Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Dolphin-itely!”

[Contains painful lip-piercings and SPOILERS!!!] I decided to buy myself the Kroll Show boxset, as an early b-day present… and am now very much grateful to myself for being so thoughtful! After reading some retrospective comments about the first season, … Continue reading

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Demon vs. Dick 3: Back to the Past

[Contains freaky falling furniture and SPOILERS!!!] I decided to get back on the found-footage-horror horse with Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), which is actually a prequel to the previous movies, set 18 years earlier, when the haunted heroines were innocent kiddy-winks … Continue reading

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More Good Morgan…

Last week’s instalment of Two Episodes of Mash was pre-empted by the election coverage (boo!), so this week 4Extra compensated listeners by broadcasting three short chats between Diane Morgan and Ian Hislop, in the wake of their appearance together on … Continue reading

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Still A Sucker For Socha

As my tag-cloud will attest, I used to be a big fan of Ch4’s antisocial-superhero series Misfits back in the day, but lost interest once they all started trading in their original powers, and Robert Sheehan jumped ship. Meanwhile, my … Continue reading

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BAFTA TV 2015

With various presenters and recipients making bitter jokes (or delivering heartfelt laments) about the recent election results, last night’s Bafta TV Awards occasionally felt more like a wake than a glitzy showbiz back-slap! Sadly, none of the shows I was … Continue reading

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Monkey Wipers

I can’t say I’m happy with the election results (and I did vote, so I can complain!), but I take some comfort in the fact that all the campaign hoopla provided plenty material for two topical satirical shows: Ballot Monkeys … Continue reading

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Wireless Laughs

A new comment on an old post about Mel Hudson reminded me that a lot of great radio comedies are being repeated throughout the year, and posted for “off-air” listening via the BBC iPlayer. Besides revisiting The Hudson and Pepperdine Show, I’ve … Continue reading

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