Hello to you and thanks for joining: the top 10 ‘such fun’ episodes of Miranda

Well, a hearty good evening to you my dear blog reading chums. Now come along please, settle. That's it. And let us get you up to speed. Previously in our lives, 10 years ago, in 2009, the news was full of economic doom and gloom, dark intense crime dramas were becoming all the rage, and … Continue reading Hello to you and thanks for joining: the top 10 ‘such fun’ episodes of Miranda

#15Daysof30Lists: Day 11

And so we now reach Day 11 of #15Daysof30Lists, my series of blogs running each day until my 30th birthday next week where I list 30 favourite things in different categories or subjects to help you get to know yours truly that bit better. Of course I want this to be so I can find … Continue reading #15Daysof30Lists: Day 11

Once upon a time in a cowshed: the lasting legacy of Smallfilms

Over 50 years ago, there were two not so little chaps called Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. And they lived and worked together in a disused cow shed in rural Kent, making some of the most iconic and well loved British children's television series for several generations. Smallfilms is one of the most widely recognised … Continue reading Once upon a time in a cowshed: the lasting legacy of Smallfilms

Why ‘A Royal Team Talk’ is the most important TV show you’ll watch this year

BBC One devoted fifty minutes of its schedule on Sunday evening after the 10 O'Clock News to a programme featuring several well known footballers talking. Nothing new there, you would think. Except this time, it was of real importance, as they opened up a conversation that has long been needed in such a primetime slot. … Continue reading Why ‘A Royal Team Talk’ is the most important TV show you’ll watch this year

Muddy puddles, glitter and digging up the road: the zany and witty world of Peppa Pig

I think everyone is a little bit guilty of subscribing to the view that their age of TV as a youngster was the golden age of kid's shows, and nothing around for today's kids even comes close. Sometimes, that's a fair enough argument to make. I've been an uncle to two nieces and two nephews … Continue reading Muddy puddles, glitter and digging up the road: the zany and witty world of Peppa Pig