane has written on Facebook: “Thanks to everyone for your kind words. I am feeling alot better today!”

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Posted: 9th, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


The dildo missile launcher (video)

IF America ever bans guns, this is what every patriot will be packing. It’s for self-defence, dammit! The Slingshot Channel showcases the Launcher of Love,  capable of firing 28mm D.I.L.D.O. missiles.

Iran, we have you surrounded. The Great Corrupter is primed:

Posted: 7th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Speeding truck turns into box of apples (video)

ET Voila! In this video a speeding truck becomes a box of apples in a puff of smoke:

Posted: 6th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


One of the best synovial fluid harvesting videos ever

YOU saw this and this. Now see this ideo of a man harvesting synovial fluid:

Posted: 6th, October 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment