Sunday, 28 February 2010
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
At last addressing the long-bubbling rumor that he would be writing for Doctor Who, award-winning author Neil Gaiman has confirmed that he's penned an episode for the second season with new Doctor Matt Smith. He even shared the working title.
Gaiman announced this fangasm-worthy news via venerable British SF magazine SFX:
As anyone who's read my blog knows, I'm a big fan of a certain long-running British SF TV series. One that started watching — from behind the sofa — when I was three. And while I know it's cruel to make you wait for things, in about 14 months from now, which is to say, NOT in the upcoming season but early in the one after that, it's quite possible that I might have written an episode. And if I had, it would originally have been called "The House of Nothing". But it definitely isn't called that any more.
This is just another reason to be excited about the future of Doctor Who under new showrunner Steven Moffat. If indeed it's true, since Gaiman carefully says "it's quite possible that I might have written an episode." Let's hope this possibility is a real one.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Next is a BBC Christmas Eve trailer promoting:
- Telly Addicts
- Ever Decreasing Circles
- Legal Eagles
- Midnight Mass of the Nativity
- Love Story
The promo ends with a slide showing the complete rundown for Christmas Eve evening.
Next is a promo for 'Hearts of Gold', coming up in 30 minutes.
Finally we get the blue and gold COW and an introduction to 'Beasts of the Field' with Desmond Morris.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
The clips ends with a mention of 'Christmas with the Two Ronnies' followed by the gold and blue COW and an introduction to Fawlty Towers.
Monday, 8 February 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
For the retro enthusiasts, this episode of the Friday Film Specials was shown:
24th April 1987 4:39-5:34 pm BBC1
24th June 1988 4:36-5:31 pm BBC1
30th October 1988 12:03-12:58pm BBC2
Sammy tries hard but he's a real weakling at running races - with the help of his mate and a Super T-shirt, he finally sets the track alight...
Thursday, 4 February 2010
A very young Cheggers started his career in a clutch of comic capers for the Children's Film Foundation. He even turned up as Martin Shaw's son in Polanski's Macbeth (1971). After various episodes of The Liver Birds (1972), Z Cars (1972) and The Adventures of Black Beauty (1974), Cheggers finally found his niche as Noel Edmonds' sidekick in Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (1976-81) before unleashing the hyperactive madness that was Cheggers Plays Pop (1978-86).
Here is one of Cheggers' earliest performances - as an improbably angelic (and just a little prissy) chap demonstrating his cycling prowess in this film made to promote the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme. Notice how Cheggers hardly says a word; clearly the filmmakers didn't think that delicate southerners were quite ready for his Scouse accent. (Robin Baker)
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Just don't play by pylons! (no danger of that these day. Most kids play with their mobile phone rather that a frisbee!) Keep Safe and Play Safe! Remember when you got time to kill make sure time doesn't kill you! All messages in the video below