Sunday, 7 June 2009


Have I Got News For You
37x07 (5/6/09 edition; uncut repeat)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Lie to Me
1x01 Pilot
Wound up watching this by accident, but it's brilliant, vaguely in the same vein as The Mentalist. Of course, their shared existence is all House's fault (it's similar to that too), but as all three are good shows that's no bad thing. Shame it's on Sky1 though, because I don't get that normally so won't be able to continue watching.

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
1x01 Edinburgh
A great lineup for a highly amusing first show, my personal favourite being Stewart Francis. Very similar to Live at the Apollo (well, it's a continuation of sorts, though they've nicked the set design/logo), but has the advantage for packing in more comedians (therefore more variety) and allowing in some new talent. Let's hope every episode can be as good.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Roland Garros 2009
Roger Federer defeated Nadal-beater Robin Söderling in straight sets to win the French Open, the one Grand Slam he had yet to claimed. Equalling all kinds of records in the process, it's becoming pretty hard to deny that Federer's the greatest tennis player ever.


Lots of interesting stuff today (well, I thought it was interesting), so here goes...

Del Toro: Hobbit casting 'very close' by Tim Parks
(from Digital Spy)
News about forthcoming news? Yep, that's the sort of thing that only happens for the biggest of the big franchises.

Fiona Phillips: 'Leaving GMTV was silly' by Daniel Kilkelly
(from Digital Spy)
Or it could be because she's a truly awful presenter.

Lowest ever live launch ratings for BB by Dan French
(from Digital Spy)

And in related news...

Michael McIntyre slams Big Brother
(from the Press Association, hosted by Google News)
Go Michael go!

Primeval creator talks finale, future by Neil Wilkes
(from Digital Spy)
Primeval may be of seriously variable quality, but at least they seem to have a plan. On the other hand, they're not very good at executing it.

Sugar 'must choose' between jobs
(from BBC News)
"The Conservatives say Sir Alan Sugar must choose between working for the government and working for the BBC as the star of The Apprentice. They say his new role as an "enterprise tsar" for the government is "completely incompatible" with BBC rules. Sir Alan, who will also be made a lord, denied he was joining the government. "As far as I'm concerned, this is politically neutral. All I want to do is to try and help businesses and enterprise," he told the BBC."

And finally...

Tourist clings to Australia train
(from BBC News)
An incredible story, worth reading in full.