It took a few months but thankfully Eric is getting the obituary he deserves with this new documentary, with the likes of Michael Palin and Eddie Izzard paying tribute to a man who at one time appeared to be writing every single comedy show on TV and radio. Then later, after QI, it’s a repeat of Sykes that, gasp, isn’t the Peter Sellers episode, though it is from the very last series in 1979. Following that is a programme first shown on Christmas Day 2001 which got a rare chance to look into his office and find out how he managed to still regularly write and perform despite being, at that point, almost totally deaf and blind.
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Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Not the greatest episode of the series last week, we didn’t think, but there were still lots of nice bits in it and we quite like how it would have wound up those people who think the only children who should appear in Doctor Who are Victorian ghost children. The story arc in this series has been pretty minimal, with Michelle Gomez making only the briefest of cameos, but here’s where it all pays off with the first part of the finale.
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Points of View
- In 'Play School', THX 1139 says: "I wouldn’t like to think there’s an Australian Hamble out there somewhere."
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- In 'Play School', Scott McPhee says: "The Australian version of Play School is still on the air. The format is the same as the British one. The Australian Play School has the same props,..."
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- In 'Creamvote #2 The most unforgettable news theme!', Tony Perry says: "Such a tough one! News at Ten just shades it for me; whilst I think the WIA theme is a stunning piece of music, it..."