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

Behold! The musical man worm’s Pink Floyd tribute

THE Muscial Man Worm will now play Pink Floyd’s The Great Gig in The Sky:

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


What 10 sidekick characters from 1990s TV Shows look like now

WHAT 10 sidekick characters from 1990s TV Shows look like now. It’s comforting. Really, it is. Dewey form Malcolm  in The Middle grew into his ears…

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


That video of an Irish policeman getting humped by an erect horse Smithfield Horse Fair

HERE’S that video of the Irish policeman getting mounted by an erect horse’s penis at the the Smithfield Horse Fair in Dublin, Ireland. The number of people rushing to the copper’s aid can be counted on one aroused member…

Spotter: Broadsheet.ie.

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


The Top 50 serious moments in sit-coms are all unintentionally funny

YOU know those moments in sit-com shows when the serious bit pops up? Well Jest has compiled a Top 50. They are odd, funny and ridiculous. See if you can watch without smirking…

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


Arthur is the beaten cat with a cone on his head

ARTHUR the cat has a Cone on his head. He is a beaten cat…

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


Brazil’s Alexia Twister performs Madonna’s entire Super Bowls act better

ALEXIA Twister will now perform Madonna’s Super Bowl show. It’s fabulous. It’s drag-tasticulous. And the best bit is that it was not interrupted by men in leggings…  To Brazil:

Spotter: Dangerous Minds

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


Dalex relaxation for humans – the tapes

DALEK relaxation for humans – are tapes of Dr Who’s enemies helping humanity to unwind, as revealed by cultural space surfer Peter Serafinowicz:

Posted: 31st, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Puzzler Girl: Carol Vorderman broke my heart – a song and a video

DAVE Anderson and Tom Rosenthal create a tribute in words, music and images to Carol Vorderman. There was never a crossword between us….

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Posted: 31st, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


The drunk sings Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in the police car

FREDDIE Mercury Auditions take us to the back of a police car, where the budding star is singing Bohemian Rhapdosy. Oh, please let him goooo….

Spotter: Dangerous Mind

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


Bastard cabbage invades Texas

To the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin, Texas, where vegetation expert Damon Waitt is introducing viewers to the “bastard cabbage”. If you see patches of Bastard cabbage pull it up pronto, lest it give rise to bastard kids….


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


A history of TV mix-ups

A HISTORY of TV mix-ups – when things go deliciously wrong on the magic box:

Jocky Wilson/Jackie Wilson

The late Jocky Wilson has been remembered fondly elsewhere on Anorak, but one memory lingers: his “appearance” on Top of the Pops. Sure enough, as Dexy’s Midnight Runners blasted out “Jackie Wilson Says” – Van Morrsion’s tribute to the Detroit-born boxer-turned-soul singer – a backdrop hove into view featuring the “unmistakable” face of Scotland’s pre-eminent arrow-chucker…

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Posted: 27th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment


Jonathan Antoine wins Britain’s Got Talent – God smiles

WHO is Britain Got Talent’s Jonathan Antoine, aka Jonathan Stavvy Antoine, of Jonathan and Charlotte? Will the Essex teenager (17) make it to Celebrity Big Brother? Will he be mated with Susan Boyle? Will he ditch Charlotte Jaconelli, 16, the fanciable sidekick who proves he is not socially inept and can befriend girls?

The Mail says Jonthan is “following in the footsteps of Susan Boyle”. To the fridge? No, to fame and fortune as the authentic face of manhood. It was Botox-studded Holden who told us of Boyle:

The minute we turn her into a glamour puss is when it’s spoiled. I won’t let Simon Cowell take her to his dentist and I certainly won’t let her near his hairdresser.”

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Posted: 24th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Britain’s Got Talent 2012 Week one: Johnathan is that SuBo moment

IT’S Britain’s Got Talent 2012: Week 1:  Which one will win? Which one will entertain? Which one will be in the Celebrity Big Brother House next year? And how will Carmen Electra be lynched by the mob? The Sun, told us that a judiciary without without Amanda Holden was awful:

“Their chants urging bosses to bring back new mum Amanda Holden grew so lairy..warmup man Ian Royce was forced to make an onstage appeal for calm.”

No one died. Bu one man lived. Here’s Jonathan! And Charlotte. But Jonathan needs to ditch Charlotte. Jonathan is 17. He’s ungainly, untelegenic and causes Simon Cowell to issue a pre-performance sneer on camera – like they did when Susan Boyle came on. But then – get this – he can sing. And so too can Charlotte. But Charlotte, 16, is fanciable and if Mr SuBo is going to make it is an unlikely unshaggable singer he needs to ditch the bird.

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


Michael Flatley does it with chimpanzees – The Riverdance

RIVERDANCE – how are Michael Flatley and the girls getting along? Has their act evolved?

Posted: 23rd, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


“Mad Men” mania hits the States

“MAD MEN” mania is setting in in the States as the fifth season of the hit series kicks off this Sunday. As befits a television drama depicting the dawning of the ad industry, the advertising campaign for the show has caused a great stir.

In New York City, where the show is set, there have been complaints that one of the posters is insensitive to victims of the 9/11 attacks. The poster shows a drawing of a besuited man tumbling from the sky. Critics say it is uncomfortably reminiscent of the harrowing photograph known as “Falling Man”. Captured by Richard Drew, that photo showed a man falling head first out of the Twin Towers on 9/11.

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Posted: 22nd, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Dogs as characters from Downturn Abbey, a gallery

IT’S little known fact that Downton Abbey began as Dogturn Abbey, the everyday tale of dogs living between the wars. Dogster’s Laura Hooper-Beck happened upon the original series and can now reveal which human characters were based on which dogs. (Never trust a cat.)

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Bates, Lord Grantham's Valet: Basset Hound

 

Posted: 21st, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


This Morning milks This with premium rate phone comps as Carole Malone looks on

ON ITV’s This Morning “Consumer champion Carole Malone is back”. she will be “fighting rip-off merchants”.

She’ll be “warning you about the premium rate telephone number scam”. Those are the premium rate numbers you can call to claim your prize.

Later on This Morning, viewers can invest well over a £1 in answering puzzlers like:

Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie are characters in which film series?
A. Star Wars
B. Harry Potter
C. Toy Story

Rowan Atkinson played which of the following characters?
a) Mr Blobby
b) Mr Benn
c) Mr Bean

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Posted: 20th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (3)


Paraplegic woman bungee jumps from a bridge

HERE’S a video o a paraplegic woman bungee jumping off a bridge? It’s brilliant:

Posted: 20th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Chimpanzee riding on a Segway (bam-b-b-bam-bam)

CHIMPANZEE Riding on a Segway – more Internet hits all the time on Anorak TeeVee…

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


This is the noise a baby Walrus makes when it’s born

BABY Walrus Being Born Video of The Day:

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


Della the talking dog says ‘hello’

DELLA the Staffordshire Bull Terrier wants to say hello:

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


The nuclear boy scout

ONCE upon a time, boy scout developed an interest in nuclear technology. You might have enjoyed those Atomic Bomb Kits mum and dad gave you for Christmas. This boy scout went further:

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


Leprechaun spotted in Alabama – with news video and amateur sketch

TO Mobile, Alabama, where just in the nick o’time for  St. Patrick’s Day a Leprechaun has been spotted. The ‘Amateur Sketch’ featured in this news bulletin should not be confused with a professional sketch…

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


The Orient Express gets namechecked

WHAT’S the name of that train? The Orient Express, you say. Yes, the Orient Express:

Spotter: Robert Popper

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


The Voice v Britain’s Got Talent – who do we hate the most

ANOTHER year, another round of the usual “reality” offerings from both terrestrial giants. The BBC have plumped for The Voice and ITV are once again knocking out Britain’s Got Talent. The question seems to be: who will prevail in the ratings war that hangs inevitably around the corner? The other question might be: does anyone really care?

The big question for the producers is if their format shows can keep the audience’s interests after the freaks, weirdos and entertainingly talentless have been mocked and kicked off?

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