Sean Maguire seems to be a bit popular these days. In fact, the post where I realised that the young Aidan from Grange Hill was in fact the gay guy in The Class (now on E4 on repeated loop) is the third most popular of the blog (via Google Image Search, unsurprisingly).
While wandering around St Anns shopping mall in Harrow on the Hill the other day, I couldn’t help noticing his name on the poster for Meet the Spartans, the new ‘comedy’ starring Carmen Electra and Kevin ‘Hercules‘ Sorbo, among others. Does anyone else think that perhaps there’s something in the tap water at Grange Hill that produced a certain physical change? Or maybe that’s a stunt chest.
I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.