Thursday, February 26, 2009 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
The BBC has announced Being Human has been recommissioned. Read more
With Heroes now on a break, it’s time to ask if the show is finally beyond all hope. Read more
The BBC has announced Spooks will return for an eighth series next year. Read more
Thursday, October 16, 2008 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
As one business reality show winds down (ITV1’s Natural Born Sellers), another arises. Read more
The morning after Heroes series three debuted in the US, the BBC screened the opener for journalists at the Curzon cinema, Soho.
Roly Keating, Controller of BBC2, introduced the preview: “Huge apologies for the short notice, as you may have gathered we didn’t know till the last minute if we were going to have the materials to do this screening, as what you’re about to see only broadcast in America in the small hours of last night. This is as close to an American premiere as you’re ever going to get. Read more
The announcement of Spooks: Code 9 was greeted with the kind of collective internet sigh last heard through every episode of ’90s flop Attachments. The trailers looked like something someone might have knocked up for YouTube using clips from that failure to tap into the web zeitgeist, the main complaint being that this spin-off (then called Threat Level) made a nonsense of the parent programme because it showed everyone in London being wiped out, making the actions of the more familiar characters entirely pointless.
Monday, March 31, 2008 by Steve Williams · Comments Off
We’re more than halfway through the latest series of Gavin and Stacey and so far, hardly anything has actually, you know, happened. But that’s all to the good, because I reckon this is the funniest, most warm-hearted sitcom on telly for ages. Read more
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by Jack Kibble-White · Comments Off
The general mood surrounding telefantasy fans has been a little down of late. Read more
Sunday, December 16, 2007 by Stuart Ian Burns · Comments Off
The Liverpool Nativity was rather better than anyone expected. In the run up, cynical writing and comment abounded with some questioning the casting – any scouser with an equity card – and the setting, which could potentially have led to another airing of the usual stereotypes Read more
Monday, December 3, 2007 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Those words spoken, of course, by John Barrowman at this morning’s press launch for series two of Torchwood (TX-ing from mid January on BBC2). This was as he sat down next to Gareth David-Lloyd in the screening room. The first actual words spoken in the second series, though? Oh, go on then – “‘Scuse me, have you seen a blowfish driving a sports car?” Read more
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 by Steve Williams · Comments Off
Back in January, I suggested that BBC3 had the worst continuity announcers on telly, especially the hopeless Keiron Elliott. Almost a year on, he’s still at it, and it looks like Family Guy is continuing to bring out the worst in him. Read more
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 by Steve Williams · Comments Off
Friday, January 26, 2007 by Steve Williams · Comments Off
BBC3 has always had an appalling press, but I’ve always been a fan of it because I think a lot of its programmes are very good (great to see Man Stroke Woman back) and it does something different to its rivals. However, one area in which it’s always been appalling is… its dreadful continuity announcers. Read more
Thursday, November 2, 2006 by Jack Kibble-White · Comments Off
Watching the third episode of Torchwood, things were rolling along quite merrily for me until the moment when Gwen decides to take that week’s alien gizmo home. For some reason I couldn’t get past this point – the same thing had happened during episode one. Read more
Sunday, October 22, 2006 by Ian Jones · Comments Off
In the same way big screen versions of stage musicals used to have professional vocalists “singing” the parts of the lead actors, so it might be advisable to have professional scribes employed to “write” the scripts of Russell T Davies. Read more
Monday, October 16, 2006 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
That’s less than five minutes in to episode one of Torchwood.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
In fact - Mr Chris Orton - as per the confirmed TV schedules this lunchtime, Torchwood is not being simulcast on BBC1 and 3, it’s being repeated later in the week on BBC2 on Wednesday at 9pm, when two episodes will be going out back-to-back.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 by Chris Orton · Comments Off
The new DWM has settled the troublesome Torchwood issue once and for all. Read more
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
This’ll all be put to bed tomorrow, so one last piece of speculation about Torchwood’s scheduling – and the latest whisper is the programme is going to get a regular repeat slot on BBC2 some time later in the week after its BBC3 showing.
Monday, October 9, 2006 by Graham Kibble-White · Comments Off
Apparently the Beeb have now dropped plans to simulcast the first episode of Torchwood on both BBC1 and BBC3. Which is a shame, cos it would have made for ident hell.