We all got up this morning to a normal Monday morning of breaky and Jezza. The bears all downed their Jammy Toast and started to gather around the telly awaiting the start of The Jeremy Kyle Show. Wait a minute, what’s happened to Jezza, he’s put a bit of beef on and he’s gone a bit mad with the fake tan? While we’re on the subject, why is he selling antiques at an auction? No, that’s not Jezza, that’s David Dickinson! What is Dickinson’s Real Raw Deal doing on at this time of the morning? We saw no announcement and viewers were turning to Twitter to ask ITV why the show was not on this morning. One in particular asking, “Where has Jeremy Kyle gone? #FindJezza.”
Australia’s favourite Agony Uncles, Brad and Dan, are back with a vengeance in a new multimedia campaign that sees them once again dealing with us Brits in need and providing their famous “No Worries” attitude. They made their debut during the Grand National broadcast on ITV starting their £6m campaign which represents Foster’s biggest advertising investment in years; estimated to reach over 20 million people. Building on a much-loved legacy, the new campaign sees the Aussie Agony Uncles Brad and Dan offering their uniquely optimistic and positive perspective on life from their beach-side den Down Under.
Everyone who follows us here on Jammy Toast knows that we love our telly. We all have our own favourite telly programmes we love to watch each week or, these days, even binge watch them all in one go. So here is a question we have been mulling over recently. If we could choose one programme to bring back to our screens, what would it be? Some of us go for old classics, others for a show that was axed before it had a chance to shine. It may have been a show that had a decent run of seasons, but it still departed leaving fans wanting more. So today, we are putting the question out there for you; If you could resurrect any cancelled TV show – and have it pick up right where it left off – what would it be?
Our old friend Charlie and Moose have returned to our telly screens with another advert for ClearScore. Since he first appeared in 2017, Moose has been the face of ClearScore’s TV adverts and so far he’s starred in a few of their TV ads helping Charlie check his credit score and stay on top of his finances. Now he has added another advert to the list; featuring Charlie’s sister using ClearScore to start afresh with their finances in the New Year. Meanwhile, Moose is sad that his favourite time of the year has come to an end – no more Christmoose.
Kevin Smith didn’t have what you could call the most peaceful of years last year. However, he is now back with a vengeance and looking to make us Jay & Silent Bob fans incredibly happy this year. The director shared the latest update on his new project, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the long awaited follow-up to the 2001 comedy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, starring him and Jason Mewes as the famous characters they first brought to life in Clerks in 1994.
The whole of Jammy Toast is on tenterhooks today as we await tonight’s return of John Luther. After keeping us in suspense during series four, it looks like Alice Morgan – previously presumed dead – is set for a return as Luther’s nemesis. Ruth Wilson, who plays Alice Morgan, has been teasing fans about what they can expect from DCI John Luther’s faithful (and psychopathic) partner when she returns – including whether she’s dead or alive – and also explains why Alice is such “a joy” to play. There were even rumours that her character could come back as a figment of Idris Elba’s imagination, however, Ruth confirmed that Alice will be back as a living, breathing character.
It has become a little bit of a Christmas tradition here at Jammy Toast that each year we like to watch The Snowman. Every year we like to sit down and enjoy the story by Raymond Briggs. To us, it is the highlight of Christmas Day and so it would appear it is to others also as the film was voted 4th in UKTV Gold’s Greatest TV Christmas Moments. The Snowman is based on the children’s book by author Raymond Briggs, which was first published in 1978. In 1982, the book was turned into a 26-minute-long animated movie by Dianne Jackson for Channel 4. It was first shown late on Christmas Eve in 1982 and proved an immediate success for the then fledgling channel. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1982.