Barry Frost

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Earlier @TVsPointless featured “Famous Barrys” and now @TheHawk147 is cleaning up at #MastersSnooker. It’s a good day to be a Barry.

As the father of a Thomas-mad toddler, I enjoyed this retrospective in the New Yorker, especially how it remembers the incredibly dark episode where the Fat Controller bricks up a rain-shy Henry in a tunnel:

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Previous series of The Walking Dead disappeared from Sky Box Sets today. Found them on Amazon Prime video instead. Bad form, @SkyHelpTeam.

Netflix Original Series, Ranked (Again)

Watching The Clangers with my son. Granny Clanger gives Small Clanger a knitted scarf. But they’re each made from knitted wool so it’s basically a flesh scarf. Horrific.

The apps in my Panasonic TV broke last night. Turns out Netflix etc. must phone home to a Panasonic URL even if it’s down

4K TV: Do you need one?

Distance and screen size sliders to help decide whether to stick at 1080p or go 4K

Previously, On Arrested Development

Stunning interactive breakdown of running gags, cross-referenced between episodes/series.

Nathan Barley Box Set (4oD)

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle series 3 begins on BBC2 on 1st March

And just as exciting is the news that Chris Morris will be appearing as the interviewer. He did a charming off-the-cuff intro for Stewart at last week’s Royal Festival Hall show and I was hoping he might be involved in the TV series. A perfect replacement for Armando Iannucci.

Update: The Guardian (or at least the headline-writer) goes so far as to say that the Chris Morris “comeback starts here”.


TV appliance for Skype calls on a TV without a computer


AirPlay your Mac’s screen to Apple TV

Growing The Beard

When a TV series becomes noticeably better in quality, as demonstrated by Riker’s beard growing in Start Trek: TNG. Opposite of “Jumped the Shark”.

Love, Virtually

C4 programme from 2010 on the rise of internet dating

Stewart Lee returns in 'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle'

Wonderful self-review of his new series, published in Time Out.

ITV HD accessible with new Sky EPG

(Not tried this yet)

TellyBox, a Mac app that allows you to watch live and catchup BBC Television

Smartly done wrapper for the BBC iPlayer. See also RadioAunty for radio equivalent

Boxee and Plex

I’d heard of the former, but the latter looks worth a go. Will try this with my MacBook Air when setting up my new telly

boxee: the open, connected, social media center for mac os x and linux

Now supports BBC iPlayer. Time to get myself a Mac Mini and start using this - will also work with Apple TV.

BBC - Radio Labs - Some iCal views into /programme data

iCals for BBC programmes