Saturday, 6 March 2010


Let's Dance for Sport Relief
Episode 3 (of 4)
Based on this final lot of finalist, Rufus Hound should have no trouble winning next week's final. Hopefully.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins
3x01 (6/3/10 edition)
It seems like forever since this was last on -- indeed, it's been a little over 16 months since the last run ended -- so long I'd sort of forgotten it and assumed it was never to return. And one wonders if this series was actually taped some time ago, considering so many of the subjects set their cut-off date in mid-2009.
Anyway, it's good fun -- I don't normally like the trashy Lottery game shows, but this one is oddly addictive; and I don't normally like Nick Knowles, but... no, still don't like him, but I can live with it here. This time round it works better for me: I've got V+ now, so I can pause the "you could also have had" screens and have a proper look at them. They've missed a trick by not putting them on the website.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Mentalist
2x03 Red Badge
[Watch it (again) on Demand Five.]

Total Wipeout
2x06 (6/3/10 edition)
I don't normally watch this either, and yet somehow I was suckered in... But is this really only series two?
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The September Issue (2009)
[#26 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]


British director in Oscars hot seat by Peter Bowes
(from BBC News)
But will any of us normal punters notice the difference? Wouldn't bet on it...

How to confuse a Facebook user by Bobbie Johnson
(from Technology Blog at
This is quite an astounding story. Who knew so many people were so web-illiterate?!

It's official: An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs by Kate Kelland
(from Reuters via Yahoo! News)
That's that settled then.

Meet Matt Smith: Star of the new Doctor Who by Simon Hattenstone
This starts out reading like one of those interviews that has an awful lot about how the subject looked, what they were wearing and what they chose to eat at the cafe where they were interviewed, with all of three quotes scattered through, but turns out long enough to contain more and actually be quite interesting. Don't read it if you want lots of hints about what's in the next series, but do if you're interested in the man behind the new Doctor.