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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Calyannandar

I was out shopping t’other day when I spotted the Official (UK) Game of Thrones 2017 Calendar, and was amused to see that ‘Lyanna Mormont’ (Bella Ramsey) had been selected as one of the twelve featured characters, despite the scant … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Musgraves To Y’All!

I don’t generally listen to a lot of Country music, but while conducting my annual search for Christmassy tunes to blast out while wrapping presents and writing cards, I discovered a sparky young “cowgirl” stoner* named Kacey Musgraves. Although the … Continue reading

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