Monthly Archives: May 2012

Queen’s Jubilee Pageant [sponsored by]

Thames Jubilee Pageant Map from


Please bear in mind that I don’t own the rights to the map – does. I was recently approached by them to share this map with you, so make the most of it and enjoy your Jubilee weekend!

Tourism | A Right Royal Holiday [sponsored by]

(I was approached by Victoria from and I was asked to share with you guys their amazing press release. Because the Diamond Jubilee is hitting full throttle, I thought their timing was nothing short of perfect)


With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee twinkling just around the corner, at travel comparison site,, we started to pose some very serious question about the British Monarchy.

Which royal would we like to jet off with on holiday? Would Prince Charles let his hair down? How much fun in the sun would we have with Wills and Kate?

Royal nominations for travelizer’s highly coveted holiday-ability award line up as follows:

1. The Queen

Style: discreet, homely, fabulously British & board-game-loving with a penchant for horses and corgis.

Pros: snazzy Scottish castle, eponymous African national park & royal treatment guaranteed.

Cons: potential husband embarrassment factor. Not for lefties or the budget-conscious with a short Scotland cruise setting Britain back £1 million simply for security & the cost of the extra bank holiday toting up to as much as £3.5 billion!

Perfect holiday: dog walking in Scotland

2. Charles & Camilla

Style: eclectically understated from skiing at Klosters to beer and ice cream in Devon.

Pros: Duchy of Cornwall (handy for surfing & cream teas) with a little light eccentricity (symptoms include

talking to plants).

Cons: a tad too tranquil and certainly not for atheists – limited partying potential in Greek Orthodox monasteries on Mount Athos. Umbrellas may be required with the prince-turned-weatherman predicting rain!

Perfect holiday: skiing at an elegant alpine lodge

3. William & Kate

Style: a modern mix of luxury (£3,700-a-night Seychelles hotels) and credit crunch conscience (easyJet flights to Geneva for skiing).

Pros: 1 year of marriage and 5 glam destinations: Seychelles, Canada, French Alps, Los Angeles and Gran’s place – aka Windsor Castle.

Cons: rather too couply, perfect and, dare we say it, predictable (rebellious siblings aside).

Perfect holiday: romantic Caribbean beach escape

4. Harry

Style: fun-loving with sprinkling of rebellion – think rum-sipping streets parties in Belize and reggae dancing in Jamaica.

Pros: never a dull moment with this prince in shining armour (who rescues fallen polo players in Brazil). Fully clothed swimming pool dipping at night clubs in Hvar and beach ‘n’ banquet tours around the Caribbean included.

Cons: unpredictable with occasional political incorrectness (colonial fancy dress parties and uninvited photos best avoided) – not for the unadventurous.

Perfect holiday: extreme sports in New Zealand

And the royal winner is…

After careful consideration and debate, the travelizer prize for holiday-ability is awarded to Prince Harry for the irresistible combination of fun, sun and what-the-hell attitude.

Do you agree? Who would you choose to share a suitcase with?

–> About travelizer is a holiday comparison site dedicated to hunting down online travel deals. With its search engines and committed editoral team, the site helps globetrotters find cheap flights, hotels and holidays.

The company behind, Voyager Moins Cher, has more than 11 years of travel comparison experience. The website was bought by leading French e-commerce PriceMinister in 2007, which was subsequently acquired in 2010 by Rakuten, the leading Japanese internet services company.

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Youtube | Andrew Scott winning his BAFTA!

I don’t own the rights to the video.

British Celebrity Spotlight | Kate Moss

Kate Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model who is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on eating disorders, and her role in size zero fashion. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9 million in one year.

Moss ushered in the heroin chic look in 1993(which prompted much speculation over her weight) with a highly publicised campaign for Calvin Klein. Her depiction in photographs also drew criticism from then-President of the United States Bill Clinton, who spoke out against the growing heroin chic trend.When questioned about her weight, Moss commented, “It was just the time. It was a swing from more buxom girls like Cindy Crawford and people were shocked to see what they called a ‘waif’. What can you say? How many times can you say ‘I’m not anorexic’?”

In addition to being known for her modelling work, Kate Moss is also an international fashion icon. She has garnered many awards for her style, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s fashion influence award and a place on the Vanity Fair international best-dressed list. In the early part of the 21st century, she was, together with actress Sienna Miller, one of the main proponents of boho-chic. She appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s September 2006 style issue. In recent years, she has popularised denim cutoff shorts, Ugg boots, ballet flats, Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boots, skinny jeans, waistcoat, Alexander McQueen’s skull scarf, Louis Vuitton’s Sprouse Leopard Cashmere Scarf, and the Balenciaga handbag.

Telly for Anglophiles | Life on Mars

Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring a police officer (played by John Simm) who travels back in time after being involved in a road accident. The title is a reference to David Bowie’s 1973 single “Life on Mars?”.

Life on Mars tells the fictional story of Sam Tyler (John Simm), a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police. After being hit by a car in 2006, Tyler awakes in 1973 and finds himself working for the predecessor of the GMP, the Manchester and Salford Police at the same station and location as in 2006. Early on in the series, it becomes apparent to Tyler that he awakes as a Detective Inspector, one rank lower than his 2006 rank of Detective Chief Inspector. As part of the Criminal Investigation Department, Tyler finds himself working under the command of Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister).

Throughout the two series, the central plot centres on the ambiguity concerning Tyler’s predicament of it being unclear to both the audience and the character whether he has died, gone mad, is in a coma or has actually travelled back in time.


So the other day I found an ancient and badly damaged copy of the Tardis user manual. It was so badly damaged that all I could read were the first and second pages; that’s it.

I transferred it into a computerized format and placed it into this blog just so that you too would see the last ever copy of the Tardis manual. Enjoy.

Comprehensive user manual for the T.A.R.D.I.S (Time And Relative Dimension In Space)

Please Note:

Please read this manual before operating Tardis machinery.

This manual has been translated from the original Gallifreyan to English.

It is illegal to change this manual in any way, shape, form or dimension.

This manual is intended for non-Gallifreyans only, those from Gallifrey should already have a complete understanding of how to operate and maintain this machinery.

Please be aware that future (past, present or future models depending on where you are in…

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Video: DOCTOR WHO Mini-episode Written by Kids!

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Here’s the “Doctor Who” mini-episode that appeared on the legendary British children’s program “Blue Peter”.    The script was written by children who won a competition to write a short “Doctor Who” episode which somehow involved the 2012 London Olympic.  We think they did a great job.  And, with no “Doctor Who” until fall, this mini-episode makes a nice little bonus to tide fans over.

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British Awards | Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith present Steven Moffat with his BAFTA

I don’t own the rights to the video.

British Awards | BAFTAS 2012 – Winners


BAFTA mask
Rolf Harris

More about Rolf Harris, 2012 BAFTA Fellow

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Special Award

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Steven Moffat

More about Steven Moffat, 2012 Special Award

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Leading Actor

Dominic West – Appropriate Adult (ITV) BAFTA mask
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock (BBC One)
John Simm – Exile (BBC One)
Joseph Gilgun – This is England ’88 (Channel 4)

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Leading Actress

Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult (ITV1) BAFTA mask
Nadine Marshall – Random (Channel 4)
Romola Garai – The Crimson Petal and the White (BBC Two)
Vicky McClure – This is England ’88 (Channel 4)

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Supporting Actor

Andrew Scott – Sherlock (BBC One) BAFTA mask
Joseph Mawle – Birdsong (BBC One)
Martin Freeman – Sherlock (BBC One)
Stephen Rea – The Shadow Line (BBC Two)

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Supporting Actress

Monica Dolan – Appropriate Adult (ITV1) BAFTA mask
Anna Chancellor – The Hour (BBC Two)
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (ITV1)
Miranda Hart – Call the Midwife (BBC One)

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Entertainment Performance

Graham Norton – The Graham Norton Show (BBC One) BAFTA mask
Alan Carr – Alan Carr Chatty Man (Channel 4)
Dara O’ Briain – Mock The Week (BBC Two)
Harry Hill – Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1)

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Female Performance in a Comedy Programme

Jennifer Saunders – Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One) BAFTA mask
Olivia Colman – Twenty Twelve (BBC Four)
Ruth Jones – Stella (Sky One)
Tamsin Greig – Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4)

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Male Performance in a Comedy Programme

Darren Boyd – Spy (Sky One) BAFTA mask
Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC One)
Hugh Bonneville – Twenty Twelve (BBC Four)
Tom Hollander – Rev. (BBC Two)

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Single Drama

Random BAFTA mask
Polly Leys, Kate Norrish, Debbie Tucker Green
Hillbilly Television/Channel 4
Holy Flying Circus
Tony Roche, Owen Harris, Kate Norrish, Polly Leys
Hillbilly Television, TalkbackTHAMES/BBC Four
Page Eight
David Hare, Bill Nighy, David Heyman, David Barron
A Heyday Films, Runaway Fridge TV, Carnival Films production in association with NBC Universal for BBC/BBC Two
Sita Williams, Rebecca Hodgson, Stephen Butchard, Justin Chadwick
Open Door Films Ltd/BBC One

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Mini Series

This is England ‘88 BAFTA mask
Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne, Mark Herbert, Rebekah Wray-Rogers
Warp Films/Channel 4
Appropriate Adult
Neil McKay, Lisa Gilchrist, Julian Jarrold, Jeff Pope
ITV Studios/ITV1
The Crimson Petal and the White
David M Thompson, Steve Lightfoot, Marc Munden, Lucinda Coxon
Origin Pictures, Cité Amérique/BBC Two
Top Boy
Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Ronan Bennett, Yann Demange
Cowboy Films/Channel 4

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Drama Series

The Fades BAFTA mask
Susan Hogg, Caroline Skinner, Jack Thorne, Farren Blackburn
BBC Productions/BBC Three
Petra Fried, Howard Overman, Murray Ferguson, Matt Strevens
Clerkenwell Films/E4
Scott and Bailey
Production Team
Red Production Company/ITV1
Production Team
Kudos Film & Television/BBC One

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Soap & Continuing Drama

Coronation Street BAFTA mask
Production Team
ITV Studios/ITV1
Production Team
BBC Productions/BBC One
Holby City
Production Team
BBC Productions/BBC One
Paul Abbott, George Faber, David Threlfall, Lawrence Till
Company Pictures/Channel 4

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Borgen BAFTA mask
Adam Price, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen
The Killing II
Soren Sveistrup, Piv Bernth, Kristoffer Nyholm, Sofie Grabol
DR, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises / BBC Four
Modern Family
Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
20th Century Fox/Sky One
The Slap
Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon
Matchbox Pictures/BBC Four

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Factual Series

Our War BAFTA mask
Production Team
BBC Productions/BBC Three
The Choir: Military Wives
Lucy Hillman, Stephen Finnigan, Gareth Malone, Tim Carter
Twenty Twenty Television/BBC Two
Educating Essex
David Clews, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, Beejal-Maya Patel, Grace Reynolds
Twofour Productions/Channel 4
Protecting Our Children
Sacha Mirzoeff, Emma Burman, Petra Graf, Anna McGill
BBC Bristol Factual/BBC Two

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Specialist Factual*

Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret BAFTA mask
Laura Jones, Justine Kershaw, Gillian Mosely, Kenny Scott
Blink in association with medialab/ Channel 4
British Masters

James Fox, Jonty Claypole, Matt Hill, Richard Wilkinson
BBC Vision Productions/BBC Four
Frozen Planet
Vanessa Berlowitz, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, David Attenborough
A BBC, Discovery Channel, Antena 3 Television S.A, ZDF, Skai, Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada/BBC One
Wonders of the Universe
James van der Pool, Brian Cox, Jonathan Renouf, Michael Lachman
BBC London Factual Productions/BBC Two

*Specialist Factual is given in honour of Huw Wheldon

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Single Documentary**

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die BAFTA mask
Craig Hunter, Charlie Russell, Rosy Marshall, Gary Scott
Keo North/BBC Two
9/11: Day That Changed the World
Leslie Woodhead, Kate Botting, Brian Lapping, Talya Tibbon
Brook Lapping Productions in association with the Smithsonian Channel, France Télévision and NHK/ITV1
The Fight of Their Lives
Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna
ITV Sport/ITV1
We Need To Talk About Dad (Cutting Edge)
Peter Dale, Elizabeth Stopford
Rare Day/Channel 4

**Single Documentary is given in honour of Robert Flaherty

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The Great British Bake Off BAFTA mask
Anna Beattie, Richard McKerrow, Simon Evans, Emma Willis, Andy Devonshire
Love Productions/BBC Two
DIY SOS: The Big Build
Simon Knight, Hannah Corneck, Ben Rowland, Susan Aartse-Tuyn
BBC Productions/BBC One
Hairy Bikers’ Meals on Wheels
Production Team
Optomen Television/BBC Two
Timothy Spall: Back at Sea
Paul Crompton, Philip Shotton, Matt David, Anton Short
BBC Productions, Willey Spiros Enterprises/BBC Four

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Reality & Constructed Factual

The Young Apprentice BAFTA mask
Michele Kurland, Colm Martin, Darina Healy, Andy Devonshire
Boundless/BBC One
An Idiot Abroad
Production Team
Risk Productions/Sky One
Don’t Tell The Bride
Lisa Edwards, Jon Rowlands, Rebecca Bayatti, Steph Wetherill
Renegade Pictures/BBC Three
Made in Chelsea
Sarah Dillistone, David Granger, Sharyn Mills, John Pereira
Monkey Kingdom Productions/E4

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Current Affairs

Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (Panorama) BAFTA mask
Frank Simmonds, Paul Kenyon, Matthew Chapman, Joe Casey
BBC Productions/BBC One
Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
May Ying Welsh, Jon Blair, Hassan Mahfood, Tuki Laumea
Al Jazeera/Al Jazeera English
Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields
Callum Macrae, Chris Shaw, Jon Snow
ITN/Channel 4
The Truth About Adoption (Panorama)
Roger Graef, Tom Giles, Clare Johns, Todd Downing
Films of Record/BBC One

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News Coverage

Channel 4 News: Japan Earthquake BAFTA mask
Production Team
ITN/Channel 4
BBC News at Ten: Siege of Homs
Production Team
BBC News/BBC One
ITV News at Ten: Battle of Misrata
Production Team
Sky News: Libya Rebel Convoy – Live
Production Team
Sky News/Sky News

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Sport & Live Event

The Royal Wedding BAFTA mask
Production Team
BBC Entertainment & Events/BBC One
Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds
Meredith Chambers, Eleanor Moran, Richard Fell, Pat Connor
BBC Wales in collaboration with BBC North/BBC Three
Rugby World Cup Final
Tony Pastor, Paul McNamara, Phil Heslop, Roger Pearce
ITV Sport/ITV1
Tour De France 2011
Steve Docherty, Gary Imlach, James Venner, Carolyn Viccari
V Squared TV/ITV4

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New Media

Psychoville BAFTA mask
Jon Aird, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Justin Davies
BBC Productions/BBC Comedy Online and Plug-in Media
Autumn Watch
Jeremy Torrance, Phil Windley, Roger Webb, Tim Scoones
BBC/ BBC Online
The Bank Job
Production Team
Endemol, Chunk, Monterosa/
Matt Jarvis, Chloe Moss, Alexandra Wall, Mike O’Leary
Clerkenwell Films/

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Entertainment Programme***

Derren Brown: The Experiments BAFTA mask
Derren Brown, Simon Dinsell, Iain Sharkey, Fiona Cotter-Craig
Objective Productions/Channel 4
Celebrity Juice
Dan Baldwin, Leon Wilson, Toby Baker, Ed Sleeman
Harry Hill’s TV Burp
Spencer Millman, Peter Orton, Harry Hill
Avalon Television/ITV1
Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow
Michael McIntyre, Addison Cresswell, Andrew Beint, Anthony Caveney
Open Mike Productions/BBC One

***The Entertainment Programme BAFTA is given in honour of Lew Grade

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Comedy Programme

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle BAFTA mask
Stewart lee, Richard Webb, Tim Kirkby
BBC Productions/BBC Two
Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe
Alison Marlow, Al Campbell, Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker
Zeppotron/BBC Four
Comic Strip: The Hunt for Tony Blair
Nick Smith, Peter Richardson, Pete Richens
Great Western Features/Channel 4
The Cricklewood Greats
Peter Capaldi, Adam Tandy, Tony Roche
BBC Productions/BBC Four

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Situation Comedy

Mrs Brown’s Boys BAFTA mask
Brendan O’Carroll, Stephen McCrum, Ben Kellett, Martin Delany
BBC Scotland, BBC Productions co-production with BocPix in association with RTE/BBC One
Fresh Meat
Production Team
Objective Productions, Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Friday Night Dinner
Robert Popper, Steve Bendelack, Kenton Allen, Caroline Leddy
Popper Pictures, Big Talk Productions/Channel 4
Production Team
Big Talk Productions/BBC Two

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Celebrity Juice BAFTA mask
Educating Essex
Fresh Meat
Frozen Planet
The Great British Bake Off

New Doctor Who Mini-Episode “Good As Gold” (Blue Peter)