Taking you back to the sights and sounds of a time when a fresh faced Dermot O'Leary hosted T4 on Sunday mornings, when the London Eye was erected on the South Bank and when twittering was a noise that birds made, this is The Story of Pop: 1999. This week: the first member of one … Continue reading The Story of Pop: 1999 (Chapter 31)
Running Time: 1hr 56mins Written by: Richard Curtis Directed by: Danny Boyle Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon You'd have had to have been living under a rock for the last year to not see one trend that's exploded where films are concerned, namely, the rise of the rock biopic. … Continue reading #CrazyStupidFilm: Yesterday (Universal Pictures, 12A)
Ask me to name one of my all time favourite sitcoms, and unquestionably, Richard Curtis' classic BBC One staple from the 90s and 00s, The Vicar of Dibley, is somewhere in my top 5. The hilarious antics of the barmy country parish flock of St Barnabas, Dibley, in Oxfordshire, tended to by the show's titular … Continue reading Bless you for watching: The best episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley
The biennial Red Nose Day for Comic Relief, one of my favourite charity telethons is back again for its 30th year this year, on Friday 13th March. It's long been a cause I've supported and donated to - and also in its Sport Relief guise on odd numbered years, as it has always, at its … Continue reading Red Nose Day is back!
More so in light of the controversy surrounding Russell Brand this week, we seem to have a annoyingly odd habit in this country of knocking our finest talents down when it suits us. Particularly when they so much as dare to connect with something beyond the supposed smoke and mirrors world of wealth and celebrity … Continue reading Richard Curtis: making a fully fledged bastard of a point since 1991 (or thereabouts).