Monthly Archives: June 2006

Things you don’t expect to see on the news: Number 1

The Japanese Prime Minister’s Elvis impersonation. ( with a link to the video via the BBC media player)

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Russell T Davies to leave? Rumour in the New Statesman

You don’t expect to get your Doctor Who gossip in the New Statesman.  But in the edition of  3rd July at p 49 Ben Dowell (I am trying to work out if there is a double entendre in that name) … Continue reading

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Patsy Ramsey

Late last week Patsy Ramsey, the mother of the murdered pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey died.  This has led to renewed reports of the death of JonBenet Ramsey in the British press.  The Observer published a balanced overview of the still unsolved … Continue reading

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One man and his wig – there’ll be hell toupee

Last night ITV broadcast a tribute to Spitting Image, the much-missed satirical puppet based comedy of the 1980s and 90s.  This is the second or third Spitting Image tribute of the past couple of years and went through the usual … Continue reading

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Some people have too much time on their hands

Including me this afternoon.  However, this website takes things to a new level.  Thrill to one viewer’s attempts to complain abut Doctor Who’s Michael Jackson jokes, political content, and bad and sexual language here.  Keep ’em peeled as the board … Continue reading

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Repetitive Noel

The other day I noted that Noel Edmonds was back on our screens.  I now see reported in Marina Hyde’s column in The Guardian (which I cannot find an on-line version of, so here is the same story in the … Continue reading

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J’accuse Pat

With two young children I tend to wake up early in the morning, just as day is dawning. According to the theme tune of Postman Pat, the recently revived stop motion animated fly on the wall documentary series, at this … Continue reading

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The ghost of gameshows yet to come

Some months ago I was privileged to witness the future of British game shows.   All hail, Cash Cab presented by John Moody . The scenario: punter wants to get home. Punter hails black taxi. Enters taxi. Lights flash, punter looks … Continue reading

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Schroedinger’s gameshow

The return of Noel Edmonds to our screens was truly magnificent to behold. Like a highwaisted bearded behemoth he strides around the set of Deal or no deal talking to the camera, knowing that singlehandedly he is dumbing up the … Continue reading

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Immaculate misconception

This is a charming story from Inverness and requires no comment other than to note that truly he does move in a mysterious way.

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Love and Monsters

Posted already as a comment on Surliminal’s LJ but repeated here.  One of the things I have always loved about Doctor Who is that it has a flexible format. However, when something uses that flexibility to tell a story that … Continue reading

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