Saturday, 21 August 2010


4x04 Dex Takes a Holiday

The Making of King Arthur
Nothing to do with the recent(-ish) film, everything to do with how the Normans appropriated and developed the myth (and what happened to it over the next couple of centuries). Written and presented by Simon Armitage, who seems distinctly odd and a little self-centred. But then he is a poet.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Proms 2010
Prom 1 The First Night of the Proms: Symphony of a Thousand
Every year, I intend to watch or listen to more of the Proms. Last year I managed one (and a half); this year, so far, none. But this -- more properly known as Mahler's Symphony No.8 -- was about to disappear from my iPlayer downloads, so... (If anyone's interested, the full programme can be read here.)
I've also got Prom 2, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, but that also disappears tomorrow and it's five hours long. Not looking so good.

Would I Lie To You?
4x05 (20/8/10 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


So Bryan Singer just called regarding Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class... I'm quite excited now. by Harry Knowles
(from Ain't It Cool News)
Ah AICN, still with their amateurish design and useless headlines. They do get good scoops though, and here's a great one -- or, rather, few -- about the forthcoming fourth (or fifth, if you count Wolverine) X-Men film. It's going to be set in the '60s, with a young, walking, full-head-of-hair-owning Charles Xavier setting up the titular mutant supergroup with an equally young Magneto.
Even more new details in the article.