TV Programmes

Des Chiffres et des Lettres So there's television, and then there's television programmes. You watch them. Occasionally I write about them.

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Frankly if I have to have this stuck in my head, you have to too…

Posted on 3 October 2011 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Friday was an interesting day. I went out for a meeting, had lunch with some old work colleagues, came back early afternoon and was in an absolutely great mood. I was feeling pretty good.

In some sort of "relaxed, can't be bothered to do anything, anyway it's Friday afternoon" mood I ended up sat on the sofa reliving childhood theme tunes. And that's where the clip above came in and it's been stuck in my bloomin' head ever since.

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North East Tonight - The Remix

Posted on 13 February 2011 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Also known as "Andrew's been getting a little silly with video editing software"...

The story is that about 12 years ago, someone who will remain nameless (cos I can't remember who it was) sent me of Channel 3 North East/Tyne Tees's news programme, North East Tonight.

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Say hello to The Good Columbo Guide

Posted on 9 August 2010 in Planet Bods, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

In amongst all the talk of me archiving bits of Planet Bods, I completely forgot to mention the latest addition to my website family - The Good Columbo Guide - an episode guide for the mighty TV show Columbo.

Random things found in my work email client’s note section #449821a…

Posted on 7 August 2010 in TV Programmes (1 comment)

Sorting out some work emails, I randomly hit Outlook’s “notes” section. I don’t really use the “Notes” section bar for keeping a few bits of regularly used information that… err… I usually don’t use. Things like links to Telewest’s cable monitoring services which probably stopped working in about 2007, an old live FTP password for the BBC’s website and details of how to get the secret, not very well hidden testcard on the BBC Red Button.

More from the Bods hard drive file archive

Posted on 15 April 2010 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Yesterday I posted an article about voting that I wrote something like fifteen years ago, that I stumbled on whilst…

The perfect public service website - which sadly doesn’t exist

Posted on 14 September 2009 in Food and Drink, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

One cookery programme firmly with the recession in mind however the recent Economy Gastronomy. Every week, the presenters would pop over to someone’s house, try to get them to plan their meals and eat more sensibly.

Torchwood: Children of Earth

Posted on 13 July 2009 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

There was a fundamental problem with BBC One’s scheduling of Torchwood: Children of Earth. And that problem was that it was on every single night of last week. It was perfect for the story - of that I cannot deny. However I was out on Wednesday evening and on Thursday evening too. The result was I ended up watching three episodes back to back on Friday evening which was, to be honest, a little on the intense side. It’s a rather dark plot after all.

The Problems with the Easter Doctor Who Special.

Posted on 12 April 2009 in BBC, London, TV Programmes, Transport (10 comments)

Yes there are some.

The Year the Eurovision Song Contest Stopped Being Fun

Posted on 25 May 2008 in TV Programmes (5 comments)

Frankly something now has to be done, because for my mind, if you’re going to enter a song contest, you’ve got to have a chance of winning. And no one in the west now has a chance of winning. I’ve denied it in the past, but the evidence is now damming.

The cheese on TV that really grates

Posted on 11 March 2008 in Food and Drink, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Being a bit of a keen cook, and someone who likes to do things reasonably properly if possible, I know Delia wasn’t really aimed at me. I mean, there’s just no way on earth you’ll find frozen mashed potato in my freezer.

Eurovision 2008 - good grief, the UK’s picked a decent song!

Posted on 2 March 2008 in BBC, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Whilst sitting down to a nice, homemade green Thai curry last night, we happened to catch the second half of “Eurovision: Your Decision” last night which meant I got to see a strange woman in a corset and an extremely short skirt, Michelle Gayle and Andy Abraham battle it out in front of Terry Wogan sat on a throne in a programme format which was clearly designed to try and stop the UK public from voting for some diabolical crap again.

Everything Comes Up Rose’s

Posted on 27 November 2007 in BBC, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

With the latest series of Doctor Who getting ever closer, news is creeping out about cast and enemies. Like this little one today - according to BBC News, Billie Pipper is popping back for three more episodes.

The Prisoner. Remade?

Posted on 17 November 2005 in TV Programmes (2 comments)

It’s one of those news stories that just makes me shake my head and ask… why? For today I read that Granada are planning on remaking The Prisoner.

Must Have Cyber Figure

Posted on 13 November 2005 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

The new look Cybermen have so obviously been reading the Daily Mail…

Neighbours

Posted on 25 July 2005 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

I have a TV on my desk. It’s usually turned on. Today it was turned on during Neighbours. Today in Neighbours, Sky Mangle meets Harold’s new friend. Harold’s new friend looks just like Sky’s dead mother.

Doctor… Can’t… Wait…

Posted on 16 June 2005 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Less than 2 days to go now…

Willow The Wisp

Posted on 13 June 2005 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Willow The Wisp is to return. Long live The Moog!

Doctor Who

Posted on 12 June 2005 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Unbelievably I haven’t mentioned Doctor Who yet. This coming from a man whose favourite programme when growing up featured a blue police box and a sonic screwdriver.

Ulysses 31

Posted on 2 April 2005 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Mortals! You defy the Gods? I sentence you to travel among unknown stars. Until you find the Kingdom of Hades, your bodies will stay as lifeless as stone.

Jamie’s School Dinners

Posted on 2 March 2005 in Food and Drink, TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Watching it and seeing the processed crap that kids get served at school… well I’m not particularly impressed.

Flashmob - The Opera

Posted on 6 October 2004 in Music, TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Okay I’ll be honest. When it comes to opera… well. And as for flashmobbing… well the phrase ‘new media wanker’ is what usually springs to mind.. So you can perhaps see why something called ‘Flashmob - The Opera’, well… might not really work in my mind…

The Nick

Posted on 19 June 2004 in London, TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

In Ealing Common is a road - it cuts through the common, although is a dead end. Quite often in the morning, there will be a series of film crews and trucks wandering around. But that’s nothing in comparison to what is right next door to our new place…

Little Britain DOG Pondering

Posted on 18 November 2003 in TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

One thing puzzled me whilst watching the excellent Little Britain on BBC Three which ended a few weeks back but iscoming soon to BBC Two - why was it shown without a DOG?

Alchemists of Sound

Posted on 20 October 2003 in TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

BBC Four told the story of the wonderful Radiophonic Workshop.

Futurama

Posted on 13 July 2003 in TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Futurama is good, Futurama is great.

Video of Police Squad? Yes I know.

Posted on 1 June 2003 in TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

From the Files of Police Squad - one of the best TV programmes, and the one that gave birth to The Naked Gun.

Eurovision 2003.

Posted on 24 May 2003 in Music, TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

It’s Eurovision! For some reason…

Ali G in da USAiii

Posted on 11 April 2003 in TV Programmes, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Ali G has a new series set in the USA. Tired or revitalised? Matter of opinion really.

Spaced Out

Posted on 16 February 2003 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Spaced is a fantasic programme. Buy it, watch it, enjoy it. These three things I command of ye.

Smeggin’ Wonderful (or Red Dwarf is rather good)

Posted on 13 January 2003 in TV Programmes (No comments yet - be the first!)

Red Dwarf is wonderful, Red Dwarf is great. Red Dwarf is fantastic, and it is, my mate.

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