Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Gavin & Stacey
3x02 Episode 2
Plot description, essentially: they order a curry. Yet it's still brilliant!
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Have I Got News For You
38x07 (4/12/09 edition; uncut repeat)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
23x10 (2/12/09 edition)
Yes, last week's, in which Dermot O'Leary made for a surprisingly effective host, particularly with the X Factor voice over gags.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

7x02 Ganimals
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Wallander [Swedish]
1x04 Mörkret (aka The Overdose)


Paths of Glory (1957)
[#85 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
Starring Kirk Douglas, who (as IMDb tells me) happens to be 93 today. And to double the amusement, he was born in 1916, the year this film's set. You have to wonder if someone at Channel 4 planned this...


Ashes finale will explain Life On Mars by Neil Wilkes
(from Digital Spy)
The idea is to unify the two shows... Series three [of Ashes to Ashes] unifies Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes and makes them one show. By the time you get halfway through series three of Ashes To Ashes, you will actually feel like you're watching series five of Life On Mars!"

I always thought it would've been braver to do the first season of Ashes to Ashes as Life On Mars Series 3 -- a complete change of setting and main character in your third season is both barmy and brilliant.
This is the headline news story from Digital Spy's new interview with Matthew Graham (co-creator of Mars and Ashes), which is worth a read for any fan.

Sight and Sound publish their Top Ten Films of 2009
(from MovieMail Latest)
This is literally just the list, re-reported by MovieMail. I think I'll have to see about getting the actual magazine now -- I do like a good Best Of list.

shameless eBay self promotion: update

As mentioned yesterday, I currently have a raft of items for sale on Popular Internet Auction Site eBay. Here's a list of what's currently on the go, now with stuff that's being bid on in bold (and sold stuff crossed out).

'Exclusive' & New DVDs
  • 300 Special Edition, with The Art of the Film mini-book
  • Crash (2004) new
  • Wanted with mini-comic & exclusive website access code

  • Films on DVD
  • The Da Vinci Code Special Edition
  • Dark City (theatrical cut)
  • Dark City: Director's Cut (US Region 1)
  • The Fountain
  • Ghostbusters 15th Anniversary Edition
  • Highlander 2-disc 'European edition'
  • Marnie
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Special Edition
  • The Ultimate Mummy Collection including The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Nosferatu (1922) Special Edition
  • Predator
  • Underworld Special Extended Edition
  • Underworld Evolution

  • Masters of Cinema DVDs
  • #1 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • #71 Mad Detective

  • TV on DVD
  • Band of Brothers in original tin packaging
  • The Complete Fawlty Towers 3-disc set
  • The Sopranos Series 1 Collector's Edition
  • The Sopranos Series 2
  • The Sopranos Series 3

  • Books
  • From Russia With Love (Penguin Modern Classics edition)
  • You Only Live Twice (Penguin Modern Classics edition)

  • Sold
  • Batman Begins Special Edition
  • The Dark Knight Special Edition with mini-comic
  • Fight Club Definitive Edition (uncut)
  • The Great Dictator 2-disc edition
  • Highlander Immortal Edition
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian The Immaculate Edition
  • Se7en 2-disc edition
  • This is Spinal Tap Special Edition
  • Zodiac: Director's Cut

  • That's all for now. I'll aim to update this when things sell.