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  • Sorting Mail

    I’ve been up replacing the fascias all day, so here’s a quick retro look at how the mail is sorted. And you thought your inbox was overwhelming.

  • Rotten Crops
    Rotten Crops

    “Can we get on with this please? I’ve got tickets to the opera, and I want to go the gym before I head for Covent Garden.” “Götterdämmerung?” “Okay, that was a lie. I’m going to sit on the sofa and binge watch Ben 10 whilst eating a whole block of brie.” “Still sounds nice.” “The…

  • The World According To Smith And Jones
    The World According To Smith And Jones

    It occurred to me the other day that the iconic Smith & Jones head to heads are all shot in one continuous take. Some of them run for five plus minutes. It’s clear they were pre-recorded and shown to the audience, but still, doing these as one shot takes some doing. I still think…

  • Fundation

    Yesterday we had a look at The Entertainers briefly. Today, let’s explore another episode which introduced television viewers to Fundation. Fundation was a comedy troupe consisting of Gareth Hale and Norman Pace, Terry Morrison, Joe Griffiths, and Victy Silver. It’s possible that this appearance lead to a Radio 4 show called Don’t Stop Now –…

  • Robert Cop – The Furniture Of Law Enforcement

    A quick follow up to yesterday’s post. A few people pointed me in the direction of this knock off Robocop toy. It’s called Robert Cop. And with thanks to Matt, here’s a trailer featuring said Furniture of Law Enforcement.

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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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