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I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Telly: Xmas Edition

Just as I’m getting over the death of Brian Griffin, the telly world goes and upsets me again. Mrs Brown’s Boys is possibly the worst thing that the BBC have ever made, I’m not even prepared to debate that, and I’d always assumed that the mouth-breathers who watch it were …



I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Telly #2: The BBC and New Comedies

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek limped into existence this week on BBC, which initially seemed to have the feel of Big Train, but 17 minutes in and it hadn’t even hinted at a joke, an approach it then bravely upheld throughout. There’s a few ideas in this, but …



I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Telly #1: Bear Grylls

Kicking off the first of a brand-new telly column on PlanetNotion is Alex Lee Thomson and his brush with Bear Grylls at the flashy launch of Grylls’ new programme…

Last night saw one of the most incredible launches of a TV show one could hope for. Tucked beside Battersea Power …


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Interview: HBO/BBC Family Tree’s executive producer Jim Piddock

He’s the king of ‘documentary style comedy’ (don’t call it ‘mockumentary’ – he says he’s not mocking anyone) and now Christopher Guest is back with his new TV series Family Tree starring Chris O’Dowd as Tom Chadwick, a down-and-out guy trying to find his roots through genealogy.

But Guest didn’t …


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News: Stage Door Johnnies

The brain child of actors Laura Power and Catherine McCormack, one-off mockumentary Stage Door Johnnies is sure to cause a fuss when it hits TV screens tomorrow evening (Thursday May 23rd). For those of us out of the industry loop, ‘Johnnies’ are those obsessive theatre fans who unashamedly haunt …


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Interview: Jack Whitehall

When PlanetNotion was invited to go and talk to Jack Whitehall about his new stand-up DVD, we were quite excited. HOWEVER, our predicted funny, interesting conversation with the Fresh Meat star clearly wasn’t going to turn out the way we anticipated it when we realised that he was hungover.