Robert Hampton

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31st December 2009

2009? More like Woo! Thousand and Nine!

Was this year an exciting way to say goodbye to the decade? Here’s a reminder of what happened on planet Hampo this year (part 2, hopefully, follows tomorrow):-

January started out with one of my favourite shows being revived. Despite being up against EastEnders and being hosted by Ben Shepherd, the Krypton Factor did well enough to be recommissioned for a second series. We found out Who would replace David Tennant, and a year later we still haven’t actually seen him in the role. ITV’s latest attempt to ape the success of Doctor Who was Demons which failed spectacularly; the only creative thing about it being the number of different excuses the writers found for Christian Cooke to remove clothing.

In the wider world, various eras were drawing to a close, as Woolworths closed its doors, Tony Hart kicked the bucket and Dubya left office. Meanwhile, yours truly had an enjoyable night in London Theatreland.

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4th February 2009

Yellow (not in) Peril
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Remember that statue that everyone in Liverpool hated, until they decided they actually loved it?

Well, we’re getting a new one — and it’s ours forever!

14th November 2008

Superlambanana Calendar!
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Surely the must-have date-related item for 2009:

Official Superlambanana Calendar 2009

I’d provide a link to buy one online — but I can’t find one! The only place I’ve seen them on sale is the Calendar Club stand in Clayton Square Shopping Centre.