Tag: The Day Today

  • Titles By Jump Design
    Titles By Jump Design

    Last night, Twitter reminded me of the amazing title sequence for Smith And Jones, as the duo moved from BBC Two to BBC One. If you’ve not seen it, it looked like this. It’s still excellent. It was shot on 35mm film over two days, using motion control cameras, and was conceived by Jump Design…

  • Half A Cup
    Half A Cup

    With more This Time with Alan Partridge heading our way, here’s a segment from The Day Today. I get confused sometimes because each week before the main broadcast there was a shorter, five minute promo like this. I’m sure there’s one somewhere about Marlon Brando.

  • Comedy Is … All About Timing
    Comedy Is … All About Timing

    Here’s the third installment of Comedy Is … an audio essay that uses a show from the late 1990s line-up on the Paramount Comedy Channel as a springboard to talk about the history of television comedy, and explore the wider social context of these shows, and what they mean to me on a more personal level. This time round,…

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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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