I have learnt that it is not a good idea to view old tv programs that I used to like. I doubt Topper would have ever entered my head again had not Pants mentioned the show. Another I forgotten about but was reminded about by TVAU, was Hector Heathcote. I can almost remember the tune. Were the lyrics something like Hector Heathcote, He's the One...?
Tv was tv to me back then. I never distinguished where the program was made. Now I rarely watch US tv, with perhaps only half tuning in to Brother Sister each week. The last US tv show I seriously watched was United States of Tara.
But thank god for tv from the mother country. No sooner had the most excellent Griff Rhys Jones rivers show finish, then we are on to Britain from Above, just as wonderful. Friday night crime on our ABC comes from the UK. I like most of them. We have watched The Bill since it started and by the end of the year it will be gone. It will be just a memory, but a good one.
I was surprised that our locally made Hungry Beast finished last night. After a very slow and confusing start in the first series, the second has been much better. At the beginning of each year, I don't look forward to Spicks and Specks starting again. I feel it is tired. But as the year progresses, I find myself sucked into it. Surely it can't run for ever.
Can't mention tv without heaping praise on Beautiful People, another one from ole Blighty. I think we laugh more during this show than any other at the moment.
Now to the serious. What a coup! Kerry O'Brien has recorded an interview with the President of the United States, to be shown on tonight's 7.30 Report. Last night I watched the Premier of NSW interviewed on Lateline for a decent amount of time. It is the first time I have seen her other than in short grabs. She is impressive enough as a tv performer. But what a curious accent? A mash up of American and Australian but there seems to be another accent in there too.
And The Doctor is back on Sunday night with a new doctor. Yes naughty Fen, I know you have seen it already.
Wrap up by putting up a picture to remind those of you of a certain age about Topper. I can't recall if I liked the show or not. I have stolen the picture from Pants who probably stole it from someone else.