Mid-year Limbo: Songs From 2017 I’ve Listened To More In 2018

Often there are songs from the previous year which you end up listening to more in the current year. Here is my top 5 songs from 2017 I’ve listened to more in 2018.

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Peter Kay’s Car Share – The Finale

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The finale of Car Share, along with the Unscripted episode, had been shown at a special screening in Blackpool, but the final ever episode was broadcast for the first time on television on a Bank Holiday Monday, the 28th of May. The BBC repeated all of series 2 in between the Unscripted episode and The Finale. The last episode of series 2 was repeated on the 28th of May, straight before the finale, so that viewers could watch them one before the other if they wished. The episodes do follow straight on from one another, as it picks up from the very next day. At the crack of dawn, in fact.

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Peter Kay’s Car Share – Unscripted

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As part of the send-off to the series, Car Share broadcast two new episodes, on two Bank Holiday Mondays. The first one was an unscripted episode, which isn’t ‘canon’, but was improvised by Peter Kay and Sian Gibson from what came up on the radio.

The short answer for the unscripted one is that I didn’t like it much.

Longer answer….

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Eurovision 2018

Well, even for Eurovision, 2018 was a strange year!

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Benidorm (Series 10)

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Benidorm recently finished its 10th series. Creator and writer Derren Litten implied it might be the last. However, ITV, the channel which broadcasts it, have stated that “no decision has been made”. I have watched Benidorm regularly but I’ve never blogged about it, not sure why really. But I suppose series 10 is a significant milestone, they had a separate programme celebrating ten years of the show called Benidorm: 10 Years On Holiday. There’s also a touring stage show featuring some of the TV cast due to begin later this year.

If you’ve never seen Benidorm however, it is a sitcom set in a Spanish all-inclusive hotel and is about the antics of the staff and holiday makers. It is very long running by British sitcom standards, let alone ITV comedy standards. Notoriously, ITV doesn’t have much luck when it comes to sitcoms. But Benidorm is an exception to the rule. It still gets good viewing figures. In fact, it has been considered ITV’s most successful sitcom ever! At the time writing there are differing rumours as to whether or not this was the final series, but either way here’s my overview of series 10.

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Inside No. 9 – ‘Tempting Fate’

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In the final episode of the fourth series the number 9 is a flat. The occupant, a 68-year-old man named Frank (Nigel Planer) has recently died, and three council contractors Keith (Steve Pemberton), Nick (Reece Shearsmith) and Maz (Weruche Opia) come to clean it out.

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Inside No. 9 – ‘And The Winner Is…’

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The No. 9 this time is the number of a jury, who are deciding who should win the Best Actress award at a television awards.

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