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Old 6th Feb 2006, 17:45   #41
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Looks like Barrowman will soon be married with kids too - more here.
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Old 6th Feb 2006, 17:56   #42
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I'll be interested to see his new show, Torchwood, when it airs. It was mentioned in the Doctor Who Christmas special.
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A Dr Who spinoff? The Fools!Don't they remember K9 and Friends????
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Old 6th Feb 2006, 19:38   #44
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Yes, I read that about the possibility of them having children. And Torchwood has been put back from a possible June/July start to the September, I think. But it should be better than K9 and Friends as it's likely to be post-watershed.

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I see Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn is coming to a TV set near you...
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Dispatches (C4 tonight, 8pm) should be interesting, as it's an undercover look at Ryanair, which has long been established as one of the outstanding scumbags of the corporate world: charging passengers for checking in baggage, ordering blind people off their flights, advertising off the back of the London bombings, banning staff from charging their mobile phones on company electricity (!!), going to court to try (unsuccessfully) to avoid having to provide free wheelchairs for disabled passengers, misleading passengers in adverts (over and over again), making employees pay for their own uniforms, and generally providing a shit service - to name but a few. That's not to mention charmless boss Michael O'Leary's contempt and arrogance in escapades like buying a taxi licence so he can use bus lanes. So it will be interesting to see what they uncover tonight, and how it could possibly lower Ryanair any further in the eyes of responsible consumers.
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Wow, that's some record of corporate scuminess, isn't it?
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Wow, that's some record of corporate scuminess, isn't it?
They forgot to mention highjacking your lost property and extorting 10 Euro out of you to get it back.
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Quite. Clearly Ryanair is concerned about the programme, as they have published the correspondence between them and the Dispatches team on their website. Allegations against the airline include overworking their staff and pressuring pilots to fly when tired, not servicing the planes properly between flights (including recruits being told they need only check the life jackets were in place under the seats 'if they really wanted to,' and dealing with vomit on the floor by spraying aftershave over it to disguise the smell) and sundry others. Ryanair have responded to the allegations on their website but as they, like us, haven't seen the programme yet, we will have to wait and see if their defences hold water.

Oh, and the amount Ryanair employees have to pay for their uniform is a mere £25 per month ... for the entire duration of their employment.
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Uh-oh. Looks like I can kiss goodbye any efforts to get some work done over the next couple of weeks: The good ole Beeb is offering up live streaming of their Winter Olympics coverage. As I sit and type this, I must confess that actually I'm watching a very dull round of women's curling.

As far as I can work out, no one has scored yet but the ice is kept nice and clean by both teams' vigorous sweeping tactics. Or something. The sad truth is I don't even care, and yet there it is: I can't stop watching...

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