#CrazyStupidTV: Little Mix – The Search (BBC One, 26th September)

"Listen up, we're looking for recruits / If you're with me let me see your hands / Stand up and Salute". So sang the Little Mix ladies on their massive hit single from 2014. Now, almost 10 years after they became the first ever group to win The X Factor, they are launching a brand … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Little Mix – The Search (BBC One, 26th September)

#CrazyStupidTV: The Repair Shop (@TheRepairShop) (BBC One, 1st April)

It's fair to say that the current time is one where you hang onto and pick those moments, those little oases of calm, where all seems a little bit better in the world. Which, in the case of The Repair Shop, would mean its time is absolutely now. Fronted by the genuinely lovely furniture upholstering … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: The Repair Shop (@TheRepairShop) (BBC One, 1st April)

Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2019: The Nominations (plus your chance to vote in Reader’s Choice)

Happy December people! And it's a special blog tonight, as we announce this year's nominations for our sixth annual End of Year Prizes on the blog! As always on Boxing Day, we do a special blog post honouring those from music, film, TV, books and comedy we’ve absolutely loved in the last twelve months with … Continue reading Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2019: The Nominations (plus your chance to vote in Reader’s Choice)

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

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