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Death Death Death Stereo Stereo Stereo By Ben Baker
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A book about the strange world of pop music by Ben Baker, author of "Kill Your Television" and "Festive Double Issue - Forty Years Of Christmas TV", featuring everyone from Ash... More > to...dont say ZZ Top, dont say ZZ Top....erm, Zwan? With articles on: - The biggest bands that never made the top ten; - Irish pop from a distinctly outside perspective; - The early days of Frank Sidebottom; - The UK's top 25 drinking songs; - The best of Creation Records; - The mysterious majesty of Australian art rock lunatics TISM; - How to be a DJ; - Madness and Judge Dredd - a marriage made in the IsoCubes?; - Why Kenickie deserved better; - That time I was in a music video; - The least greatest Greatest Hits, - Bowie, The Beatles and even the perfect funeral party! - Plus much more! If you've heard Ben on the podcast "Don't Lets Chart" expect more of the same mix of trivia and stupid jokes!< Less
The Comedy Cash-In Book Book By Ben Baker
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A personal look at what made up the traditional "comedy cash-in" books popular in the UK between the 1970s and 1990s. From Monty Python's exceptionally influential 'Boks' through to the... More > unique, brilliant humour of Harry Hill taking in Morecambe and Wise, The Goodies, Kenny Everett, Saturday Night Live, The Young Ones, Lenny Henry, Smith and Jones, Harry Enfield, Mr Bean, Reeves and Mortimer, Father Ted, Lee and Herring, The League Of Gentlemen and many more along the way. Its also got quite a lot of jokes in it. A must for anyone who likes British comedy.< Less
The Long Quiz Goodnight: A Very Good Quiz Book About Films By Ben Baker
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If you like movie films but you aren't weird about it or anything; this is the movie film quiz book for you. Packed with over sixty unique rounds and a Godzillas-worth of all new questions, "The... More > Long Quiz Goodnight" is Ben Baker’s biggest quiz book yet and a funny, quirky collection of trivia for all of the family! With: - The greatest opening lines in film; - Learn some probably definitely true facts about your fave stars - What the censors cut from your favourite flick; - The weirdest cameos committed to celluloid; - Hoo-Ray For British Films!; - A tribute to the biggest Box Office Bombs; - Which movie myths are actually true and which are a load of old tut?; - Remembering Neon and the great movie magazines of the 90s; - a foreword from comedian and trainee Ghostbuster Paul Gannon from Cheapshow, Barshens and Digitiser. PLUS: Adam and Joe's Toymovies, Disney, Movie siblings, in-flight flicks, bad biopics, Monty Python, depression, sequels, Great Film Years from 1964 to 2010 AND LOTS MORE!< Less
Kill Your Television By Ben Baker
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"Kill Your Television", despite its nihilistic and indie disco hit borrowed title, is a love letter to all things televisual - paying tribute to the programmes, presenters, sounds and... More > strange spin-offs that made the flashing square box in the corner of the room such a powerful friend and, occasionally, enemy. Author Ben Baker (Festive Double Issue, Remotely Interesting) dives head first into such diverse subjects as: - The unseen pilot episodes of Blackadder, Star Trek, Brass Eye, Buffy and The Big Bang Theory; - The strange world of Russian daytime TV; - Which comedy programmes made the best video game tie-ins; - Doc Croc and the legacy of one of Children's ITV's most dangerous shows; - Ace teen detective Veronica Mars; - Teletubbies Vs Minder: which TV themes became the biggest chart hits; - Thirty years of Red Dwarf; - Ant and Dec - The Early Years; - The continued dreadfulness of Popeye; - Why a clip show is in fact the greatest episode of "The Simpsons" ever; And lots more besides!< Less
Ben Baker's Festive Double Issue: Forty Years Of Christmas TV By Ben Baker
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Christmas invariably means excess – be it through food, drink or television. Whether it's Morecambe and Wise recreating Singin' In The Rain, Del and Rodney dressed as the Dynamic Duo or... More > EastEnders running over a baby for light relief, TV is our very pal throughout the entire turkey and tinsel period. This book pays tribute as forty years of festive programmes are viewed and reviewed in over 250 mini-essays by Ben Baker. Alongside the classics there's the likes of Kid Creole’s strange post-watershed musical about racism, Skeletor learning the true meaning of Christmas, Doctor Who's original spin-off, The Bee Gees teaming up with Frankie Howerd for a medieval comedy and Feargal Sharkey having a nightmare on a Concorde whilst the Krankies watch on in helpless bemusement high above the Telecom Tower. Plus much much more.< Less
Never Mind The Quizbooks By Ben Baker
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A funny, interesting and quirky take on the music quiz with hundreds of themed questions about everything from ABBA to Zig and Zag. It'll thrill fellow pop obsessives whilst also being playable by... More > all the family - from your Motown-loving mum and Disco Dad to Screamo Son and Grimecore Speed Garage Gran - or you can keep it all to yourself, neat in your pocket. PLUS: - Learn "Possibly Definitely True Facts" about The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Kanye West! - Revisit "Great Pop Years" from 1964 to 1997! - Plug in for a time when pop fame meant video game! - Watch out for superstar sitcom cameos! - What happens when rockers get what for from their mum! and much much more in over 130 pages of brand new quizzes. Lets (proverbially) rock!< Less
Remotely Interesting: A TV Quiz Book By Ben Baker
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"Remotely Interesting" is a TV quiz book for all the family featuring over 50 all-new rounds covering everything from ALF to Z Cars, Good Morning Britain to Newsnight, opening theme tune to... More > the closing credits. Highlights include: - Probably Definitely True Facts About... The Simpsons, Doctor Who, soap operas and series finales; - Guess the subjects of invariably mad real letters to the Radio and TV Times; - Donald Trump's Presidential Tweets on programmes past and present; - The TV appearances of The Beatles Band; - 'Netflix and keeping our hands where I can see them' with the non-TV TV revolution; - A foreword by 'TV Clangers Man' Tim Worthington; AND MUCH MORE including robots, catchphrases, theme tunes, live TV, game shows, spin-offs, remakes, mothers, kids, booze and a bunch of Christmas stuff for good measure!< Less
Your Starter For Ben By Ben Baker
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Your Starter For Ben is a quiz-master's dream. Hundreds and hundreds of quirky but fun general knowledge questions for all the family, perfect to fill the awkward silences during that Christmas... More > dinner lull, a particularly boring bit in a film or awaiting sentencing. And it fits right in your pocket too! Although all the answers are completely true (except for the false ones in the True or False rounds), there's a sense of humour and nonsense throughout the book that represents the finest real life quiz nights in the UK and beyond. I'll see you at the bar...< Less
Talk About The Passion: Modern Adventures In Retro Pop Culture By Ben Baker & Tim Worthington
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Over 130 pages of in-depth articles, facts, quizzes and fun starring - David Bowie and his pal The Laughing Gnome, - The Beatles in mono, - Fun on Sesame Street, - A beginner's guide to... More > Godzilla, - The rise of the early 80s's Video Nasties, - Frank Sidebottom and Chris Sievey's ever-growing comic legacy, - Viz Comic's most controversial moments, - A look at U.S sitcom favourite Newsradio, - Ribald rubber latex lampoonery in Spitting Image, - My Bloody Valentine make a load of bloody racket... lots more on British comics, puppets, cheapo movies, TV pilots and beyond! Perfect for lovers of pop culture everywhere.< Less