Well, the Olympics are almost upon us, and the entire nation can look forward to seventeen whole days of sport! Apart from, of course, that rather large subsection of the entire nation who are not-particularly-looking forward to seventeen whole days of incessant media-saturating Twitter-swamping flag-waving School Sports Day That’s Got Out Of Hand tedium overseen by that sodding scarecrow who has the temerity to make comments about other people’s appearance and will be taking the credit for everything until something goes wrong upon which it’ll suddenly be nothing to do with him at all.
And if you were hoping to escape it by watching something else, you’re a bit stuck, as the main BBC channels – as you might have gathered from that extended advert disguised as a threadbare Absolutely Fabulous special – are basically showing nothing but the Olympics for its entire duration, and the others seem to have given up entirely and aren’t so much offering an alternative as throwing in the towel, and aiming it at an Eight Out Of Ten Cats highlights show and missing, much as our leading sporting lights will inevitably do. So there’s not much in the way of other options really. You could always invest in the Blur Box Set, though you’ll probably want to punch Graham Coxon after the fourth listen to the studio tape of Red Necks.
But all is not lost - here at Out On Blue Six, you’ll find a new archival Film or TV oddity every evening for the duration of the Olympics, with lots of extra supporting features to boot! Stay tuned for a semi-legendary terrifying literary puppet, a Madchester band dressed as historical characters, early seventies hallucinogen-prompted moralising, the reappearance of a long-wiped TV show (no, really), and lots more besides…