Newsjack Recording – Series 8 Episode 3

Newsjack is a radio-comedy-news based-sketch show (there is a name for that but I’ve forgotten it) broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra. It is an unusual show it that it is made up entirely of sketches and one-liners sent in by members of the public before being performed by actors. The stars of the show…

Flooding of Isengard

It seems a good way to continue reading Lord of the Rings with your sanity intact is to every now and again, put it down and try to forget about it. This I recently did and yesterday recommenced the story at what I must describe as ‘quite a cool part’. It was the flooding of…

A history of violence

Nowadays I tend to find myself watching films, not because I’ve seen the trailer or it has been recommended to me, but because it has a certain actor in it. In the case of ‘A history of violence’ it was Viggo Mortensen, a man I know for playing Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings,…

Roaming the empty school

Like the nice and dedicated little student I am, I have just come back from a second day of my half term spent in school trying to catch up on coursework. Well I say catch-up, I was never given the chance to do it in the first place as I am doing six hours a…

Blandings

Last night was the last episode of a Six-Part BBC Series, Blandings. It stars Timothy Spall as clueless earl and owner of a massive castle and indeed massive pig; Clarence Threepwood. He lives in Blandings castle with his controlling sister Lady Constance (Jenifer Saunders) and Butler Sebastian Beach (Mark Williams). He also has a, shall…

Fortysomething

Sorry I haven’t blogged recently. Half the time I didn’t have internet and the over half I probably spent eating or sleeping or generally doing nothing. The other day I was scrolling through one of my most favourite website pages; Benedict Cumberbatch’s IMDb page, when I saw among the list of generally awesome films a…