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"Coleslaw Epiphany" 21 March 2018

Programmes watched:

Black Mirror: 15 Million Merits
Brrrr. More terrifying near-future tales from Charlie Brooker, co-written this week with wife Konnie Huq. It’s an arresting story; I don’t think it was ever really established as to where this episode is taking place (a space station? 330 more words

Drama

Cat in the Middle of the Road Pre-Dawn

(It was a bit like this, but in the pre-dawn light. This image was from google’s alarmy.com .)

Cat in the Middle of the Road Pre-Dawn… 93 more words

"The National Anthem" 14 March 2018

Programmes watched:

Black Mirror: The National Anthem
I’ve decided to interrupt the run of ITV plays from 1975 to break things up a bit, so here’s our debut episode of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian thriller anthology from 2011. 390 more words

Drama

"Amazing Stories" 7th March 2018

Programmes watched:

Red Letter Days: Amazing Stories

Visually-startling play about a sci-fi enthusiast who thinks his family are turning into vegetables; visits sci-fi convention and meets people even stranger than he is. 284 more words

Comedy

"Nettle Soup" 28th February 2018

Programmes watched:

Red Letter Days
Well Thankyou, Thursday (1975)

King Of The Castle

Spike Milligan in Q6

Also viewed: Home Cookery Club – another VHS find from the 1980s in which two voiceover artists are seen to prepare wholesome everyday dishes in a slightly patronising manner. 61 more words

Drama

"The Five-Pound Orange": 21st February 2018

Programmes watched:

Red Letter Days

“The Five Pound Orange”. Peter Barkworth stars as a henpecked philatelist on a mission to recover a prized postage stamp. Barkworth is reliably excellent, especially in the farce-like wardrobe and bathroom scenes. 95 more words

Drama

"Phil Bennett Is Ace!" 14th February 2018

Programmes watched:

Grand Slam

A celebrated TV film, made in 1977 by BBC Wales and concerning the exploits of a group of Welshmen in Paris. It’s a great example of the standalone BBC dramas of the 70s, with fully rounded characters and comedy and tragedy in equal measure. 156 more words

Drama