The Daily Dust delivering the best bric a brac, daily news and events with a British flavour » Entertainment http://www.thedailydust.co.uk Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Live: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dizzee Rascal, The Wombats + Reverend and the Makers http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/06/25/live-red-hot-chili-peppers-dizzee-rascal-the-wombats-reverend-and-the-makers/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/06/25/live-red-hot-chili-peppers-dizzee-rascal-the-wombats-reverend-and-the-makers/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:39:04 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=32018  When the Chili Peppers came to Knebworth for one of only two UK shows this year, we certainly weren’t going to miss it! Not only are the Peppers legendary, and a fine live band, it also gave us an excuse to take our annual trip to Knebworth, which hadn’t looked likely in 2012 after Sonisphere was cancelled. Anyway, we joined around 50,000 people for an evening of great live music.

Sheffield lot Reverend and the Makers got things going with a solid, but curtailed, set that seemed to go down well. Their singer did encourage the crowd to all buy the band’s new single on their phones before midnight to stop Justin Bieber getting to number one in the charts, but a crowd cheering approval is one thing…getting them to actually do it is another!

Scouse three piece the Wombats were next and again went down well with the large crowd. They pack a tonne of energy into their mix of upbeat indie chords, which is always a solid combination when it comes to warming up a big crowd.

Third on was what looked from the outside a slightly odd choice – Dizzee Rascal. But, credit to the MC, he nailed it and got the whole field moving. Dizzee dashed from stage left to stage right with an unending enthusiasm that rubbed off onto the crowd, so much so that set closer ‘Bonkerz’ was an undisputed triumph. Well done sir.

Finally, after a slight rain delay, it was down to the Chilis to round things off. This is a band that has a habit of putting on great shows in big fields and this one was no exception. The band sounded tight, fresh and looked like they are still having a blast. ‘Around the World’ and ‘Dani California’ smoked while the infectious licks of ‘Throw Away Your Television’ and ‘Can’t Stop’ were both highlights. With such a fine back catalogue to pick from, you are almost always guaranteed a top show from the Peppers, and couple that with fruitcake bassist Flea being given a mic then you have a winning formula.

Enjoy our pics of each act below – Reverend and the Makers 6 images, The Wombats 9 images, Dizzee Rascal 12 images, RHCP 21 images.

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Live: Blink 182 + All-American Rejects + Twin Atlantic http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/06/17/live-blink-182-all-american-rejects-twin-atlantic/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/06/17/live-blink-182-all-american-rejects-twin-atlantic/#comments Sun, 17 Jun 2012 17:15:20 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=31783  They’re the undisputed kings of pop-punk, so we weren’t going to miss the chance to catch Blink 182 when they came to town. In fact, they were actually due over here a year ago but, as they say, better late than never! With them were Twin Atlantic and the All-American Rejects, who both did a grand job warming things up. But it was Blink who brought the house down, with hit after hit throughout their set. Carry on down for snaps of all three bands.

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Live: Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Miss May I http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/04/09/live-parkway-drive-the-ghost-inside-miss-may-i/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/04/09/live-parkway-drive-the-ghost-inside-miss-may-i/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:24:58 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=30076 We check out Aussie heavyweights Parkway Drive as they bring their headline tour to the Midlands.

Ever since seeing PWD live for the first time when they supported Bring Me the Horizon last year and then again at Sonisphere, we’ve been looking forward to this show – and we weren’t let down. A blindingly heavy set that had the whole room moving, plus two fine support acts in the shape of The Ghost Inside and Miss May I.

Enjoy our photos!

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Live: Joe Bonamassa http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/31/live-joe-bonamassa-2/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/31/live-joe-bonamassa-2/#comments Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:27:38 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=29835 We check out the king of the blues guitar, Mr Joe Bonamassa, as he rocks the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.Bonamassa has been hot property in the guitar world for a few years now, and here on the Daily Dust we’ve already had experience of his genius seeing him both as a solo artist and as part of Black Country Communion. Tonight though, it was all about Joe, and he’s certainly no ordinary one. Making mind-bending playing look ridiculously easy and playing with a style that matches his sharp dressed image, he puts on a great show. Enjoy our pictures!

 

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The best of…The Chariot http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/17/the-best-ofthe-chariot/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/17/the-best-ofthe-chariot/#comments Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:46:48 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=29464 The Chariot are brilliant. Absolutely, bloody, insanely brilliant. We found this out last month when they came over to the UK with buddies Norma Jean. But, not only did we get the joy of seeing them play, frontman Josh Scrogin also kindly took time to chat to us. Find out what he had to say after the jump.

Best news you’ve had today?

That there was barbeque in the venue so we could have barbequed food – that’s really good news for a southern boy!

Best thing about touring the UK with Norma Jean?

Obviously we have a history with Norma Jean (Josh was there original signer), and we’re all friends. I’ve known them all since middle school so just being with them is the best. Being in the UK is just a bonus because the UK is always very nice to us and the shows are a blast. The whole scenario in general is just the best!

Best thing about being in The Chariot?

Being able to play our live shows every night, it’s very fun, exciting and fresh. We always switch things up, change things around, add songs, take songs away – we try to feel out every night so it’s not just ‘last night’s show’ or ‘tomorrow night’s show’, and that’s a blast. It’s also very therapeutic in a lot of ways, I feel like being able to do that every night helps me stay on the straight and narrow. Live shows are such a pleasant thing to be able to be part of every single night.

Best song your band has ever written?

I have a favourite, but I don’t know if it’s the best. My favourite song is probably ‘Then They Came to Kill’ on the Fiancée release and it featured Hayley Williams from Paramore – that was a bonus. It’s just a really fun song, it has a lot of parts and a lot of different things. However, live my favourite one to play is ‘The City’, which is the song where we really try and remove the barrier between us on stage and everyone watching. That song has a part in the end that pretty much demands crowd participation.

Best line/lyric you’ve ever written?

The one that means a lot to me is “calm rose”, which our guitarist just got tattooed on his knuckles. The line is “calm rose, heavy winds” but the imagery is of a crazy storm of life all around you and one single, solitary calm rose. It’s about taking baby steps to get out of whatever storm you’re in.

Best thing about your fellow band members?

Definitely that we’re all friends and that every night is different. When it all works it can be a very magical thing, but when it doesn’t it can be a real train wreck. When it is a wreck, the best part of being with these dudes is that you can just go with it.

Best show The Chariot has ever played?

That’s a tough one – we have a top three craziest shows, which, in our book are probably the best. We had one in Moscow and at the time it was by far the nuttiest we’ve ever played – the crowd participation was just immense. We also played Essen in Germany and somewhere in Italy, and those three are definitely the best of our career so far; they were awesome.

Best band The Chariot has ever toured with?

I’m a big fan of Converge – they keep putting out records that are phenomenal – and we did the Sounds of the Underground touring festival with them. They’re such a good band so I’ll give it to them!

Best show you’ve ever seen as a fan?

I saw Arcade Fire and, while I don’t know if it was the best I’ve seen of all time, it really opened my eyes because they’re such a huge band and I hadn’t seen a good arena rock show in ages. Man, it was a really powerful show and it opened my eyes to know that you can be an arena rock band and still have that passion and feel like you’re enjoying yourself. That was something I felt was missing from some of the other arena shows I used to see back in the day. I didn’t expect to be so blown away by how good it was.

Best band ever?

The Beatles – that’s easy.

Best album ever?

I probably have a top five. One of my favourites that I listen to so much and really rocked my world at the right time would be the Geisha record by the Smashing Pumpkins.

Best song ever?

‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Simon and Garfunkel, but I really like the Elvis version a lot. It’s just a quality, quality song.

Best movie ever?

That depends on my mood. I really enjoyed Moulin Rouge because there’s so many songs and so much going on. I also like documentaries and there’s one called Man on Wire that, as an artist, opened my eyes. It’s tough to call out one though, because sometimes I just want to watch Dumb and Dumber!

Best ice cream flavour?

I don’t like ice cream, so no ice cream would be the best!

Best pizza topping?

Pepperoni.

Best day of your life?

Well I’m married so I should probably say my wedding day! It was a very great day.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

My dad always used to say, “if you’re going to do something, do it all the way.” That dealt with a lot of character and how people see you. My dad drilled that into my head my whole life, whether it was cleaning my room, starting a band, whatever. It’s a blessing and a curse – a blessing ultimately, but sometimes, before starting a project I realise I can’t corners or anything like that.

The Chariot, photographed for the Daily Dust by Dave Musson Photography

Make sure you check out our live coverage of their tour with Norma Jean. Also, The Chariot is playing this year’s Hevy Fest – this is a good thing!

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Live: The Answer & The Union http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/12/live-the-answer-the-union/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/12/live-the-answer-the-union/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:48:45 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=29304 When a co-headline run starring The Answer and The Union came to town, we certainly weren’t going to miss it, so we packed our camera and headed off to catch the rock show in Wolverhampton! Both bands went down a storm to the packed house and underlined that British rock is in fine health right now.

 

Enjoy our selection of snaps below!

 

Also, make sure you check out our interview with The Answer frontman, Cormac Neeson. You can find out what he had to say right here.

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Live: Band of Skulls and Broken Hands http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/04/live-band-of-skulls-and-broken-hands/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/04/live-band-of-skulls-and-broken-hands/#comments Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:09:05 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=29052  Proving just how much noise three people can make, we watch Band of Skulls rock Wolverhampton.

The Skulls have just come off supporting the Black Keys on an arena run, so have certainly had plenty of chance to hone their live chops.

We also saw Broken Hands another British act flying the garage rock flag with plenty of aplomb. Enjoy our photos of both bands.

 

 

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Live: Norma Jean, The Chariot, Dead and Devine, Admiral’s Arms http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/04/live-norma-jean-the-chariot-dead-and-devine-admirals-arms/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/04/live-norma-jean-the-chariot-dead-and-devine-admirals-arms/#comments Sun, 04 Mar 2012 15:38:56 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=29018  It’s the most metal tour of the year so far, which naturally meant we headed to Birmingham to give our eardrums a bashing.

First up were Parisien fivepiece Admiral’s Arms, who are clearly having plenty of fun on their first UK run. They are full of energy with tight, punchy songs and by the time their bassist joins the crowd for the end of their last song, they’ve won themselves more than a few new Brummie friends.

Second on the bill, Canada’s Dead and Devine. Very much alive they also rip through their set with plenty of precise playing and chugging beatdowns. Much fun.

Third up, The Chariot. If you’ve not had the joy of seeing this lot play before just know this; they are IN-SANE. Guitars and limbs fly, band members spend as much time in the crowd as on stage and the drummer manages to carry on with the final song despite having his kit dismantled by his singer. Oh, and they’re brilliant musicians too. Fantastic stuff.

Then it was left to Norma Jean to bring it home and they do it some style, sounding as heavy as a rhino with a hangover. Their riffs are as big as monsters and they pack so much passion into both their songs and their performance that it is very difficult not to be drawn in. A fine end to a fine evening of metal – raise those horns and enjoy our pics!

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Photos: Dave Musson Photography

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The best of…The Answer http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/04/the-best-of-the-answer-2/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/03/04/the-best-of-the-answer-2/#comments Sun, 04 Mar 2012 10:27:11 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=29015 Ahead of their co-headline run around these shores with The Union that kicks off this week, we catch up with The Answer’s singer Cormac Neeson for a wee chat.

Best news you’ve had today?
Nikki Six from Motley Crue is a fan of the band and plays our music on his show…pretty cool!!!

Best thing about touring the UK with The Union?
Being able to hear those guys rock out every night.

Best thing about being in The Answer?
I don’t have to get a real job.

Best song your band has ever written?
Waste Your Tears

Best line or lyric in any of your songs?
“Belfast town won’t you bring me around like a street light swingers rope upon the ground”..not sure if its my best but I like it.

Best thing about your fellow band members?
Micky’s nice hair

Best gig The Answer has ever played?
Madison Square Garden with ACDC

Best band The Answer has ever toured with?
See previous answer

Best gig you’ve seen as a fan?
Pearl Jam, Dublin 1996 I think

Best band ever?
Free

Best album ever?
Smashin Pumpkins “Siamese Dream”

Best song ever?
Thats impossible to answer but for the sake of the interview I’m gonna say “Ramble On” by Led Zep

Best movie ever?
Midnight Run

Best ice cream flavour?
Chocolate

Best pizza topping?
Hot Chilli

Best day of your life?
When Liverpool beat AC Milan in the Champions League Final.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t let anyone make you afraid

We’ll be checking out The Answer and The Union playing together in Wolverhampton – be sure to come back to the Dust for some great photos from the show!

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Live: Rammstein http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/02/26/live-rammstein/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/02/26/live-rammstein/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:52:21 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=28809 German metal legends Rammstein are currently trekking these shores with their greatest hits tour and we were there to see it. We took our cameras to the show at the LG Arena in Birmingham and set about dodging fire and various other bits of pyro. It was quite a spectacle – as anyone who has seen this band live will expect – and we felt very lucky to be there. Hope you enjoy our photos.

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Live: The Devil Wears Prada http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/02/12/live-the-devil-wears-prada/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/02/12/live-the-devil-wears-prada/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:08:28 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=28431 We kicked off our live music coverage for 2012 with rising metalcore heroes The Devil Wears Prada and their first headline run in the UK. The freezing temperatures outside did nothing to put off a host of Brummie metalheads packing out the Birmingham O2 Academy 2 to see how the Ohio six-piece would get on. The answer…superbly. TDWP pack a sizeable punch on stage and brought a great level of heaviness to things, particularly with cuts from latest album ‘Dead Throne’ and the terrific ‘Zombie’ EP. Enjoy our snaps!

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Downton Abbey beats EastEnders to festive top spot in consolidated ratings http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/01/03/downton-abbey-beats-eastenders-to-festive-top-spot-in-consolidated-ratings/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2012/01/03/downton-abbey-beats-eastenders-to-festive-top-spot-in-consolidated-ratings/#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2012 17:51:57 +0000 The DailyDust reporter http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=27508 Who won the TV ratings war this Christmas…



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Downton Abbey has leapfrogged EastEnders to become the most-watched TV show over the festive period, after newly released figures show that an additional 3.5 million viewers chose to record the ITV1 drama and watched it after it aired on Christmas Day.

BBC1′s EastEnders won the battle for the title of the most-watched show on Christmas Day – for the third year in a row – easily beating the Julian Fellowes costume drama into fourth spot by almost 2 million viewers. The shows went head-to-head at 9pm on Christmas Day.

However, the BBC’s victory has been short-lived following the release of new figures from the official TV measurement body, Barb, which includes so-called “timeshift” viewing by households who have recorded shows in the seven days after first transmission on personal video recorders such as Sky+.

Downton Abbey’s Christmas Day audience was 8.1 million, well behind EastEnders’ 9.9 million, but consolidated figures show that 3.5 million viewers caught up with the ITV1 show later in the festive period.

In total 11.6 million viewers watched the Christmas Day episode of Downton Abbey within seven days.

This compares with EastEnders which saw its consolidated audience rise to 11.3 million, after timeshift viewing added about 1.5 million to its total audience.

During the last series of Downton Abbey fans complained to ITV about the number of commercials that ran during the programme, so that may have prompted some viewers to record the programme so they could skip the adverts.

Barb’sconsolidated seven day viewing figures are a mixed blessing for ITV, with Coronation Street dropping to fourth place, down a spot from the original Christmas Day viewing figures, thanks to Downton’s popularity on catchup TV.

Coronation Street pulled in 9.3 million viewers live on Christmas Day, and a total of 10.5 million after recorded and catchup viewing is included.

BBC1′s Doctor Who also drops a spot, to fourth, after originally notching up a Christmas Day audience of 8.9 million.

A total of 10.8 million caught Doctor Who over the festive period, according to Barb’s consolidated viewing figures.

BBC1′s Absolutely Fabulous fared better when recordings are taken into account, with almost 2 million choosing to watch it on another day, putting it in fifth place with 9.1 million. An audience of 7.4 million originally tuned in to catch it live.

Every Boxing Day, Barb releases “overnight” ratings for Christmas Day, which are official figures but, according to Barb, “are not the final figures as exact programme timings will not have been incorporated and timeshifted viewing remains to be added”.

With the rise in personal recording devices such as Sky+ and online players such as BBC iPlayer, some shows can see a huge rise in viewing figures as word of mouth spreads about a programme.

Earlier this year, Sky drama Mad Dogs saw a total linear audience of 817,000 for its live premiere across satellite and cable.

But when looking at the consolidated numbers across a seven-day period, the total audience was more than 2.2 million.

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Live: BRMB Live 2011 http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/11/30/live-brmb-live-2011/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/11/30/live-brmb-live-2011/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:49:57 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26796 The LG Arena in Birmingham was turned into a perfect palace of pop last weekend as BRMB Live took over – to the delight of 15,000 screaming fans. The packed house was treated to sets from Pixie Lott, Emile Sande, Tinchy Stryder, Matt Cardle, Cher Lloyd, James Morrison, The Wanted and JLS, and we were there to photograph it all. Enjoy our snaps!

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Live: Red Hot Chili Peppers http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/11/26/live-red-hot-chili-peppers/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/11/26/live-red-hot-chili-peppers/#comments Sat, 26 Nov 2011 11:52:46 +0000 Dave Musson http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26754 Red Hot Chili Peppers @ LG Arena, Birmingham, 20-11-11

The grand masters of funk, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, are back on the road in support of their newest album ‘I’m With You’ and the Dust was lucky enough to photograph their final night in the UK, as the Peppers rocked Birmingham. Enjoy our gallery!

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Aaaayyy-BE for the Fonz http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/15/aaaayyy-be-for-the-fonz/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/15/aaaayyy-be-for-the-fonz/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:25:03 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26226

Actor Henry Winkler picks up honorary award for services to dyslexia.

Having been diagnosed as suffering from dyslexia, Henry Winkler, better known as The Fonz from Happy Days, has done his best to help people understand the condition and helping them cope.

"My goal when I started working with children was never to bring accolades on myself, but instead to change how people think about those around them for whom learning is a struggle.

That’s now been rewarded, with an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II.

Picking up his Order of the British Empire medal from the British Embassy in Washington DC, Winkler, 65, may have been thinking he could add the OBE to his two Golden Globes and three Primetime Emmys’s. Or he was thinking when the Queen as going to jump the shark.

More at The Guardian.

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Oh Louise, I’ve got the giggles http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/13/oh-louise-ive-got-the-giggles/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/13/oh-louise-ive-got-the-giggles/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:18:49 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26200 A live newspaper review, a bit of schoolboy humour, and the giggles attack Sky News.

And who should you blame? The host for staying with some comedy gold? The commentators for egging each other on? Or the Chancellor of the Exchequeor, George Osbourne, or having his safe word as … Louise?

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Doris Day makes UK Chart History http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/12/doris-day-makes-uk-chart-history/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/12/doris-day-makes-uk-chart-history/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2011 07:50:48 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26179 Pop this one in your pub quiz folder, Day becomes the oldest artist to go into the Top Ten with new material.

That new material is the kicker, because anyone can throw out a Greatest Hits collection and make the hit parade (we’re looking at you, Dame Vera Lynn), but doing it with new songs, at the age of 87, that takes a certain amount of style.

Let’s be honest, Day has style.

Expect a US release in the run up to Christmas, and if Dave can find a gap between episodes of Qi and Top Gear, a re-run of Move over Darling as a Sunday matinee.

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Red or Black was turned down in 2003… by ITV http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/09/red-or-black-was-turned-down-in-2003-by-itv/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/09/red-or-black-was-turned-down-in-2003-by-itv/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:18:27 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26162 If you’ve ever wanted evidence that ITV has been "dumbed down" on a Saturday night look no further than Red or Black? And by Red or Black we mean the Brian Conley version.

Filmed eight years ago, the initial pilot starred Conley, who was licking his wounds after the poor performance of ITV’s "Judgement Day." That lasted just two Saturday nights before it as cut short.

So it looks like Red or Black is at least going to equal that – but at the time it wasn’t going to get near the schedule. ITV Controller Claudia Rosencrantz talking last week about the pilot:

I didn’t believe people would like to see someone win a vast sum of money, with no skills at all involved. Second, gambling is not a spectator sport, you get an adrenaline rush from participating in it.

"I also did not like the idea of a show about gambling, which I personally loathe. If [the ITV chairman] had asked my advice I would have saved him a lot of money."

The big difference? Well Ant & Dec are the modern day Conley, so we can only assume it’s down to Simon Cowell’s charm.

More at The Guardian.

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Who wants to buy the Pink Panthermobile? http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/07/who-wants-to-buy-the-pink-panthermobile/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/07/who-wants-to-buy-the-pink-panthermobile/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:49:03 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26121 The original car from the animated TV series (you know, the one with the kid driving) is going under the hammer next month.

Expected to sell for up to £100,000, this is only the second time the car has come up for sale – and the previous time was purchased for £88,000. What will it go for this time?

Hat tip to Orange.

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The Burning of the Daleks http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/07/the-burning-of-the-daleks/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/07/the-burning-of-the-daleks/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:15:00 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26109 It’s a Dalek. In the desert. At Burning Man… alons-y!

Quite simply, this rules. I bet they wanted to start the fire as well.

Congrats to Mark Day.

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Who’s paying the bills anyway? http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/05/whos-paying-the-bills-anyway/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/09/05/whos-paying-the-bills-anyway/#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2011 09:02:28 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26086 How about every "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on demand to start your week?

No we’ve no idea how legal this is, but it’s Monday morning so we’re not going to complain until we get a few laughs and some coffee in us. Can I recommend you start with this UK Season 5 episode with the classic line up of Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles, Mike McShane and Josie Lawrence?

But be quick, the lawyers doing their best impression of Clive Anderson will likely swoop in shortly, although Tony Slattery will have no idea why they are at his party.

www.whoselineonline.org

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The lingering final image of fiction http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/29/the-lingering-final-image-of-fiction/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/29/the-lingering-final-image-of-fiction/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:32:43 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26025 What’s the last thing you’ll take away from the movies?

The Dust team are sure we’ve seen this as a quiz somewhere, but no matter. Monte Patterson brings together the final images of a bundle of movies , just because it’s a cool idea. How many of your favourites are here?

www.finalimageblog.com

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Previously on Doctor Who… http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/27/previously-on-doctor-who/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/27/previously-on-doctor-who/#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:57:22 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=26001 Before tonight’s return with "Let’s Kill Hitler", take a moment to catch up on the last 48 years of Doctor Who.

The next part is at 19.10 tonight on BBC1.

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Back to the Future gets its own warning site http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/26/back-to-the-future-gets-its-own-warning-site/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/26/back-to-the-future-gets-its-own-warning-site/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:33:13 +0000 Ewan http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25986 It’s a simple question, has Back to the Future been remade yet?

And if you want to know the shockingly accurate answer, visit www.havetheyremadebacktothefutureyet.com. You can thank us later.

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Top Gear episodes to be made available on Facebook http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/23/top-gear-episodes-to-be-made-available-on-facebook/ http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/2011/08/23/top-gear-episodes-to-be-made-available-on-facebook/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:46:55 +0000 Admin1 http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/?p=25942 clarkson


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BBC Worldwide is make episodes of Top Gear available to Facebook users at a cost of 93p.

The BBC’s commercial arm has developed a video-on-demand app for Facebook that will allow users of the website to rent a limited number of Top Gear episodes using Facebook Credits.

The corporation is initially offering three episodes – the Polar Special, US Road Trip and Vietnam Road Trip – at a cost of 15 Facebook Credits each, the equivalent of 93p. Once rented, episodes will be available to view for 48 hours.

Facebook has about 700 million users globally, but the Top Gear episodes will only be made available for users in Europe, the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

"Top Gear has amassed a huge following on Facebook with almost 14 million friends following the brand itself and the Stig," said the show’s managing director, Adam Waddell. "We’re always looking at ways of adding value for the core fans of the show so it’s entirely appropriate that we should be one of the first TV shows to make its premium content available via Facebook."

Last month BBC Worldwide struck a similar deal with Facebook to allow fans to watch classic episodes of Doctor Who.

On Monday Miramax unveiled a movie streaming service through Facebook at a cost of 30 Facebook Credits each.

Last week FA Cup sponsor Budweiser brokered a deal with non-league teams Ascot United and Wembley FC to stream the opening game of the FA Cup live.

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