Wednesday, January 26, 2011


A day on the run...

russelltovey: Gym, meeting at BBC, gallery visit and now Jungle curry at Busaba... Busy ears x

TheSayeedaShow: On tomorrow's 'Sayeeda' demonic werewolf homosexualist Russell Tovey will be showing us how to do some fruity quadratic equations!

rickedwards1: my walk to the tube was improved immeasurably by bumping into @russelltovey. A fine young man. I'd recommend bumping into him.

russelltovey: @rickedwards1 you adorable genius x

zethotbox: has just found out that her tv guilty pleasure 'sun, sex and suspicious parents' is narrated by @russelltovey WHAT?!?! X

QuickWittington: @russelltovey should definitely do more voice-over work - pretty good on Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents!

MatthewCainC4: My little girl Nelly is coming home tonight and I can't wait! She'll be sitting on my knee purring before I know it. Heaven.

Tom_In_Oz_: @MatthewCainC4 I bet your parents will miss her!

The "As Cold As" Charity

Here is a TV interview with Colin Dobson back when he had just embarked and cleared 3 thousand UK pounds for charity. Currently he’s gone past 5 thousand. If you’d like to support Colin after watching the video…go to here.

Lovers alias friends...

Davidtweet1: My Tweet Lovers: @kikerd @somnambulist74 @Sfierro1 @WL_SRUMSEY_LFC @Tom_In_Oz_ @geoellgee @MatthewKills See yours @

Tom_In_Oz_: @Davidtweet1 @kikerd @somnambulist74 @Sfierro1 @WL_SRUMSEY_LFC @geoellgee @MatthewKills # Dave, ur my first male relationship on Twitter xxxx

Geoellgee: @Tom_In_Oz_ haa

Tom_In_Oz_: My Tweet Lovers: @Beth_Annie_ @FoxyLorri64 @angloirishgal @soozles_ @russelltovey @shaunlfox @westy3508 See yours @

FoxyLorri64: @Tom_In_Oz_ Awww I'm flattered to be one of your tweet lovers :0)

Tom_In_Oz_: @FoxyLorri64 Well I'm not sure what to expect...but since I have both men and women on my "lover" list sounds like I'll be very busy!!

FoxyLorri64: LOL @Tom_In_Oz_ your going to be VERY busy!

shaunlfox: For the last couple of days I forgot to take my Lansoprazol Tablets that keep my acid in check.... Bloody hell, it's unpleasant.

Tom_In_Oz_: @shaunlfox BTW according to Twitter we are "lovers" does this make me responsible for your medicals if you fall off the wagon with meds?

shaunlfox: @Tom_In_Oz_ Thought you were straight. Don't think ya wife would be impressed.... Lol

Tom_In_Oz_: @shaunlfox Meh - it's a fact of life she has to just deal with it!!!


stephenfry: Well I certainly shan't make it in time for the category in which QI is up. Blackball Tunnel fiasco. Might make it for lifetime pres #NTA

stephenfry: Phew! At least QI didn't win, so no embarrassment about missing the acceptance ... #NTAs

boydhilton: RT @richardpbacon: Boyd Hilton and I on the red carpet at the National TV awards being entirely ignored by photographers.

stephenfry: And now the tunnel is closed. But we're in it! No opportunity to turn round. Most interesting. Could be here all night I fear. Hm. #NTAs

Tom_In_Oz_: @stephenfry well at least with technology we can see you slowly suffocate as the clean air runs out and ur battery dies *techno death 2011*

stephenfry: Scenario. Soon we run out of fuel, water and food. In an hour we start eating each other. #BlackwallTunnel #NTAs

angloirishgal: I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has just won. Something

Tom_In_Oz_: @heatworld I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! #NTAs The winner is "Australia" for best supporting backdrop to a bland TV show YAY Ozzies!

Heatworld: One of the Chilean Miners is on stage! We just got on our feet to applaud him. He can't speak English. He's presenting the award in Spanish.

stephenfry: Now watching #NTAs in the car. Go Inbetweeners.

stephenfry: I think I'll make it! #NTAs

hughbon: And the greatest and dearest of souls, lazygenmen, Mr @markcharnock (+ a Brit with a beard). Nothing changes.

Tom_In_Oz_: @hughbon photo of man in urinal at back NOT A GOOD LOOK!

hughbon: Lessons from tonight: people are good on the whole, urinals are funny; NTAs bring the two together: goodpottyfun. And on that note... x #NTA

Friendlymoocow: @stephenfry you did! Just saw u!

hughbon: (earlier tweet wrong Mark.soz to both) RT And the greatest & dearest of souls, Mr @markcharnock_ (+Brit w. beard).

stephenfry: Made it. Backstage now: ready for my bit. Burnt to a frazzle after that traffic biz but cheerful and pleased to be here. xxx #NTAs

MatthewCainC4: I'm so pleased my Princess Nelly is finally home in Nelly Park!

thestephmerritt: @MatthewCainC4 Matt, I do wish you'd try to be a little bit camper with your tweets. ;)

RobBrydon: @thestephmerritt @matthewcainc4 my thoughts entirely.

Tom_In_Oz_: @MatthewCainC4 I noticed Rob B & Steph M had a go at U last night. All I can say is I like how U tweet & please ignore the cyber bullies!

thestephmerritt: @MatthewCainC4 What I love most about your tweets Matt is that I can actually hear you say them. Exclamation marks and all. xx

MatthewCainC4: @thestephmerritt Ha ha Steph Merritt YOU are an inspiration! Listen to me and my princess Nelly saying that x

thestephmerritt: @MatthewCainC4 Big hugs to Princess Nelly (good grief listen to me!) So pleased you're coming to book launch. Enjoy Sheffield har har har...

Lovely night at the NTAs and it only took 5 hours to find my car. Don't like to whinge though.

Toby Whithouse on Vampires

The Being Human creator talks to SFX magazine January 2011.

Toby Whithouse: “My youth was spent watching VHS video tapes hired from the local video shop in Southend where I grew up. Me and my mum would go to the video shop on a Saturday afternoon and get a film for all of us to watch as a family on a Saturday evening and then I would be allowed to get a horror film for Sunday morning. So I was watching stuff like The Evil Dead, Dawn Of The Dead, all the zombie films, all these appalling 18-rated vampire horror films I should never have been allowed to watch as a 12-year-old sitting in a sun-lit living room. That was my horror apprenticeship.”

Hammer Horror

“I remember seeing endless Hammer horror films growing up, but how vampires were dealt with there was a bit camp. It was very tied in with female sexuality, and at the time female sexuality terrified me even more than vampirism so I probably shied away from it and carried on reading Spider-Man. To be fair, female sexuality still terrifies me, as it does every other man. I can say that definitively, there was a meeting. There’s a memo. You terrify us. Women, I am here to tell you, you terrify us.”

Salem’s Lot

“A massive influence on me as a kid was the TV version of Salem’s Lot starring David Soul. My mum was also quite a horror fan so we’d stay up late and watch The Twilight Zone.

“We watched Salem’s Lot in the early ‘80s and it scared the shit out of us, and was very much a formative thing. I did read the book about 15 years later, and that was very good too, but David Soul… The man was terrifying, and it wasn’t just the ’80s hair.”


“A show I absolutely loved was Ultraviolet. Ultraviolet was a brilliant piece of television and a massive influence on Being Human. It was a courageous, exciting piece of television, and I wish it had run and run and run even if it would probably have put paid to Being Human. I would love to have written on that show. It was terrific, one of the most underrated shows of the last 20 years. You could see its ‘family tree’ of influences, yet it was totally original, and should have run for a dozen seasons.”

True Blood

“I’m a huge fan of True Blood. It’s brilliant, but very different to Being Human. Theirs is much more of an ensemble show. Theirs is in a way about an official subset of humanity and how this subset will coexist with the rest of humanity. Ours is more about an anonymous pocket of the supernatural who are fighting to preserve humanity.
“I think the irony of Being Human is that our heroes are fighting to defend humanity whereas if humanity were to know about their existence humanity would ostracise them and probably lynch them.”


“I’m not a fan of Twilight but then again I’m a 40-year-old heterosexual. If I liked Twilight the producers have gone very wrong somewhere, it’s just not intended for me. Thankfully. Twilight is a franchise, above everything else. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastically successful one and for that it should be admired. But it’s no more about the genre than Justin Bieber is a serious songwriter. The mark of a successful genre piece is if it inspires the reader or viewer to explore the territory further. I could be wrong but I can’t imagine any Twilight fans running out to buy a copy of Let The Right One In, or watch Thirst. They’re more likely to buy a Robert Pattison calendar. And I’m sure tonight, as the makers lie down on a bed of money, they’ll really give a damn what I think.”

Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel

“It’s one of the great myths about me. I have never in my life watched an episode of Buffy or Angel. Not in terms of hating it, I just never got round to it. I’d love to see them. Everyone says they’re great. I’ve not seen Firefly either, I saw the film but never the series. Don’t look at me like that.”

Let The Right One In

“Let The Right One In is the benchmark by which all vampire books and films will be judged. What I loved about it was that it made the subject matter so unsexy. Rather than a troubled soul with cleavage or high cheekbones, the vampire was feral and craven. The approach was utterly realistic and that’s what made it so chilling. The supernatural was reduced to something desperate and domestic. It was an absolute masterpiece.”

A quiet chat to Sinead Keenan goes global

Sinead plays Nina in Being Human [George’s partner] – she is about to play an expectant werewolf mother in season three!

SineadKeenan: Morning all! Are we well? Any news? Anything strange or startling? Xxx

Tom_In_Oz_: @SineadKeenan I'm finally past my third week of my daughter's pregnancy and my cravings for berry flavours has stopped! Does that count?

SineadKeenan: @Tom_In_Oz_ Congrats! X

Tom_In_Oz_: @SineadKeenan oh and by the way she fell pregnant while still on the deff wants to be here!

mybrightidea: @Tom_in_oz_ @SineadKeenan congratulations! Yay! Know so many people that's happened to-won't scare with statistics lol so happy for you xx

Tom_In_Oz_: @SineadKeenan thrown daughter's plans in the air. She gets married in May & honeymoon in Mauritius in June. Baby might speed things up a bit

SineadKeenan: @Tom_In_Oz_ I didn't know that was possible! Definitely determined little baby! xxx

Tom_In_Oz_: @SineadKeenan Yep a UK fortune teller told us that when we were in Sussex...we laughed at the time...not laughing now!

angloirishgal: @Tom_In_Oz_ Hi! Gr8 to hear about ur family addition. Pill isn't 100% proof, nothing is, but it's best choice @sineadkeenan

Tom_In_Oz_: @angloirishgal @sineadkeenan 3 weeks ago daughter got nauseous & I got cravings just like when my wife was pregnant...I knew before daughter

angloirishgal: @Tom_In_Oz_ You must be strongly in touch with ur feminine side! Or ur girls' pheromones are industrial-strength!

Tom_In_Oz_: @angloirishgal I do believe I have a very strong sensitivity to lady issues...I work in school with 7 ladies no men...I have to be aware!!

angloirishgal: @Tom_In_Oz_ Ah right, makes sense! It pays to be aware when in an all-female workplace! x

WDMDLD: @Tom_In_Oz_ forgot to congratulate you on your upcoming grandchild!

ishbel_Haf: @Tom_In_Oz_ Congrats, btw, on your news. Another little floor wetter, lol. It's always lovely to welcome another new person into the world.

Friendlymoocow: @Tom_In_Oz_ congrats on the granddaddy thing! Just looked down my stream! Are you going to spoil them rotten :))))

Dorina335: @Tom_In_Oz_ such wonderful news xx

soozles_: @Tom_In_Oz_ congrats Tom and Mrs Tom :)

Dodochicky: @Tom_In_Oz_ Yay! Congratulations Tom & Mrs Oz!

Bcgkelly: @Tom_In_Oz_ Well done Tom

Valeriemeachum: @Tom_In_Oz_ Congratulations!!!

KnaveoG: @Tom_In_Oz_ It's all about your tastes Mr Soon To Be Grandpa For Real

ianthomas74: @Tom_In_Oz_ CONGRATULATIONS TOM!!!!

westy3508: @Tom_In_Oz_ congrats mate bet ya over the moon

imjustanerd: @Tom_In_Oz_ Just read about your great news on the blog. Congratulations to you and your family! :D

Tom_In_Oz_: @imjustanerd forgot to say my first grandchild was adopted this one is biological...

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