We only had about four cock-ups

Here is the final Eurovision Song Contest clip of the week. This one relates to a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a disastrous One O’clock News, because this also features the talkback from the director. Stewart Morris seems to be having a bit of a bad day at the office during […]


It’s time for another Eurovision Song Contest video. This time, it’s my favourite entry ever. It’s France’s entry from 2008, Divine by Sébastien Tellier. This was a controversial entry because, in the eyes of some people in France, the song had far too much English in it! So the song had to be partially rewritten […]


It is the Eurovision Song Contest this week. I have to admit to quite enjoying the Eurovision Song Contest. It is a good excuse to post this brilliant Belgian effort from 1980 — Euro-vision by Telex. Telex said they had hoped to finish last. But they were thwarted by Greece, Portugal and the UK, whose […]

Dumbarton FC on TV

I don’t watch a great deal of football. That is partly because I find it a dull game. But I also attribute it to the fact that my father brought me up to support Dumbarton FC. Not only are they pretty dismal to watch, but their football ground is over an hour’s drive away from […]

Has Bernie sought Force India revenge?

Twitter was alight with speculation during this afternoon’s qualifying session for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Force India pulled out of yesterday’s second practice session due to safety concerns. Since then, the team’s cars have been conspicuously absent from the television coverage, which is centrally provided by Bernie Ecclestone’s company, Formula One Management. Despite the fact […]

Avoiding spoilers

This weekend was the first time in very many years that I have had to avoid spoilers for a grand prix. I missed quite a few races live during 2007 due to work, but I always watched them as soon as I got home so there was not much problem with spoilers. Today, I had to […]

The music of The Tomorrow People

Recently, I finally managed to get my hands on The Tomorrow People, a CD of music from the 1970s ITV programme. I’ve been meaning to buy it for years. The majority of the music on this CD is from a library album, ESL 104. This contained music by David Vorhaus, Nikki St George and Li […]

Is it worth getting Sky Sports F1?

Like most other Formula 1 fans, I have been spending part of this winter seriously considering whether it’s worth continuing watching every race live. With half of the races now being exclusively on Sky, for the first time in my life I need to seriously ask myself the question: I love F1, but enough to […]

Eurosport’s WRC coverage: quite pleasing

FIA President Jean Todt addressed the media today to discuss the situation surrounding the World Rally Championship. The Monte Carlo Rally has begun without the championship having a confirmed promoter for the 2012 season. Jean Todt said, “The ACM has been dealing directly with Eurosport and the result is quite pleasing.” Yes — it is […]

Look Around You is ten years old

Look Around You is a hilarious pastiche of programmes for schools, public information films, and 1970s television in general. Made by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, it is beautifully made and packed with silly jokes. It’s one of my all-time favourite comedy programmes. This is the final episode, Brain. There is also this film, Birds […]