Back in the 90sPosted: June 18, 2011
I used to watch a lot of late night television. Specifically the stuff you found on the tellybox at staggering in time in the morning. Channel 4, in particular, usually had something pretty good – or at least interesting – to cater to those of us drunkenly slumping in front of the telly kebab in hand.
I’ve got a lot of fond memories.
- Late night sumo.
- Old 50s Science Fiction B movies
- An old American show called Burlesque – which I am sure kick started the curren revival in that form of entertainment.
- The Hitman and Her (though that was more of a sort-of sodden fascination with Michaela Strachan’s mini dresses) – the show itself was dire.
- And… finally The Trip
I loved this last show. It was simply NASA footage strung together with dance music played over the top. No narration, no explanation – nothing to put any of it into context. It took me back to when I was a kid when I spent afternoon’s reading all I could about the NASA, Skylab, Apollo, Gemini, Sputnik, Gagarin – anything I could get my hands on that told me about the space race.