Category Archives: TV

Congratulations Conchita Wurst. Congratulations everyone.

Austrian bearded drag queen wins Eurovision 2014. World remains on axis. OK, I may have supped a few cans of Guinness, but I can’t help feeling I have just witnessed something rather monumental. Maybe something approaching Stonewall in terms of … Continue reading

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Sad Secrets of Sochi

On the eve of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Channel 4 broadcast ‘Hunted’, a documentary in their Dispatches strand, exposing attitudes towards homosexuality in Putin’s Russia. I missed it, but couldn’t ignore the steady stream of outrage that took over … Continue reading

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Trash TV: Going Downhill Fast

Confessions of a celebrity gameshow lover Hi. My name is Reg Pubes* and I’m addicted to rubbish television. In my defence, I also enjoy the works of Shakespeare, Larkin, Almodovar, etc. And sports too. Some of them. In fact, this weekend … Continue reading

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More vacuous than vicious – TV review: Vicious and The Job Lot

ITV1’s new comedy hour – about 50 minutes too long I’ve finally caught up with the new comedy hour that ITV1 has been trailering to death for the last couple of months.  Their Monday night schedule now boasts Vicious, a … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown? Not on my watch…

PERTURBED: that’s what I am.  All 6 consonants and 3 vowels of it.  Not even double points can calm my nerves. Channel 4 has reported a dip in viewing figures for Countdown, inevitably sparking rumours that the show may be … Continue reading

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