Month: February 2006

TV

Expositary Titles

I think it was Charlie Brooker who first pointed out in Screen Burn (coming to BBC4 this Thursday as Screen Wipe) who first pointed out how...

Technology

Ricky Gervais

For the last twelve weeks, the Ricky Gervais podcast has been at the top of the iTunes chart in both Britain and the US. Indeed it even got...

Misc

Bird Flu Horror

Tonight’s Evening Standard had a headline: “Lock Up All Chickens” on at least one edition. Don’t they know that...

TV

Billions and Billions

Nice piece from Emily Bell in Media Guardaian today about how a billion people probably didn’t watch the BAFTAs (Particularly since...

TV

Manufacturing Consent

ITV4’s a strange beast. I really like it. Lots of old ITC shows in the early evening – Strange Report, The Persuaders etc. Then...

Books

Contact Zero

David Wolstencroft was very successful with his first book Good News, Bad News. It was pretty well reviewed, and then had the book chosen...

Radio

More BBC Podcasts

The BBC has announced a new raft of podcasts to be added to those it already serves. The highlight seems to be an audio version of the key...

Technology

Virgin Mobile’s TV Service

Virgin Mobile has announced the launch of their mobile with TV service. Conspicuously absent from the press release are: the cost of the...

Music

West Side Story

I’ve just been watching, again, the BBC documentary that recorded the creation of the 1984 Leonard Bernstein conducted...

TV

Scary Fact of the Weekend

At around 9.15pm on Saturday night, BBC2 was showing the pairs short routine in the figure skating at the Turin Winter Olympics (or are we...