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John Oliver: America’s Conscience Has a British Accent

John Oliver Answers the Question “Can a TV Show Make a Difference?” Last year we asked if the late night chat show format was dead. The jury is still out on that one. But one man does appear to be taking the platform to a new level. An Englishman, adopted by America, is not only […]

The People V. OJ Simpson

American Crime Story OJ Simpson was a huge star in American Football, he broke all sorts of records at college and professional level and then followed that with a film, TV and advertising career. So, when he was accused of murdering his ex-wife and her male friend, then followed that with a low speed police […]

Is the Late Night Chat Show Format Dead, or Just Seriously ill?

What Has Happened to Late Night Chat Shows? With the retirement of Dave Letterman, Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson, the entire face of light night TV has changed. In Australia we now get Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and James Corden nightly. I have given them some time to become accustomed, but I am afraid the […]

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners

What Happens When Cleaners Meet Hoarders? I stumbled across a fascinating documentary on Channel Nine last night. Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, broached the question, what happens when obsessive cleaners come up against obsessive hoarders? A woman in the UK, who herself has a cleaning obsession, decided to recruit others with the same compulsion and see if […]

Bye Bye George Cole

Arthur Daley Has Sold his Last Dodgy Motor It’s been another bad week for veteran British TV celebrities. Earlier in the week we heard that Cilla Black had died of a stroke, at her home in Spain. Cilla was originally a successful 60’s pop singer, but went on to present some of the most popular […]

What IS Happening Under The Dome?

Chesters Mill Has Gone From Being Trapped to Being Directionless. Series three of Under the Dome seems to have really lost it’s way, very much reminding us of a similar series. But at least that one had the good grace to call itself Lost, so we always knew where we were. Series one and two […]

Oliver’s Fagin, Ron Moody, Dies

Never Before Has a Boy Asked For More It has not been a good week for veteran British actors. Shortly after hearing of the passing of Sir Christopher Lee, we were informed that Ron Moody had died, aged 91. Ron Moody was a successful character actor, with film and television credits over seven decades. But […]

Our Girl

Fantastic BBC Drama Our Girl on the ABC The ABC have been airing the fantastic BBC Afghan war drama, Our Girl. If you have not seen it I certainly recommend that you catch up. Unlike many American war stories, the combatants are not all gung ho heroes with smart mouths and a slick patter of […]

British Crime Drama 2

More Marvelous British Crime Thrillers Click Here to go back to British Crime Drama This week GEM began re-runs of two of the best British crime dramas of recent years. It’s something of a relief that they have started, perhaps now they will ease up on the promotions, maybe cut them down to once in […]

Janet King

Revamped Crownies is in Line for a Logie With the Logies coming soon there is much talk about awards for Janet King. For those of you not in Australia, the Logies is the Australian equivalent of the Emmys or the BAFTAs. Except, where those award nights are all about the programmes and the big stars […]