Category Archives: TV

Keith Floyd – The Original Celebrity Chef

HELLO DEAR GASTRONAUTS It is hard to believe that it is 35 years since Keith Floyd exploded on our screens with Floyd on Fish on the 14th November 1985. It made an overnight superstar of Floyd and although there had been cooking programmes pre-dating this from the 1950s, with the likes of Fanny Craddock and…
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“DON’T PANIC! DON’T PANIC!” DAD’S ARMY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

I always struggle to answer when anybody asks me my favourite of any movie, genre, book, author etc. However, this comedy show is definitely my all-time favourite. Dad’s Army is a classic sit-com featuring the weekly escapades of a bumbling and mismatched British Home Guard unit during World War II. It was broadcast by the…
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Change, my dear. And it seems not a moment too soon.

Sunday 16th July 2017. I'm watching the Men's singles Final of Wimbledon (Federer and Cilic) and I'm getting more and more nervous. Not about the result, I was pretty sure that Fed would win, but about the announcement of the 13th Doctor casting. Lots of reasons to be nervous: I don't want Capaldi to go…
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Steven Spielberg Presents

The first thing I will say is even though I love the films directed by Steven Spielberg I probably love the films he produced and/or wrote, through Amblin Entertainment, a lot more. I shouldn’t say love more; but I love Spielberg for having this extra-curricular activity of producing films he wanted to see, it just…
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“In The Beginning It Was All Black and White.”

A few years ago I had a rather strange experience in my classroom. I taught year 4 (8 and 9 year olds) at the time and we were involved in a topic on World War II. As part of the topic we looked at wartime entertainment and so I decided to give them a 1940’s…
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Through early morning fog I see

It was sad to hear the news that Wayne Rogers, best known for playing “Trapper” John, had passed away on the 31st December 2015. MASH had been a big part of my childhood. I first heard of MASH in 1987 or 1988, I can’t remember which year. But I would have been 10 or 11…
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