Friday, 9 January 2009


The Diary of Anne Frank
Part 5 (of 5)
An appropriate end to what's been an excellent series.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

No Heroics
1x05 Origin, Toxic
Sex. Ob. Sessed. Also, they've just started repeating it on ITV1, if you're interested.

6x03 Flotsam and Jetsam
QI's back! Hurrah! But oh my, isn't it filthy? I wonder if that's a deliberate reaction to the move to BBC One...
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Vicar of Dibley
2x05 Dibley Live [3rd or so watch]
Ah, random Dibley. Isn't it brilliant?


Producer: Dark Knight sequel a mystery by Lara Martin
(from Digital Spy)
It's amazing how thoroughly "there's no news" can be reported, isn't it? (Note another silly article from the same authoress later in this post.)

Ross 'lining up Cruise for chatshow' by Alex Fletcher
(from Digital Spy)
"Stephen Fry [yay!], comic Lee Evans [never mind] and Scottish indie band Franz Ferdinand [meh] have already been confirmed for the first show back on January 23 [but] Jonathan Ross is reportedly lining up an appearance from Tom Cruise to boost his chatshow's ratings."
It'll be interesting to see how the show's ratings fare at the start -- will they be huge, as people tune in to see what he says; massively down, as people avoid him following the fuss; or just normal, because his fans weren't the sort who complained in the first place? Personally, I think the first or last of those are most likely, as the majority of complaints were by people who don't even watch or listen to his programmes.
Additionally, "Film 2009, also fronted by the star, will return to BBC One two days later" (source). Yay!

Suchet wants to complete Poirot series by Lara Martin
(from Digital Spy)
"David Suchet has revealed that he wants to continue playing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot until he has filmed the novelist's "complete works"."
Revealed? Revealed? "Yet again reiterated" more like! Still, with only 10 to go -- and four of those being shot this year -- let's hope he can do it.

Poem of the Week: A Farewell

by Charles Kingsley

By the author of The Water-Babies and Westward Ho!, for those who are interested.

My fairest child, I have no song to give you;
No lark could pipe to skies so dull and grey:
Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you
For every day.

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
Do noble things, not dream them, all day long:
And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever
One grand, sweet song.

Poem of the Day is dead, long live Poem of the Week!