Tuesday, 3 November 2009


The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson
1x01 Episode 1
As hit and miss as sketch shows always are, but with a good enough hit ratio. There are too many wonderfully accurate impersonations to mention, but Stephenson's uncanny Davina McCall takes the biscuit. A decent impression show has been missing from the schedule for a while -- this fills the void nicely.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

It's Only a Theory
1x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Russell Howard's Good News
1x02 (29/10/09 edition, extended repeat)
[You can only see the shorter version on iPlayer.]

DVD Extras

Deleted Scene on Hilary and Jackie
It's a shame this doesn't come with a director's introduction/commentary, because it's a beautifully shot little sequence that looks great. Perhaps that's why, though -- the swish camerawork distracts too much from the point of the scene?


A-list stars honour Jonathan Ross
(from BBC News)
What the headline misses out is that Ross was given a music award. "What?" I hear you say. "He's not a musician!" Don't worry, it all makes sense (pretty much...) when you read the full story.

new review at 100 Films

For Your Consideration (2006)
The team who basically invented the spoof documentary finally taking on their own industry? Brilliant! But it feels like they felt the same way and rushed into production without properly thinking it through. Which, in its own way, is rather ironic.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

There are currently 19 films in the review pipeline at 100 Films. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.