Stephen Chapman

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God only knows

Just in case you missed it, here is the Beach Boys’ masterpiece God Only Knows remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Enjoying… the hot weather. We spent the whole weekend outside. Also enjoying… quite a lot of the World Cup, apart from the England games of course. We have some issues around the … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Listening… to some cool blues and soul for a forthcoming Rolling Stone Top 500 album review. Watching… a film that I’ve seen before, the brilliant Searching For Sugarman. It’s the story … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Visiting… friends in Germany for a couple of exhausting days.  We fly into Dortmund, then a drive to Neuss for a huge breakfast. We had a pleasant walk by the Rhine … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… Breaking Bad. That is all. Visiting… Pete’s relatives on Saturday in Oakham, a lovely town in Rutland. Despite the rain all day, we had a nice lunch and a walk … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Listening… to some jazz classics on a best of Blue Note that I bought on a whim. Apart from a couple of tracks, it’s a great collection of songs; some laid … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

There is an entire movie hidden in The Simpsons!

The Simpsons is known for its long running couch gag at the beginning of each episode. However, that’s not the only fun and cool thing that the show has done. … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… the TV series Breaking Bad after missing it first time around. No spoilers please. It’s a bit bonkers, but I’m enjoying it a lot. I dont think we watched a film … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… an usual film called Sexual Chronicles of a French Family. It’s a film about an 18 year old who desperately wants to lose his virginity and the story of his … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment


To celebrate the return of dumbdown ITV series Splash! (which I wont be watching despite the plus points), here are some pictures and GIFs of it’s little known presenter. I believe … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Travelling… to Germany for a long weekend to see friends in Dortmund and Münster. More info to follow. Watching… the second series of the A Young Doctor’s Notebook with Daniel … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Watching… all 8 episodes of Broadchurch. The words ‘quality ITV drama’ haven’t gone together for a generation, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this gripping and entertaining. The acting was … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Bailey

Long after every one else, Pete and I have caught up with the TV drama Broadchurch.  The cute, slightly over-eagre journalist is played by Jonathan Bailey.  He’s very talented…

November 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

For Marcia

The Simpsons pays a touching tribute to Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel, who passed away on October 25th.

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Guillermo del Toro directs The Simpsons

Guillermo del Toro creates the Couch Gag for this years Treehouse of Horror episode.

October 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Best family fortunes answers

An animal with three letters: “Lion..” A French ferry port: “Dover..” Someone or something whose existence has never been proven: “Hitler..” A number you might have to memorise: “Seven..” A … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

This week I have been…

Listening… to the new Barenaked Ladies album – Grinning Streak. It’s a grower, but I think I miss the variety heard in the previous album where 3 vocalists featured. Watching… … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Listening to… lots of music, but also some great podcasts including Steve Lamacq’s Round Table from BBC 6Music. I really love to find something special in the new music releases, … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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