Thursday, 1 July 2010


1x01 Episode 1
BBC Two's new Church-based sitcom is very good. Recommended, for what that's worth.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Stand Up for the Week
1x01 (25/6/10 edition)
Well, now, that was at least as rude as was implied, eh. Some of it was quite funny though, so that's OK. Though I'm slightly concerned: this is the third thing I've seen with Jack Whitehall in a row where I thought he was one of the best bits -- do I actually like him?!
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


The Great Box-Office Scam by Roger Ebert
An article from 1985 (mentioned today on twitter) which feels as relevant 25 years later as it surely was then. And it's funny reading about "recent hits" like Rambo and "movies about to come out" like Pale Rider, Silverado and Back to the Future -- and, mentioned in more or less the same tone, movies that are now forgotten.