...a comedy giant. Sad news that the other half of The Two Ronnies, Ronnie Corbett has died, aged 85.
...British telly drama. Finally got round to watching the BBC, trying to be Nordic Noir, six part cop drama series River, it was spoilt by the usual fault of the usual suspects.
...marvellous. Former Australian cricket captain and superstar cricket commentator Richie Benaud has died aged 84.
...tours. The Vuelta a Espana and the Tour of Britain finished at the weekend both in their own way were grand.
...alright Dave. Trigger from “Only Fools And Horses” is one of the great TV comedy characters, expertly played by Roger Lloyd-Pack.
...that answers that question. Whenever I tuned into ITV4 The Professionals were on I'd get to thinking what happened to Lewis Collins?
...to this. Tony Soprano from “The Sopranos”. One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite TV shows.
...documentary. Watch the BBC's Operation Snow Tiger, it's all there, everything you shouldn't do to make a watchable TV programme about animals in the wild.
...the third man in Morecambe and Wise. Writer and producer of the classic Morecambe and Wise shows.
...large. It was a bit timely that the PFA hired Reginald D. Hunter to do a bit of stand up at their little back slapping soirée and the fuss it caused as the day after the BBC showed a tribute to the late great Dave Allen.
...from the 1980s. The comedian, like a lot of people, knew back then.
...he got right in the column. Don't know how long Des Lynam's column about the BBC broadcasting of the Olympics was but in classic Twitter mob style they picked out about the only sentence in the whole piece that was accurate.
...it should have been Sir Eric. A national disgrace that Eric Sykes who entertained the country through eight decades has died without such recognition.
...feel good about themselves? Opening games of tournaments have become increasingly cagey affairs, teams scared of getting off to a bad start, leading to some dire football and said teams ending up on the wrong end of a bad start.
...on Parkie. On of the funniest men to come out of Britain almost shows himself in this interview from 1974.