Saturday 3 December 2022


Pointless Celebrities
16x01 BBC Centenary Special
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Wheel
3x01 Episode 1
3x02 Episode 2
3x03 Episode 3
3x04 Episode 4
[Watch various episodes (again) on iPlayer.]


The Stack
537 ‘Sight & Sound’s greatest films of all time
Really interesting interview with Mike Williams, the editor of Sight & Sound, about the 2022 edition of their once-a-decade poll.
[Listen to it (again) on Monocle.]

Collection Count

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

I should've had loads to report this week, but a combination of postal strikes and their resultant strain on courier services seems to be holding up almost all of my (many) deliveries. Under normal circumstances, I think I'd've been talking about there being 15 new titles this week; instead, there's only three — including a DVD-to-4K upgrade for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, meaning the overall increase is just two.

No matter. At some point these delayed orders are probably going to pour in all at once, possibly with other stuff that hasn't even shipped yet. Any huge leaps aren't cancelled, merely delayed. Or possibly spread thin. We'll see.

Number of titles in collection: 2,967 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,039 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,928 [up 3]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 214 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 7,336 [up 4]
Number of films: 3,576 [up 1]
Number of additional cuts: 295 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 9,445 [up 13]
Number of short films: 1,019 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.