In the summer we went to Edinburgh to see a screening of The Killing II, the Danish thriller I was obsessed with all year. They were screening the first episode of series two at the Filmhouse as part of the Television Festival. As a very special bonus Sarah Lund herself was present for a Q & Read More
What’s That On The Telly?
This might be my favourite Mad Men scene ever.
UNTIMELY BLOG ENTRIESA backlog of drafts published long after they were relevant.Episode #1 — September 28, 2008 Valentino Rossi zoomed to his sixth MotoGP world title in Japan this morning while I snoozed soundly in my scratcher. It’s hard to believe that just two years ago I would set the alarm to watch the long-haul Read More
Here is Puff Daddy Seany Sean and his modestly titled new perfume. Back on Scottish shores but I finally got to do my Early Show thingy before I left! (video here, beware giant head) It went okay but I was so bloody nervous I talked like a robot. I wish I could have done a Read More
Draft entry from last September when I was addicted to Nigella Express and Gareth tried to contain his disdain for poncy food programmes. Notes Nigella still foxy Has abandoned suggestive deep-throating of runner beans Still does “Spontaneous” Midnight Fridge Raid at the end of every episode. SHAUNA: I wonder where you get that garlic oil? Read More
How do we carry on now that Masterchef is over? For those not in the know, it's basically American Idol with foie gras and fancy knives. It's hosted by two strangely endearing blokes who don't understand the concept of Inside Voices, so they constantly bark at the contestants, I WANNA SEE A NICE PLAYDA FOOD Read More
FAVOURITE GIG: Rush in Glasgow. I reluctantly tagged along with the prog-loving Doctor G and ended up a convert. Almost. I'd never seen so many mullets assembled under one roof: bleached mullets, permed mullets, bald mullets, lady mullets. It was my first ever gig that included lasers, flames and fifteen minute drum solos. It was Read More
It baffles me how the British call the practice of painting the interior of a house, "decorating". Where I come from, we call that "painting". You decorate cakes, Christmas cookies, brave soldiers… but walls? I first heard this word on BBC's Changing Rooms circa 1999, when Rhiannon and I subscribed to cable and lost entire Read More
Top Five Names For Telly Programmes In 2006 5. The Seven-Year Old Surgeon (Five) 4. The Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses (UKTV Style) 3. Bus Pass Boob Jobs (Channel 4) 2. The Man Whose Arms Exploded (Five) 1. Careless Whiskers: The Unseen George Michael (Five)
The first time I saw Steve Irwin was when he'd just rescued a wayward croc in an island village. To chill out afterwards he went for a surf. In his khaki shorts. And safari shirt. And his work boots. I couldn't tear my eyes from the telly as he crouched on his board, gurning his Read More