=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#31, 02/11/96)

>>>  Items of interest to British media fans and Seattle-area residents, 
>>>  and whatever else I feel like spewing about.  You have been warned. 

Okay, so these messages _still_ have huge headers.  But I've got all the
documentation I need to set this up as a "real" mailing list.  Now I just
need to find the time to read it.

Speaking of the list itself, I just added the 99th subscriber.  Triple
digits here we come!

On tap this time:
	Quick news items
	Recipients of the 1995 British Comedy Awards
	A reader requests...
	Upcoming SotRT events


Subject: Quick news items

Sound bites:

	The "Doctor Who" movie is still on schedule to air in May.  Filming
	is in Vancouver.

	If you could receive Radio 2, you could be listening to "The Ghosts
	of N Space", a Doctor Who story starring Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth
	Sladen, and Nicholas Courtney (and written by Barry Letts).

	If you could receive Radio 3, you could listen to John Zorn
	presenting the music of Carl Stalling.  (It airs Sunday, 2/18, at
	17:45.)  I have seen it described as "an absolute corker".

	There will be no new episodes of "The Larry Sanders Show" in 1996.
	Garry Shandling is taking some time off.

Local news:

	The verdict is in on the "EastEnders" / "Doctor Who" / "Blake's 7"
	marathons on KBTC.  The good news is that "Dr. Who" and "Blake's 7"
	brought in $15,700 (which is enough to support six months of each
	programme).  The bad news is that "EastEnders" brought in only $4600
	(apparently many of the pledges "bounced").  It costs $15,000/year,
	so if the numbers are equally disappointing in July, "EastEnders"
	may not be long for this area.

	Festival Hong Kong at the Varsity presents two by Tsui Hark on
	February 15.  "Green Snake" is gorgeous (even if you ignore Joey
	Wong and Maggie Cheung), and "Love in the Time of Twilight" is, um,
	I don't know, because I haven't seen it yet.  Call 632-3131 for info.

	RadCon 2 is this coming weekend in the metropolitan Pasco area.
	Call 509-943-0713 for more info.


	In the recently-broadcast new "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" episode
	"Explode" contained a parody of the BBC1 station ID.  It also has a
	bit where a bored continuity announcer reads lamely-written
	announcements while the earth spins. The voice is that of BBC radio
	DJ John Peel.

	The Sunday Times now has a web site.  It's faster and cheaper than
	an overseas subscription.  Check out "http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/"


Subject: Recipients of the 1995 British Comedy Awards

The following is extracted from "Britcomedy Digest".

From: Britcomedy Digest 

The following are the nominations and winners for each of the 23 awards.^
A * appears next to the recipient of the award.

The nominations were made by TV and film companies, radio stations, and
theatre and comedy club managements throughout in the United Kingdom. The
judges consisted of members of The Writer's Guild of Great Britain and a
jury of top executives for all of the comedy fields represented.

Top TV Comedy Actor:
     * Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly)
       Richard Wilson (One Foot in the Grave)
       Robert Daws (Outside Edge)

Top BBC Entertainment Presenter:
     * Noel Edmonds (Noel Edmonds' House Party)
       Jim Davidson (Jim Davidson's Generation Game)
       Frank Skinner (The Frank Skinner Show)

Best Female Comedy Performer:
     * Victoria Wood (Live in Your Own Home)
       Jo Brand (Jo Brand: Through the Christmas Cakehole)
       Caroline Hook (The Mrs. Merton Show)

Best ITV Entertainment Presenter:
     * Michael Barrymore (Barrymore)
       Cilla Black (Blind Date)
       Clive James (The Clive James Show)

Top Television Comedy Actress:
     * Caroline Quenton (Men Behaving Badly)
       Annette Crosby (One Foot in the Grave)
       Josie Lawrence (Outside Edge)

Best Radio Comedy:
     * I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
       Harry Hill's Fruit Corner
       People Like Us

Top Channel 4 Entertainment Presenter:
     * Chris Evans (Don't Forget Your Toothbrush)
       Antoine de Caunes/Jean-Paul Gaultier (Eurotrash)
       Gaby Roslin (The Big Breakfast)

Best BBC Sitcom:
     * One Foot in the Grave
       Absolutely Fabulous
       Men Behaving Badly

Lifetime Achievement Award:
     * Bob Monkhouse

Best Entertainment Series:
     * Don't Forget Your Toothbrush
       The Fantasy Football League

Best Television Comedy/Drama:
     * Preston Front
       Eleven Men Against Eleven
       Outside Edge

Top Television Personality:
     * Jack Dee
       Billy Connolly
       Lee Evans

Best ITV Sitcom:
     * Is It Legal?
       Surgical Spirit
       Time after Time

Writer's Guild Award for Top Television Comedy Writer:
     * Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton

Best Television Comedy Newcomer:
     * Ardal O'Hanlon (Father Ted)
       Harry Hill (Fruit Stand)
       A woman from "Vicar of Dibley"+

Best Television Comedy Film:
     * Bullets Over Broadway
       Pulp Fiction
       Muriel's Wedding

Best Comedy:
     * Rory Bremner... Who Else?
       Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge
       The Mrs. Merton Show

Best Channel 4 Sitcom:
     * Drop the Dead Donkey
       Father Ted

Posthumous Award for British Comedy:
     * Peter Cook

Best Stand-Up Comedian:
     * Jo Brand
       Alan Davies
       Bob Monkhouse

Best New Television Comedy:
     * Father Ted (Hat Trick Productions/Channel 4)
       The World of Lee Evans (Granada TV/Channel 4)
       Is it Legal? (Carlton UK TV)

Top Male Comedy Performer:
     * John Bird and John Fortune (The Long Johns)
       Steve Coogan (Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge)
       Rory Bremner (Rory Bremner... Who Else?)

Lifetime Achievement in Variety:
     * Bruce Forsyth
+ Sorry.

Britcomedy Digest (ISSN 1077-6680) Copyright (c) 1995, 1996 by Melinda
Casino. Reproduction for personal and non-profit use is permitted only if
this copyright notice is retained. Any other reproduction is prohibited
without permission from the Editor.


Subject: A reader requests...

The subject says it all.  Rather than just say "I don't know", I thought
I'd let 99 people say "I don't know".  But then, maybe someone _does_ know.

From: Charles Holtom 

Hi, my name is Charlie and I received a copy of the Rusting Tardis
News.  My e-mail address is a subtle clue to my nationality and my wife is
English.  We are now in the USA and are missing several things which we
hope are not totally peculiar to the motherland.  As you seem to be well
informed of British stuff availbility, I've got a couple of questions for
you, if you have a spare moment to answer them.

1. Has anyone over here ever found Mc.Vities chocolate coated digestive
   biscuits for sale?
2. Is it possible to get BBC1, BBC2, ITV and CH4 by satelite?
3. Anywhere I can play squash in the Lynnwood/Everett area.  

Best regards,	Charlie.


Subject: Upcoming SotRT events

Currently planned for the next Rusting Tardis video night (February 14), at
Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE (in Seattle):

	Goodnight Sweetheart: Series 2, episode 7

	Fist of Fun: Episode 3

	The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (you may not know these two by
	name, but you may have seen them in last year's "Comic Relief"
	special and in the Fry-and-Laurie-hosted "A Christmas Night with
	the Stars")

	An Evening with Gary Lineker (starring Paul Merton, Caroline
	Quentin (Paul's wife), and Martin Clunes)

Coming soon: The latest season of "A Bit of Fry and Laurie".

The next social is Tuesday February 20, at China First, 1121 NE 45th St.
(in Seattle).

See you on Wednesday.

			"The alien ship landed and the things emerged...
			 They were about six feet tall, and at a rough
			 classification could have been described as
			 mammalian bipeds.  Their forelimbs terminated in
			 digital extremities; they possessed primary optical
			 organs; and the respiratory orifice was subdivided.
			 The oral orifice was provided with an articulated
			 mandible at its lower extremity, and to sum up -
			 they bore a striking resemblance to _homo sapiens_.
				--"Hand of Doom", Robert Lionel Fanthorpe

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