Sunday, 7 September 2008


By Any Means
Part 1 (of 6)
Charley Boorman begins another round-the-world trip, this time Ewan McGregor-less, as he travels from Ireland down to Sydney by land- and sea-based methods appropriate to each region he passes through, specifically trying to avoid commercial flights. As per his two series with McGregor, the opening episode is half about the preparation for such an undertaking (an important phase that most travel shows ignore) and half about the opening leg of the journey, through Britain.

2x03 An Inconvenient Lie
One of the best episodes yet. This season is shaping up very nicely.

God, the Devil and Bob
1x09 Bob Gets Greedy
1x10 There's Too Much Sex on TV

Have I Got News For You
35x07 (30/5/08 edition) [2nd watch]
Have I Got News should be on all year round. With Alexander Armstrong hosting, this is an especially good edition.

Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights
A bit padded, to be honest, but entirely worth it for the stunning shots of the Northern Lights.


Double or Die by Charlie Higson
Chapters 10 - 12


Review of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: Complete Series 1-4 Special Edition DVD by Eamonn McCusker
(from DVD Times)
I vaguelly remember Maid Marian... from when I was younger, but this review makes me desperately want to see it again. So this set is seriously tempting...

Merlin Press Pack
(from the BBC Press Office)
Including, on page two, some surprising info on how much outgoing Who supremo Russell T Davies was involved in shaping the series.