Fringe

So another series that I had wanted to watch years ago has come up for viewing, one side effect of the lack of new productions due to the ongoing pandemic, though I might not have started on the task of watching the series had I realised it totalled 100 episodes, having avoided watching The Sopranos…

Beans means a deluge of responses

In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, that really escalated quickly. Whether those who run Weetabix’s social media account fully expected the response they got to this tweet about beans on a couple of portions of their ever popular breakfast cereal only they will know, but it prompted an hilarious pile on from a flurry…

Jackie Weaver and the cat faced lawyer

One aspect of the ongoing pandemic is even so often it throws up odd moments of humour and people that get their 15 minutes of fame via trending on social media, to the amazement/amusement/bemusement of everyone else. This past week what would exchanges and (probably) normally be a straightforward by the numbers, and not very…

The simple pleasure of a DAB companion

Having been working at home for 9 months now, after expecting that time to be over within a month or two initially, having a radio on was always going to be a part of the day, as it has been in the studio beforehand for many years. Whether it was the daily Cymbals of Appreciation…

The year that was….

So way back in March, found myself I packing up my Mac at work to start working at home for which I thought would last for a few weeks, maybe two/three months at the most before we all headed back in to the office – instead the weeks went by, then the months…. Being here…

Christmas advertising 2020

Amongst the ongoing pandemic and tiers/lockdowns/circuit breakers opinion was that by starting a few festive traditions early might help to lift people’s spirits, and of course various retailers and supermarkets were already ahead of the game with their Christmas adverts ready to go. This year Argos were out of the gate first (or at least…

Catching up on… The Wire

So admittedly I left it a long time to finally watch it, though a one time work colleague had the DVD set a few years back I never borrowed it, but a while back I did finally start watching what is now heralded as one of the best TV shows ever, The Wire.  I had…

Farewell to the Dave Lane video blog…

So the time of working on the Dave Lane video diaries has come to an end with the decision to bring them to an end confirmed recently – and it’s going to be something that I will miss doing every month, or thereabouts as it has been for 7 years now. It’s one of those…

Film thoughts – Knives Out

Given that fan and critical reaction to The Last Jedi was mixed, if not polarising on either side of the debate, calling your next film Knives Out might be perceived as a tongue in cheek wink at those critics and fans who couldn’t take to the inversion of expected story points that Ryan Johnson did…