Thursday, 23 February 2012


The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff
1x01 Episode 1
As much as I enjoyed the Christmas special, it felt a bit long. This, however, was a much more enjoyable burst of Dickens spoofery. Half an hour is clearly its ideal length, as it is for most comedy. Particularly liked The Apprentice joke, but then I like most jokes against The Apprentice.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Let's Dance for Sport Relief 2012
Episode 1 (of 5)
Who thought this'd make it to four series, eh? I was surprised when there was a second. It's good fun, but not the sort of stuff that lasts, especially as it's felt like they were struggling for good guests ever since the first run.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

6x08 (22/2/12 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Burke & Hare (2010)
[#20 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]


David Tennant, Tom Jones, Emma Thompson for new Sky Arts shows
by Tom Eames (from Digital Spy)

The above will "star in a new collection of drama productions titled Playhouse Presents for the channel", which sounds quite exciting.

It also mentions that Michael Parkinson will be returning to TV to host a new chat show, Masterclass, more details of which are here.