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It’s a Downton doll’s life…

Highclere Castle

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For those of you missing your regular Sunday night fix of Downton Abbey, rejoice at these paper dolls designed by Kyle Hilton.

Why not cut out the dolls and make up your own story lines to fill in the time while you await the arrival of new episodes on your telly box? The set of four dolls includes the Dowager Countess (complete with a ‘selection’ of facial expressions), Matthew and Mary, Thomas and O’Brien, and Sybil Crawley.

Get working with those scissors…

If I could make an appearance on any TV show

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Image by elkit via Flickr

I would really love to be a guest on The Daily Show. Being interviewed by Jon Stewart would be such a blast.

Here in the UK, we used to be able to watch The Daily Show every week night. Apart from being totally hilarious, it was the best way to keep up with US political life. However, the show was dropped by the channel earlier this year in order to accommodate the US version of Shameless in the schedule. Quite why we need the US version when we already have the original (i.e.UK) version is beyond me. Anyway, we now get to see The Daily Show Global Edition once a week. Frankly, it’s just not the same. The editing is shocking and I no longer have a handle on what’s really going on in America.

I’ve decided that my best chance of getting invited to guest on The Daily Show is to write a book. I just need to think of a suitable topic. Non-fiction seems to be the way to go (history or science or biography or political/social/economic comment). Or I could star in a movie. Failing that, I would be more than happy to fill in for John Oliver as the token Brit if he ever needs to take the night off.

If you’re reading this, Jon Stewart, then please feel free to give me the call…

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It all began with a big bang


Jim Parson / Sheldon Cooper’s Caricature

Without doubt, The Big Bang Theory is the funniest show on television these days.

The show strikes a chord with anyone who has ever worked in a lab. Let’s face it – we’ve all met a Dr Sheldon Cooper at some point in our scientific careers… And I actually once worked with someone who is a dead ringer for Howard Wolowitz (I won’t mention names!)

The theme tune by the Barenaked Ladies rocks.

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