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Christmas TV shows and their Christmas present equivalents

Posted by Rob Young at 22:00 on 23 Dec 2013
Christmas TV shows and their Christmas present equivalents
A while back I said to Ed we should do something about Christmas telly, like a rundown of what's on over the festive period. And he said, in a J. Jonah Jameson kind of way: "We need a gag, you fool; a reason for it to exist!" I imagine he was smoking a cigar at that point. So here is that reason. I've scoured the pages of the Sunday Times' two-week Christmas Culture magazine to find the best/funniest/stupidest things on television. And I'm going to compare them with Christmas presents. Stay with me: this is definitely a thing.

Giamatti Downton role to comprise one photobomb

Posted by Ed Williamson at 13:00 on 05 Dec 2013
Giamatti Downton role to comprise one photobomb
"His schedule was a bit tight, so we just got him to photobomb Shirley MacLaine and the guy who was a paedo headmaster in that episode of Cracker," confirmed Julian Fellowes, through mouthfuls of roast swan. "His hat is from my own collection. It is fashioned from pure gold."

Giamatti to turn Downton into quirky indie flick

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:30 on 24 Jun 2013
Giamatti to turn Downton into quirky indie flick
Following its casting of Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey is to become one of those endearingly quirky indie comedy-dramas he's always bloody in, it has emerged.

HM Prison Service to pilot Downton-inspired 'Jolly Nice Gaols'

Posted by Ed Williamson at 12:00 on 22 Oct 2012
HM Prison Service to pilot Downton-inspired 'Jolly Nice Gaols'
The prison in which Bates is serving his time in Downton Abbey is so wonderfully nice and cosy that HM Prison Service is to trial a new facility based on it, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Sunday viewing figures reveal Broken Britain

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 08 Oct 2012
Sunday viewing figures reveal Broken Britain

Some people just don't deserve a TV set.

See how you bloody like it, US Downton Abbey fans told

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:00 on 12 Sep 2012
See how you bloody like it, US Downton Abbey fans told
American fans moaning about having to wait till January to watch series three of Downton Abbey have been roundly encouraged by British viewers to pour themselves a nice tall glass of shut-the-hell-up juice.

Digital Spy trend: people who want to be on Downton Abbey

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:30 on 19 Apr 2012
Digital Spy trend: people who want to be on Downton Abbey
Every bugger and their dog wants to be on Downton Abbey, according to Digital Spy. We rounded them up and, well, just looked at them for a bit really.

Top 20 TV shows of 2011

Top 20 TV shows of 2011
You like lists, right? Especially ones that tell you what to think? Step inside, reader: here's the best TV shows of the year, determined by people vaguely qualified to do so.

Downton Abbey Christmas special shown early in North Korea

Posted by Ed Williamson at 16:58 on 20 Dec 2011
Downton Abbey Christmas special shown early in North Korea
With morale low in North Korea, the UN has sent an advance copy of the Downton Abbey Christmas special to Pyongyang.

DVD weekly: Abbeys, families and This Is Jinsys

Posted by Matt Looker at 21:00 on 09 Nov 2011
DVD weekly: Abbeys, families and This Is Jinsys
Welcome to this week's rundown of the new telly show releases on DVD and Blu-ray. You got money? You got a DVD player? You got such low self-esteem that you'll choose your purchases based on our opinion? Step this way, friend.