Rodney Bewes Dies

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James Bolam and Rodney Bewes in Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads.

One of our favourite actors here at Jammy Toast, The Likely Lads’ Rodney Bewes, has died at the age of 79. He found fame as the aspirational Bob in the BBC sitcom The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads. The series teamed Bewes with fellow actor, James Bolam, and drew in audiences of more than twenty million. Despite their success, the two fell out in spectacular style – effectively ending any chance of the series being continued. Sadly, it turned out to be the peak of Bewes’ career and he later found himself reduced to playing a series of less distinguished roles.

Favourite Films #15

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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 The Bourne Identity.

Favourite Films #14

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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 Passengers.

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

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 #13

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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.