Thursday, 17 December 2009


Buzzcocks Extra
These little extra bits have been on the BBC Red Button throughout this series of Buzzcocks, but I've never bothered to look at them before. I don't know if this is typical of what they offer, but in this week's team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding discuss a variety of "Christmas debates", like Santa vs Santana, snowmen vs Snow Patrol and Slade vs sleighs (please note that they didn't all begin with 'S'). S'all good-natured fun.
[Watch it online at BBC Comedy Extra.]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
17x14 (11/12/09 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

2x08 The Sins of the Father
Ah, exciting action/adventure fare. Love a good swordfight.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
23x12 The Doctor Who Special
Fun-filled festive edition of the music quiz... with a Doctor Who theme, obviously. Also, a timely reminder that Bernard Cribbins is absolutely wonderful in every way. Barmy, but brilliant.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Wallander [Swedish]
1x06 Mastermind
An excellent, filmic episode, justifying its theatrical release.
[Due to its original theatrical release, this also counts as #88 in 100 Films in a Year 2009.]

We Need Answers
2x03 Poetry, God, Politics and Geography
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Stephen Gately partner complains to PCC

by Oli Simpson (from Digital Spy)

Stephen Gately's civil partner Andrew Cowles has formally complained to the Press Complaints Commission over a Daily Mail article about the singer's death.

According to BBC News, Cowles claims that Jan Moir's column, published in October, breached guidelines on accuracy, intrusion into grief or shock, and discrimination.

Despite Moir later expressing regret over her piece, in which she labelled the Irish star's passing "strange, lonely and troubling", the article prompted a widespread public backlash. A PCC investigation will also consider the 25,000 complaints that followed its publication.

"We're now investigating this complaint which we are taking forward formally and we'll consider it together with the 25,000 complaints as soon as possible," PCC director Stephen Abell said.