This week on Telly Addict, I mainly reviewing the new ITV logo. Oh, and some actual telly programmes, including the first, heinous two-part Lewis on the “new look” ITV; the phenomenal conspiracy thriller Utopia on C4; the PG Wodehouse adaptation Blandings on BBC1; and a quick look at a couple of belated highlights from The Golden Globe Awards, shown here on FiveUSA.
“Locked out of the love-in”? Was that a deliberate One Thousand Violins reference?
Deliberate in that it was a common office phrase in the late 80s and early 90s at the NME, and must have originated from the 1,000 Violins song. I knew it as a phrase before I realised it came from an indie record!
I have much affection but I’m not claiming affectionado status. I would say though that the point of a Wodehouse book is the humour woven into its prose. As far as I’m concerned the plots are merely hooks for him to hang his writing on. Not surprisingly that whole raison d’etre is entirely absent in any screen adaptation. I didn’t watch Blandings but those clips looked utterly dreadful.