- Aug 25, 2001
- Reaction score
Neil Brand's TV music doc on BBC4 tonight was just excellent. Obviously he couldn't mention all the classics, but the way he explained the ones he covered was so good, you really did listen to them afresh, even the ones you've heard thousands of times. Next week: adverts and idents! The Shake 'n' Vac jingle: justice at last!
I'm cosily watching Midsomer Murders. Unrealistic, pretty scenery, spot-the-best-known-actor-because-they-will-be-the-murderer, all that stuff. It's great.
The busiest person in TV Land is the undertaker in MidsomerMidsomer Murders is great isn't it, for when you just want something easy to watch if you're feeling a bit under the weather or its cold out and you just want to light the fire and have some chocolate etc.
Miss Marple (Geraldine McEwan version of course) and Poirot are also good for similar moments.
Both. There were some frankly shocking acts and songs in the '70s. Kermit the Frog for a start. Kermit the sodding Frog.At the acts, or the presenters?
2) The Pogues/Dubliners turned up, absolutely ratted! As they went on to do a (flawless) take, the crew heard on the 'phones "Whatever you do, keep them away from the bar - they're pissed!" and the reply from the Studio Manager "I'm not paid enough to keep ten drunken Irishmen away from the F**king bar!"
Whitehouse and Mortimer Gone Fishing Christmas Special on BBC2. Excellent. If the beeb pulls off a better show this year, it’ll be a miracle. No spoilers on this as I found it genuinely moving,
"Halo! Halo!"Right, if you want a good laugh, The Goes Wrong Show did The Nativity last night on BBC1, so it's on iPlayer. Utterly hilarious, I read an interview with them and they say they're dedicated to the improving power of silliness, and it was absolutely ridiculous. If I see a funnier image than their King Herod this Christmas I don't know if I'll survive. Please watch if you want a little escapism and need cheering up.