They don’t make ’em like that anymore: Classic British radio comedies

Fawlty Towers has been named as the greatest British sitcom of all time, as its creators attribute its success to an era where BBC commissioning “decisions were taken by people who had actually made programmes”. The sitcom, which starred John Cleese, topped a Radio Times list of the 20 best British sitcoms despite running for…

Porking On The Moon: ‘moss piglets’ could survive 30 years…

More lunarcy from space as those tiny pig-like creatures which smashed into the Moon could survive there for up to 30 years, experts said yesterday. Several thousand “tardigrades”, known as moss piglets, were on an Israeli lunar probe which crashed in April. And we know that pigs can fly because Pink Floyd proved this with photographic evidence…

vis-à-vis… VIZ!

Viz Comic is a British magazine published ten times a year. Since 1979, its irreverent mix of foul-mouthed, childish cartoons and sharp satire has seen its creators hauled over the coals by the United Nations, questioned by Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorist branch and exhibited in the Tate Gallery. Now well into its fourth decade and suffering…

My Favourite Sitcom – Early Doors

“Early Doors!” “Correct. Label?” “BBC2” “Spot on. Year!” “2003-2004” “Top man!” So when I say this is far and away my favourite sitcom it’s high accolade and against the grain of the general concensus that would have  Only Fools And Horses as the best tv comedy show ever. But then I always preferred the dark…

Best Footballer Names – Ever?

From Ass to Zamora, an A-Z of the most bizarre and intriguing player names in football. Ars Bandeet Name Notes Einar Aas Signed by Cloughie back in 1981 from Bayern Munich, central defender Aas became the first Norwegian to play professionally in England. Chiqui Arce The surname Arce is funny. But to give yourself the…