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Monthly Archives: August 2007

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i walked next to a building construction hoarding the other day and noticed my shadow against the temporary wall. i was fiddling with my ipod at the time, but didn’t look as smart as the proper ipod ads.
but then things never do do they (apologies to the advertypes who might be reading)
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it’s my birthday today. half my life ago i was 17 and a half, and i’m half way to being 70. like most people, i’ve never really felt i was in tune with my proper age anyway, so i guess my age is more of a biological interest than anything else.
apologies for all the words today by the way. i’ll go back to mostly pictures for a while soon.

Are you interested in where you can get tickets to see TV programmes being made ? If so, here are a few places to try if you live in the UK
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The Applause Store is currently advertising tickets for: Are You Smarter than a 10 year old? X-factor, Big Brother, The Album Chart Show, Celebrity Read Steady Cook, This Is Your Life, Ant and Dec, Top Gear, Parkinson etc
BBC Tickets Online is currently advertising tickets for BBC radio and television programmes. You can alos book a BBC tour !
Be On Screen looks like a comprehensive resource for tickets and opportunities to be part of shows and documentaries
Lost In TV currently has Who want to be a millionaire and various comedy shows
TV Recordings looks like another good source
SRO Audiences has Are You Smarter, but also Russell Brand, Mock The Week, Countdown, All Star Family Fortunes, Graham Norton, Bremner, Bird and Fortune and various other comedy things.
Telly Tastic has Ant and Dec, and various request for documentary / reality TV subjects (including a rather interesting Shed Stories home/lifestyle show!)
So there’s a few sites to get you going. I’ve no connection or experience with any of these sites, so mind how you go – ie always be careful giving out personal details to unknown places , both on and off line.
if you do go to anything good, let me know how you get on !

we got VIP tickets to see the making of “are you smarter than a 10 year old” yesterday at Elstree studios. it was 5 hours locked in a hot studio, but all good fun.
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i hadn’t realised how important elstree studios are. see here for a list of films and TV stuff they do – things like the star wars trilogy, 2001 space odyssey, indian jones and various james bonds (not to mention monty python’s the meaning of life). It’s also home to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and the Tweenies !
noel edmonds (mr tidy beard himself) was the host and he was excellent. read more about it here
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I’ll let you know when the episodes we ‘audienced’ for are on telly.

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