Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Battlestar Galactica [2004]
3x05 Collaborators

Fast and Loose
1x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Killing [aka Forbrydelsen]
1x02 Day 2
This is rather good y'know. If you missed it, you've got two months to catch up on iPlayer... but I'd recommend getting a head start, what with it being 20 episodes longer. Quite how the story will stretch that far is yet to become clear, but it'll be interesting finding out.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Top Gear
16x01 (23/1/11 edition)
Ah, here we are: the proper return of Top Gear. Lovely.
Also, we love the 'back-up dog'.
Aww, bless!
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Life at 24 Frames a Second
Part 3 Wired for Sound
Part 4 The Big Kill Off
[Listen to Wired for Sound and The Big Kill Off (again) on iPlayer.]


Oscar Nominations 2011!
Those Oscar Nominations Explained!
by Helen O'Hara (from Empire)
You've quite likely heard the Oscar noms already -- or, at least, the headlines. But in case not, here's the headlines (British film The King's Speech most with 12! Yay! etc) as well as the full list.
And also that second article, which looks at some of the oddities that have baffled (why is Toy Story 3 in Best Adapted Screenplay?) or annoyed (why isn't Nolan up for Best Director?)

Skins Creator Defends the MTV Show's Morals, But What About the Edgy Drama's Other Problems? by Maureen Ryan
(from Stay Tuned with Maureen Ryan on TV Squad)
Or, "why you can't just remake a UK TV show as a US TV show without changing anything", with reference also to the new versions of Being Human and Shameless.