RATINGS: DIGITAL FOCUS
When the Oscar nominations were first announced, one strong contender was American Hustle.
One day in the year 2095, a child wired for music intravenously will ask in wonder: ‘Grandad, what’s an MP3 player?’.
South America is about to be everywhere, what with the Brazil World Cup this year and the Rio Olympics in 2016.
In a slightly surreal moment at a Radio Times do last week, the Danish ambassador received his copy of the magazine’s cover with the star of Borgen on it.
Rococo or Ancient Egyptian treasures? The votes are in and (if it existed anywhere outside of my head) the most esoteric poll ever delivered the ancients the spoils.
E4’s geeky boffins have competition from a cop whose new boss wants less fun and more criminal capturing. Meanwhile, over on BBC4, Britain’s oldest butcher did rather nicely.
My fierce history teacher once delivered summary justice to one of the cool kids (during a lesson about appeasement, ironically). He was my hero after that and would have fitted right in with BBC3’s young instructors.
It’s Christmas so it must be time for a movie franchise or two.
Big Bang Theory held share while Celebrity Juice served up an early festive treat.
You know why the song Istanbul (Not Constantinople) left it there? It was because trying to get in “oh, and it was also Byzantium” would have caused chaos.
Did the comet Ison have the cosmos’s most useless satnav? After 3 million years of travel, its command was: ‘In 1 million miles take the second exit and head for the big, hot yellow thing.’
“Amid the procedural boilerplate, glimmers of a more interesting show shone through.”