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Rebecca Denton, Online Exec | 20:00 UK time, Friday, 2 March 2012

Ever wondered what station Tom and Hal listen to in the Cafe?  I'm sure Hal isn't alowed Radio 4.  Who do you think changed the station?

Love is a Stranger – Eurythmics
Morning Train – Sheena Easton
Everybody Wants To Rule the World – Tears for Fears
He Was Really Saying Something – Bananarama
Promised you a Miracle – Simple Minds
Don’t Stand So Close - The Police
Automatic – The Pointer Sisters
I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis
The Living Years – Mike and the Mechanics

*station change*

Hello – Martin Solveig
Unorthodox ft. Example – Wretch 32
Reckless With Your Love - Aziri & III
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
At home – Crystal Fighters
Truth – Alexander


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  • Comment number 1.

    Woo hoo - being spoiled with these new blogs. Thanks Rebecca and the rest of the team.

  • Comment number 2.

    Time to search You Tube.

  • Comment number 3.

    Maybe tomorrow.

  • Comment number 4.

    So, who would be going to expose vampires then? FW? Adam's new *girlfriend* (but she's with one so maybe not).

    You are a huge torment Ewan, you do know that don't you? But we lurrrve you anyway!

    Know quite a few of the songs quoted *coughs*. What stations d'ya think they're playing?

  • Comment number 5.

    I on the other hand know not one of them ^^ are those pop-songs?

  • Comment number 6.

    I was just wondering are all of these 80's songs? I recognise the artists as i was brought with 80's music.

  • Comment number 7.

    hmmmmm just looked at the song titles......could they be some sort of clue???? (ie for upcoming events)

  • Comment number 8.

    So Hal was listening to "Everybody wants to rule the world" Then Tom changes it over to "Dynamite"
    World domination - Bombs.

  • Comment number 9.

    i think the las two songs before the radio station change refer to Mitchel and Annie....the the next song after station change "Hello" could refer to the new characters we met in 1st episode.................and interestingly with all this talk of Tom and a bomb..oh look what song is 4th one down..... hmmmmmm

  • Comment number 10.

    Evening bloggers
    8 Yes. Liking that

    Am watching Kirby dance right now

  • Comment number 11.

    and then of course last song is "Truth" ie- we'll discover the truth at end of playlis aka series (future woman/scroll etc)

  • Comment number 12.

    'Don't stand so close'...or i might kill you. Good choice of song there Hal

    and 'Love is a stranger' cos he hasn't really been with anybody because of his 'condition' ha ha

    Tom was listening to Un-Orthodox in the cafe on the first episode :)

  • Comment number 13.

    Im gonna say that the first part of the list is possibly adam (if they are 80's, as he was turned in the 80's and he mentions loads of 80's things like Rentaghost etc) and then Tom changed it over.

    Ive started to get the video links for the bloggers, im now in process of getting the others.

    Love is a Stranger – Eurythmics

    Morning Train – Sheena Easton

    Everybody Wants To Rule the World – Tears for Fears

    He Was Really Saying Something – Bananarama

    Promised you a Miracle – Simple Minds

  • Comment number 14.

    Recognise the songs on the first list, but not the second. Think that shows my age.

    Harking back to a comment made on a previous blog about the number of full moons per series, I don't think they're showing them all. If Eve is (by my calculations) about three and a half weeks old in Episode 1, which had a full moon, and by the end of Episode 4 she is three months old, doesn't that mean there were another two full moons in between? Or are my calculations out? Maybe time for another mojito...

  • Comment number 15.

    Don't stand so close TO the police, they're likely to rip your throat out.

  • Comment number 16.

    15-love it, so true!

  • Comment number 17.

    The car at the beginning of the video on 'Love is a stranger' Looks a lot like the black toy car from a Spectre calls actually, probably isn't the same car, just reminded me of it ;)

  • Comment number 18.

    Don’t Stand So Close - The Police

    Automatic – The Pointer Sisters

    I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis

    The Living Years – Mike and the Mechanics

    Hello – Martin Solveig

    Unorthodox ft. Example – Wretch 32

    Reckless With Your Love - Aziri & III

    Dynamite – Taio Cruz

    At home – Crystal Fighters

    Truth – Alexander

  • Comment number 19.

    15- I didn't even think of that! good point haha

  • Comment number 20.

    I should know the 2nd list because my age, but i only know Dynamite – Taio Cruz because we listened to it on a school trip to China, so its got memories attached to it. But I know all of the songs on the first list.

  • Comment number 21.

    15- might be good advise in the BH-verse ^^ *lol* don't think the policemen/women i know would aprove though

  • Comment number 22.

    Small question after the station change did anyone for no reason get Llionel Richie stuck in their heads for no reason?

  • Comment number 23.

    I have to say Tom has good taste in music!

  • Comment number 24.

    @lozzie lo The funny thing is I remember all of the 80's songs from being very much around at the time. I have just had to do the opposite of you and look up all the new stuff.... funnily enough i recognised most of it just didnt know the names of the artists.

  • Comment number 25.

    22- I did!

  • Comment number 26.

    Anything loud and headbanging is Tom's - something of that nature always accompanies at least one Tom scene each S4 episode (always perfectly chosen).

  • Comment number 27.

    When did they take the TV out of the baby's room?

    And isn't HH so much brighter than in S3?

  • Comment number 28.

    I don't know *any* of the songs on either list. :-) (not around in the 80s, not listening when the later stuff came out). And I still have "Gotta Go Home" stuck in my head thanks to trying to learn the Kirby Dance (still can't).

  • Comment number 29.

    Well, 'Don't Stand so close' is about a pupil who wants to go out with a teacher. Or something like that. That'll be Adam then. These are definitely all hints on the series!!

  • Comment number 30.

    I wonder what Hal did once Tom changed the station? Put his apron over his head or just worked the deep-fryer to drown out the music? Tom probably joked about using stakes as earplugs (would a stake through the head kill a vamp?). Hal probably muttered about his shield again (a RED one).

  • Comment number 31.

    I know quite a few of these songs but there's a lot i'm too young to have heard. First time I've listened to them and got to say, they're way better than whats in the charts now. Wish i was a teenager back then :(

  • Comment number 32.

    :D I only reckonise the artists not the songs.

  • Comment number 33.

    im thinking that hal changed it because the songs were getting to him he prob tried to get r4 but toms put his foot down said put music on i dont care what station just not r4 !! but hey im probably wrong again :)

  • Comment number 34.

    31. halftw Oh same! I would have loved to have even been born in the 80's!!The 80's seem so good! Brilliant music, brilliant clothing and brilliant films!

  • Comment number 35.

    As you can probably tell, I love the 80's! :D

    @saffz, go on the links i posted, i should think you know a couple!

  • Comment number 36.

    34) i always get jealous of my mum and dad when they talk about the music and how great it was back then, and how everything was way better, compared to what we have now :( i love the films too! all the ones that were before my time are so much better and you can watch them over and over...why cant 2012 be like this?

  • Comment number 37.

    It's funny, I was only born in '87 and I know all of the '80s songs, expect one, and I know none of the new songs, expet one. ;)

  • Comment number 38.

    Im going to sound like
    A- my mother
    B- Hal
    (note to self - does Hal sound like my mother?)
    But at least in the 80s you could hear what people were singing about and it vaguely made sense. Apart from Spandau Ballet who always seemed like they wrote their lyrics on the back of fag packets..
    "I bought a ticket to the moooooon, but then I came back again.." wots all that about?
    Am liking this music attached to people thing.
    Current fave is Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri - possibly about Annie and Mitchell. Whatever you say .. he was a trifle manipulative.
    He manipulated trifles I have no doubt.
    Wheras Hal at least is "what it says on the tin."

  • Comment number 39.

    Aahh, my spelling, I meant "except" of course.

  • Comment number 40.

    Ive just come to the decision based on recent comments that Im as old as your mums and dads.

  • Comment number 41.

    Don't know about anyone else but i am seriously excited for Sunday's episode. Read some teasers and it sounds like it will be good as per usual :) love this series so much

  • Comment number 42.

    I always feel out of place on here, when i read the comments it sounds like there written by people a lot older than me, feel like a little kid :s haha

  • Comment number 43.

    I can't wait for Adam on Sunday. I love Craig Roberts, ive been a huge fan since his Tracy Beaker days (yes i used to watch it and i still do! They've been replaying all the eps with Craig in and he looks so sweet!) and I think that he suits the character of Adam so well!

  • Comment number 44.

    42. halftw, I feel like im the youngest on here (actually I probably am! :) ) but everyone is so lovely and welcoming, I dont mind! :)

  • Comment number 45.

    42. your not alone, im a 90s child, however i have been brought up listening to this music, which makes me feel old :/

  • Comment number 46.

    Ah maybe we all have a vampire perspective on this thing .. familiar with things out of our time.... OK not as bad a Hal.
    I dont yearn for my shield for example.

  • Comment number 47.

    43. aww, Tracy Beaker and Young Dracula :) loved those shows (still do, im 17, is that sad?)

  • Comment number 48.

    45. Shoepidgeon. I know what you mean, about feeling old, im a 90's child too and as I was growing up my mum played 80's tapes in the car, and half of my iPod is filled up with 80's music.

  • Comment number 49.

    47. Not really! I watch them still! And I don't mind a bit of Horrible Histories either.

  • Comment number 50.

    48. i know exactly what you mean, i downloaded 'American pie' and 'I don't like mondays' the other day because they were on the radio and made me feel nostalgic. It was always Radio 2 in our car, still is, my brother and i have been scared for life, we just can't get on with any 'young' radio stations now :/

  • Comment number 51.

    49 :O Horrible Histories is the best! i know all the words to the Charles II song!

    Stupid 3 min thing :/

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi - I recognise all of the 80's songs, and everyone's comments about not being born are making me want to cry! I feel as old as Hal!

    N x

  • Comment number 53.

    what's with all the moaning about age ;) you're only as old as you feel so stop feeling old already

  • Comment number 54.

    51. I know all the kings and queens since william the first. My brother has watched every ep and I know nearly every word of every song. Plus my history teacher is slightly obsessed by it so he plays us songs during the lessons.

  • Comment number 55.

    I've grown up watching all those shows, Tracy beaker, Young Dracula, Horrible histories, they were great- I'm 15 and i still watch them. My mum's taken to watching Deadly 60 in the mornings hahaha. I think there's quite a range of ages on here, goes to show that being human reaches any audience :)

  • Comment number 56.

    43, 47, 49

    Thank god im not the only one who loves these shows,

    I still watch Tracy Beaker, And im a Massive fan of Young Dracula i still watch it, Never missed an episode.
    And i do like to watch Horrible Histories i love all the songs.

    And yes im 17....

  • Comment number 57.

    Ah, another fave show of mine is on, the walking dead. If none of you have watched it, i recommend you watch the first series up until the latest episode. its great, *on FX Friday's at 9* can't beat being human though :)

  • Comment number 58.

    the walking dead is nice, would be better if zombies weren't so disgusting though ^^ ick

  • Comment number 59.

    55. I agree with you! Theres a huge audience, theres teenagers from 13 (im going to guess) to older adults but its the humour and the darkness that drags everyone in to the amazing world of BH.
    I saw my first every episode of being human when I was 13, it was the one when Mitchell joins the vampires again and they start recruiting again. I didn't really take much notice of it and changed the channel, then a year later i saw another episode, it was the one with the explosion in the funeral parlour, again i didnt think much about it. Then I bought the series 1 and 2 last January before Series 3 came out, thinking i'd give it another try and I've been hooked since!

  • Comment number 60.

    Hhmm, obviously picked the wrong blog to put my full moons theory on. Too much music stuff, understandably!

  • Comment number 61.

    I never liked much CBBC stuff (except Sarah Jane Adventures - despite being a bit older than the target audience). I'm a 90s child but brought up hearing either my dad's classical stuff (which I largely ignored) or the occasional 70s track from my mum's collection (which I sometimes liked and sometimes ignored). My parents are presumably older than everyone else's here!

  • Comment number 62.

    Well upon reading some WD reviews its very much a good thread expanded wayyyy too much into billions of episodes - however am enjoying as well.
    Ensemble piece like BH really - we cant help having faves but its like a jigsaw people fit together rather nicely.
    Unless you are a zombie in which case you fall apart rather nicely. Squelch.

  • Comment number 63.

    I have watched the WD but not got round to watching series 2 yet.

    Right Im going to bed, ill be back tomorrow evening to have a read of the blog again. Night.

  • Comment number 64.

    60 Marie - its so difficult to pick the right blog - themes change so much and unless you refresh every 30 secs you lose the thread!
    Also it is like a group conversation with lots of peeps talking at once. This blogg lark.. heh.
    61 - nope your parents are probably still younger than mine. Mother is 75 and still watching BH. She doesnt get it much. She has no choice but to watch it but was always a SF fan and loves Clive Barker - Dad still apprieciated up til last year until he went through his own door bless at 90.
    Theres lots to be said for sci fi and fantasy keeping you young eh?

  • Comment number 65.

    60. i just checked out your theory, i think the 3 months thing was a slip up, in episode 1 griffin said the old ones will arrive in 2 months, so of 2 months had passed then they would already be here. this is the most amount of episodes we have ever had between full moons though, i really hope that we see one soon, in ep 1 it really looked like they had kicked the transformations up a notch, maybe we will see one in 'Puppy Love'

  • Comment number 66.

    65 - I agree SP - the moons have been rather convenient. I got confused season 1 with Tully and Im sure there were too many changes there per month, but the passage of time in each episode can really vary.

  • Comment number 67.

    I'm kinda feeling old and young at the same time! Most of my fav music is from the late 60s 70s and 80s and I mainly recognised the top list.... But I'm only 19! :) and I also love all the cbbc tv mentioned..... Tracy beaker, sarah Jane, horrible histories ( I also know a lot of the song lyrics!) young dracula......
    But I'm 19........so a bit old for some of them....... Hmmmm
    Maybe I am a vampire

  • Comment number 68.

    Night Lozzie lo. JodiFay perhaps you have an old soul..as long as you dont wear crimpelene all is well.

  • Comment number 69.

    I'm not sure what crimpelene is.... So I'm guessing all is well :D

  • Comment number 70.

    59. I started watching when i was 13 too! i saw Russell on something for the weekend talking about this new show called Being Human and i decided to give it a try. I didn't really get hooked until series 2 though, as i was pretty obsessed with Heroes when s1 came out

  • Comment number 71.

    right, id better be off, work tomorrow :/, night night everyone, great talking to you, nice to know im not the only late teenager to watch CBBC x

  • Comment number 72.

    night Lozzie_lo, night ShoePigeon

  • Comment number 73.

    Night all - crimpelene which I have probably spelt incorrectly is a fabric so synthetic that it would have made Mitchell's hair stand on end with just the smallest amount of static electricty. And thats saying something.
    Deadly 60 rocks by the way. X

  • Comment number 74.

    Just realised whilst reading a fan fic before I go to bed how much Hal is like Sheldon from the Big Bang.

  • Comment number 75.

    @doesitsay good night to you, too ^^

    well since everybody else is heading off to bed I'll call it a night as well. Sweet dreams everybody.

  • Comment number 76.

    I do a creative writing course and this morning happened to mention my love of scifi and fantasy (someone pitched a mining for gas story called 'Fracking' and I mentioned Battlestar Galactica). They all looked at me like I'd said I was a serial killer!

    Oops ;)

    Watching Walking Dead myself now. Wish there were stronger female characters in it. They've reverted back to being the little women cooking and cleaning! It bugs me.

  • Comment number 77.

    @64: my parents are younger than yours (late forties) and huge SF fans (Trekkers, but also keen on Babylon 5, Sliders, Quantum Leap and other stuff like that). Sadly, an unfortunate incident two years ago involving my little sister (underage BH fan) quoting Annie's flashback to her original death, with actions, and with a couple of crucial words wrong (just to make it all a bit worse) led to my mother in particular banning my sister from watching BH until further notice (there will probably never be further notice) and deciding never to watch it. I can't even mention it around her. (My dad will listen to my sister and me discussing it but won't watch it. I might convince him one day, though. He did see part of S1 Ep1 - he wandered in while Owen was visiting, and wandered off when Annie was crying over having just discovered that Janey had got her claws into Owen... dear Daddy said he was bored of it by that point. He did miss the best bits of the episode so it's vaguely understandable.) My poor little sister still hasn't seen S3...
    @Nikki: you don't happen to know my mum do you? She did some OU creative writing courses. The woman with the Number Four dark (greying) hair and probably wearing a Star Trek T-shirt. Walking boots and an anorak.

  • Comment number 78.

    Read the new episode teasers - apparently Hal has quite the singing voice. If this means it's good, my ovaries might explode!

  • Comment number 79.

    @aOk666 - could be me you're describing ;) lol

  • Comment number 80.

    I hope not. Is your name actually Nikki? Because she does have a friend of that name.

  • Comment number 81.

    80. It's not an OU course I'm doing - but I'm in Kent if that helps answer your question.

    Anyway, us '60's kids need our rest, so off to bed for me ;)

    Night kids xx

  • Comment number 82.

    Hal 2037 and Eve's bilocation conundrums
    If FW had not induced Leo to turn on HH steps, Leo dies in Southend, poor Pearl fades away because of grief, Hal drifts away back to his cycle of violence and rampage and in 2037 NYC falls to the vampire army
    Since Hal is in HH , does it mean that all is saved? unless the future alters yet the outcome remains the same, all the roads lead to Rome,
    one way or another the vamps win?

    secondly , unless TW plans to play it Eastenders, we are stuck with a young, very young Eve for a few years unless, but if TW plays it as a paradoxal timeline switch ??
    let's consider that
    Eve as in FW is stuck on AL and live Eve is gurgling with some teething issues

    Baby Eve dying and replaced by ghost Eve, Eve remains alive albeit ghostly but is in RL and can try save humanity
    yes cruel on our Fuzzy but baby Eve death solves many problems

  • Comment number 83.

    @81: that's where my mum's from, but no idea where she knows a Nikki from.

  • Comment number 84.

    Saint, I agree about the likelihood that 2037 future would have included a Hal that went of the rails after losing Leo and Pearl in Southend. So by sending them to HH we'd hope something would have changed.
    But I was struck by what Regus said about the end of the vampires, that this WILL happen, even though Griffin was certain things could be changed.

    As to Future Eve's growth rate, it was interesting that when she is with the Lieutenant who brings her the third parchment, he says something like..
    'I shook your hand, you were only ....' and then doesn't get to finish the sentence, so her age must be significant because why else would they mention it but not give you the info......unless it's just to torture me with extraneous detail!

  • Comment number 85.

    Just got in, so (apologies) haven't paid too much attention to the new blog posts, but as for the blog itself:

    First station is clearly Absolute 80s - and, showing my age, I know every tune. Second station, not a clue, but it sure ain't Radio 4! Must say, of all the indignities heaped on Hal, having him as a regular You and Yours listener did make me laugh. At least it wasn't Woman's Hour...

    Night night! xx

  • Comment number 86.

    If your 13 and a half does that mean you shouldn't be here... confused and jealous of those who know the top have of that playlist..

  • Comment number 87.

    My sister started watching age 12 and wasn't adversely affected, so I suppose 13.5 is acceptable.

  • Comment number 88.

    76- I also hate the 'housewife' thing on WD, its really annoying.

    First time i ever watched being human i was in year 8 i think and me and my little brother were watching BBC three, hoping family guy would come on and being human came on instead, so we decided to watch it. I remember finding it quite scary at first, then we watched the next episode the week after and quickly got obsessed, its been good throughout each series. I did think series three was starting to drag a bit but it redeemed itself with series 4 :)

  • Comment number 89.

    86: not sure about blog age restrictions. But as for the playlist I only know it because I was in my teens in the 80's! It's weird that it's become acceptable again because my parents thought it was terrible so they only played 60's and 70's music. Luckily I had my own radio!

  • Comment number 90.

    86,87,88, I allowed my son to watch it once he was 14.

  • Comment number 91.

    87, 88 and 89 thanks you made my night

  • Comment number 92.

    @90 wish that would cut the ice with my mum! My sister's going out of her mind wanting to know what happens next, poor thing.

  • Comment number 93.

    @92 It's different for different children I suppose. Perhaps your Mum feels your sister would be less able to cope? I always judge by how gratuitous the violence is (is it really necessary to the story, or is it there instead of good story telling), also how good and gruesome are the effects? As a family we coat the entire front of our house and front garden with fake blood each halloween so there's no fear in gore for my kids because they understood that it was all faked. I wouldn't let them watch walking Dead though, in fact haven't watched it myself because the effects are way too scary!

  • Comment number 94.

    She's perfectly able to cope with the violence and gore. She sat through the BT20 sequences unpeturbed while I jumped a bit. She's well aware that it's all faked, and able to keep this in mind while watching.
    My mum's big problem is that she has decided it must be "like Torchwood on acid" because of my sister's disastrous misquoting of Annie's original death scene...

  • Comment number 95.

    Hello again nocturnal bloggers!

    @lozzie_lo thanks for posting those links, knew more than I thought I did.

    As we all seem to be announcing ourselves, I am another 90's child that loves music, films and clothes from before I was born, so you are not alone. I'm sure sometimes I was born in the wrong era!

    @vampsrule I was 14 when BH started I think it's fine, everyones lovely on here.

    Now I've just come back from rewatching ep1,
    I have questions:
    1.Vampires killed everyone in NYC no recruiting no feeding- does this mean all those soldiers they killed were ww's with their toxic blood?
    2.Werewolf recruitment drive, does that mean people volunteering to become ww's and if so who is in control enough in wolf-form to make other ww's without just killing the people?
    3.Cutler went to stokers specifically for the meeting, he must be more important and older than we think. Just can't work out how old he is!

    Even more confused as to the voice of 2037. It could be Hal, it can't be Hal, it could be Hal etc. My heads going round and round in circles!

    Also I cannot believe how I managed to miss the wall of "runes" behind Regus be made up entirely of smiley faces and emoticons!!

  • Comment number 96.

    82SAINT- really eye opening for me about how Hal would react if left alone in Southend. while I undersood that FW has changed the future by sending them to barry, I did wonder if all 3 of the Southend gang needed to turn up at HH. I suppose FW sending Hal the message after Leo's death would be too late as he would've flipped out

  • Comment number 97.

    @nerdyalice, Hi!
    I'm wondering if Eve is a carrier of toxic werewolf blood and perhaps the 'curse' even though she doesn't transform , so that she could infect others, by injection or just a serum of her blood whatever her time of the month;) Perhaps they have tried to infect a large number of people in hopesof poisoning the Vamps feeding stock. But the vamps have got wise to this and stopped feeding indiscriminately, hence the slice and dice in new york, rather than a bitefest.

    I am probably completely on the wrong path here...

  • Comment number 98.

    No, thats why I brought it up it was something that stood out to me; but yeah we're probably both on the wrong path!

  • Comment number 99.

    96:@yekim_mikey I did wonder if FW could have known or suspected that Pearl would pass over too, if she went to HH leaving Hal even more vulnerable?

  • Comment number 100.

    Right, I should go and get some sleep! night.


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