Tuesday, 4 January 2011


The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010
Now in its sixth year, Channel 4's annual quiz is as much fun as ever. Usually I don't do very well, trailing behind whichever team (or, often, teams) lead on the programme itself. This year, however, I managed 33⅔ (out of 36), clearly beating all contestants on screen. Go me.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Due South
2x07 Juliet is Bleeding [2nd watch]
A surprisingly dramatic episode. Due South, I thought you were supposed to be light and fluffy?
This was the last episode the BBC showed before Christmas. Presumably it's returning at some point, though the BBC Two daytime schedule seems to be filled with darts this week, snooker next, and bowls the week after. Bloody sport.


Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus
Chapter Four in which it stops raining for ever, and something slinky comes out of the river
Or, the chapter in which we meet the new character, created by Benedictus -- Lottie the otter. First impressions are she's not very likeable. But then Rabbit and Owl aren't necessarily very likeable on first impression, so we'll see.


Eliza Doolittle by Eliza Doolittle


Cinemas gear up for another bumper year by Neil Smith
(from BBC News)
A cheap and cheerful (read: brief and lightweight) overview of the biggest films due in the next 12 months.

Tarantino reveals his top 20 films of 2010
(from The Independent)
Interesting list, characterised for many by the lack of Inception. I'll be publishing the top ten films I watched this year in the next week or two; I'm sure that'll be just as newsworthy.