John Lewis Christmas Advert (2022)

Yes, it’s that time of year again – The annual John Lewis Christmas Advert! πŸŽ…. Right on cue too, as pretty much every year it’s the first week in November. Usually, the first look any of the public get is at 8am, when it’s released across social media. This year was a little different though! …
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Doctor Who Special: The Power of the Doctor

This pivotal episode has been clouded in secrecy with very little official online content to comment upon as the transmission date got closer. That all changed on Saturday, October 8, 2022, when the BBC released this short, official Trailer (below). The episode is part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations and what made this one so …
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The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

We watched it live on BBC1. It was full-on so we took a break every so often and watched something else! It was emotionally draining but essential viewing! The queue (to end all queues!) was closed a little after 10.40pm on Sunday. Queuing time was reported to have been over 12 hours at some points …
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Doctor Who Special: The Legend of the Sea Devils

The BBC first released a one-minute clip on Twitter on Saturday, 2nd April revealing the next Doctor Who ‘Special’. It’s been a while since anything Who-related has been marketed and this was an important episode for a number of reasons: First, it will be Jodie Whittaker’s penultimate appearance as our time-travelling hero. Next, we see …
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Doctor Who – New Year Special 2022: β€œEve of the Daleks”

Synopsis and Context The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and friends will kick-start 2022 with an action-packed spectacular episode set to air on BBC One on New Year’s Day. The festive special will feature guest stars Aisling Bea (This Way Up, Living With Yourself, Quiz), Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black, Enterprice) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, …
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Christmas TV Listings (2021)

We’ve all got different ‘triggers’ for when ‘Christmas’ officially begins. For many, it’s probably when the Supermarkets start displaying their Christmas lines! But that’s obscenely early, so how about… …that first Christmas lunch? …when the John Lewis Christmas Ad first appears? …or receiving your first Christmas Card? (actually, we’d had TWO by the beginning of …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 6: The Vanquishers

This was the final chapter and the final series for Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor. JW will regenerate into the next Doctor, but we won’t see that until one of the three Specials yet-to-come, next year. There was a lot riding on this episode chapter, and I was able to watch it live. It went …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 5: Survivors of the Flux

I was able to watch it live. It went out at 6.25pm on BBC 1 and ran for 50 minutes. After last week’s mega-cliffhanger, this story could only get more complex – but in tonight’s penultimate story, at least we got some answers. (but I’m not revealing them here!) Excerpt… Synopsis… As the forces of …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 4: Village of the Angels

No prizes for guessing what this one is about! A village with Angels? How do they think up the titles? 😯 Same advice as before then: Whatever you do, DON’T blink! Other useful advice is HERE. I’ve got high expectations for this one, so let’s see if this series can maintain its run of good …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 3: Once, Upon Time

After last week’s four-star episode – The War of the Sontarans, tonight, another familiar foe (or is it foes?) became part of the story… We’re now exactly halfway through this series and there are still plenty of unanswered questions. I’m really liking the linking of the six stories under one heading – Flux – rather …
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TV: Doctor Who – Series 13, Chapter 2: War of the Sontarans

After an impressive start last week to the beginning of series 13 with The Halloween Apocalypse, would tonight’s episode chapter impress? The sixty-minuter (that’s a long one!) premiΓ¨red at 6.15pm on BBC1 (but I wasn’t able to watch it live because we were out at Rosi’s surprise 60th Party at Ise Lodge Community Centre). Some …
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John Lewis Christmas Advert (2021)

Yes, it’s that time of year again! John Lewis officially released its Christmas TV advert at 8am this morning. It’s a tad earlier than previous years by about a week. This year’s festive treat is called “Unexpected Guest” and for many, this now signals the official beginning of the Christmas shopping period! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ€Ά According to …
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