The 10 Best Musical Moments On TV

Forget the X Factor, forget the Brit Awards, forget Top Of The Pops (what do you mean, you have already?) – when it comes to great, memorable musical moment s on your tellybox all of them come from non-musical shows.

Supposed ‘musical programming’ is all well an good but it’s the times when the music surprises you, makes you laugh or moves us that really stick in the mind. Don’t believe us? check this list…

The Simpsons – monorail song

Morecambe and Wise – Andrew Preview

The Office – David Brent’s dance

Our friends in the north – Don’t Look Back In Anger

The Royle Family – Mambo no. 5

Alan Partridge – Nobody Does It Better

Monty Python – The Lumberjack Song

The Muppets – Mannah, mannah

Les Dawson plays the piano

Adler and Perlman perform Summertime on Parkinson

It’s A Wonderful Life tops Sky Movies Xmas poll

The classic It’s A Wonderful Life topped the Sky Movies poll

A recent Sky TV poll of over 48,000 adults has revealed that families tend to watch an average of four movies together during the festive season.

According to the survey, a quarter of adults reckon that settling down to watch a good film is one of the few things that help them to relax over the hectic Christmas period.

Frank Capra’s glorious It’s A Wonderful Life was voted favourite Xmas movie, with Zombieland and The Hangover taking second and third spot respectively.

The Top 20 movies, as voted by the British public, are all scheduled into prime time viewing slots on the newly launched Sky Movies Christmas Channel on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

From classics like It’s A Wonderful Life and Home Alone to modern favourites like Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince and Twilight, there is something for everyone.

Check out the full Christmas and Boxing Day Schedules below.

Christmas Day Boxing Day
06:00 Bedknobs & Broomsticks 03:00 The Time Traveler’s Wife
08:00 It’s A Wonderful Life 07.05 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
10:15 Home Alone 09:30 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
12:00 Star Trek 11:30 The Proposal
14:10 It’s Complicated 13:25 The Wizard of Oz
16:15 It’s A Wonderful Life 15:15 Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
18:30 Four Christmases 17:55 Twilight
20:00 2012 20:00 New Moon
22:40 Zombieland 22:15 The Hangover
00:15 Watchmen 00:00 Sin City


The Top 5 TV Shows Of 2010

From the return of Dr Who, to the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, 2010 has undeniably been a great year for television. The last few years have seen television inundated with trashy reality TV, and all though this year was really no different, it seemed like many networks were also trying to invest in more original well-scripted shows. So to celebrate the return to great TV we have compiled a list of our top 5 TV shows of 2010.

What To Watch This Weekend: Modern Family, Slumdog Millionaire

The weekend is almost here and with half the country snowed in, its the perfect weather to stay curled up in front of the TV with some mulled wine and maybe a minced pie or two. So keep warm and get ready to veg out in front of the television with our top picks on what to watch this weekend.

Tonight:  Modern Family, Sky 2, 8pm If you haven’t seen Modern Family yet, frankly you’re missing out. The American mockumentary style comedy, follows the families of Jay Pritchett, his daughter Claire Dunphy, and his son Mitchell Pritchett who live in a Los Angeles-area suburban community. Claire is a homemaker, who has three children with her husband Phil Dunphy.  Jay, after splitting with his longtime wife, has re-married with a much younger Colombian woman, Gloria, and is helping her raise her pre-teen son, Manny, and Mitchell lives with his partner Cameron and together they have adopted a Vietnamese baby, Lily. This week the families prepare to woo their significant others on Valentine’s Day.

Tonight: Primeval, BBC 1, 11:30pm Looking for something to watch when you get in from the pub tonight? Check out the TV premier of Primeval. The movie tells the story of two American reporters and a cameraman who travel to Africa in search of a near-mythical giant crocodile that has savaged hundreds to death. However, they not only have a battle surviving the man-eating predator, but also end up in the throes of a long-standing civil war where a local warlord does not take kindly to intruders on his territory.

Tomorrow: Life, BBC 4, 7pm The latest documentary series narrated by David Attenborough is definitely not one to miss. This episode will focus on plants and will look at the strategies adopted by plants that allow them to grow in every possible environment.  Featuring the dragon’s blood tree, which survives in the desert by converting moisture found in the mist and shading its own roots, the carnivorous Venus flytrap that has evolved into an extraordinary predator able to digest insects, and the cat’s claw creeper, which uses other plants as a ladder to reach sunlight.

Tomorrow: Slumdog Millionaire, Channel 4, 9:25pm Catch Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning drama about an uneducated teenager from the Mumbai slums is only one question away from winning India’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Definitely one to watch if you haven’t already seen it. Sunday: Fred Clause, Channel 4, 5:25pm Feeling festive then check out Fred Clause. This movie tells the story of Santa’s selfish brother Fred who was ostracized by the family for years, until his crooked ways land him in jail, and his brother comes along to bail him out, but on one condition – he must return to the family business and help make toys for Christmas. Sunday: Apollo 13, ITV 2, 5:15pm Escape with the fact-based drama about the ill-fated 1970 Apollo 13 mission to the moon. Crew leader Jim Lovell is faced with a nightmare when the routine mission suffers an on-board explosion – leaving the team stranded in space with a dwindling oxygen supply while flight controllers and engineers in Houston try to find a way to bring the crew safely back to Earth.