Sunday, 21 December 2008


Britain's Got an Extra Pop Factor ...And Then Some!
'Part Three' of Peter Kay's excellent talent show spoof. Very funny with plenty of new material, though the damn recording cut out before the end and it's not be found online (yet). Dammit.

3x10 The Eclipse Part 1
3x11 The Eclipse Part 2
Answers? Not really. But Volume Three is nearly over now, so it must be going somewhere. I hope.

Lark Rise to Candleford
2x01 Episode 1 (Christmas Special)
As genteel as ever, though with a nice bit of Victorian Christmas production design (the sheer volume of snow is quite astounding) and a surprising ghostly plot, perfectly suited to the setting (if not the series).

2x06 Episode 6


Radio 1's Official Chart Show with Fearne & Reggie
So, disappointingly -- though not surprisingly -- The X Factor winner was number one. But the unprecedented success of the Buckley version means no one will ever remember the X Factor one without him in tow -- especially as the broadcast spent a good few minutes building up tension as to who had actually won -- so there's definitely a victory in that.

Christmas singles

It's your last chance! Do your duty -- stop The X Factor from being Christmas number one! Buy one -- or all (I did) -- of these!

Do not buy from Amazon -- it doesn't count toward the chart.

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
iTunes | 7digital | tunetribe | HMV
Backed by Facebook and Radio 1, this one stands the best chance.

Let's Not Fight This Christmas by Chris Difford & the Decorations
(aka The One Show Single)
iTunes | 7digital
Camp and silly, this is -- believe it or not -- the best one.

It's Christmas Time by Status Quo
iTunes | 7digital
Almost as good. These two would fit seamlessly on all those Christmas compilations.

Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth by Bandaged
(aka Sir Terry Wogan & Aled Jones)
iTunes | 7digital
It's got Sir Terry Wogan on it -- that automatically makes it a contender for Best Ever.

Once Upon a Christmas Song by Peter Kay's Geraldine McQueen
iTunes | 7digital
Not as good as it could be, but hey, it might have a chance...

Joseph, Better You Than Me by the Killers featuring Elton John & Neil Tennant

Fingers crossed...