Oh Larry - well it is closure and possibly more than poor old Cardinal C is going to get.

I thought the Chandler stuff was surprisingly comprehensive all things told, and answered most of the unresolved Larry/Elly questions. I did find Elly’s total lack of concern over Larry’s sudden and at that point completely unexplained disappearance (where he left everything including his keys behind) just a bit odd — that is, unless we are to understand he did that kind of thing all the time which, who knows, could well be the answer.

Frankly, I will be disappointed if we don’t find out that the Cardinal decided there was no point in living if he couldn’t put people on the rack. That’s all he ever wanted, but no one would let him do it, so why go on?

Tags: kitt66

All the long-awaited (at least by me) Larry related bits from Chandler & Co. 201. 

The infamous voice over cameo starts at 3:57 and the whole file is a little less than seven minutes long.


Chandler & Co Series 2*, finally the answer to what happened with Larry (and Elly)

I think I know now why Peter thinks he was in Chandler & Co. series 2: his rather brooding passport pictures show up twice AND there’s the infamous voiceover cameo.  Put those two things together and that’s totally the same as actually acting in the episode.  Well, isn’t it?

*oh yes, finally, at long last, and so on et cetera!  With the video proof in the next post that’s coming right up.

So it turns out that the infamous voiceover isn’t in fact an answering machine message as I always though it was (thereby leaving The Voice of Important Plot Weather as the king of recorded voices), but is actually us hearing Larry’s voice as Elly reads a letter sent by him to explain why she went out one night to pick up some takeaway and came back to find all of his stuff (including his debts there), but him gone. 

It’s not exactly a satisfying ending — although it does completely resolve the will they won’t they series 1 cliffhanger — and the part where his pictures are literally put in the bin (not by Elly, if you’re wondering) in case we don’t get that he’s not coming back is not exactly subtle, but at least it is an ending, which is more than can be said about Dee, where there’s not one word of explanation for why she’s no longer there, just a blurry shot of her and her annoying husband and children on Elly’s desk (now located in Larry’s loft, if you’re wondering).

[And so how do you gif something if the main person you’re interested in isn’t physically in the episode?  Why, the answer is simple: put in some important Elly/Larry gifs from series 1, and then add the only sightings of his face in 201, plus a bit from 201 where Elly snuggles with Larry’s most favorite of his many many favorite jumpers and there you go!]


070 Strictly Sinatra (1999)

What we have here is Peter’s first — and so far only (unless something ever happens with Born to be King which is seeming less and less likely) — full length studio-financed feature film directed by him from his own script. 

Peter stays completely behind the camera so there are no scenes of him acting, but there’s about ten minutes of behind-the-scenes footage including an on-set interview that are pretty cool, especially if you can look past the watermark and timecode match the scenes he’s directing (middle eight gifs), and see how much of it actually makes it to the screen (final gif).

Read More


069 The Greatest Store in the World (1999)

Ah, Brian aka Mr Whiskers the (apparently) only doorman at Scottley’s Department Store and possessor of The Greatest Mustache in the World (1999 edition).  Besides the awesome lip topiary, he also has lots of cool gold braid to go with his gold buttons and top hat, festive holiday braces (that don’t quite attach to his trousers correctly in the back), attractive hi viz bike gear (whatever you do, don’t tell Malcolm), plus a snuggly fleece AND a hungry kitten called Ruby who gives well-chosen Christmas presents.

I suspect for Peter this was more of a “A man’s got to eat” role — the shoehorned in appearance by S Club 7 is probably not the highlight of his career — but on the other hand, it does have BRIAN BLESSED and Ricky Tomlinson in the cast, and going by the Youtube comments, a lot of people associate this film with very happy childhood memories and consider it something of a holiday classic for the 1990s CBBC generation. 

Read More


Our very last glimpse of Julius as he contemplates what his plot-hatched-over-curry has unleashed.

Sam looking like she’s about to burst from joy. 

Malcolm using all of his powers for good and being an Epic Fucking Hero Awesome To Behold.


(originally posted last year, reblogged now because…eyebrows!  I always knew it was about the eyebrows.)

Right you are, Malcolm.

Because the very traits that got young Peter rejected from drama school are the exact same traits that got him cast in Local Hero that started his screen acting career that all these many, many years later would lead first to Malcolm Tucker and then finally to his dream role that he’d waited for his entire life in which the very first scene we have of him as the Doctor is an enormous 3-D close-up of his eyebrows.  

It’s like a story — only better — because it’s true.

(via duckodeathreturns)


One of these things is not like the other.

Hmmm, the guardian where I know you love Peter Capaldi and I know you love Doctor Who, so I have to admit it does seem just a bit surprising that you’ve chosen to illustrate the Telly Addict Special video of the first episode with a still from…The Suspicion’s of Mr Whicher.

Okay, Samuel Kent’s costume in Mr Whicher is very similar to the costume worn by clockface dude so I guess I can see how that might be confusing, but did you not think it was slightly odd that the “Doctor” in the still has a couple of squirrel tails glued to his face that are conspicuously absent in the episode itself?


If ever an occasion called for Capaldi family dancing, today is the day.


068 Psychos (1999)

This is Mark Collins — Doctor Mark Collins — a mathematician who doesn’t blink very much, doesn’t sleep at all, is just a wee bit manic, really doesn’t like being told what do, is actually kind of a sweetheart, and has hair that completely defies the law of gravity.  

Mark knows he isn’t mad, but is willing to entertain opinions to the contrary, which is why he agrees to stay at the psychiatric hospital that is the setting for this show, but only after taking a shower with his clothes on to, as he puts it, declartify, after wearing them for a week straight.

This is one of the Peter’s more memorable single episode guest roles (and not just because of the shirt-taking-off) and I’m sure it’s one he enjoyed doing more than most because his lovely wife was a series regular.  Unfortunately, his episode was also the very last episode made, as the series wasn’t renewed, so we’ll never know if Mark would have had his story resolved if more episodes had been made.