Great Scot!

There was a round on Pointless last week that I found a wee bit irritating (for international readers, Pointless is a rather wonderful teatime game show on the BBC that (1) has proper good questions and (2) is quite tricky to win.) It was about Great Scottish People. All fourteen answers were men. They included…

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Top Five Underrated Doctor Who Monsters

There was a shiny new addition to my Very Grown-Up action figure collection a few days ago. Actually, there were several. But although I'm delighted I now have a bookshelf resplendent with Jo Grant and the Brig, my heart belongs to the third figure in The Three Doctor themed trio: a Gel Guard. This dude…

CITV’s 30 Years of Kids’ Telly

This weekend I have the Most Exciting Plans: scheduling everything around ITV's celebration of 30 Years of Children's Television. When I first heard they were doing this, I was sceptical ("ITV?! I never even *watched* CITV. Or at least just enough to know I *hated* Children's Ward." No reflection on the quality of Children's Ward…