Thanks to Sophie and to Andrew Browne (who made the grab) for drawing my attention to this strange caption, which appeared on BBC1 on Friday night. First of all, can’t BBC caption writers place apostrophes? And second, what is Andrew Collin’s Film Of The Week? It appears to be coming up after Pulp Fiction, which, oddly, I did make Film Of The Week in that week’s Radio Times. Can the two be connected? And if so, why is my Film Of The Week coming up “later”? Or, is there a man called Andrew Collin, and does he have a Film Of The Week slot on BBC1? If anyone can explain, I’d be enormously grateful


14 thoughts on “WTF?

  1. considering nothing remotely related to film's was on later on i can only assume they effed up. btw on searching for a 'andrew collin' on google i came across a picture of you from telly addicts!

  2. Today, while channel-flicking, I caught a bit of the darts on BBC1. Just before the match between Scott Waites and Lourence Ilagen of the Philippines they put up a graphic, which was supposed to include both players' pictures but Ilagen's was replaced, albeit brielfy, by a picture of snooker star Ronnie O'sullivan. Did anyone else see it? I didn't imagine it, did I?

  3. As an insider I can tell you that the now/next information for the automated graphics is filled in by humans using the Radio Times as the source. Someone probably wasn't paying a lot of attention when they filed this one in.

  4. Dear Andrew, Please pitch/force the BBC to give you this Film of the Week show. Since the demise of Moviedrome and the rise of 'safe' scheduling there's less and less opportunity for people to see interesting and challenging films on television. Although there will be arguments relating to the rise in on-line film rental sites like LoveFilm as well as devices that can record television giving consumers more choice in what they watch and when they watch it showing 'influential'/'classic'/'obscure' works through a public service broadcaster should be encouraged. Moviedrome gave me a great grounding in film growing up in a fairly remote area but it's something that has no comparison today. While the films shown weren't always brilliant they were always guaranteed to be at least interesting and there must be a hole in the scheduling somewhere for a similar entity to exist. Plus, if you did do something like that you could get Mark to cover for you while you go on holiday. Best, Robbie.

  5. Yet another moan at the BBC, Andrew, but why, oh why, oh why don't "they" show all those great movies from the 30's and 40's on the BBC any more? Oh yes – they're black and white and they're not widescreen, Who cares?

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