Saturday 22 February 2014


8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
5x05 (21/2/14 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

8x07 The One with the Stain [5th or so watch]

Top Gear
21x02 (9/2/14 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

The Voice UK
3x07 The Blind Auditions 7
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


by Andrew O'Hagan (from London Review of Books)

A fascinating account of what it was like to ghostwrite Julian Assange's book, by the man who did just that.

(Worth noting that this article is over 26,000 words long -- i.e. long enough to firmly count as a novella (based on the selection criteria of awards that offer a prize for such things), so don't expect to just rattle through it in a spare five minutes.)

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week. Except last week, when I was away, making posting trickier, and there was nothing to report anyway.

This week makes up for it, though: there's a couple of new additions, plus it's time for every month's highlight, the running time update.

Number of titles in collection: 1,656 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,198 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 458 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 4,142 [up 7]
Number of films in collection: 1,781 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 6,118 [up 16]
Number of short films in collection: 406 [no change]

And finally...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
296 days, 22 hours, and 27 minutes.
(Up 14 hours and 29 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.