Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Very Cunkmas

One of the other festive treats I was looking forward to this year was the return of my second-favourite TV historian* ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane Morgan), with her uniquely nonsensical exploration of the origins of Christmas… which included the shocking revelation … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds (1932 – 2016)

Well, this is turning out to be a spectacularly shitty Christmas for Billie Lourd, as she now has to deal with losing both her mother and grandmother in the space of a single godawful week… so, heavy condolences to her. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)

It was only a couple days ago I was watching Carrie Fisher in a Christmassy episode of the comedy-panel-quiz 8 Out of 10 Cats, and marvelling (once again) at how acerbic and awesome she was… funny, feisty, and full of … Continue reading

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“We’re Number One In Azerbaijan!”

[Contains “special gypsy sauce” and SPOILERS!!!] One of the Christmassy treats I was most looking to this year was an hour-long seasonal special of The Windsors, which aired December 23rd… and it definitely didn’t disappoint! The hilariously absurd accents, soapy … Continue reading

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No Sugar For Pud…

[Contains bewigged badgers and SPOILERS!!!] And so the latest series of The Apprentice (UK) has come to an end, and sadly my fave contestant, Frances Bishop, didn’t win a life-changing investment from Lord Sugar… but she did at least survive … Continue reading

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Season’s Goatings!

Black Phillip and I would like to wish you all a delicious Solstice/Hannukah/Xmas, and a buttery New Year! On a more serious note, the next couple of years are clearly going to be quite rough for anyone with a functioning … Continue reading

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Acrimonious Endings

It only seems like yesterday that I was raving about discovering Sharon Horgan’s bitter-sweet new comedy-of-attrition Divorce, and now the first season is already over! That’s partly because it was only ten episodes long, and partly because I was so … Continue reading

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