Telly Favourites #15

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Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite telly shows of the past. As you all know, the bears love their telly and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher, Jim Royle or Homer Simpson. They like programmes which are “off the wall” although occasionally they will enjoy serious drama if it is interesting and well written. Today, we are featuring

Where Are All The Double Acts?

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When Bimbo and I were kids, comedy double acts were all the rage. Morecombe and Wise, Little and Large, Cannon and Ball, the list was pretty much endless. However, these days neither of us can name one young TV double act and neither can Barry Cryer – the comedy writer who has written for some of the best comedy acts. In fact, at the start of his career he wrote for the gold standard of comedy duos, Morecambe and Wise. “It’s like telepathy,” Cryer says. “It’s rapport, a chemistry. They feed off each other.” At the height of their powers, Eric and Ernie raked in more than 28 million TV viewers. These days, they’ve overwhelmingly made way for stand-ups or comedy troupes.

Millions Tired Because Of Binge-watching

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Millions of people in the UK – including here at Jammy Toast and over at The Chimpton’s – have skipped sleep or made themselves tired the next day because they were binge-watching TV, new research has suggested. More than half of British adults watch more than one episode of the same show back-to-back at least once a month. Of those, a third – almost 10 million – admit they have missed sleep or become tired as a result, while a quarter say they have neglected household chores. Media watchdog Ofcom did the research into what it called “Box Set Britain”.

Blade Runner 2049

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One of our favourite films of the 1980s has to be Blade Runner. The film is based on the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick. It tells the story of a dystopian LA of 2019 in which genetically engineered replicants, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans, are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on other planets instead of humans having to do the work. Some of these replicants escape and return to Earth and are hunted down and “retired” by special policemen known as Blade Runners. The story focuses on burnt-out expert Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt down a group of recently escaped replicants led by Roy Batty (a young Rutger Hauer). During his investigations, the film begins to question is Deckard human or is he also a replicant?

Favourite Films #12

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Today, we continue our series of posts featuring our favourite films. There is nothing the bears love more than settling around the telly to watch one of our favourite films. Here at Jammy Toast, some of those films have been watched over and over and we would like nothing better than sharing them with you. Our tastes are many and varied as we enjoy films from some of our favourite directors and actors, some of whom we just love everything they do. So today, we continue our tour of some of our favourite movies of all time with Lost In Translation.

Daniel Craig To Stay As Bond

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The best film news we have had for a while has hit us today. Jammy Toast favourite, Daniel Craig, has changed his mind and is set to sign up for his fifth Bond movie – with Adele lined up to join him as long as her voice is repaired. The actor, 48, claimed he would “rather slash my wrists” than play 007 again but his U-turn came after a host of British stars were tipped to replace him. Another Jammy Toast favourite, Idris Elba, was one of the stars lined up as a possible Bond replacement.

Moose Strikes Again

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Our favourite telly character has been at it again releasing two more adverts. Moose has made a return along with his owner Charlie. Since he first appeared last year, Moose has been the face of ClearScore’s TV adverts and so far he’s starred in six of their TV ads helping Charlie check his credit score and stay on top of his finances. Now he has added another two adverts to the list; one where he is out for a walk in the park and another where he is thinking of popping the question to his long-standing girlfriend, Lauretta.