Thursday, 12 March 2009


Comic Relief Does the Apprentice
Well, I wanted a Swap Belt. And how horrid was Patsy Palmer? She came across incredibly badly, walking out on a charity event because she felt personally insulted and all but saying to someone, "who are you to talk to me like that? I'm famous and you're nobody" (the first half she did say). Bitchy, selfish and egotistical.
Tune in to tomorrow's concluding few minutes (shown during the main Comic Relief event) to see who gets fired. Not that it matters one jot.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Kilimanjaro: The Big Red Nose Climb
An impressive feat, and they've done very well for charity. Only half watched because, if I'm honest, I don't care that much about any of the people who took part. Though there was a funny bit with Gary Barlow and Chris Moyles almost-discussing Take That songs (Moyles actually being funny?! I was shocked too).
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Jon Hamm (from Mad Men) stars as Lex Luthor in this recession-based spoof. Apparently it's web-exclusive, which surely makes getting a TV star quite impressive.

It's not actually that funny (well, maybe it is to Superman fans...), but is notable for the above reason.

Hunt for the Special Red Dwarf SFX Covers

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To celebrate the long-awaited return of Red Dwarf to satellite channel Dave, SFX has hidden 50 highly collectable Red Dwarf editions amongst copies on the newsstand.

Alongside the regular Doctor Who cover for SFX’s April issue, fans of Red Dwarf and SFX readers are in with a chance of finding one of 50 copies with a Red Dwarf cover.

For the full story -- including how this is related to the specials themselves -- look here.

Chances of actually finding one? Very, very slim. Though if you live in London I'd bet they're massively higher.

Tuesday's updates

As well as Wednesday's updates going up on time, Tuesday's are now online too. They include...

  • TV - Lark Rise and orangutans.
  • Non-Fiction - more about poetry.
  • Articles - including fantastic Watchmen LEGO!