Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Due South
2x08 One Good Man (aka Thank You Kindly, Mr. Capra) [2nd watch]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

How I Met Your Mother
6x05 Architect of Destruction
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Magicians
1x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

No Ordinary Family
1x03 No Ordinary Ring


Afternoon Play
Radio drama... it's a funny thing. This one comes well-recommended, for instance, but even the able cast often sound stilted and false. But maybe it's a genre thing -- theatre acting doesn't work well out of context, for instance; it's stylised in its own way. I'm sure the same would be true of TV/film acting if transferred, it's just we're more used to it. Still, nice sound design. The music was flat-out awful though.
The tale itself was a neat one, if a little slow to get moving. Gavin & Stacey's Steffan Rhodri takes on a very different role as a thinly-veiled version of Derren Brown, who encounters a medium (Zoe Tapper, who's around 10 years older than her character and sounds it) who really might be the real thing. A couple of decent twists at the end really make the play -- they're original, the kind of twist on the whole mediums thing that you wish you'd thought of -- though the final lines of dialogue, an attempt at one final twist I think, don't seem to make much sense.


Doctor Who Character Building
Remember the Doctor Who not-LEGO-honest? Well, it was unveiled at the London Toy Fair this week, and here's a bunch of snaps of what was on display. Some of it looks quite cool.