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America – You’re Being Played

The day has almost arrived. The day when the “exceptional” nation gets to choose it’s new “commander in chief”. The day when the nation that supposedly defines the idea of democracy chooses between the two most unliked candidates ever put forward in a Presidential campaign. It’s been presented as a simple choice by the mainstream […]

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Alternative Media: Are You Informed?

In this age of 24 hour rolling news, are you being honestly informed on what is happening in the world? Are you being sold a truthful picture of world events, without a conflict of interests, or political bias? Do you trust the institutions that broadcast into your home on a daily basis, and feed you […]

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Happy 70th Birthday to Capitol Records!

70 years ago today, Capitol Records opened it’s first office in a second floor room, just south of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Founded by songwriters Johnny Mercer and Buddy DeSylva, along with record store owner Glenn Wallichs, within a few weeks of this humble start it had released it’s first single Cow Cow Boogie, […]

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Record Store Day – Let’s Aim Higher

Saturday 21st April saw the latest annual Record Store Day celebrated here in the UK, and around the world, with a raft of special limited edition vinyl and cd releases (and some tapes!) released especially for the event and available exclusively through participating independent stores. It’s now the busiest day of the year for those […]

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The Comic Strip Presents…The Hunt For Tony Blair

In what must be good news for fans of The Comic Strip Presents…, it was announced this week that it is to return for a one-off sixty minute special on Channel 4 later this year. Once again written by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens, who wrote many of the previous comedies in the series over […]

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Follow Sunshine Playroom On Blogger And Tumblr

I started writing Sunshine Playroom in late 2009, and at the time chose to use WordPress as the platform to publish it on, and it’s served me very well up to now. Just recently though I decided to take a better look at some of the other blogging platforms that out there, in particular, Blogger […]

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Torchwood – Miracle Day

Torchwood, the BBC sci-fi show, and Doctor Who spin-off, returns to our screens soon for a fourth series entitled Torchwood: Miracle Day. Having previously been set largely in Cardiff for it’s first three seasons, this new ongoing story sees some significant changes as it moves on to a global stage, with adventures set this time […]

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Ringer – Sarah Michelle Gellar’s TV Return

Sarah Michelle Gellar finally makes a return to television later this year in a new drama show called Ringer, and almost as if to make up for the long wait, plays two characters rather than just one. Gellar, in her first tv role since Buffy The Vampire Slayer finished in 2003, will play identical twin […]

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Coronation Street – End Of The Road For Colin Fishwick

Soap operas have long lived off far-fetched, outlandish plots and storylines, but very few have reached the heights of the John Stape/Colin Fishwick saga, which looks like it’s about to reach it’s conclusion in some special episodes set to air over the coming few days on ITV. Through a long line of bad luck, bad […]

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Glee – Meet The Kids Behind The Paywall

It was announced earlier this week that the next (third) series of US hit show Glee will be moving from it’s current home of E4 to one of BSkyB’s pay channels after Channel 4 backed out of a bidding war for the show. Sources claim that Sky have paid around twice what was currently being […]

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