Thursday, 10 December 2009


Live at the Apollo
5x01 (4/12/09 edition)
Didn't think we'd see this again, after Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow seemed to replace it. But I swear it used to be longer than half an hour...
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

8x03 Episode 3
An exemplary episode, even if it once again stretches credibility -- a given with Spooks these days, I suppose. It's also one of those episodes where one agrees with the terrorists, to at least some degree, which is always an interesting conundrum; particularly for the writer I should imagine.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Fatal Instinct (1993)
[#86 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
Ah, iTunes' 99p Film of the Week, what randomness thou dost produce.


Radio Times 19 December 2009 - 1 January 2010

Ah, the legendary (their word) Christmas issue.

I do love the Christmas RT. Every year it's an epic of a magazine, stuffed to bursting (literally -- the cover's two-thirds off mine already) with previews, interviews, reviews, other 'views, the film guide and, of course, two whole weeks' worth of TV and radio listings.

Today, I've managed to make it as far as what is ostensibly the point of the magazine: the actual TV listings section. Tomorrow, maybe I'll reach the end... but there may not be enough hours in the day...

shameless eBay self promotion: update 2

So, I'm still selling a bunch of stuff on Popular Internet Auction Site eBay. I promise I'll stop advertising it once it's all gone.

Anyway, here's what there is. Stuff being bid on in is emboldened, sold stuff crossed out. Updated as-and-when.

'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
  • 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)
  • Ghostbusters 15th Anniversary Edition
  • 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.