Wednesday 21 September 2011


Billy Connolly's Route 66
Episode 1 (of 4)
To be completely honest, this was much better than I was expecting it to be! Most entertaining and informative.
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

5x14 (15/9/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Would I Lie To You?
5x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Batman and Robin #1 by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Week 3 of DC's New 52 is out today, so while I await mine in the post it's about time I read what I picked up last week. Yes, all one of, er, it. Though with Forbidden Planet (.com) adding second printings to their orderable titles, I've decided to belatedly grab a few more well-reviewed books from the first two weeks.


Has Doctor Who got too complicated? by Dan Martin
(from TV & Radio Blog at
Conclusion: no, and if you think it has you're just not paying enough attention. Despite my summarising this is still worth a read as it's bolstered by a few wonderful quotes.
As usual, Douglas Adams was bang on the money: "it was Douglas Adams who said, as a script editor in 1979, that the challenge of Doctor Who was to make it simple enough for adults and complicated enough for children."