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This week’s television – it’s Pope night on ITV2

Coming on Thursday on ITV2 it’s Pope night as ITV2 devotes an evening of programmes to the papal visit. 7 pm – An Audience with the Pope – the traditional ITV “audience with…” format is brought to Bellahouston Park as Pope Benedict XVI takes … Continue reading

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Failed TV Shows

The Munch Bunch (ITV1, unbroadcast pilot, 2010) Dennis Waterman stars as the ringleader of a gang of art thieves who decide to steal only Norwegian expressionist paintings. Commissioned for ITV1 in 2010 the pilot was never broadcast after writers quickly … Continue reading

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Fake television

Extreme Fisking with Robson Green Channel 5, 2009 Channel 5, home of The Gadget Show, has employed Robson Green to provide a series of authored documentaries on a variety of topics.  His porogrammes began in 2008 with Extreme Fishing.  And after … Continue reading

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Fake television

My regular reader may be wondering what has happened to the semi-regular series of pun-based fake television programmes. As a result of the screen-writers strike in the US I am currently in negotiations to determine if I can use my … Continue reading

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Fake television

 INT: shower room, towel carelessly over towel rail adjacent to frosted glass of the shower.  Camera outside, silhouette within.   BILLIE PIPER (Voiceover):  Some people don’t like what I do. Shower door edges open, hand reaches out to grab towel. BILLIE … Continue reading

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Fake television trailers

INT: BIllie Piper’s bedroom.   BILLIE clutches her stomach and rushes to the toilet.  Camera focuses on closed door.  We hear the lock. ANOUNCER: (voiceover)   Coming soon to ITV2 We hear the flush of a toilet, BILLIE crying in pain and … Continue reading

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