I had a little chat on BBC News yesterday about rumours that Black Mirror could introduce viewer interactivity to one of its upcoming episodes. I absolutely did not have an ulterior motive of starting my route to being on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020. No way. Continue reading On BBC World News talking viewer interactivity in TV
Right it’s nearly the end of LISTMAS for another year, but I wanna put in a quick shout-out to my favourite TV shows of 2017 before we limp over the finish line into another sodding January. Unlike last year, I’ve kept it purely to scripted shows – mainly because I didn’t actually see much unscripted … Continue reading Top 15 TV shows of 2017
Last year I made sure I saw a hell of a lot of theatre, and while I dropped the ball a tad on that front in 2017, I did make up for it in movies. My goal is to be that smug bastard in Oscars season who has ALL THE OPINIONS because he’s seen, like, … Continue reading The 39 new movies I saw in 2017, ranked
For the last couple of years I’ve #SHUNNED a conventional “Top X albums…” list in favour of a straightforward ranking of each and every one I listened to. I heard 50 in 2017 and started typing out a ranked thing, but honestly this has been such a shrug-worthy year for full-length records that I got … Continue reading Top 25 albums of 2017
This is my TENTH ONE OF THESE LISTS, guys, I’m getting so old – and my extra-ness is not diminishing with age! How about that?!?!?!1?! These are the past winners of these annual slogs: 2008: Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi 2009: Battlefield – Jordin Sparks 2010: Teenage Dream – Katy Perry 2011: Till The … Continue reading Top 50 singles of 2017
Christmas Farce – a play of mine that had its first outing a couple of years ago – is back, bigger and better than ever, for three whole weeks, starting this Tuesday (November 28). We’re at the good ol’ Waterloo East Theatre this time; bringing Samuel Buttery, Marc Gee-Finch, Emma Tansley and Alan Bradley on … Continue reading Christmas Farce opens this week – with bonus Anita Dobson!
A funny thing happened last week – my theatre company launched a DIY Steps musical. WHAT A DREAM. It is my view that Stepsbangers are among the finest in pop music history (I went into much more detail about this in an angsty blog earlier this year) and getting to piece together a 70-minute comedy … Continue reading 5, 6, 7, 8! Yep, we really just did a Steps musical