Posted by Ian Robson on July 22, 2008 1:48 PM
Thank you, Tim Healy, for perpetuating the image of Geordies as thickos.
That was sarcasm, by the way, I didn't really mean thank you.
Tim appeared in the 1960s Northumberland cop show George Gently as a pig farmer who was intellectually-challenged.
Posted by Ian Robson on July 3, 2008 11:46 AM
A smug b+++++d has made his return to Police Camera Action.
Remember Alistair Stewart. He was the finger-wagging tut-tutting holier than thou presenter of the series on dangerous drivers.
The same Alistair Stewart who got nicked for drunk driving.
Posted by Ian Robson on June 13, 2008 9:11 AM
So he did it.
Lying Lee McQueen won the latest series of The Apprentice despite lying on his CV. God help us if that is a typical example of the recruiting process of British businesses.
Posted by Ian Robson on June 5, 2008 9:02 AM
There was an act of moral bankruptcy in The Apprentice.
Lying Lee admitted he told porkies on his CV. He claimed he had spent three years at university when, in fact, he dropped out after a couple of months.
Posted by Ian Robson on May 16, 2008 4:14 PM
The other day I received a delivery in a brown package. It was a DVD. It had the word "filth" written on the disc.
Waa-hoo! Time to get the lads over, stock up on a few beers, and watch a bit of entertainment.
So we put the DVD in the machine only to find...
Posted by Ian Robson on April 26, 2008 4:10 PM
Oh me lads you should have heard her singing the Blaydon Races.
Myleen Klass was a class act when she tried her hand at singing the Geordie anthem for The One Show.
Posted by Ian Robson on April 17, 2008 12:11 PM
Richard and Judy are hardly the big TV names they used to be.
Now, with their chat show showing signs of middle age, they are moving to a channel watched by one man and his dog.
Posted by Ian Robson on April 9, 2008 4:08 PM
John Barrowman is to host a new programme in which adults compete against kids for huge cash prizes.
Well, sort of. If the grown-ups win they walk away with pots of money but if the kids win they don't get a pot to....
Posted by Ian Robson on March 27, 2008 11:35 AM
Is it possible to build an ecologically-friendly house without leaving a manky big carbon footprint?
Posted by Ian Robson on March 20, 2008 9:18 AM
One of the most popular sights in nature is that of the lesser-spotted Bill Oddie or, to give its Latin name, the Bilious Oddicus.
The species is as common as horse droppings, at home in varied habitats, and can be seen in all parts of the country.
But don't let its frequent appearances distract from the appeal of this strange creature
Posted by Ian Robson on March 13, 2008 11:32 AM
Former Newcastle councillor Lembit Opik is a man of letters. Most of them are zzzzzz's.
Lembit was so underwhelming in the BBC's Sports Relief Does The Apprentice that it was like watching the snooz.
Posted by Ian Robson on February 28, 2008 9:46 AM
How do you warm up a TV audience for a football match?
But neither do Gary Linneker and Alan Shearer
Posted by Ian Robson on February 22, 2008 9:34 AM
What's the best soap on the box?
It's got to be Corrie but, after an impressive run of stories, Emmerdale is catching up and can now lay claim to being pretender to the throne.
EastEnders? Not even in the running.
Posted by Ian Robson on February 15, 2008 11:12 AM
What happens when former sidekicks become the boss? They stay sidekicks.
Kevin Whately was brilliant as Lewis to John Thaw's Morse in the long-running cop show but he is underwhelming in the spin-off.
Posted by Ian Robson on February 8, 2008 9:42 AM
Zippy and George made a guest appearance on the new drama Ashes to Ashes.
Remember Zippy and George? Along with Bungle they were the main characters in children's programme Rainbow back in the day.
But in Ashes to Ashes they were creepy. Creepy with a capital C. A bit like two Chuckys dressed in a pink hippo suit and whatever it was Zippy was supposed to be.
Posted by Ian Robson on January 23, 2008 12:48 PM
Jump up and down and wave someone else's knickers in the air.
Ladette to Lady is back - and it's pants. Or, in the language of the frustrated old broads trying to teach female lager louts how to behave proper, it was young gentlemen's undergarments.
Posted by Ian Robson on January 15, 2008 10:38 AM
Here is the news - and this is Ian Robson reviewing it.
Bong - News at Ten is back. Bong - Trevor McDonald is the newsreader once more.
Bong - Couldn't they get someone else?
McDonald is past his sell-by date and it is only the presence of his co-presenter Julia Etchingham that makes News at Ten half-watchable.
Posted by Ian Robson on January 8, 2008 10:05 AM
There was something disturbing about the Wire in the Blood special starring Geordie favourite Robson Green.
Something to do with scenes of gratuitous violence against women and children. This series, always near the knuckle, has finally crossed the boundary.
Posted by Ian Robson on December 27, 2007 9:48 AM
TWO terrible events happened in 1979. Both involved bossy women. Maggie Thatcher became Prime Minister with politics slightly to the right of Attilla the Hun and Audrey fforbes-Hamilton made her first apperance in a sit com.
Now, in 2007, both of them are back. Maggie's consciousness has been downloaded into David Cameron (have you ever seen them together?) and someone at the BBC had the bright idea to bring back To The Manor Born.
Posted by Ian Robson on December 13, 2007 9:26 AM
Maxine Carr Is Dead. Now there's a headline many people would like to see.
Short, to the point, and it's got good news to impart. As a journalist I would love to write it, as a human being I would love to read it.
A documentary on Channel Four reveals how hatred for Ian Huntley's dysfunctional girlfriend is so embedded in the British way of life that dozens of women have been attacked in the mistaken belief they are Carr under a new identity.
Posted by Ian Robson on December 6, 2007 9:31 AM
My name is Ian and I'm a panelogist. There, Said it. Confession, of sorts,
Not as bad as: "My name is Ian and I'm an alcoholic. Definitely not as bad as: "My name is Ian and I'm a Tory."
But a confession nontheless. A panelogist, in case you're wondering, is a comic collector. It gets the name from the composition of individual drawings, or panels, on a page.
Love the things. That's why Heroes has been such fun to watch.
Posted by Ian Robson on November 27, 2007 10:05 AM
It was billed as an exceptional insight into the work of the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
At least that's what it was supposed to be. In reality the Beeb's new series Monarchy had more zzzzzzzs than the Toon Army watching Newcastle v Liverpool.
Posted by Ian Robson on November 20, 2007 9:29 AM
The most impressive animal on the planet is the aye aye lemur.
Bow down and worship this impressive creature, lads, because it can bonk for 55 minutes a pop.
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