Thursday, 31 October 2019


It's Halloween. It's the time for ghosts and ghouls to go bump in the night and television schedules gets a little bit scary. Science fiction TV shows try to give us the best scares they can offer.

I wrote this in honour of Halloween TV episodes.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Twitter Twatter #63

October 2018

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Twitter Twatter #62

I had a go at the 31 Day Doctor Who Challenge.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Carruthers Ten Years On: October 2009

October 2009's Carruthers posts brings us back up to date. And obviously, by up to date I mean ten years out of date.

The study of BSL continues and ten years later I still enjoyed O, W, and Z.

I had completely forgotten about Thursday October Christian, also known as Friday. I was quite pleased with researching these flights of fancy.

Phill Jupitus' tweet is here after all. Take that, internet!

I drew the frog for I Drew A Frog.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Twitter Twatter #62

September 2018 on the Twitter:

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Carruthers Ten Years On: September 2009

In the September of 2009, the Carruthers blog reached its 500th post and featured the first half of the letters of British Sign Language. Of these I'm quite of the posts about B, E, H and I.

Phill Jupitus tweeted something lovely about us, but you'll have to take my word for it, because it's not there anymore.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Carruthers Ten Years On: August 2009

August 2009 on the Carruthers blog was full of posts of the find-a-silly-picture-and-write-some-words-vaguely-connected-to-one-of-our-sketches variety. None of them make me laugh now. I wonder if they did then.

Phil Reed hurt a thumb and I marked the occasion with Thumbs Up, which was hardly extraordinary in itself, but Phil's much funnier response threw down a gauntlet and sadly my attempt to answer that is a link that no longer functions. We'll never know what I thought looked sufficiently like a "statue of a big teste".

What was really nice to look back on was the kindness of Emma Kennedy, Marek Larwood, David Schneider, Debbie Chazen and Norman Lovett who we must have emailed and/or tweeted @ and they took the time to watch and encourage us. I'm enormously grateful to all of them. Even to Ivor Dembina. I've always believed that the bad reviews are just as important as the good, but I have to say it's reassuring that he was the only dissenting voice.

Years later, Andy was working on the TV shoot of something and bumped into Marek Larwood. I assumed it was Taskmaster, but Marek's never done one which seems like a criminal oversight on the part of whoever is producing Taskmaster. Marek saw Andy and did something of a double take and asked where do he know Andy from?

Also years later, I met Norman Lovett who didn't remember me at all, but as soon as he heard my name he said "Everybody's dead, Dave" and got on with his life, which is a much better reaction.