Monthly Archives: July 2007

Brothers And Sisters – Yawn

  Is anyone watching Channel 4’s latest US import Brothers And Sisters? One look at its ratings, which have fallen to around the million mark, would indicate that we’re not. I sat through the first episode, although I needed ten gallons of … Continue reading

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Channel 4’s Gay Season

  This weekend, part of my TV viewing revolved around Channel 4’s Gay Season. In 1967, the Homosexual Reform Act was passed, decriminalising homosexual acts in private between two adult men aged 21 and over in England and Wales. To mark … Continue reading

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Trash TV

  Channel hopping can be an eye-popping experience these days as you’re never quite sure what you’ll find out there in TV land. A couple of days ago, I zapped and landed on Flavor Flav, the clock-wearing showman of controversial rap group … Continue reading

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Ofcom States The Obvious

  Remember the Richard and Judy ‘You Say We Pay’ fiasco (viewers were still asked to ring in despite a winner already being chosen)? Do you recall Panorama exposing the way some GMTV competitions were run (potential winners were short-listed before phone lines … Continue reading

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Little Britain Gets A Yank-Over

  Matt Lucas and David Walliams are to make a US version of Little Britain for HBO. The channel is home to The Sopranos, Sex And The City, Six Feet Under and Entourage; it has also showcased British hits Extras and Da Ali G … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Be A-Loud

  In addition to terrestrial channels, I regularly watch the following: The Biography Channel; E4 (Big Brother, Scrubs, Friends); More4 (The West Wing, Hill Street Blues, ER, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Father Ted, River Cottage, F Word, Come Dine With Me); ITV2 (Judge … Continue reading

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Big Brother’s Big Yawner

  The next time Davina McCall squeaks excitedly about a must-see Big Brother twist, take that as your cue to go and do something more interesting instead: like collecting paperclips or bookbinding. The sad truth is that, like last year, the people working … Continue reading

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