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CREAMGUIDE: 5th-11th March 2011

Filling the stage with flags

Welcome to Creamguide where we’re sad to report that, after looking forward to The Angelus being shown on BBC Parliament last Saturday as part of their simulcast of RTE’s coverage of the Irish General Election, they yanked it off at five to six. Boo! However, for those hungry for more election capers, those of you who get this via e-mail may like to know that at 5am tonight – ie, Friday morning – there’s a Media Studies programme on the Learning Zone on BBC2 that seems to consist of an hour of clips from elections of the past, which should be a nice selection box. If you’re reading this on the site, unfortunately you’ve missed it. We dunno if they put these things on iPlayer. All the more reason to subscribe.

Anyway, this week we heard from John Philips, who says, “What a shame to see you weren’t fans of Beat The Star. I always loved the show for having some of the most bizarre games in TV history – milking a cow live in the studio, doing a child’s jigsaw, making a sandwich to a precise weight, but more of all, The Chop – a game that honoured the show’s unspoken German-ness by involving giant sausages and an almost totally straight-faced approach to a game more suited to I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Here’s a clip I uploaded ages ago, just to prove to my friends that I hadn’t made it up.” Thanks John, but it was actually David Cobley who slagged it off, not us.

If you have any comments on the week’s telly, or would like to take issue with a subscriber, do let us know at creamguide@tvcreamtest.co.uk.

 

SATURDAY 5th MARCH

BBC2

18.00 The Story of Slapstick
Another outing for this documentary that takes a subject that’s probably a bit too broad to successfully cover in an hour, but is entertaining enough, and certainly looks great. But enough of this, it’s time for more two-way family favourites as we once again link up with overseas subscribers. First this week, Clive Shaw. “A big Swedish ‘Hej’ from Stockholm in a vain attempt to prove that you have more ex-pat subscribers than pat. Celebrating my ten years in IKEA land this year and a Creamguide/Digiguide/Creamup subscriber from day one. When leaving the UK, the one thing I really missed was British TV and radio. I spent the first couple of years creating ever more elaborate radio aerials in an attempt to receive Radio 4 longwave, these days I have 50+ TV channels which show most all British TV and indeed tend to filter out the dross and leave me with the good bits. Take for example one bizarre channel which just last weekend decided to screen the 1985 World’s Strongest Man contest from Portugal, introduced by Archie MacPherson or the week before that an episode of Superstars from Bath, all in that wonderfully nostalgic smeary BBC outside broadcast quality. There are plenty of kooky Swedish girls too!” Oh, we forgot to mention, the kooky girls have to come to the UK so we can show them around and be the dashing, chivalrous Brit, not the confused tourist. Just to clear that up.

19.00 Dad’s Army
Meanwhile, presumably not far away from Clive, here’s Jason Carter. “Jason here in Sunny Stockholm. I am moved to write this as Swedish channel TV10 have, for whatever reason they saw fit, decided to broadcast Carrott’s Commercial Breakdown 2 this evening. Jasper’s just done a gag about the Daz knight turning up at the door and being mistaken for a poll tax collector. I watch the odd bit of ‘quality’ British TV via the usual bit of internet whizzery pokery which allows me to watch Sherlock and Downton Abbey several months before my colleagues at work. (“Did you see Downtown Abbey last night?”). HOWEVER, Sweden is particularly Midsomer Murder mad – to the extent that the series actually gets its broadcast preview here before the UK – we got to see the shameless handover to the new bloke a couple of weeks before the UK. And the continuity announcers STILL do the ‘Oh, I’d hate to live in that village – you might get murdered!’ gag every other week. Tack och hej!”

ITV

18.40 Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Back across the Atlantic now, though, and here’s Ian Lambeth. “I left the UK eleven years back and have subscribed since 2006 after the website scratched a years long itch by informing me that the half remembered show that was one of my earliest TV memories was Robert’s Robots. I use Creamguide to keep me vaguely in touch with what is going on in UK telly so that I can keep an eye out for shows when they, eventually, wash up on US shores. However, reading entries for drama shows can turn into a Steve Jackson/Ian Livingstone choose your own adventure style exercise as I have to skip past in case any spoilers lurk within. This is getting easier – Being Human just started up again this week and there are whispers that we will get the new Doctor Who series on the same day as the UK. Not everything is rosy though – BBC America has yet to show or schedule the final Ashes to Ashes series. Winner of the “How far behind can you be?” competition must be my local PBS station’s airing of EastEnders. Last week saw the return of one Dennis Watts.”

BBC4

23.25 Motown at the BBC
Finally, David Pascoe is cheating a bit as he’s writing from the UK, but we’ll let that pass. “Having returned to the UK from Ireland last year, we brought an Irish Sky card with us, meaning that RTE is still our default channel and that unless I use the Other Channels button then BBC Northern Ireland is my default BBC setting (I now live in Kent). I was surprised to see that the BBC had bought Mrs Brown’s Boys from RTE which is possibly the least subtle sitcom I’ve ever seen. Rather like Miranda but with the vulgarity level turned up. Still, my Dad liked it. Had they gone been looking for something little more Paddywhackery like, I would have expected to see Killinaskully turn up instead. Am now off to watch the Irish election results come in, fingers crossed for The Angelus.” Bad luck there, David, although presumably you can see it every day. “I leave you with one of the great Irish theme tunes – namely to their GAA highlights show The Sunday Game. The Football League Show could have done a lot worse than this I think. Enjoy!” Don’t forget, if you’re abroad, or indeed from abroad now living in the UK, or as we’re still fascinated to hear from, from abroad and living abroad, we want to know about it, at creamguide@tvcreamtest.co.uk. Don’t worry about the kooky girls.

BBC Radio 2

13.00 Pick of the Pops
1967 and 1980. Ian Lambeth also sent in a memory of childhood cinema, which we stopped doing a while back, but since he sent it from America (and we had two others this week, out of the blue), we’ll give it an airing. “I recently came across the opening night souvenir programme for the (now demolished) cinema of my childhood years. When I attended it was Images, the last surviving cinema in a town that at one point had sustained four. By the end it was down on its luck, fighting to survive as an independently run outfit that had to wait until the national chains had finished with the big releases and was trying to convince the local council to let it run “specialist” films on certain evenings. The stalls no longer existed as the lower half of the building had been converted into a nightclub – the seating was just the remaining circle portion. With no patrons below empty Kia-Ora cartons and Butterkist packets were easily disposed of by launching them off the circle railing into the gloom below. But on opening night on March 15th 1937 it was “Ritz Cinema – The New Luxury Theatre”, proudly managed by “Wally” Brailsford (“If you don’t feel at home in The Ritz, tell “Wally,” he will welcome your suggestions and do his utmost to obviate your complaints”).”

22.00 Being Here – The Peter Sellers Story
We will write about some programmes on this week soon, honest, it just so happens they’re all repeats or stuff we bill every week. Dan Pearce caught our eye this week when he sent us an e-mail with the heading “Nothing particularly earth-shattering”. He says, “My local was the Ritz, Burnham-on-Sea. It had a groundfloor entrance that immediately veered to the left and took you upstairs to the corridor where you could buy your tickets and peruse the videos – we had a Betamax so had to make do with Brewster’s Millions and Troll whilst casting envious glances at those able to rent Beastmaster with no technological impediment. This meant that if there was a queue for the film, which there always was as it was the only local screen, you would spend a lot of time waiting on the stairs. Fortunately, the manager had covered the entire walls and ceiling in a huge collage of film posters – some complete some cut in half at an angle, which meant instead of looking at the back of the kid in front you could read part of the credits for Black Christmas, Carry On Camping or Stir Crazy. Some years later I found out my Dad knew the manager and he gave me a few posters to put on my wall including every fourteen year old’s faves, Prizzi’s Honour, Amadeus and, yes, half of Stir Crazy. Interesting enough my next local cinema, the Duke of York’s, Brighton has been used as the exterior establishing shots for Dick and Dom’s Funny Business, which I note you no longer bill.” Indeed we don’t, as there’s no Kirkby, Chapman or Odoom, so what’s the point?

 

SUNDAY 6thMARCH

BBC1

23.25 The Sky At Night
And now, a billing about a programme! Fancy. There seems to be an anniversary to celebrate on every other episode of this series at the moment, although given its age it’s normally breaking some record, and Patrick won’t be around for many more so they may as well celebrate when they can. This time it’s the seven hundredth episode, which like every other one in recent years is in Patrick’s house, where he’ll be joined by the likes of Brians Cox and May and, natch, Jon Culshaw, for a bit of nostalgia and a ponder about various astronomical questions. And don’t forget, while it’s in the middle of the night, it’s also on prime time BBC4 on Tuesday, so no need for Patrick to complain about “women” giving it a rubbish slot.

BBC4

20.00 Electric Dreams
Another outing for this, which is always worth a look, and another chance to baffle at the kids deciding a BBC Micro is more fun than a Speccy. Also here is another outing for David Pascoe, with another kinema rekollection – “From 1983 to 1985 I went to the Grand cinema in Falmouth town centre. It was a single screen affair in which I saw many of the definitive kids films of the age (Superman III, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Goonies and, er, Krull) but my abiding memory was of going to see Ghostbusters. Never mind about people standing up to applaud at the end of The King’s Speech, Ghostbusters was the only film I’ve ever seen where the audience chanted “Ghostbusters!” as loudly as possible whenever the “Who you gonna call?” refrain cropped up in the title song. You couldn’t miss any of them either, as a friend of mine had to break off in mid-conversation to join in. In 1985, the Grand closed and Falmouth was without a mainstream cinema until 2009 when the Phoenix rose out of the old drill hall. As a listed building, it means that the cinema has a bit of character to it instead of being a steel and glass monstrosity as this photo hopefully shows.”

MONDAY 7thMARCH

BBC1

16.30 Blue Peter
So hooray for Helen, who completed her highwire walk extremely quickly and didn’t fall off once, because when she puts her mind to it, she bloody does it. Today and tomorrow we can admire her dedication in two special shows, and that’s certainly not the last we’ll see of Superskelts on the box this week, as we’ll find later.

BBC4

21.00 The Story of Variety of Michael Grade
Well, despite being a bit all over the place as a documentary, this was great fun last week, with loads of fantastic anecdotes, and we’d be happy if that bloke with the big beard, who discussed Semprini’s sex life and how all the comedians “died on their arses” got his own series as he was dead funny. Here’s the second part which looks at how telly took over and how some variety artists were able to make the transition and some, most obviously the hopeless Peter Brough, definitely weren’t.

22.00 The Story of Light Entertainment
But sadly no actual variety to accompany it, which is a shame, you’d think they could at least repeat that Val Doonican show again or something. Instead, and somewhat inevitably, it’s this, now certain to be repeated every time there’s a strand about old showbiz, which was an entertaining enough series but will probably go over more or less the same ground as the preceding programme.

BBC Radio 2

22.00 George Formby – Britain’s First Pop Star
A couple of years ago we acquired a load of Betamax tapes which featured a surprisingly large number of George Formby films taped off BBC2 in the mid-eighties, which seemed to be on quite a lot. These days, despite those creepy kids who dress up as him, nobody seems very interested, so here’s Stuart Maconie to jog the memory.

 

The Time Tunnel

After we mentioned Lulu the Elephant here the other week, Joe McNally wrote to say, ” I’ve always felt that focusing on the obvious elephant excrement hilarity misses what is truly great about Lulu’s Blue Peter appearance. IMHO a greater frisson of shadenfreude comes from something not readily apparent from the seriously abbreviated clip typically recycled on nostalgia shows. As Lulu is seen lumbering past the cameraman, there is an unmistakable moment when the team realise that there is a confused and probably extremely angry wild animal roughly the size and weight of a small van on the loose in the studio and there is nothing anyone can realistically do about it. That’s TV gold right there and it’s a pity that its exquisite nuances tend to get swept aside in favour of pointing at the poo and cackling.”

Indeed, but the poo is also great. If you have a new view on a familiar clip – do you think the best bit of Del falling through the bar is Trigger’s suit, for example – do let us know. In the meantime, here’s 1978.

 

  • FA CUP WINNERS: Ipswich
  • CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE: Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child
  • UK EUROVISION ENTRY: Co-Co – The Bad Old Days
  • BLUE PETER TEAM: John, Pete and Lesley, then John, Lesley and Simon, then Lesley, Simon and Chris
  • DOCTOR WHO: Doctor Who Tom Baker
  • RADIO 1 BREAKFAST SHOW JOCK: Noel Edmonds, then Dave Lee Travis
  • BIG CHRISTMAS DAY FILM ON BBC1: The Sound of Music

    New thrill!

    3-2-1 (1978-88)
    Undoubtedly the glitziest thing ever to come out of Leeds, Yorkshire devised 3-2-1 as a shameless attempt to produce a rival to the Generation Game, but somehow, despite its undoubted popularity, the quiz/game/fortune/fame hybrid never really wormed its way into the public’s affections, possibly because all the participants were rather overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the format. Certainly the show was crammed with gimmicks, not least in the first series in 1978, when they threw the kitchen sink at it. Sure, they could have six hostesses to add some glamour, but then to go that extra mile they all came from around the world and half of them couldn’t speak English (and famously one wasn’t even a woman), and then they gave them all oversized joke glasses to wear purely to do a joke about them being The Gentle Secs. Then as well as that, they got another woman to dress up as a cheauffer, just to give Ted Rogers the key to the prize car, and that was before we even got to Dusty Bin whirring around the set. Indeed so flush with cash were those early shows that Ted strolled around the audience handing out pound notes. What with the exploding chevron and everything, the contestants and the actual game were way down the show’s priorities. Still, such was its success that the short-run summer series was extended to carry on through most of the year, and the following year notoriously received extensive exposure as stockpiled episodes made up much of ITV’s schedule after the strike. Over time, the gimmicks were toned down in favour of variety acts and those ever-popular completely impenetrable clues, but after a decade it was felt to have run its course, much to the dismay of Ted who didn’t have a very happy time after it ended. He didn’t even get a car with a YTV 321 registration plate.

    Old thrill!

    Z CARS (1962-78)
    It’s somewhat remarkable to think how many old programmes are currently on TV, with Casualty entering its 25th year and still seeming relevant, while Z Cars lasted a much shorter period but was an absolute anachronism when it ended, testament presumably to the sheer pace of change in the sixties. When it started, of course, Z Cars was a remarkable show, bringing kitchen sink drama to primetime telly and showing a completely different type of plod to the team at Nock Green Dick. It was all live too, of course, which gave it a real energy, and the regular cast, including Stratford Johns and Brian Blessed, delighted in playing tricks on guest actors to unnerve them while the show was going out. After three years of searing drama, Z Cars appeared to have finished in 1965, with main protagonists Barlow and Watt going off to spin-off Softly Softly, but at the start of 1967 it was back, now as a twice weekly year-round half hour, turning out efficienct and entertaining stories, before returning to a conventional hour-long series in 1972. Along the way as well it gave borth to a remarkable number of spin-offs, starting of course with Softly Softly, which later mutated into the clunkily-titled Softly Softly Taskforce, which for much of the seventies alternated with Z Cars in the schedules. Then Barlow spun off into his own show, Barlow At Large, which also ran for several series, before being reunited with Watt for Second Verdict, where they tried to solve famous crimes of the past (the nearest equivalent would probably be Gene Hunt trying to catch Peter Sutcliffe). Anyway, by 1978, only Z Cars was left, and it was somewhat showing its age, as while on ITV The Sweeney were bombing down real London streets in fast-cut action on film, the Z Cars team were stuck in TV Centre doing mundane studio-bound plots. Sure, it was still realistic, but it wasn’t very interesting anymore. In the end Z Cars only lasted two more years after Dixon of Dock Green made its final appearance, and was looking just as out of date as that show. But just like its nearest modern day equivalent, The Bill, when it was on form Z Cars excelled in providing small but perfectly formed slices of life.

    Everyone’s talking about…

  • STRIKES! Always strikes in the seventies, but it was a particularly good one in December 1978 which saw the Beeb crippled the week before Christmas, with TV screens blank and all the radio stations being merged together, leading to the bizarre concept of Kid Jensen broadcasting on Radio 3, but fortunately they were back to work just in time for the holiday programming.
  • DEFECTIONS! You’ll read more about one big Beeb defection in a minute, but probably even more remarkable was the depature of Morecambe and Wise to Thames, which Bill Cotton never forgave them for. They should never, ever have done it.
  • THE FREQUENCY CHANGES! All the BBC Radio stations had to shuffle around in November, leading to a massive publicity change with Wogan appearing between the programmes, Showaddywaddy recording a song about it and a load of stickers being sent out to stick on your wireless.
  • THE SKATEBOARDING DUCK! Nationwide’s desperate attempts to fill an hour of live television every night led to a ridiculous piece of whimsy making it to air, which while harmless fun led to Nationwide in particular, and current affairs in general, being considered endless repositories of trivia.
  • THE WORLD CUP! A month of late nights for half the population as the junta in Argentina welcomed the world for a not-at-all fixed competition, of which the most entertainment came, of course, from Scotland’s hilarious elimination. “They should have had the send-off after they came back!”
  • SNATCH OF THE DAY! A buccaneering Michael Grade made an audicious bid to snap up all football exclusively for ITV, only for the Office of Fair Trading to force them to tear the deal up and share it with the Beeb again.

    RIP

    Two famous rock and roll casualties in 1978, Keith Moon and Nancy Spungen, while from rather a different musical era, Mrs Mills died. As the headline famously put it, “POPE DIES AGAIN”, as Pope Paul VI died to be replaced by Pope John Paul I, who died within a month. Also dying this year were the legendary film director Ed Wood and Karl Wallenda who fell off a highwire, so he’s not as good as Helen off Blue Peter. Also passing away were influential radio host Jack Jackson, ace tablecloth-puller-offer Robert Harbin and three former MPs, Ernest Marples, Selwyn Lloyd and Henry Longhurst, a short-serving pre-war MP more famous at the end as the Beeb’s golf commentator, not a career move we expect to see repeated any time soon.

    Show of the year

    BRUCE FORSYTH’S BIG NIGHT
    Eric and Ern got the most column inches when their defection was announced, but it was Brucie who got all the stick when he too decided to jump ship from the Corporation, as he fell flat on his face. The rumour was that Brucie’s contract at LWT was for a thousand pounds a minute, and he was to play a vital role in bring Saturday night audiences back to the light channel. Hence the Big Night, a huge variety spectacular in which Brucie introduced a dazzling array of items, including sitcoms, quizzes, dancing, sketches and interviews, taking up most of the Saturday night schedule. Sadly, it never worked out, with audiences failing to warm to the “concept” – such as it was, because as Clive James astutely pointed out, it wasn’t actually a concept, it was just Brucie doing stuff, and great though he is, viewers tired of the unweildy nature, refusing to sit through ten minutes of a boring phone-in game or poems from Pam Ayres in case something interesting came on next, while the director quit after three shows because it was such a shambles. Brucie himself suggested that “people expected glitter to come out of the set”, such was its huge hype, and when it was shunted forward from the middle of primetime to teatime, the papers gleefully reported was a flop it had been. LWT were quick to point out that the show wasn’t being axed, they commissioned thirteen shows and did thirteen shows, although they didn’t seem very keen on making any more and, despite a one-off revival at Easter 1980, the whole thing was quietly forgotten. Except by Brucie, who will still have you know it was very successful, thank you.

    Let’s go there now!

    Those of a nervous disposition should avert their gaze now, as here’s the terrifying Santa’s head promoting a TV movie on Christmas Day. You can come back now and watch this excellent clip, including a load of adverts and the start of News at Ten, and here’s 1978’s most famous political story on the Nine O’Clock News. As we know, because it’s been on BBC4, the 1978 Christmas Pops was shit, but here it is for completeness’ sakes. But as Giles Smith points out, 1978 was both the worst and best year for pop music, as while all that MOR was going on, there was also ace New Wave bits of business from The Motors (no, it’s not Grandstand), Nick Lowe, Jonathan Richman and The Rezillos.

  • TUESDAY  8th MARCH

    BBC1

    16.30 Blue Peter
    Last week we also got Jessie J, proving yet again that this show is the first port of call for the day’s current teen-terrific raves. Next week, by the way, CBBC will be running until six o’clock to incorporate their Comic Relief programming, which is great news because non-stop Weakest Link is cynical and lazy programming, it doesn’t even do that well. We don’t mean they have to stop making it completely, but at least show some other quizzes in between series rather than endless repeats. They’ve currently repeating episodes from 2006, one last week with a question about John Reid becoming Home Secretary! That’s THREE Home Secretaries ago!

    BBC2

    22.00 How TV Ruined Your Life
    Last of what’s been a highly entertaining series, but then you couldn’t go wrong with the twin comic talents of Brooker and Eldon. This one’s about how telly teaches us things, contrasting Kenneth Clark with Danny Dyer.

    WEDNESDAY  9th MARCH

    BBC Radio 2

    22.00 David Jacobs – On The Record
    Of course until 1991, David had an hour long show every afternoon on Radio 2, which struck us as rather strange scheduling as it seemed really out of place, and we’re sure even David would agree that Our Kind Of Music goes down rather better accompanying a mug of Horlicks and a warm bed than it does a cup of vending machine tea and a desk. This week’s we’ll also hear about David’s telly work, including Pops of course and Juke Box Jury, surely the most untelevisual television show ever. What’s always baffled us about Juke Box Jury is that after every record David announced it had three hits and a miss or whatever, but never said who gave it what, which is surely the whole point.

    BBC Radio 4

    18.30 Stand Up For Comic Relief
    This has been going on all week, but this is the final show where presenters from Radios 1 to 6 all have a go at being stand-ups at the Comedy Store. So in order that’s early show host Dev, Tony Blackburn, Tom Service, whoever he is, Jenni Murray, Tony Livesey and Shaun Keaveny. As Dev’s show is always billed as “music and laughs” in the Radio Times, you’d hope he’d be able to do it, while Tony B’s always got his bumper book of gags to fall back on. Tony L’s got the charisma to carry it off – and as a former editor of the Sport, has experience in writing gags – whole we think Keaveney actually used to be a stand-up anyway. Still, even if they’re awful, we just love the idea of all the stations being involved. Shame it’s not simulcast on them all, actually, as we love simulcasts.

    THURSDAY 10thMARCH

    BBC2

    21.00 The British At Work
    Last year’s first part of this series was about the early part of the last century, while this one concentrate on the post-war years, so it gets a billing. We’re not quite in the Cream era yet, as we start in the post-war years, but it should still be interesting, as Kirsty Young illustrates why a British version of Mad Men wouldn’t be quite as sexy.

    BBC4

    21.00 Paul Merton’s Palladium Story
    Although we billed this at midnight last week, it didn’t go out, but we’re assuming the reason is because they decided at the last minute to give it a rather better slot, which this is, with the two parts back to back. Unless it was for contractual reasons or something, in which case this might not go out either. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    BBC Radio 4

    18.30 So Wrong It’s Right
    And as one Charlie Brooker series ends this week, so another one immediately begins because he can’t stop working. And that’s not counting Ten O’Clock Live, of course, which is still incredibly patchy, and the audience can shut up, as they let Bob Crow get away with some ludicrous grandstanding last week. Anyway, this is the panel game which is just an excuse for Charlie and his guests to crack tasteless jokes and tell disgusting anecdotes, and it’s a lot of fun. Best of all, you don’t get distracted by Charlie’s hair.

    FRIDAY 11thMARCH

    BBC1

    19.30 Comic Relief – Girl on Wire
    Yes! It’s Blue Peter in primetime! We reckon Helen must now be one of the most famous Blue Peter presenters of all, given how often she gets in the papers (and for all the right reasons), so it’s no surprise – especially as BBC1 seem to have bugger all else worth showing on Fridays these days – that the Blue Peter specials from earlier in the week are getting recycled into this documentary for those not about at teatime, and we’re sure it’ll be ace viewing. Let’s hope Barney and Andy get a bit of primetime exposure too.

    BBC2

    20.00 Mastermind
    David Pascoe’s back – he only sent us one e-mail, we’ve just split it up a bit – to say, “I’m surprised that no-one has written to complain about the complete horlicks they’ve made of Approaching Menace. I know that they’ve kept the same arrangement, but any sense of, well, menace has been completely lost by the fact that we have John Humphrys talking over the music at the start of the show, while the audience applause continues over it at the end of the show. We seem to have lost the art of terrifying impressionable youngsters by allowing a piece of nerve jangling music to play out while lighting and audience applause fades out, leaving only a black leather chair and microphone visible in the gloom while those final epic chords boom out, providing a very final epitaph to the weekend. Nowadays those final notes might as well have the Mike Sammes Singers going “And here’s your host – John HUMPHRYS!” for all the fear it inspires in these more touchy-feely times.”

    BBC4

    21.00 Can Blue Men Play The Whites?
    23.30 Blues at the BBC

    Make some new documentaries, BBC4!

    That’s it for this week, but don’t forget we’d still like to hear from you if you’re overseas to compile our complete list of all the places Creamguide penetrates. And if, for some reason, you’re interested in getting this as it happens, subscribe here

     

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    1. Des Elmes

      March 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Double celebrations for Sir Patrick when you consider his 88th birthday just two days before…

      Should the Sky At Night continue after he pops his clogs? Of course, it has happened before that he’s failed to turn up – albeit just once. However, there’s no way the show would be the same without him…

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