... a bit Suffolk
|fr 15 Apr|
Anorak Alert No.43: Flog It visiting seaside town Morecambe has presenter Paul Martin saying comedians Morecambe and Wise saw military service during WWII. Well not really, Ernie was in the merchant navy and Eric was a Bevin Boy.
|we 16 Mar|
|th 27 Jan|
Anorak Alert No.41: Journalists are often vague about where Suffolk is. They get it confused with Sussex and Norfolk. Today BBC Suffolk news includes a dancing Leicester University graduate and on the red button a Manningtree boy who knows a lot about Harry Potter.
|tu 18 Jan|
|tu 9 Nov|
|we 3 Nov|
Anorak Alert No.38: The blurb write on the back of this Maigret DVD seems to think the iconic French detective was Belgian, perhaps they're confusing him with Poirot or that author George Simenon was a Belgian.
|su 19 Sep|
Anorak Alert No.37: Sir Clive Sinclair invented the pocket calculator ... we don't think so.
|fr 6 Aug|
Anorak Alert No.36: We've always thought that the self satisfied, smug entitlement of failed Tory MP Gyles Brandreth justifies the return of the death penalty. So unsurprisingly we noted when on Inheritance Tracks like others he thought Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear was 'by' Alan Price, it was written by Randy Newman. ♫
|su 13 Jun|
Anorak Alert No.35: In 1951 eminent author and antiquarian Patrick Nightingale couldn't have requested Stranger on the Shore as it wasn't released until 1961. Perhaps the stunningly creative and original John Finnemore understandably wasn't going to let a fact get in the way of a joke. ♫
|tu 25 May|
Anorak Alert No.34: It's an urban myth that Rod Stewart played harmonica on My Boy Lollipop, it was probably Pete Hogman or possibly Jimmy Powell. Pauline Black of The Selecter credits Stevie Wonder, he would have been 14 ... but then he was a child prodigy. ♫
|sa 27 Mar|
|mo 15 Mar|
Anorak Alert No.32: In the Alfred Hitchcock/Robert Donat The 39 Steps when the man with some of his little finger missing threatens Richard Hannay with a pistol he calls it a revolver when it's clearly an automatic. Re-watching the film we were surprised how impressively nasty John Laurie (Private Frazer Dad's Army) was.
|th 11 Feb|
Anorak Alert No.31: Dodie Smith's novel I Capture The Castle is set in Suffolk but the film adaptation has a beach scene that doesn't look like Suffolk to us.
|mo 9 Nov|
Anorak Alert No.30: Today's Radio 4Extra Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow has two Germans overlooking Harwich harbour from the great chalk cliff??
|we 4 Nov|
Anorak Alert No.29: Lovely and late June Whitfield and Roy Hudd (he reportedly celebrated his 80th at the Crowfield Rose) and perhaps overly picky but unlikely Hetty could fix the MG with a sharp rap on the big end.
|su 28 Jul|
Anorak Alert No.28: A bit picky considering the hours of filler Ned Boulting has to generate commentating on the Tour de France but Geraint Thomas was 32 when he won last year not 36 ... and here's why the Le Tour is unlikely to visit Framlingham, it would exceed local authority imposed fun limits.
|fr 3 May|
Anorak Alert No.27: Salvage Hunters: The Restorers voice over man Ralph Ineson that's pva glue not epoxy resin that Alex Webster is using on the dowels in the 300 year old chest.
|sa 26 Jan|
Anorak Alert No.26: Lovely Olivia Coleman voice overing Secret Life of the Zoo says the newly born vampire crabs (Geosesarma) are 5cm in size. The babies are absolutely tiny, they may not even be 5mm.
|su 4 Nov|
|th 4 Jan|
Anorak Alert No.24: In the Edward Norton/Jessica Biel film The Illusionist surely Jessica Biel's character Duchess Sophie von Teschen would have been posh enough that she could rise to the trot?
|th 21 Sep|
Anorak Alert No.23: OMG is an abbreviation Corey Harrison from Pawn Stars, it's not an acronym because you can't pronounce it. PIN is an abbreviation and an acronym because you can pronounce it.
|su 5 Feb|
Anorak Alert No.22: On Would I lie To You Gabby Logan and Danny Wallace if it's a bloke then he's a masseur not a masseuse.
|tu 22 Nov|
Anorak Alert No.21: We like short arse Lucy Porter but on Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth she described Diss as a village .. it's got three supermarkets Lucy.
|sa 23 Jul|
Anorak Alert No.20: It would be more informative and informed BBC tv news to report Cavendish is in the green jersey not Cavendish is dressed in green, it's a bike race not a fashion show.
|we 18 May|
Anorak Alert 19: On Radio 4 in Ed Reardon's Week Ed corrects a bossy woman for using disinterested when she should have used uninterested but shortly afterwards he lets her get away with ironical.
|su 31 Jan|
Anorak Alert 18: Think you'll find Sam West that the very hot summer you had your very first canal holiday with your parents Timothy West and Prunella Scales was 1976 not 77.
|th 31 Oct|
Anorak Alert No.17: Tours (pronounced Tour) is a place in France ITV4 continuity man so it's Paree-Tour not the Paree tours.
|tu 15 Sep|
Anorak Alert No.16: On Radio 4 Mitch Benn reckoned original Elvis' bass player Bill Black was part of the 1968 comeback tv special, would have been quite a trick as Bill Black had died three years earlier.
|tu 4 Aug|
Anorak Alert No.15: If you're going to make a Camp coffee joke on Radio 4 Russell Grant you should know that it comes in bottles not jars.
|fr 26 Jun|
Anorak Alert No.14: A Purdey is a gun but not a rifle OAPs Behaving Badly voice over man.
|tu 16 Jun|
Anorak Alert No.13: It's pronounced Criterium du Dophinay ITV4 continuity announcer not Criterium du Dopheen.
|mo 15 Jun|
Anorak Alert No.12: The cover of Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' was in colour not black and white self declared clever person Professor Lisa Jardine on Desert Island Discs. ♫
|mo 8 Jun|
Anorak Alert No.11: LED stands for Light EMITTING DIODE How It's Made voice over man not Light Electronic Device.
|mo 4 May|
Anorak Alert No.10: In an episode of the Father Brown tv adaptation with Mark Williams this oily rag was never going inflate a bicycle tyre with a car pump.
|su 1 Feb|
Anorak Alert No.9: The Eagle was a comic not a magazine Radio 4extra continuity announcer.
|tu 2 Dec|
Anorak Alert No.8: It's RAF Bentwaters Katherine Nash not Brentwaters ... #BBC eh?
|fr 26 Sep|
Anorak Alert No.7: We rather like the unlikely l♥ve child of Wee Jimmy Krankie and a hobbit that is Susan Calman ... but she was way out when in her radio series Susan Calman is Convicted she claimed that as a Glaswegian student in 1992 there was no Internet ... the net's stumbling birth was during the cold war ... mind you she might be right about Glasgow.
|we 6 Aug|
Anorak Alert No.6: In a Julia Mackenzie Miss Marple party workers stuff envelopes ... we don't think anybody in the 1950s would have stuffed anything except a turkey ... far too common.
|we 18 Jun|
Anorak Alert No.5: Next time you're on the telly talking about the Hoxne hoard Professor Simon Schama pronounce it Hoxen not Hoxnay.
|we 12 Mar|
Anorak Alert No.4: In Kerry Godliman's very excellent Radio 4 comedy Kerry's List (she's even better as a stand up) her husband Ben lusts after a sunburst Fender Precision with humbuckers ... humbuckers?! ♫
|su 19 Jan|
Anorak Alert No.3: Lovejoy (the later series without Eric and Lady Jane on Freeview channel Drama) may be set in "East Anglia" but they seem to spend a lot of time in and around pubs with parasols branded Ridley's an Essex brewery and we certainly recognise the Moreton Massey near Harlow masquerading as Suffolk.
|sa 17 Aug|
Anorak Alert No.1: Telstar: The Joe Meek Story on BBC2 last night didn't use the actual 304 Holloway Road. ♫