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Creamguide live blog!

Welcome to another minute-by-minute live blog following all tonight’s thrilling Creamguide action, as it happens.

What will fate hold in store for the safe completion of this week’s mailouts? What circumstances, mishaps and bust-ups will contrive to throw multiple spanners in the works? And just whose turn is it to feel the full force of the managing editor’s ire?

Rest assured that every single scrap of incident will be documented here, in real time. Stay tuned!

Sitting in the office of my proper job. Not much left to do. Get a drink of water.

Lower the blinds so the sun doesn’t shine on my computer screen.

Take a sip of water.

In response to Chris’s comment, I can exclusively reveal that Richard Stilgoe will be mentioned just the once in tonight’s Creamguide.

Last night’s Apprentice was good, wasn’t it?

I can exclusively reveal that the Filmguide has been written and was sent over ready for publication an hour or so ago!

Don’t forget to keep those emails coming: who’s your Pick Of The Popes – Benedict XVI or John Paul II?

Erk! A last minute problem at work is keeping me late in the office. The entire evening is now thrown into confusion.

A text message from Tanya on the M62: “can u give a big shout to my m8s? weve just bin to Ikea at Warrington it was kewl”

Wash up my tea mug. Have a bit of trouble finding the scourer.

The problem is sorted. Time to head home. Wonder how public transport will be tonight?

Back at home. Fell asleep on the train as usual. Oh look, there’s a letter addressed to someone who lived here years ago.

The first of TV Cream’s weekly mailouts, the TV Cream Times, has been sent. Meanwhile it’s time to heat up that leftover risotto from the other night.

Actually, someone once told me that reheating risotto could kill you. This is surely nonsense; it’s not the reheating but in the eating that the danger lies.

A quick recap of last week’s talking point opinion poll result: 16{30e2395aaf6397fd02d2c79d91a1fe7cbb73158454674890018aee9c53a0cb96} of you thought it was good manners to smile at a stranger in the street, 84{30e2395aaf6397fd02d2c79d91a1fe7cbb73158454674890018aee9c53a0cb96} of you thought this was likely to get you knifed.

Contention, she wrote! The Filmguide has been forwarded for delivery in a Rich Text File, a format which my computer is unwilling to open.

I open the Rich Text File.

There’s a chill in the air tonight, don’t you think?

The Digi-Cream Times mailout is finally on its way. Joe from Redcar thinks the Pope should be excommunicated for looking too much like Bernard Cribbins.

And there goes the TV Cream Films mailout.

Make some camomile tea

Well, I hope you all relished another action-packed rollercoaster of a live blog, full of thrills and surprises. If you enjoy reading blogs that write about the most mundane things in as joyless a manner possible in desperately tedious and pointless fashion, you’ll find plenty more here, where forthcoming attractions include live blogging of the earth orbiting the sun tomorrow, and the opening of an envelope next Wednesday.



  1. Chris Hughes

    April 17, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    This is thrilling. What’s Old Man Dexter up to? How many times is Richard Stilgoe going to be mentioned into tonight’s Creamguide?

  2. Chris Hughes

    April 17, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I’m saying John Paul II, just for the TV extravaganza that accompanied his tour of Britain in 1982, with a special breakfast programme on BBC1, and Dickie Davies fronting a Pope-And-Sport special on ITV on Bank Holiday Monday.

    Plus he was a “hip dude” character on Spitting Image.

  3. Steve Williams

    April 17, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Meanwhile, a few hundred miles away, I’ve just had my tea and done the washing up, so I’m about to put together TV Cream Times. It’ll be out in about an hour, or whenever I come up with another way to say there’s nothing on Friday, whatever’s later.

  4. FeedbackReport

    April 18, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Excitingly, the writing of part of this week’s Filmguide was interrupted for an entire eighty one minutes, when the act of writing about the first Dalek film made me want to watch it with immediate effect. Very strange.

  5. RossMc

    May 7, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    You’re not a great fan of the Guardian, are you?

    In which case, splendid, excellent, keep up the good work. I downloaded the Guardian Media podcast for two weeks until I felt the need to remove my ears.

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