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Archive for November 27th, 2008

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Tom Selleck’s photo has been used twice this week in the Guardian, first on an in-depth look at mustaches, and secondly, with news about Three Men and a Bride. According to Guttenberg he and Selleck and Danson are signing up for a remake, a la Mama Mia. That said, Guttenberg also sounded like such a hippie on It Takes Two this week, Claudia Winkleman didn’t know what to do with him.

Speaking of akward guests, Jessie Wallace was back on It Takes Two today and man is she bitter – I love it!

The Department Store – Peters

Now this is quality, fly on the wall (I mean compared to Louis Theroux) documentary. The Peters’ store in Huddersfield has been in administration before and Caroline and David are determined to get it back on track. Caroline is a beautifully strong character and I was enthralled by the OTT workplace drama. The finale is on BBC4 next Thursday.

24 Redemption

More good TV. Say what you will about Day Six (feel free, I hated it too), this two hours special was brilliant and proves Kiefer’s Jack Bauer can rise from the ashes again. Based in a fictional African country, Sangala, just before a US funded coup, the plot was typical 24, but made more believable by the setting, plus great acting from Robert Carlyle, Tony Todd and a scruffy looking Gil Bellows (remember Billy in Ally McBeal?).

Whether the freshness of this special can carry over to the next series is still unknown, but I’ll definitely be watching.

Written by Victoria

November 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm