Someone at the BBC had the genius idea to broadcast, after the Royal Wedding, a trailer for that other British institution that’s stood the test of time… the BBC. And it’s a fab trailer that brought a whisper of a tear to my eye.
Unfortunately, the BBC wasn’t forward-thinking enough (at the time of writing) to actually put it on its own website or YouTube channel. And it comes to something when even the Royal Family are YouTubing, Flickring and Tweeting their way through it all. Fortunately, someone else has uploaded it:
As a TV nerd, I was flicking through all the other channels all morning, comparing the wedding coverage. Amazingly, CNN basically had a series of trump card captions comparing Kate to Diana, eg: “Diana didn’t go to college and was a nursery school teacher. Kate went to the University of St. Andrews and graduated in Art History”. That poor woman is going to suffer with mother-in-law issues for eternity.
Amusingly, Fox News also had full live coverage of the Royal Wedding. You’d have thought that Republicans/Tea Partiers would be against using tax payers’ money for a ceremony of pomp and circumstance…
Remember those Fighting Fantasy adventure books where you’d have to decide what action to take, and then flip ahead depending on your choice?
Here it is on Youtube, in song. About the perils of deciding on a haircut.
Finally! Someone does an impression of a British-Chinese person without resorting to sticky tape or yellow-face make-up. On the other hand….
I finally sat down to watch Planet of the Dead last week – and after 9 months of having no new Doctor Who, I was just so glad to see Doctor Who back that there may have been moistness in my eye. Even if it was a very slight story with not much new, and not much froth or fun either.
However, I didn’t get the chance to rip the episode to shreds for fun, so I’m glad that the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre have done it for me… (spotted via theta_g)
Shame there’s not much happening on British TV on Sunday…