This week I mostly been listening to……Cloud Cult, Riverside, Anethema, Karnivool
[A Sunday in hell – You Tube] – A classic cycling documentary from the Mercyx era.
[Primeval Series 2 Episode 1 – DVD] – 12 January 2008 – As Cutter tries to come to terms with Claudia Brown’s disappearance, he struggles to adjust to working with her replacement, the slimy Oliver Leek. Meanwhile, bloodthirsty Raptors are rampaging through a shopping mall and the team are called in to deal with the situation. When the team arrives back at the ARC, they are introduced to Jenny Lewis, the ARC’s new PR officer, and a doppelgänger of Claudia Brown. Second series is definitely not as good as the first and goes off in a confusing direction.
[Primeval Series 2 Episode 2 – DVD] – 19 January 2008 – Cutter and his team find themselves pursuing giant, carnivorous worms that start to appear through an eerie fog in a local office block after emerging through another anomaly. As the team deals with the problem, Cutter becomes preoccupied with the team’s new PR executive, Jenny Lewis, whom he is convinced is actually Claudia Brown.
[Primeval Series 2 Episode 3 – DVD] – 26 January 2008 – Connor’s new anomaly detector is set up in the ARC, but there are fears that the device will not work when another violent attack is reported at Blue Sky Park. Investigations lead the team to deduce the attacks took place before the detector came online. The team discover a Sabre-toothed cat is roaming the park, killing at will, but as their hunt continues, they begin to suspect someone knows of the creature’s presence and is covering up for it.
[Primeval Series 2 Episode 4 – DVD] – 2 February 2008 – After a teenager mysteriously disappears, the team investigate, and narrowly save Jenny from death at the jaws of a highly unusual shark lurking in the Thames. Cutter is convinced that the creature’s unique morphology is the result of further evolution – that it’s a species from the future. They then split up to find the creature’s lair but trouble brews when Abby is dragged through an anomaly by another carnivorous species from the future: the Mer.
[Primeval Series 2 Episode 5 – DVD] – 9 February 2008 – A young girl searching for her dog ends up stuck on the other side of an anomaly, leading Cutter and Stephen to mount a rescue mission into the sandy deserts of the Silurian. But when the anomaly closes, the trio end up trapped with a horde of giant Silurian Scorpions which track them from hearing vibrations in the sand. As the three of them fight for survival, Cutter realises they are not alone: someone is actively trying to sabotage their work.
[Two Ronnies Series 5 Episode 4 – DVD] – Sep 25 1976 – Sketches include ‘An Appeal For Women’ and ‘All In A Day’s Berk’. Barbara Dickson sings another Beatles classic and the Ronnies join some Morris Dancers. This also has the classic badly typed script sketch.
[Two Ronnies Series 5 Episode 3 – DVD] – Sep 18 1976 – This episode includes the classic ‘Four Candles’ sketch, the introduction of Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales in ‘The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town’ and a musical number featuring two char ladies
[Two Ronnies Series 5 Episode 2 – DVD] – Sep 11 1976 – The second part of ‘The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town’, a Getaway Programme about Slough, This Week’s Bad Cause and songs by Barbara Dickson, Nana Moussaka and Charles Azenough.
[Two Ronnies Season 5 Episode 1 – DVD] – Sep 4 1976 – Sketches include The Cockney Rhyming Slang Sermon, The New Butler and Dr Death. There’s the first part of The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town (written by Spike Milligan) and a Native Indian musical number.
[Steptoe and Son Series 3 Episode 1 – “Homes Fit for Heroes” – DVD] – 12/12/63 – Harold plans to go on a sailing trip around the world, and bung Albert in an old peoples home.
[Steptoe and Son Series 3 Episode 2 – “The Wooden Overcoats” – DVD] – 19/12/63 – Harold comes home with a cartful of coffins, much to Albert’s horror.
[Steptoe and Son Series 3 Episode 3 – “The Lead Man Cometh” – DVD] – 02/01/64 – The business is doing badly and the Steptoes are having to break into their savings to keep their heads above water, and then a led dealer comes round and sells them tons of led at a cheap price, they then find out the lead was stolen as the copper visits the yard. Featuring Leonard Rossiter.
[Steptoe and Son Series 3 Episode 4 – “Steptoe à la Cart” – DVD] – 09/01/64 – Harold meets a French girl, and falls for her When she meets Albert they talk about her family history and it becomes apparent that Albert may have dated her grandmother while on leave during the first war with all its ramifications.
[Steptoe and Son Series 3 Episode 5 – “Sunday for Seven Days” – DVD] – 16/01/64 – Albert and Harold are getting ready for an evening at the pictures.
[Steptoe and Son Series 3 Episode 6 – “The Bond That Binds Us” – DVD] – 23/01/64 – Albert has a windfall on the Premium Bonds. Featuring June Whitfield.
[Steptoe and Son Series 3 Episode 7- “The Lodger” – DVD] – 30/01/64 = Albert decides to get in a lodger to earn some money, but Harold announces that when the lodger steps in, he steps out, then Albert catches Harold taking the advert out the shop window, tells him and Harold walks out, but Albert can’t get a lodger anyway.
[Velo Club Don Logan – Episode 13 – Alone Again (Naturally)] – In this episode we have a brilliant interview with journalist & author Richard Moore about his new book “Slaying the Badger”, which recounts the battle between Hinault & Lemond in the 1986 Tour. In other book-related news we have a brief chat about the forthcoming book by Ned Boulting (yes, off of the telly!) which was the subject of an eloquent blog post by Mrs Stumpyrider a week or so ago. We stroll down the cobbled sections of memory lane as we wrap up this year’s classics campaign and we look forward to the Giro and the Amgen Tour of California. We discuss the first round of the Mountain Bike World Cup and look forward to the tenth anniversary of Fort William as a World Cup venue.
[Fresh Ink Online – Jenna Busch Guest Hosts Fresh Ink Online – 6/24/2011] – Fresh Ink Online friend jenna Busch guest hosts this week’s episode and reviews graphic novels Headache, Day’s Missing, Sandman, Slaine, and some other special treats.
[Fresh Ink Online – Death of Spider-Man Reviewed On Fresh Ink Online – 7/1/2011] – Fresh Ink Online host Blair Butler reviews the controversial Ultimate: Death of Spider-Man, The Walking Dead, All Nighter, Mystery Men, Batman: Gates of Gotham, Scalped and Flashpoints Project Superman and Deadman and the Flying Graysons.
[Feedback – Uncharted 3 & Journey Beta Impressions – 7/6/2011] – In this edition of Feedback, Adam Sessler and the G4tv.com team come together to discuss what they thought about the online multiplayer beta for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and the deserted exploration of the Journey Beta.
[Velo Club Don Logan – Episode 14 – A Pod of Two Halves] – In this episode, first & foremost, we discuss the brilliant racing at the Giro and the Tour of California. We have an interview with one of our listeners who tackled the Etape du California stage to Mount Baldy and we bring you part 2 of our interview with Richard Moore, where we discuss his forthcoming book, Sky’s The Limit. We talk about Round 2 of the mountain bike Cross Country World Cup held at Dalby Forest in England. The second half alluded to in the title is a loose and frankly shambolic (but hopefully passionate) discussion about the implications of the Hamilton & Hincapie revelations. We reference two excellent pieces of journalism on the subject by Lional Birnie & David Walsh.
[Velo Club Don Logan – Episode 15 – The Real Deal] – In this episode we look forward to the 2011 Tour de France and provide the listener with dozens of opportunities to prove us wrong regarding stages, riders and teams! We discuss our views on some of the key riders as well as some names that we will be looking out for. More of a pre-ramble to the Tour than a preamble
[Weekly Comics Spotlight #198: 2011-05-25] – John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 by DC, SECRET WARRIORS #27 by Marvel and INCORRUPTIBLE #18 by BOOM STUDIOS.
[Weekly Comics Spotlight #199: 2011-06-01] – John Mayo and Bob Bretall discuss SUPERBOY #8 by DC, S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 by Marvel and FOSTER BROUSSARD #1 by RED 5 COMICS.
[Fieldrunners – iPAD] – The best iPAD game I have ever played