Friday 30 December 2011


Dara O Briain: This is the Show
Three stand-up shows in as many days! I guess it's not just the DVD market that likes to pump these out at Christmastime these days.
Ironically, whereas the other two were English comedians filmed in Ireland, here we have an Irish comedian filmed in England! Well I never.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Felix & Murdo
One-off sitcom, and/or sitcom pilot, about two Edwardian gentlemen, played by Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller, written by Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye. And that's an indicator of where this went. It was needlessly crass in places -- a list of sexual acts does not constitute a joke -- and slightly uncomfortably old fashioned -- all video-shot and studio-audience-laughter-getting-in-the-way -- but it had its moments. It probably wouldn't have seemed so bad if the Radio Times hadn't gushed about it so heavily.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


Faintheart (2008)
[#97 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]
24 hours to go; three films to go. It's not impossible...

The Spider Woman (1944)
[#96 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]