#BlastfromthePast: Brum

It's another televisual legend we bring you for this weekend's #BlastfromthePast, so without further ado, let's begin our story back over two decades ago... As the 80s gave way to the 90s, British children's TV was changing. One of the most prominent new names of the time was Anne Wood. After leaving TV-am on ITV … Continue reading #BlastfromthePast: Brum

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#CrazyStupidTV: Love In The Countryside (BBC Two, 2nd/9th May)

It's been a long while since I've had an interest in a dating show. Blind Date with the late Cilla Black would have been the last example of that (before it turned into a parody of itself with the ditching of 'Our Graham' and everything that made it good c. early 00s).  Oh actually tell … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Love In The Countryside (BBC Two, 2nd/9th May)

#CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls (Channel 4, 8th February)

It's official. We have a new comedy love in our life, and it's an absolute beauty of a show all the way from Derry. Or, as nominal lead protagonist, 15 year old Erin Quinn puts it in the opening episode of Channel 4's surprise new sitcom smash of this year, 'Londonderry, depending on your persuasion'. … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls (Channel 4, 8th February)

#CrazyStupidTV: Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers (BBC Two, 21st December)

There's several bits of telly that were on over Christmas that we have to talk about over the coming week, simply because of how brilliant they were. First of which was this show on BBC Two, all of two weeks ago. It's now 25 years since Jennifer Saunders' wonderful sitcom creation Absolutely Fabulous first aired in … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers (BBC Two, 21st December)