Monday, 31 August 2015

5 Unsung Heroes of British TV

Sure, there's plenty of well known names in the British TV industry who've been recognised with award after award, but are these the only deserving people in the industry?! Definitely not, for our fair isles have produced some indisputably transcendental talents who have lit up our screens in all manner of roles be they cast or crew.

But, until now, we don't feel as though they've always got the plaudits their talents demand. That's all about to change, though, as we refuse to allow this tragedy to continue a second longer.

So, here's our 5 unsung heroes of British TV.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wolcott Blu-Ray Review


In somewhat of an about turn from our usual backwards outlook on the world we're actually tackling some of that contemporary technology nonsense.

Yes, we're gonna be dealing with one of them new fangled Blu-Ray things, but before you renounce your membership to our nostalgic landscape, don't worry, because this high definition optical disc contains Wolcott. And those tellywaves was broadcast in 1981.

Curiously swept under the carpet and ignored since 1981 it's finally been released by Network Distributing. And, yeah, it's rather inexplicably been released in full 1080p. You can't even get Lovejoy in 1080p and everyone loves that mulleted scoundrel.

Anyway, let's take a ganders at our Wolcott Blu-Ray review and see what exactly we can learn from it.

Friday, 7 August 2015

2 Episodes of British TV That Prove It’s Currently Amazing!

There's plenty of successful British TV shows out there at the moment; you only have to take a look at the boundless spread round the globe of Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife for evidence of this.

But as entertaining and engaging as these shows are they're yet to truly move us in the way that art (and TV's the most modern and accessible of all arts) is capable of.

Sometimes you need reminding of what it is to be human and the fragility of our emotions and capability for making sense of this crazy world we footle about in.

And, sadly, this impact on the sensory receptors associated with our heart and soul has been missing for a long time.

But then 2015 happened and everything changed with two episodes of British TV so packed full of emotion and delivered like a sledgehammer to our spirit that we could barely move for days afterwards.

Let's take a look at what these were and just why they were so devastatingly sublime and able to transcend the usual telly watching experience.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Dark Season


Children certainly encumber adults what with their precarious antics and devil may care attitudes, but you know what? Sometimes, it's these juvenile traits which allow children to see and tackle the world in ways that adults can't even comprehend. You see, adults are too predisposed to sense and logic, so they flounder in the face of concepts they can't rationalise.

And that's why, when it comes to tackling psychopathic megalomaniacs, children have a slight edge. Now, I'm not suggesting that we send children into war zones, but when it comes to standing toe to toe in teatime TV dramas there's nothing better to have on your side than a precocious teenager who still doesn't quite understand risk.

If you want some definitive proof of this fact then just tune into the sensational tellywaves known as Dark Season.