Tag Archives: Catherine Tate

Mild Mest

As we all know, humour is totally subjective, and when an opinionated blogger like myself sneers that something “isn’t funny”, what they really mean is “I didn’t find it funny, but others might”… because there’s no objective way to measure “funniness”, … Continue reading

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Or Bust?

The opening scenes of Monte Carlo (2011), starring super-cute Selena Gomez, suggest that it’s going to be quite a grounded, bitter-sweet comedy about two sparring step-sisters growing closer while tooling around Paris on a parent-free trip… but then when they … Continue reading

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Barked

I was a big fan of the late-night sketch show Barking when it first aired on Ch4 back in 1998, so I was very happy to see it finally appear on DVD last month… but I feel sorry for any newcomers who get conned … Continue reading

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Anita & Me II: The Crackering

I can’t get any of the Sky channels, but if I could then I would definitely be asking my digibox pixies to record Little Crackers, a series of short, seasonal films in which the cream of British comedy present semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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Big Train 2: Rise of the Tate

The second series of Big Train was made three or four years after the original, and suffers a little from the loss of Graham Linehan as co-writer and director. On the other hand, the sketches are a lot shorter and … Continue reading

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