A beginner’s guide to appearing in a live TV audience, as written by me.

I did something pretty exciting over the Bank Holiday last weekend, as the week before, I got wind of the fact that Olly Murs was pre-recording his appearance as a guest - interview only - on The Paul O'Grady Show (below, credit to his Facebook for the picture) for ITV that aired last Wednesday afternoon. … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to appearing in a live TV audience, as written by me.

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#AwesomeBoresome (Week ending 31/05/2015)

It's nearly June. Can you believe that? Just time for me, however, to squeeze in my weekly round up of all the things I've been rating and slating in the week just gone - so here, for your reading pleasure viewers, it's this week's #AwesomeBoresome... #AWESOME - Aston Merrygold being Back! Back! Back! and single … Continue reading #AwesomeBoresome (Week ending 31/05/2015)

‘The Railway Series’ at 70: still crossing the points to new generations

The year is 1945. VE Day marks the end of World War II, actor Martin Shaw and singer songwriter legend Van Morrison are both born. And in May of that year, on exactly this week, the first in a new series of books for children called 'The Railway Series', charting the lives of a team … Continue reading ‘The Railway Series’ at 70: still crossing the points to new generations

#CrazyStupidGig – Olly Murs (@ollyofficial) – Never Been Better Tour (O2 Arena, London, 4th/7th May 2015)

As has been mentioned before several times on this here blog, there are certain popstars or books or TV shows for which it is impossible for me to try and form any coherent stream of thought on other than that of a giddy, excitable fanboy, whilst showing all the love and loyalty of a particularly … Continue reading #CrazyStupidGig – Olly Murs (@ollyofficial) – Never Been Better Tour (O2 Arena, London, 4th/7th May 2015)