Another year of contestants singing, dancing and making idiots out of themselves? Why, it could only be the return of Britain's Got Talent, which has produced such household names as Paul Potts, George Sampson, Spelbound and Jai McDowell. Four names which I can't even last a day without hearing about. So, lets see what 2012's version brings.
I decided to take a look at cartoons of the 90s. I know, this has probably been done to death, but I am going to put a slight slant on the idea. I am going to look at what these cartoons really meant
This year is the 100th since the 'unsinkable' Titanic did indeed sink in the icy waters of the northern Atlantic in what has now been accepted as one of the largest ever maritime disasters. On a somewhat equally chilly Thursday afternoon in south London I went to ITV to see episodes one and two of a new, Julian Fellowes-written, four-part drama about that fateful maiden voyage.
So is it any good, this final season of the show? At this point, that's no longer really the point. What quality the show had faded a while ago. But it captured its audience at a young age, and such a long time ago that most of them are still tuning in simply to see how it all ends.
Any show pitched as "the new" something is bound to be a disappointment. Only the most successful shows are followed by their very own "the new"s, so the comparisons between BBC Three's new sitcom Pramface and two leading forebears, Gavin and Stacey and The Inbetweeners, may have raised expectations to an unsustainable level.
I've been a stay-at-home dad for 10 years and I'm telling you that you don't need to go to the local nursery for a crash course in childcare to be a better dad. You need to get to grips with the skills you need with your own children. Don't believe that as men we're not biologically programmed to parent.
I won't be watching the new series, though. The advertising billboards, stating 'BIGGER, FATTER, GYPSIER' disgust me and have resulted in complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency. I wish I could take credit for the defaced poster I spotted on Chapeltown Road in Leeds, which has 'MORE RACIST' graffitied under the strapline
There are a lot of things you have to get over before you start watching ITV's Take Me Out. Before you come to realise that it is the best thing to h...
I will gladly fight anybody who calls for its dismantling or questions its pedigree. I will gasp at a Doctor Who slur, rebuff a Blue Peter insult and smack down a Monty Python dismissal. The thing I've been taking issue with lately is the BBC's bizarre course of re-branding exercises.
We go through a guilty process of determining what we can manage to watch. Whales eating fish? No problem. And then there's the inevitable, heartbreaking narrative of the baby polar bears versus the baby seal cubs. That's the one that gets us.