Cult sitcom This Is Jinsy has attracted TV's biggest names. Gerard Gilbert visits the surreal show's creators on set
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...some trace of her, NT Cottesloe, London<br/>The Wizard of Oz, Royal Festival Hall, London<br/>Her Naked Skin, NT Olivier, London<br/>Under the Blue Sky, Duke of York's Theatre, London
Sunday 03 August 2008
The Weekend's TV: British B Movies – Truly, Madly, Cheaply, Sat, BBC4<br />Doctor Who, Sat, BBC1
Monday 23 June 2008
One of the great problems with television today is that it doesn't offer children enough opportunities to see rubbishy old films. Back when I was growing up, in the Seventies, television had very little to offer on a wet weekend afternoon beyond wrestling on ITV and the occasional film on BBC2. Not being one for the wrestling, I grew up with a thorough grounding in early British thrillers, the Westerns of Randolph Scott, and the comedies of the Boulting Brothers – the kind of knowledge you can't put a price on. But now, when the weather turns nasty and I'm too busy Facebooking to let them on the computer, my children are faced with reruns of Friends, and programmes actually intended for children. What is that going to teach them?
Sunday 04 May 2008
Friday 02 May 2008
Friday 11 April 2008
The fourth series of Doctor Who came with a barrage of pre-publicity that involved David Tennant and Catherine Tate, along with the creator of the latest series, Russell T Davies, appearing everywhere and anywhere. The hype tended to obscure the worries of fans over the casting of Tate as the new regular companion, Donna.
Sunday 06 April 2008
Monday 17 March 2008
Friday 14 March 2008
Thursday 28 February 2008
Friday 22 February 2008
I took Keeley Hawes to bed the other day and, without wishing to be ungallant, the experience didn't entirely live up to my expectations. Her husband, Matthew Macfadyen, has no need to worry about this confession, incidentally, because Ms Hawes wasn't even with me in spirit. She was present in pixels only – in her role as DI Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes. Having missed episode one of the new series, I thought I ought to catch up with it, but I was feeling a little under the weather at the time, so I took my laptop to bed and used the wireless connection to get through to the BBC's iPlayer website, which lets you catch up with the last seven days of broadcasts.
Wednesday 26 December 2007
Sunday 16 December 2007
Saturday 22 October 2005
Monday 19 September 2005
Monday 29 December 2003
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