The New Year’s Honours List makes me wonder, as all honours list announcements do, about the relative values at work behind it. Is a lifetime of literary excellence worth the same as a few years of cycling quite fast? Even … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2008
I’ve been watching and reading the numerous reports on the poverty-stricken abandoning their dogs with a mixture of distress and anger. It’s costing too much to feed the dogs, they claim. Bollocks. Utter bollocks. Good, healthy dry dog food – … Continue reading
Christmas is off to a flying start here, thanks to Gary Rodger, who alerted me to the following lines in Robin Askwith’s Wikipedia entry: “Recently several internet sites – including the IMDB – claimed Askwith had played the lead in … Continue reading
And so we reach the final window of the Cheeseford Virtual TV Nostalgia Advent Calendar, prising the flap open gingerly and wondering what in the name of Jesus H Cribbins we can expect to see. Oh, it’s a VT clock … Continue reading
In the penultimate window of the CVTNAC, we have a spread from a 1957 book on TV (I have no idea what it’s called, because it lost the covers and title page long before I got hold of it) about … Continue reading
Having spent the majority of the weekend either recovering from a monumental hangover or trying not to emulate Rod Hull’s dying moments while attempting to capture two different satellites on the same dish (I gave up on Hotbird 13E, as … Continue reading
For today’s Advent calendar entry, we see what happens when you play the wrong take of a current affairs show.
The 18th window of the CVTNAC springs open to reveal this floor plan of studio G at Lime Grove, the compact complex occupied by BBC Television from 1950 to 1991. Over the years, G was home to shows like Dee … Continue reading
A Pye mark 4 advert for the 17th day of Advent.
Tuesday’s Advent calendar window pops open to reveal a coaster advertising HTV’s studio and post-production facilities. The north Wales facility was reputedly very little used as news editors hated stories that were covered in Mold. Ay theng yew.