Year Retro Review
A Retro Review
Mary Poppins (Xmas
Eve, BBC1) ah, sweet Julie Andrews, where would we be without you?
"Awww, it's a jolly 'oliday wiv Mayreeey", and it would be a very dull
Night Fever: Beach
Fever Christmas Party (Xmas Eve, Ch5)
Pass me the Baileys! I need another drink to even contemplate
this idea! It's bad enough on the normal show, but Wham
& Slade sung in bikinis? No thanks, I'd really rather
Only Fools &
Horses (Xmas Day, BBC1) Five years in
the waiting, and to be honest I'd rather have waited a bit longer if
this was the best they could come up with. The best joke was
the one about Damien peeing in the pool ... from the balcony.
*Ba-dum-ching!* Gosh, I've never heard that joke before (it was the
same one in my cracker at lunchtime) Almost as much of a
disappointment as that parcel that looked so much like a bottle of
whisky, but turned out to be bubble bath.
The Queen's Christmas
Message (Xmas Day, BBC & ITV,
regularly) I could say anything here and you'd believe
me! I was a sleep, you were asleep, even the dog was
asleep. HM Liz will have worn a nice new blue frock,
expressed her delight about something, and her sadness about something
else. And probably said "My husband and I". No-one
watches, but we all have to
pretend we do. What's the point?
Graham Goes To
Dollywood (Boxing Day Ch4) What could
be better when you're all hungover & bloated than Graham Norton
camping it up with the owner of the second scariest cleavage in history
(after the late, great Lolo Ferrari)? Roller coasters,
overweight American tourists, dressing up as
reindeer, and that truly frightening rendition of "Islands in the
Stream" floating down the rapids ride. Lovely.
Robbie Williams - Live in Cologne (Boxing Day, Ch4).
Robbbbbieeeeee! I love you! That's all!