OTT’s chart of the decade

Sunday, January 18, 2009 by · 11 Comments 

It’s time to update our list of the most-watched telly since 2000.
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Completing the circle

Monday, January 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

A blog post of interest to few follows… Read more

Sponsored by TIKLAS Anoraks

Sunday, January 4, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

ITV4′s one good programme is back! Read more

Heroes without hope?

Sunday, December 21, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

With Heroes now on a break, it’s time to ask if the show is finally beyond all hope. Read more

Ball of confusion

Sunday, December 14, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Simon Cowell didn’t get all the column inches he was expecting this morning. Read more

Oliver Postgate, RIP

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

Oliver Postgate, 1925-2008

Oliver Postgate, 1925-2008

It’s probably no exaggeration to say that for a generation, Oliver Postgate’s voice may well have been the first that they came to recognise after those of their immediate family. As creator, writer, narrator and director of some of the best loved and most regularly repeated children’s TV shows of all time – among them Bagpuss, The Clangers, Pogle’s Wood, Noggin The Nog and Ivor The Engine – he became one of the most instantly recognisable figures in television without ever really appearing in person. Read more

Bob Spiers, RIP

Monday, December 8, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Bob Spiers: 1945-2008

Bob Spiers: 1945-2008

Owing to the sheer volume and quality of his work as a director and a producer, Bob Spiers was one of those people that you always pictured as being a lot older than they actually were. In a career that spanned four decades, he came in on one of the greats – Dad’s Army – and continued to produce popular and top rated shows throughout. Read more

Soul survivors

Thursday, October 30, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Of course, I was disappointed The Gallery didn’t win. Read more

Getting the Sachs

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

The Ross/Brand affair has led the BBC, yet again, into hysterical over-reaction. Read more

Jeff’s spelling?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Is Jeff Stelling really going to inherit the Countdown presenter’s chair from Des O’ Connor? Read more

Critical mass

Saturday, October 4, 2008 by · Comments Off 

On 19 December 2007, I was blogging about the press launch for Doctor Who: “Voyage of the Damned”.
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Title fights

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by · 11 Comments 

The TV title sequence, is it a dying art in the age of squished credits and “Coming up next”? Read more

Sir Walter Riley

Thursday, September 25, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

So, let’s talk about The RestaurantRead more

It’s your region

Thursday, September 25, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

A woman on the Today programme this morning insisted Lookaround was her favourite thing on TV. Read more

Stopping the clock

Friday, September 19, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

I can’t in all honesty file this as news, seeing as it pertains to BBC2′s Treasure Hunt revival. Read more

It’s out today…

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

This is quite clearly a blatant plug…

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Saturday night’s alright-ish

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by · 17 Comments 

BBC1′s Saturday nights are looking healthier than they have for some time. Read more

Ken Campbell, RIP

Monday, September 1, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Ken Campbell, 1941-2008

Ken Campbell, 1941-2008

Although his heart, and much of life, lay on the stage, Ken Campbell graced a succession of high-class TV series with equally convincing bit parts, cameos and supporting roles. Read more

Making the Grade

Sunday, August 31, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Once I would have been appalled at the idea of scrapping ITV, but not anymore. Read more

Geoffrey Perkins, RIP

Saturday, August 30, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Geoffrey Perkins (centre) with Simon Jones and Geoffrey McGivern in 2005

Geoffrey Perkins (centre) with Simon Jones and Geoffrey McGivern in 2005

A car accident has robbed British television of one of its most ubiquitous masterminds of comedy. Read more

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