Friday 11 November 2011


Derren Brown: The Experiments
1x03 The Guilt Trip
It's probably for the best that the extreme lengths Derren had to go to in order to get an innocent man to confess to a murder aren't easily imitable in real life!
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Graham Norton Show
10x03 (4/11/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Junior Bake Off
Episode 5 (of 13)
Episode 6 (of 13)
[Watch episodes five and six (again) on iPlayer.]

Live at the Apollo
7x01 Episode 1
Three stand-ups I don't really like doing routines that either went on too long or I'd heard chunks of before? Great return, Live at the Apollo. And the next one features the despised Lee Nelson and overrated Sean Lock? Wonderful.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

9x09 Illness (XL edition)
One of the best -- arguably, important -- bits was cut from the regular version this week. Tut tut.
[Watch QI XL (again) on iPlayer.]

Woody Allen on Ingmar Bergman
Filmed and first shown in 2002, and aired repeatedly this past summer during Film4's latest Bergman season, here Woody Allen spends the best part of 20 minutes telling Mark Kermode why he loves the Swedish director's work.
[Watch it (again) on]


Daredevil #5 by Mark Waid & Marcos Martín
While I felt the first arc tailed off, this one is keeping the quality up -- really great stuff.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

This week's arrivals include Masters of Cinema's new releases of Silent Running and Touch of Evil, the latter of which includes five different versions of the film -- crikey!

Number of titles in collection: 1,399 [up 4]
Of which DVDs: 1,141 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 258 [up 4]

Number of discs in collection: 3,476 [up 7]
Number of films in collection: 1,488 [up 6]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,270 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader, when I might exceed 1,400 titles! Or I might not...

11:11 11/11/11

It's the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year (of the 21st century)!

...yep, this post was pretty pointless.