Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hey Duggee has been nominated for a BAA. a-WOOF!

The British Animation Awards, or BAAs, cover all aspects of the UK Animation scene, from student work to commercials, children’s entertainment, short and experiential films, music videos and new technologies.

There's a very wide range of categories, from Best Music Video to Best Pre-School Animation. And this year...

...Hey Duggee (narrated by Alexander Armstrong) has been nominated in the Pre-School animation category, along with fellow CBeebies shows Twirlywoos and Sarah & Duck!

The awards night is on March 15th at the BFI Southbank. We wish Hey Duggee well.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Noughties Pointless Celebrities, 20th January

Pointless Celebrities on Saturday 20th January at 6.30pm features stars who all found fame in the first decade of the 21st Century.

Badminton player Gail Emms, who won a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships, partners former super-heavyweight boxer Audley Harrison, who claimed gold at the 2000 Olympic Games. Ex-EastEnders star David Spinx (Keith Miller) joins forces with former Footballer's Wives lead Susie Amy, and comedian Katy Brand allies with Brian Belo, who won Big Brother back in 2007. Also competing are Lisa Maffia and Marvin `Romeo Dawkins', whose So Solid Crew first topped the UK pop charts in August 2001.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Academia Pointless Celebrities, 13th January

Continuing the run of new Pointless Celebrities shows, on 13th January at 6.40pm well-known academics take part.

Today's teams are made up of punk-rock poet John Cooper Clarke, an honorary doctor of the University of Salford, and historian Suzannah Lipscomb, a Lincoln and Baliol alumnus. TV archaeologist Mark Horton, a professor at University of Bristol, teams up with documentarian Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock joins forces with theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili of the University of Surrey, and University of Reading's Professor Kate Williams allies with The Infinite Monkey Cage comedian Robin Ince, who shares an alma mater with Kate in the form of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Children's Hour

Children's Hour was a radio sketch show first broadcast in 2008, and presented by Armstrong and Miller's alter egos Craig Children and Martin Bain-Jones,

Now Children's Hour is being repeated on Radio 4 Extra, starting on Wednesday 3rd January at 11.30pm. Although described as a "show for young people", Children's Hour is very much..not that! Extremely funny though, and very highly recommended.

Monday, 25 December 2017

1980s Pointless Celebrities, 6th January

Pointless Celebrities on 6th January at 6.40pm is a celebration of the 1980s.

The contestants are athletes Fatima Whitbread and Robin Cousins, Doctor Who stars Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, Blue Peter presenters Mark Curry and Peter Duncan, and singers Sonia and Jaki Graham.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

New Pointless is back soon!

New editions of Pointless are back again, from Tuesday 2nd January at the normal time of 5.15pm.

The shows continue with episode 26 (of 55) of series 18. Xander and Richard are in the middle of filming series 19 and 20, so hopefully there'll be more new programmes for us to see when this series ends!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Radio 2 Pointless Celebrities, 30th December

There's a Radio 2 Pointless Celebrities on Saturday 30th December at 6.20pm.

Taking part are Jo Whiley and Jeremy Vine, Zoe Ball and Michael Ball, Ken Bruce and Anneka Rice, Vanessa Feltz and Craig Charles.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

New Pointless recording dates

The next tranche of recording dates for Pointless have been released, running from 22nd January to 8th March.

Recordings are back to their usual home in Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, just north of London. They're really good fun to attend, so I highly recommend applying for free tickets. See how tall Richard really is! Hear Xander swear!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Alexander Armstrong: In A Winter Light on Sky

Following the release of his first Christmas album In A Winter Light, Alexander Armstrong will take centre stage on Sky Arts to perform his favourite festive songs.

The programme's first broadcast will be on Monday 4th December at 9pm. Repeats will follow in the days to come, so keep an eye out for them!

New Hey Duggee... a-WOOF!

New episodes of the BAFTA-winning pre-school animation Hey Duggee, splendidly narrated by Alexander Armstrong, will be showing from Monday 4th December, at 7.40am on CBeebies.

The first of the new episodes is the Space Badge. It's winter and it's dark and too cold to play outside.What adventures will the Squirrels and Duggee get up to indoors?