Television

Count Duckula: Reboot Required…

It was reported this week that the classic British children’s cartoon, Danger Mouse, will be coming back to our screens in a rebooted version with Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon as the voices of the two main characters.

Why stop with Danger Mouse? What about the other classic from the same creators? What about bringing back Count Duckula?

Who would I choose as the voices for the main characters for a rebooted Count Duckula..? (more…)

United We Stand: 10 Things I Love About My Country #8: Actors…

scotland_640As its reaching the climax to the Vote For Independence campaign in Scotland I’ve teamed up with Suzie81 Speaks and Crazy Pie Lady to compile a list of 10 things we love about our own country. They love England and America (for some reason) and I love Scotland. Politics aside, let’s enjoy our country!

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What If I Was A Producer On The X Factor…

I think we all know that Simon Cowell and the producers of the X Factor trawl through YouTube to find potential artists and invite them to audition. Whether this is cheating or not who’s to say but do they pick the best people? What if I was allowed to select people from YouTube to go on to the show, who would I choose..? (more…)

Whatever Happened To The Children’s TV Presenters We Knew And Loved..?

I love the 1980’s and I am a true 80’s kid. There’s nothing better than reading posts from other bloggers taking a stroll down memory lane and reminding us of TV shows, toys, and games etc that we all knew and loved. That’s all well and good and I like reminiscing as much as the next person but I was inspired by a recent post on Suzie81Speaks about children’s TV presenters from her childhood. So, instead of just living in the past – let’s get real people, where the f*** are these guys now..?

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Saturday Night Is Not Alright For…Television!

The good old days...

The good old days…

It’s Saturday night and I had planned a night in front of the television.

Actual, proper live television rather than catching up online etc as I don’t tend to watch much live tv these days.

After looking at the guide I think I have changed my mind. Saturday night television is terrible! Excluding Britain’s Got Talent I don’t think I will be watching live television and will stick to Netflix.

I know times have changed but can you remember “your” Saturday night television line ups? This is my memories, with a few gentle reminders from TV Listings...

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Time Lord Required: Apply Within (It’s Bigger)

Steve:

I start a new job next week, it’s not this one but it will but just as brilliant. What’s your dream job?

Originally posted on Steve Says...:

Role: Time Lord

Location: Anywhere in Time and Space

Benefits: Company TARDIS, Sonic Screwdriver and

Regeneration Potential

Time Lord Steve...

Time Lord Steve…

Gallifrey Recruitment Group’s client is a growing empire and currently seeking a Time Lord.With a strong brand presence throughout the galaxy our client is currently looking to extend their offering across time and space.

As a Time Lord you will be joining an established team who have raised their profile externally in recent years and are now enjoying increased investment from within.

This well rounded role will see you :-

  • Battle injustice while exploring time and space
  • Continuously defeat enemies such as Daleks, Cybermen and The Master
  • Work with multiple companions to maintain a sense of “moral duty”

In a role anticipated to grow rapidly you will work closely with all lifeforms on a variety of projects quickly becoming a valued member of history.

The successful applicant will have :-

  • Extensive…

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Netflix – Readers Of The Modern Day Bedtime Stories…

I used to struggle every night to drop off to sleep. I would find my brain would be working overtime when all I wanted it to do was shutdown. I would replay my day, think about tomorrow and on some occasions make up scenarios in my mind that I would want to happen in real life. It would take me hours to eventually get to sleep.

Staying up late didn’t help either as I would start to focus on what little amount of sleep I would actually get. Then, and this is the worst thing, I would forget how to fall asleep and that would just add to the pressure of trying to get to sleep.

I had no problem falling asleep in front of the tv on the sofa but when I went to bed I was wide awake again. The whole process was becoming a nightmare before I even started to dream!

The solution to this night-time dilemma happened more by accident than any ingenious plan by me and it was quite a simple one so I had no excuse for not thinking of it earlier.

Install a television in the bedroom! Eureka!

Zzzzzzz….

Now I re-watch old tv shows and movies when I go to bed. If I fall asleep during them then that’s fine because I’ve seen it before. It’s comforting to watch familiar characters, my brain isn’t concentrating on other things and sometimes I don’t even look at the tv – I just listen.

When I was a kid I would fall asleep while being read fairy tales such as Hansel & Gretel, Jack & The Beanstalk and Gulliver’s Travels. I am now doing the adult equivalent and I fall asleep to old episodes of Cheers, Malcolm In The Middle and Fawlty Towers. Thank you Netflix for now tucking me in and reading my modern bedtime stories.

What’s the solution to insomnia? It’s called install-a-telly!

This was posted in response to the Daily Prompt hosted by http://dailypost.wordpress.com

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

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