Month: October 2005

TV

The Avengers on BBC Four

Have I told you how much I love BBC Four? Truly, madly, deeply – that’s how much. I’ve just seen a trailer to say that...

Media

Sky News Again

I’m not entirely convinced that Sky News have quite got their new widescreen system sorted out. Viewed on a 4:3 TV, there are some...

TV

Funland Scheduling

OK, what genius scheduled BBC Three’s new comedy thriller Funland? Heavily trailed across terrestrial channels, it premiered with an...

Media

Pulp Fiction In Breach

This really annoys me. Basically BBC Three (a channel I’ve railed against before, but Funland was quite good last night, and Stuart...

Media

Sky News

Sky News have relaunched today, and I believe it’s true that their “news wall” is now so big that it can be seen from...

Science

Dione

I know that The Guardian published this picture of Dione in their double-page spread on Thursday, but it’s still worth a look....

Books

Hotel World

I read this because it was slim, and came for just 99p with a copy of the Telegraph in WH Smiths this week. I knew next to nothing about...

Books

Fleshmarket Close

My second Ian Rankin Rebus novel, and unlike the first, I liked this a lot more. A the theme of the novel is race, and we get everything...

Misc

Twitchers

I don’t know why, but it annoys me when generic bird-watchers are described as twitchers. Twitchers are that special breed of bird...

Music

Newsnight/Gattaca

Someone in a Newsnight editing booth has obviously been to see Michael Nyman recently because Susan Watts’ piece on nanotechnology...