Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Bond's Greatest Moments
Sky's countdown of the 22 greatest moments in the official James Bond films (one per film), as voted for by readers of their website. A surprising list in places, which went some way to make up for the often incredibly irritating talking heads they'd chosen.
[If you have Sky, you can watch it (again) on Sky Go.]

Face the Clock
1x01 (7/1/13 edition)
This sounded like a good idea for a game show -- contestants must answer questions against the clock to amass prize money, but if they're the one doing the answering when the clock runs out they lose it all; twist is, neither they nor surprisingly-camp question-master Rory Bremner can see the clock -- but it makes one fatal misjudgement: the length of time varies, at random, from round to round. So not only do the contestants have no idea how long is left on the clock, they don't have a clue how long the clock was in the first place. That removes any element of skill or prediction and just makes it blind luck whether they're still in command at the end, which makes it considerably less fun.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Live at the Apollo
8x06 Episode 6 [season finale]
Or "The Middle-Aged Men Episode". Can't quite tell if that was deliberate booking or unfortunate thematic repetition...
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

3x03 The Dinner Party
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Person of Interest
1x19 Flesh and Blood
Resuming all these things post-Christmas-telly (see also: Elementary yesterday).