US TV

Review: Hung 1×1

In the US: Sundays, 10pm, HBO

Ah, men. It’s all falling apart, isn’t it? No longer king of the castle, the divorce rates through the roof, the wife always getting custody of the kids. Let’s face it, women are succeeding where none-too-bright, male former sports stars are failing – you know, by working harder and being smarter. Damn them.

Is there nowhere, no realm where men have a unique selling point, “a special tool” if you like: an area where they’re the best and no woman can succeed?

Well, there is one, I guess.

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UK TV

Spot the obvious mistake in the press release (apart from the whole idea for the show)

LITTLE CHEF BOSS TO DO SPIN-OFF PROGRAMME

Ian Pegler, CEO of Little Chef is working on a spin-off programme
from the Channel 4 hit documentary starring Heston Blumenthal Big
Chef, Little Chef
. Working titles include ’Big Boss’, and ’Pegler’s
About’.

A spokesperson says:

“Ian Pegler doing his own thing is a bit like Kramer becoming a massive standalone
success after Cheers. It will be less emphasis on the food, and more
about how to make your business a success.“

Pegler spoke about ’Serving up a Better Deal’ recently at the
Institute for Turnaround Conference speaking with Channel 4 Chairman
Luke Johnson.

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Weird old titles: Paperplay

Not technically that weird a title sequence, although you could argue the typeface is a bit odd, but I forgot what actual title sequence I was going to be doing today (I know it was something American for a change, but that’s as much as I can recall), so here’s Paperplay instead. I used to love them little spiders.

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Tuesday’s truthful news

Doctor Who

Film

Theatre

  • John Simm, Ian Hart and Kerry Fox to appear in Speaking in Tongues
  • Gareth Gates to star in touring Les Mis

US TV

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Sitting Tennant

Monday’s Sitting Tennants from Ms Rullsenberg, Sister Chastity and Ms Jaradel

Ms Rullsenberg's Sitting Tennant

Sister Chastity's Sitting Tennant

Ms Jaradel's Sitting Tennant

It’s Monday, so Sitting Tennant reverts to “Ooh!” mode. Enjoy three pictures, one each from Ms Rullsenberg, Sister Chastity and Ms Jaradel.

  1. Rullsenberg: 33.5
  2. Sister Chastity: 28.5
  3. Jaradel: 25.5
  4. Rosby: 2.5
  5. Persephone: 1

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery.

Every photo displayed on Monday (one per person who sends one in) gets a point, with a bonus point if it’s from the latest DT production; the best pic in the stash each week will appear on Friday and get three points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Friday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points.