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

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


In photos – Television and Radio Industries Club awards 2012

TUESDAY. The Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London, for the Television and Radio Industries Club awards. Past presidents of these prestigious awards (it says here) are: Charlie Dimmock, Ainsley Harriott and Spandau Ballet front man Tony Hadley. This year’s president is Eamonn Holmes. For such a starry luncheon, a stella cast: Kerry Katona, Mark Wright, Sam Faiers, Joey Essex, Nicola McLean, Sam Aston, Dane Bowers, Nancy Dell’Olio, Georgia May Foote, Amy Childs, Peter Andre, Andrea McLean, Janet Street-Porter, and Sherrie Hewson. Which one will be voted Weather Presenter of the Year? And why arene’t any of them working?

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Amy Childs and Peter Andre arriving for the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards, at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, central London.

 

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


Melati Suryodarmo performs the Butter Dance – a video

MELATI Suryodarmo will not perfoam the butter dance. Melati Suryodarmo was nborn in 1969 in Surakarta, Indonesia. She lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany. Butter dance is her signature piece.

20 blocks of butter in a square on the black dance carpet. Suryodarmo enters the space, dressed in a black tight dress and red high heels. She steps on the pieces of butter. She starts to dance to the sound of indonesian shamanistic drums. She dances and falls, hitting the floor hard, rising, and continuously being on the verge of standing, slipping and falling in the butter. After twenty minutes Suryodarmo rises one last time, covered in butter, and leaves the space.

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


BBC TV news reporter falls asleep at desk – video

IN this video the BBC news reporter Simon McCoy falls asleep at his desk. Replacing the autocue with the the new Twlight saga book was always dangerous…

McCoy tweets:

“I was not asleep! Had just been told The Queen wanted me to cover her NEXT visit…t was a long desk head-banging that wasn’t meant to be picked up in the BBC1 opt!!”

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


The reporter walks into a lamp-post

THE reporter walks into a lamp-post…

Posted: 9th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Coronation Street’s Deirdre Rachid is a chair

DEIRDRE Rachid, the Coronation Street femme fatale, is now a chair in Top Man:

Spotters: @mydadisloaded and @NickyColman

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


Playing the kitty cat organ – a video

HE’S entertained royalty. And now Henry Dagg will entertain you with his Kitty Cat organ. All cats were neutered immediately after filming…

Posted: 8th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


How to make your video go viral on YouTube – get it on the TV

HOW to make your video go viral on YouTube. The secret is…there isn’t one. It’s about celebrity endorsements and geting it on the telly. (One other thing – do all experts on the internet always have this chap’s accent? In the 1970s and 80s, all computer experts sounded like Hal from 2001 A Space Odyssey or Speak ‘n’ Spell. No they sounds like acto in The Dead Poet’s Society. Is YouTube a haven for creativity or just a big brad that get your stuff for free?

Posted: 8th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


The Hippopotamus enters race for the White House – video

WHAT do you think of it so far, Mr Hittopopamous?

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


The solitary laugh – how to laugh in an empty room

THE Solitary Laugh – how to laugh in an empty room, or in a full room when feeling alone…

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


Every Top Of The Pops in one video

IT’S Top of The Pops!!!!!!

Spotters: Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, Retronaut

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


Mother throws knives at child – 1950s video gold

IN this video, the mother throws knives at her young leotard-clad child. The crowd ooos and aahhhhs. Mum went on to work with axes and, in a nod to modernity, Kenwood electric carving knives. The child grew up and opened a chain of kebab shop in South London…

Posted: 5th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Talking Trash Fail – when pictures have heard enough

TALKING Trash Fail – when pictures have heard enough. (language is NSFW). Why did she post the clip? Is she a comedy genius?

Spotters: @serafinowicz @moshekasher

Posted: 4th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


Tom Waits is now performing as a dog

TOM Waits is now performing as a dog:

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


Tricks with fat people – the vanishing pencil

YOU’LL miss the fat people when they’ve all be culled with the smokers or made thin. Here’s what only fat people can do – the vanishing pencil:

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


Robot Quadrotors perform James Bond theme

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