Friday, 14 January 2011


The Graham Norton Show
8x11 (7/1/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

The Great Outdoors
1x01 Episode 1
This went largely unnoticed on BBC Four last summer (I missed it anyway), but it's a rather good sitcom featuring a host of familiar faces. Recommended. And there's only three episodes, so I do hope they commission more.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia too complicated for many by Jonathan Fildes
(from BBC News)
Not to read, but to contribute to. They're planning to make it easier in the future.
Quite aside from the mildly sensationalist headline, there's more interesting stuff here from a BBC interview with Wales -- you can tell it's a relatively significant article because it actually has a byline, something the BBC News site is hardly known for.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

After the Christmas and post-Christmas extravaganzas, there's just one new title this week. And that might be it for a while too. Although there are a few titles I desired that I didn't get for Christmas that I could pick up... but it's not as if I don't have enough else to watch, and it's not as if January sales matter any more when most DVD/BD retailers have permanent sales with the same titles at the same prices all year round (until they drop even cheaper). So, no rush.

Not that that'll necessarily stop me.

Number of titles in collection: 1,259 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,100 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 158 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 3,137 [up 1]
Number of films in collection: 1,335 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,545 [no change]

Statistic of the week is going on an extended holiday while I think if there's anything more I really want to do with it. The running time updates will continue every four weeks as usual.

See you next week, faithful reader.