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Hustle – Series 5 Episode 1

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

So Hustle is back – much improved for the return of Adrian Lester and hopefully not troubled by the departure of Marc Warren and Jaime Murray. While I enjoy Hustle’s supperficial self importance, its modern Robin Hood approach to its victims and the bravado with which it breaks the fourth wall I hope tonights example […]

Oh Cheer Up Duck!

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Well I started on NaNoBloWhateverIGotLostSomeWhereInTheMiddleOfTheAcroCumuloNymbusMo by accident. Some days I can’t find anything to write and others I’ve more than I need. Anyway the Princess Trust show from the other night has started turning up on YouTube and here are three of the bits I liked most. [All now removed]

Spooks won't be Winning…

Monday, November 10th, 2008

…Great British Menu. Microwaving a land mine might be an original way to diffuse it (and inverts the microwave as bomb from Under Siege) – unfortunately it was a dastardly French landmine so it would fail the test of being regional. Not sure if it would count as seasonal either. The Bondish technobable element (like […]

Sharpe's Peril

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

There are few things that lure me to watch ITV and few things that lure me to costume drama. I missed the original Sharpe’s and only discovered them as a bright spot on day time television when I was sick a few years ago. So I’m very pleased that the latest episode Sharpe’s Peril was […]

Sleepers on BBC4

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

BBC4 are repeating the brilliantly funny end of cold war satire Sleepers later today (8PM) for only the second time since it was first shown in 1991. Hopefully they’ll bring it out on DVD soon too.

Burn Up

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

So based on part I of Burn Up I think we can take it Bradley Whitford felt it was time to show he can play an American capitalist pig. Does he know something about Morgan Freeman’s availability because I thought he had those movie roles sown up… And as a fan of David Calder’s work […]


Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

I think the Radio Times had it right when it points out that Bonekickers includes the word Bonkers. Although as anagrams of the title go Obscene Kirk has something to be said for it. While it has something of Time Team about it and a touch of A Very Peculiar Practice too you can tell […]

Doctor Who: Journey's End

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Not a bad episode but not I expect going to go on my all time favourites list. Too many yeah and so what moments towards the end. Still they didn’t push the great big reset everyone on Earth’s memory button this time.

Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

And just in case the banner isn’t big enought – tonights post may include spoilers about Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth if you have yet to see it. On a basic level I enjoyed it. It had good elements: lots of returning characters, a dramatic plot, several dramatic cliffhangers, a couple or three interesting guest […]

The Inevitable Doctor Who Post Late

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I didn’t get round to posting about Saturday’s Doctor Who and with no connection last night I couldn’t do it then either. So here rather late are my brief thoughts on Midnight. Not a bad little story getting Donna out of the way was a good idea. It had an air of the cheap story […]

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