... a bit Suffolk
|tu 23 Jan
|tu 14 Nov
|sa 7 Oct
Anorak Alert No.55: Really enjoyed seeing whimsical Scrapper at the cinema but when 12 year old Georgie's estranged dad tells her to scrape the frame numbers off the stolen bikes ... Frame numbers are usually stamped into a lug and need filing off.
|sa 22 Jul
Anorak Alert No.54: A trope or maybe urban myth that white blues type guitarists like Jeff Beck got that rough sound by slitting their speaker cones but Dear BBC the Kinks' Dave Davies cut up his amplifier and stuck it back together with drawing pins? ♫
|tu 23 May
Anorak Alert No.53: ♫ On Radio 3's In Tune last night both presenter Sean Rafferty and The Kings Singers thought Walpole just outside Aldeburgh ... from the moon it is.
|su 12 Mar
Anorak Alert No.52: Sarah Beeny's New Life In The Country might want to tell their sub-titles that it's signet as in her husband's signet ring and not cygnet which is a young swan.
|mo 23 Jan
Anorak Alert No.51: We like Eric Ravilious' careful and faintly other worldly watercolours. Last week we enjoyed the feature documentary film Eric Ravilious Drawn to War but were slightly irritated by a hand shown using an open bottle of Quink and a fountain pen as a dip pen.
|mo 12 Dec
Anorak Alert No.50: In series two episode nineteen of Shed and Buried presenter Henry Cole says to BFF Sam Lovegrove as they are driving to Suffolk If I went to a posh school ... Henry went to Eton for christ's sake.
|fr 21 Oct
Anorak Alert No.49: Someone on the radio described LS Lowry's Going To The Match as nostalgic with flat caps ... he had obviously not seen the painting which has sold for £7.8 million.
|sa 10 Sep
Anorak Alert No.48: On Radio 4Ex today cuddly Michael Palin recalling his return from Around the World in 80 Days after some hesitancy concluded that the container lorry that met him at Felixstowe docks took him to Ipswich railway station ... it didn't.
|tu 16 Aug
Anorak Alert No.47: In the first episode of Bangers & Cash: Restoring Classics when the "expert" finally identifies the French moped as a Derny stock film is shown not of Dernys but big motors pacing cycle track racing . Once upon a time Andy Tiernan came back from a German auction with such a 2500c moto ... the Brooks saddle is British.
|we 13 Jul
Anorak Alert No.46: Dodgy David Dickinson's Real Deal dealer Alison Chapman when offered a portable wind up gramophone said that 78 records were made of wax and the stereo comes out here.
|tu 21 Jun
Anorak Alert No.45: Perhaps this is being overly picky as the entertaining Laura Kampf is speaking German but the sub-titles call a slug a snail.
|mo 23 May
Anorak Alert No.44: Some people don't know the difference between meter which measures something and metre the metric unit of length ... we didn't use to know either:)
|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
Anorak Alert No.33: That tech expert in the Currys PC World advert advising to put speakers as far apart as you can is presumably unaware of 'hole in the middle' ... but like all things hifi tweaks can't agree where's best to put the speakers.
|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. ♫