Category: e.phemera

  • Terry Venables Created An ITV Detective Show
    Terry Venables Created An ITV Detective Show

    Sometimes, there are seven words that form a sentence that makes perfect, literal sense, but together seem so incongruous that the meaning just makes your brow knot. Like ‘Craig Ferguson Created ITV’s Doc Martin Show‘ or ‘Angelica Houston Was The First Mrs Brown’. TERRY VENABLES CREATED AN ITV DETECTIVE SHOW He bloody did. After co-authoring […]

  • I’m Awake
    I’m Awake

    Well, this is stuck in my head today, so now it’s stuck in yours.

  • Walking With Disc Jockeys
    Walking With Disc Jockeys

    As a sort of sequel to yesterday’s post, here’s the Walking With Disc Jockeys episode of the BBC Two show Blood On The Carpet. The series featured twelve episodes over two series, in 1999 and 2001, all looking at corporate bust-ups. This episode is about the upheaval at Radio 1.

  • Newspaper Printing In The 1970s
    Newspaper Printing In The 1970s

    This is an interesting look at just what went in to printing a newspaper back in the olden past nostalgia days when everything was betterer or something.

  • 7 Video Games Based On TV Shows
    7 Video Games Based On TV Shows

    Some of the licenced properties for shows slip me by, and it’s always fun finding an old board game based on a sitcom. So here are seven computer games based on shows you might not expect. First up, a point and click legal caseload for LA Law: The Computer Game. Second is SeaQuest DSV, a […]

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s […]

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first […]

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