High Score

Multifaceted documentary about the development of video games through history, and interviews with some of the industry’s more notable figures. Somehow finishes up on Nolan Bushnell of Atari, whose genius can be summed up by “We took a game that

Last Chance to See

Stephen Fry & Mark Carwardine’s followup to Douglas Adams’ 1990 book & radio series.  A generally desperate series of illustrations of mankind’s decimation of our natural habitat and the ecological collateral damage that ensues, although seldom over-earnest and mawkish.  Tough

How The Young Ones Changed Comedy

Inward-looking BBC Documentary about what a groundbreaking show The Young Ones was, and how the performers in it impacted the UK alternative comedy scene. I loved it, because of it being a walk through my favourite paddocks – but one’s

7 Days Out

Netflix’s attempt to make Project Management sexy. Fascinating and disparate selection of stories told in a much more tension-fuelled and suspenseful way than anything with Jack Bauer in. And I SWEAR the Westminster Dog Show one was more or less

Susie Dent’s Guide To Swearing

Very short informational series on the origins & etymology of some of your favourite common English swears, told by the erudite & eloquent Susie Dent, from Countdown’s Dictionary Corner. Magnificent television. 👍