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Pie of the Day - Steak and kidney Pie of the Day - Steak and kidney

Chances are I will crack open a tinned Fray Bentos Steak and kidney pie rather than make my own. Besides where can you get the ingredients these days? Still, given that it is Pie Week perhaps I should have a go at making my own?

White rabbits! 

White rabbits! And Happus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi. Don’t let the bunnies near the daffs.

Spot the deamon Spot the deamon

Auntie Beeb and the ladies at Bad Wolf have dropped a teaser trailer for His Dark Materials. I’m hoping the tv series will have more life than A Discovery of Witches.

Moonbase Alpha makes a return Moonbase Alpha makes a return

Something to watch out for if you are in the UK. Forces TV which is currently running UFO and Buck Rogers is lining up Gerry Anderson’s Space:1999 for a rerun. Love it or loathe it, the tale of the Moon being blasted out of orbit has some stunning moments (Talking of UFO, they are also airing Special Branch so some…

Happy Birthday, Red Dwarf Happy Birthday, Red Dwarf

This makes me feel old. The Dwarf is 31 today. Give or take a million years.

Hey, you guys like walls (and I don't mean sausages) Hey, you guys like walls (and I don't mean sausages)

There was an item on The One Show last night which highlighted a true history of walls that divided a community - and it still has repercussions today. Cautionary tale or wot? Couldn’t find a clip, but did find this...

Something we are not leaving Something we are not leaving

Only 48 days to you-know-what and 98 days to the Eurovision Song Contest. This is the UK entry. Apparently singer Michael Rice has previous form with The X-Factor talent contest in 2014.

White rabbits White rabbits

Have a frosty February.

Doctor Strange was Fluff's pick of the pops Doctor Strange was Fluff's pick of the pops

So while I was having a rummage through old boxes and contemplating the entertainment merits of a Roll-a-run Hulk kit, I flipped through other issues of Marvel UK’s 1982 series The Incredible Hulk. Issue 25 is an odd beast.

Rock out with a roll-a-run Hulk  Rock out with a roll-a-run Hulk 

Oh we knew how to have fun back in the day! Truth be told, I had entirely forgotten that. This isn’t a comic that sticks in my mind, but I obviously shelled out an extortionate 25p to buy it and subsequent issues. The Marvel Revolutionary Hulk Comic had vanished up its own wazoo. The home grown strips had all but…

 A kouple of kwizzes and a KLF komedy  A kouple of kwizzes and a KLF komedy

A couple of quizzes for your delectation.

All the news that's fit to cwtch All the news that's fit to cwtch

A few things that caught my eye today. Why wait for Valentine’s Day when St Dwynwen is here. Mind you, it didn’t work out so well for her.

Who are Two? GizUK doesn't know Patrick Troughton  Who are Two? GizUK doesn't know Patrick Troughton 

There is an item on Gizmodo UK today covering a YouGov poll of how British people view our favourite Time Lord. Probably no great surprises at the top. As incumbent Doc, poor Jodie doesn’t fare too well. The lower end sees a bit of a shift however.

These were the Super-Heroes These were the Super-Heroes

Still sorting out old boxes and beneath that run of Fury I uncovered another Marvel weekly that I hold in great affection - The Super-Heroes. Marvel had hit on a formula of 36 pages, glossy colour cover, black and white interior for their British reprints and in March 1975 obviously felt comfortable enough to add…

Fury in disguise Fury in disguise

I’ve been sorting through things I had in storage and one such treasure is a 1977 Marvel Comic that tried its darnedest not to look like a Marvel Comic. The other year, a commentator on i09 told me that Neil Tennant (before the Pet Shop Boys and Smash Hits) had harboured a desire to launch a British-style war comic.…

Lots of Gizmodos have a Norf Lots of Gizmodos have a Norf

Giz UK is asking the big questions. Was the last season of Doctor Who the most Northern yet? Northern in this instance is still south of Edinburgh. This could be the Day of the Dodo!

GCHQ is still standing after Dalek attack

But with all those people exterminated off camera, I note they tweet this along with some recruitment ads. Will Pine Gap pick up on this?

Happy New Year 

Well, here we are. It’s 2019. Wishing everyone a fruitful and peaceful existence ahead. I’ve got a brandy, chicken leftovers, pickles and Jools Holland’s Hootenany is on the box.

Try this horribly historic Kristmas Kwiz Try this horribly historic Kristmas Kwiz

Auntie Beeb has served up a little helping of Horrible Histories festive quiziness. I got 6/7. The Tudor question twitted me.

The Prisoner re-locked The Prisoner re-locked

BBC Radio 4 Extra are currently raiding the Big Finish catalogue once again. If you are not watching Doctor Who on Sunday you can listen to a an audio drama based on ITV’s psychological spy thriller, The Prisoner.

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