Oh, joy of joys. My none-too-cheap, just-over-a-year-old television appears to have just died on me. One moment everything was fine, the next it all went black. Now it’ll quite happily sit there in stand-by mode but when I had a go at switching it back on I could see what looked suspiciously like the briefest of sparks, which doesn’t bode well.
Having saved up for quite a while to fork out a fair bit of money on what I thought was a rather reliable brand I am, to say the least, more than a little annoyed that this has happened less than eighteen months after I made my purchase.
Fuck arse piss bollocks AARGH!!
One of the problems I’m forever stumbling across when I have a few days off work is that my sleep patterns tend to find themselves shot to hell almost immediately. My body seems to rather enjoy running on a 36-hour clock, meaning that I end up sleeping through rather a lot of daylight whilst finding myself awake and at a loose end at the oddest of times.
It’s not all bad, of course, as it does mean that I get to sit around in the dead of night stumbling across random websites such as this one, which has been keeping me going for a good half hour now and may well see me through a fair bit more of the night. Continue reading
Okay, so I’ve been lazy at the whole updating thing again. C’mon: you must be used to it by now.
So now that I’m back again, let’s talk about something hitherto largely unexplored within these hallowed virtual-pages. I know we’ve touched upon my love for Doctor Who on a couple of occasions, but whilst this is the pinnacle of my personal fandom – and rightly so – I must confess to something of a fondness for rather a lot of archive telly.
I can kid myself, if I so choose, that I don’t watch much television. Outside of Doctor Who (Saturdays at 7 – don’t forget, now), there’s very little on the box these days that I’d consider making an appointment to view. Of course, this thin veil of deceit can be cut through all-too-easily by anyone who cares to point to the modest pile of DVDs and videos stacked to the left of the tellybox.
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Oh, how I love the fantastic breadth of choice afforded by multichannel telly. Okay, so I know it’s late, but let’s have a quick look at some of the nuggets available right now…
Channel Four – Big Brother Live
E4 – Big Brother Live (simulcast with Channel Four)
And it gets better, as I’m sure you’re delighted to learn…
ITV1 – The Vault
ITV2 – The Vault (simulcast with ITV1)
ITV Play – The Vault (simulcast with ITV1 and ITV2)
To be fair, this does still give the viewer a bit of choice: in the case of The Vault, the choice is as to whether you want the “ITV Play” channel ident on the left, the right, or absent from your screen.
Hooray for viewer choice!