I take back everything bad I’ve ever said about BBC4 ever

Oh. My. God. BBC4 is turning Charlie Brooker’s Screen Burn into a TV show! From now on, BBC4 could dedicate its every broadcasting hour to jazz and yoga for the homeless and I wouldn’t say a dicky bird about it. They can now do no wrong.

Forget More4: BBC4 is now the channel. God bless them. God bless them all.


Noel Edmonds returns to Saturday nights

Noel Edmonds in "Deal or No Deal"

We’re re-entering the 70s. First Doctor Who becomes a Saturday night regular again. Now Noel “Late, Late Breakfast Show” Edmonds is returning to prime-time weekend viewing with Deal or No Deal. Based on the Australian game show of the same name, It’s been doing well in the afternoons apparently.

Howie Mandel

I’m surprised it took this long to become a hit though. It’s already being hailed in the US as the next Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, despite being hosted by Howie “St Elsewhere” Mandel who appears a bit more like Master Po from Kung Fu than he used to.

But Noel on a Saturday night. Can we take it?

UPDATE: Charlie Brooker sums up the show, in case you’ve never seen it.

Space Cadets: they all deserve to lose

Anybody been watching Space Cadets? Not many of you, judging by the ratings. If you haven’t, don’t. It’s another show from C4 designed purely to allow people to have a laugh at “dim-witted proles” (to borrow a Charlie Brooker phrase) – as you may have guessed from the show’s title. Can’t they come up with anything interesting or edifying? Of course not. They still employ Jimmy Carr.

Personally, I think they all should lose if they don’t know enough basic physics to understand weightlessness. “We’re not going to be in orbit high enough to escape the Earth’s gravitational field so you won’t be weightless.”. And they bought it! Retards.

Me? I’m only watching it since a friend of my sister is one of the undercover actors. They write a blog about cats. Now that’s edifying.