Wednesday, 21 March 2012


The Book Show
6x09 Episode 9
Shown last December (presumably that was the first showing; it was when I recorded it), this episode focuses on crime fiction, currently hugely popular. Featuring interviews with Anthony Horowitz about his recent Sherlock Holmes novel (the first officially sanctioned sequel by the Conan Doyle estate) and P.D. James talking about her murder-mystery sequel to Pride and Prejudice.
[Watch it (again) on Sky Go, if you're so enabled/inclined.]

8x14 Love is Blind
Great episode. Nice return of a lupus in-joke, and a top guest star... who I won't ruin as it's not on Sky1 for over a week.


Legally Blonde (2001)
[2nd watch]
If you've not seen this, it's better than you probably think it is. Not a Great film, but for it's genre/style/target audience, surprisingly good.


Jenna-Louise Coleman joins Doctor Who
by Chuck Foster (from Doctor Who News)
"Someone you've probably never heard of is the new companion" is the main story reported most places, and therefore the other little nuggets revealed are more interesting. Like that the Ponds will leave in episode five, which features the Weeping Angels, and the new companion is introduced in episode six, the Christmas special; and that that means there are at least 8 episodes to broadcast in the anniversary year, and Moffat has said there'll be an unspecified number coming later; and that the Daleks will also be appearing in the first half of the series; and that the Beeb has described the new series as "14 big, blockbuster-movie episodes", and it's likely to have no two-parters. So that's all quite exciting.

First look at Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock in The Girl
by George Wales (from Total Film)
"With Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren"

You can go Holmes again
by Mark Medley (from The Afterword at National Post)
A piece from last year about Horowitz's new Holmes novel (see today's TV) that's rather interesting for all the people it interviews besides Horowitz, including the assertion that his is far from the first authorised sequel.