Elvenquest: any ideas?

Interesting cast this one, but does anyone know what it’s about? Sounds like it could be role-playing/gaming related.

Join us for Elvenquest, a brand new sitcom from the producer of Goodness Gracious Me and Kumars at No42. With Kevin Eldon, Darren Boyd, Dave Lamb and Stephen Mangan. Recording at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House on Wednesday 21 and 27 January and Friday 13 February. Doors open at 7.15pm.

You can apply for tickets at the BBC’s site.


Coming soon…


Well, I’m back. Happy New Year and I hope you all had a great holiday/vacation. You may have noticed that I did a little bit of blogging over the Christmas period, although not much, but with current work commitments being what they are, I probably won’t have too much time to start blogging properly until Wednesday. Hell, you’re probably all going to be too sleepy until then anyway.

Coming on Wednesday
I’ll probably have at least mini-reviews of Gavin & Stacey, The 39 Steps and The Next Doctor to put up by then, as well as possibly of the first episode of absolute drek-fest (allegedly) Demons, Jonathan Creek and maybe Above Suspicion and Crooked House, with potentially even a season finale of The Border to muse over. Or I might not. And assuming I can get my arse down the gym enough, there should be some more Big Finishes to mull over as well – although there may never be enough time in the day to listen to those wretched stage play adaptations.

Reader survey results
Not so many responses in the reader survey this year and most of what was said was “keep up the (good) work”, so I’m assuming everything’s sunny and rosy here and not much needs to change. Okey doke. Either that or you’ve all buggered off somewhere and I’m talking to myself again. Ho hum.

However, 12.5% of all respondents – clearly all with exquisite taste – requested more pictures of Ali Larter – okey doke again. Happy to oblige.

Ali Larter in Heroes

Jane Henry suggested we have a new feature on Richard Armitage. Now, I really can’t be arsed to go ferreting for Richard Armitage pictures, so I’d need a blog quorum (ie two other people) to back her up on that and promise to faithfully look for Richard Armitage pictures.

On the other hand, for the sake of symmetry, if we’re to have a male equivalent of Random Ali Larter Pictures (or maybe I should retitle that Random Acts of Ali Larter?), it should probably be a US/Canadian actor who gets a look in this time. Any suggestions? I’ll need a quorum.

Today’s questions

  1. What was the most depressing thing you saw or heard on television over the Christmas period? Mine was hearing the Big Brother theme tune and thinking to myself, “Oh surely not.” You?
  2. Lastly, and hopefully I won’t need to do too much prompting, anyone got any pictures of David Tennant sitting down or in a reclining position?

Monday’s Happy New Year news

Doctor Who



British TV


The Great British Food Fight

Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fernley-Wernley are joined by Heston Blumenthal for this year’s Great British Food Fight season on Channel 4, in which they’ll no doubt be explaining the value of liquorice-flavoured ocelot as a price-beating food source. However, the trailer for it is worth watching, even if you’re not a foodie, if only for the appearance of a certain DeLorean and the general ‘camaraderie’.