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Life On Mars – Did you see it?
Unofficial figures suggest that over 7 million people watched the final episode of the series last night. 6.6 million for the first half hour growing to 7.7 after Manchester United’s 7-1 romp over Roma on ITV1. The climax was still open to interpretation, as to whether Sam is mad, still in a coma or back in time? But that debate can rage on for as long as it takes – it’s all over, at least for Sam Tyler it is! The show won an Emmy for it’s first series, reports suggest a US version will be made. The second series currently has three nominations for BAFTA’s (including best drama). A sequel is now planned (let’s just hope it doesn’t turn… Continue reading »
Top Gear Finished!
Well it is according to Clarkson anyway, if not the BBC! The announcer after the last episode of the current series said it would back in the Summer, but Clarkson’s newspaper column in The Sun said: “Can I just say, here and now, it won’t be.” A BBC Spokesman responded by saying “Top Gear will be back. A summer special is planned.” A new series would reach screens in the autumn, he added. “We’re expecting all three boys to present the programmes.” But he refused to give any further details or explain the confusion.
Broadcasting and YouTube!
Broadcasting is about to change, as more and more people start to use YouTube. You’ll notice that today, the video (that I posted last week), which showed rednecks chasing the Top Gear team does not work, this is because the BBC have had it removed from YouTube for copyright reasons. Real people have become celebrities overnight in the YouTube world. Take for example Peter, he is 79 and has 59 videos on YouTube. He has posted a series of videos about his life entitled Telling It All. They were an instant hit! Or Kate, at the tender age of 18, she has 19 videos on YouTube – with 13,662 subscribers, and 1,617,642 views of her videos. Now that’s popular! These… Continue reading »
Top Gear run out of Town
This has to rank as one of the funniest moments on a show that is full of funny moments, The team arrives in Florida for a road trip that will see them travel from Miami to New Orleans. The catch? Each are given $1,000 to buy a whip that will carry them to their destination. Whips in hand, the trio decide to spice up the trip by spray painting inflammatory statements on the sheetmetal. Statements like “I’m bi”, “NASCAR Sucks” and “Hillary for President” are worn like badges of pride, until a stop for gas in a self-described “hick town” turns ugly. Words were said, rocks were thrown, and somebody’s “boys” were called in. The Top Gear crew fled for… Continue reading »
Chris Moyles – Supermarket Sweep
As most people who know me will know, I’m quite a big fan of Chris Moyles. He just makes me laugh, I wish I had time to listen to the full show, but it’s invariably in the car on the way to work (watching other drivers around me try not to fall about laughing – you can always tell a fellow Moyles listener!) and then I’m either: Too Busy Daren’t listen on headphones for fear of laughing out loud! This morning was no different, but the fact that Chris and Aled will be on Supermarket Sweep tomorrow just make me laugh… 5.30ish I think they said – must set the Sky+ box? Even if just to find out how much… Continue reading »
Life on Mars is back…. It started on BBC1 tonight!
Life on Mars is Fantastic series – little odd in places, but I enjoyed the last one and will be watching this series! The format of the series mixes time travel with police drama, with the central character being modern-day policeman Sam Tyler (played by John Simm), who after being hit by a car in 2006 finds himself back in 1973. There, he is working for Manchester and Salford Police CID under DCI Gene Hunt (played by Philip Glenister). Over the course of the series, Tyler faces various culture clashes, most frequently regarding differences in his seemingly naÃ¯ve approach to policing compared to that of his colleagues. The series also features a strong ambiguity concerning Tyler’s predicament: it is unclear… Continue reading »