Tag: BBC

Peter Cook: A Life In Pieces

Now that Niklaus, Santa and the Christkind have gone, we’re stuck in that pleasant limbo before the Three Kings turn up and plunge us all back into usefulness. Languid days, pleasant though they are, benefit from a least a slight…

As One Does: Fred Dibnah

This just in: steeplejacking is insane. Much to enjoy in the little docu aside from watching an elderly man climb an insanely tall ladder without a harness and then walk about at the top like a bipedal mountain goat. Like…

The Single Most Dangerous Scientific Discovery Ever

Women of the world: Miss Mussel is sorry to report that a new study from Australia has declared that man colds are real. *crickets* Maybe since the toilet water swirls backwards down there, we should also interpret anything Aussies say…

Proms Picks 2010

After a whirlwind tour last summer, Miss Mussel will sadly be unable to attend any of the Proms in 2010. There is something quite special about the festival although articulating that specialness is rather like trying to pick up the…

Not Available In Your Area

Miss Mussel can live without Hulu, Pandora, NBC.com, Comedy Central and Spotify (nearly). What she cannot abide is being denied access to the BBC iPlayer. While Miss Mussel resented the shakedown letters that arrived at her televisionless house in Manchester…

The Artist’s Curse or Madness’ Cure?

While doing some TV watching via the interwebs this weekend, Miss Mussel stumbled upon a Horizon documentary entitled Mad but Glad that explores the idea of the mad genius. It’s a bit of a chicken and egg problem that is…