Having been put off watching How do you solve a problem like Graham Norton? any more than the first few moments as realisation dawned after, well literally moments that it’s another bloody talent contest I caught the end of it while turning on BBC1 for Match of the Day on Saturday. Bizarre. A collection of women dressed with white aprons and long dresses singing “So Long farewell” in a mechanical fashion to someone dressed in the same way who waved then left (presumably she’d been voted off). They all waved and coped admirably while Baron Greenback and Stiletto Norton watched over things.
Do they do this every week? Is this really such a huge advert for Greenback’s revival, filled with songs from the show?
Anyway I’m on a TV fast until |BBC4’s spy season starts next week, aside from the wonderful Time Trumpet (which I think ended any thoughts of fake gameshows for a while last week), The Daily SHow, and BBC4’s Friday night showing of The Old Woman and the Pigeons (from the team behind Belleville Rendezvous).