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With Apologies to CSI

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

CSI Spoiler Warning. I would but I just can’t be bothered to put the time in to send up CSI like I did Waking the Dead last night. Tonights moan is that what was an almost perfect episode of CSI was spoilt at the last by another bad habbit of TV show makers. For once […]

With Apologies to Waking the Dead

Monday, May 19th, 2008

INT. MAIN OFFICE, CCHQ. NIGHT CLOSE ON BOYD. TRACK round STELLA, SPENCER, GRACE and EVE finally alighting back on BOYD BOYD What have we got? EVE Unknown Male Caucasian height one hundred and sixty eight centimetres, weight sixty seven kilos. Killed by a single stab wound to the chest with a combat dagger. No signs […]

Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood and other Time Travelling Adventures

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Another Saturday night, another episode of Doctor Who using one of the classic Doctor Who styles: Doctor and assistant run around chased by guards while the story unfolds. Fortunately there were none of the shaky sets that used to come with those stories in the old days and even better none of the bad green […]

Omid Djalili – Live

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Went to see Omid Djalili at the Liverpool Philarmonic tonight with Kim of the Split Writing Personalities and DarkDwarf. I liked the TV show but it didn’t seem as funny as some of the appearances I’d seen on post water shed TV. The live gig was funnier than the TV show. The Boothby Graffoe, the […]

The Only Way is Up?

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Just which up would that be? Hopefully you wern’t looking for the lyrics to a 1988 hit by Yazz and the Plastic Population and thought the title included punctuation. If you were I hope you’ll accept my appologies and leave quiety back to google or whatever search engine sent you here… I’ve spent part of […]

Vue Lighting Rig #16: Three Point Lighting

Monday, March 17th, 2008

I’ve covered a selection of theatrical lighting rigs already that use three lights. I was sent an e-mail asking if I’d show a definitive version of the classic three point lighting rig used for film, television, photography and computer graphics. I’m not going to claim to have any experience of using this rig, I have […]

Blogs What I Read Recently

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Having switched to Google Reader I find the list of blogs I follow expanding. Here are three which I’ve started on recently that I think are worth sharing… That very British and yet somehow subversive institution which is Stephen Fry John August – screen writer currently out on strike in the US Ken Levine – […]

Heroes: The Lost Consonant Game

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I was walking home from work today and was struck by something silly. I was playing a mental word game to keep my mind of the torrential rain. Thats important because towards the end of the walk I pass a row of take aways and so there is a real danger of replacing a healthy […]

Thursday Thirteen #35

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Thirteen songs Mark Caldwell found when sorting out old tapes recorded from the radio in my youth Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a Star to Fall Bob Marley – Iron Lion Zion Beverly Craven – Promise me Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite Jennifer Warnes – First We Take Manhattan Level 42 – Running in […]

Thursday Thirteen #34

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

My 11th Thursday Thirteen was a list of birds I see on my way to work. Tonight I’ve compiled a list of types of people I see when I’m out shopping. Adulescent – Dresses and acts like he’s 16 although he’s now in his 30s. Barbiedcutie – Would be attractive woman who has spent too […]

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