Doctor Who

Saturday, April 29, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Throughout the land, grown men are crying. This isn’t because of some major sporting event, the death of a cherished footballer or because the Queen is 80. Read more

Drowning in soap

Friday, April 28, 2006 by · Comments Off 

So the BBC has announced that there is going to be a spin-off from a spin-off to Casualty. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Being perhaps the last person in the country to have cottoned on to The Apprentice and only ever having watched two episodes previously, it is with a sense of curious detachment that I find myself being drawn to this evening’s edition. Read more

“If I wasn’t sitting here, I’d be sitting there with you”

Monday, April 24, 2006 by · Comments Off 

It’s long existed in name and theme tune only, but it still comes as a bit of a shock to learn that Grandstand is coming to an end after 48 years. Read more

“You idiot, Lizzy!”

Friday, April 21, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Despite my disgraceful grumping about last Saturday’s Doctor Who, I’m, obviously, still hopelessly devoted to the show and thus excited to an equally disgraceful degree when I get to interview any of the cast. This afternoon, it was a telephone call to Elisabeth Sladen. Yer actual Sarah Jane Smith! Read more

The Queen at 80

Friday, April 21, 2006 by · Comments Off 

“We’re told she doesn’t want much fuss,” confided Sophie Raworth from amidst a bewildering battery of cameras, arc lights, cables, microphones, scaffolding and cake. Read more


Thursday, April 20, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Having seen some of the new series I have to agree with Steve in that it is great to see Bullseye back on the box (albeit stuck out of mainstream way on Challenge), and Dave Spikey seems to be a fairly good replacement for Jim Bowen, but isn’t it a little annoying the way that he says “duts” instead of “darts”?

You won’t be able to watch the show without thinking about that now.

The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 by · Comments Off 

In a quiet episode, it was apt that it was the quiet man who finally got the chop. Read more

Bit of Bully “unbeatable”, say lab

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Everyone in OTT Towers knows that the best line on Off The Telly is Ian Jones asking “Where are the quizzes?” while discussing BBC1′s mid-’80s Saturday night line-up. The thing is, it can never be said enough, because the undemanding quiz show you can watch over beans on toast and shout out the answers to is, when it’s done well, always welcome. Read more

Speak for yourself

Sunday, April 16, 2006 by · Comments Off 

“When was the last time you used a phone box?” tittered one of the presenters on BBC News 24 the other night. “Go on – have a think!” “Oooh,” the other replied, hamming it up for all they were worth, “it must be at least 10 years. How about you? When was the last time you used a phone box?” “Probably …” “Yes?” “… Probably around 10 years as well.” “Now doesn’t that seem such a long time ago?” continued the first. “But now, the weather. Darren, when was the last time you used a phone box?” Read more

Doctor Who

Saturday, April 15, 2006 by · Comments Off 

“I’m the new new Doctor,” chortled David Tennant through that toothy grin. And here, it seems, was the headline news from the start of Doctor Who‘s much anticipated second run. Read more


Saturday, April 15, 2006 by · Comments Off 

What’s the most appropriate way for the presenters of a pop show to depart? A few special guests to wave them off, followed by endless blubbing? Read more

Groan ups

Thursday, April 13, 2006 by · Comments Off 

So I’ve got sat here two preview DVDs with all eight episodes of Grown Ups on it. It’s the new BBC3 sitcom “from the creator of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps“, no less, which transmits on 9 May. On the basis of the ep I’ve watched, Susan Nickson isn’t going to become famed for her versatility any time soon. Read more

The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 by · Comments Off 

So here we are – another week of watching the unhirable being vetted by the undesirable. Read more

The fear factor

Thursday, April 6, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Right, this’ll be the last Doctor Who posting on here … until the next one, at any road.

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The Apprentice

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 by · Comments Off 

“It’s cold up there,” whispers Lindsay Duncan in GBH when tartly reminding her father of his lofty position in British society. “So cold.” Read more