hesadevil (hesadevil) wrote,

A dragon is for life, not just for Hogwatch, but a digibox has a use-by date

Mine arrived earlier in the week and there was much squeeing to be heard Chez Hesadevil. Pay no attention to the silly cow who was disappointed that it wasn't illustrated with cartoons but - shock! horror! stills from the film that airs on Sky1 in December. The only disappointment I felt was with the picture of the hogs and the lack of a picture of Tony Robinson.

Cast List (as it appears on Title page)
Albert - Sir David Jason
Mustrum Ridicully - Joss Ackland
Teatime (pronounced Teah tim eh, if you know what's good for you) - Marc Warren.
Lord Downey - David Warner
Susan - Michelle Dockerty
Mr Sidney - Nigel Planer
Vernon Crumley - Tony Robinson
Bilious - Rhodri Meilir
Medium Dave - Peter Guiness
The Raven - Neil Pearson
Violet - Sinead Matthews
Banjo - Stephen Marcus

Anyone else see a resemblence between Marc Warren

no pic available of him as Teatime on the web yet) and a young Malcolm McDowal
(in Clockwork Orange)?

Related news - Sky is planning a Twelve Days of Hogwatch series of 'shorts' as a lead up to the film. Scroll to the bottom of
The Kidby Website News Page

And look what is listed at Amazon. Terry said they'd have it before it aired on TV. Release date is next March.

On other, (but related) news - NTL finally got round to fixing our cable TV service. It died on Thursday 12th at 6pm. The help line the following day listed our postcode as one of the areas that had a fault. When I returned from the Minimeet on Sunday, we were still without a signal. Monday's fault list didn't contain our area.

I then went through the torture checking proceedure with the customer serice woman (who was somewhere in India, with an accent so thick even MWNN couldn't understand 8 words in 10). She finaly agreed to 'send an engineer'.

Thursday afternoon, the engineer turned up, checked the signal, and pronounced it strong as an ox - the fault lay with the digibox. I gently reminded him (yes I can do gentle) that we had an engineer out in April for exactly the same fault but by the time he arrived the box had cured itself. I asked for a replacement box then and was told 'they're very difficult to get hold of, missus' (the lying bastard). This new engineer 'just happened to have brought a new box with him'. So we now have a new, smaller, neater, but more powerful digibox.

Just as well, the thought of switching to Sky with all that entails for us (new holes in walls, re-routing the cable downstairs and a new TV to replace the one that we salvaged from the Ark) was not top of our 'to do list'.

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