Month: May 2006

TV

The Prisoner

More on the new version of The Prisoner announced last November. Instead of eight parts, it’s now a “pacy, high concept...

Media

We The Media: Scary Facts

The BBC, Reuters and The Media Center have been holding We The Media today in London. There are a couple of blogs from the event here, here...

TV

The Art of Doublespeak

I note that Footballers’ Wives has been axed. Good. But there’s a great bit of doublespeak in what’s obviously a...

Films

Mission: Impossible 3

Do you like the TV series Alias? You know, the series from JJ Abrams, it’s just finishing its run in the US now after five series. In...

Sport

Sponsors’ Tickets to the World Cup

I could probably spend about an hour writing a vituperative piece on all the inequalities of the Worlld Cup’s ticket distribution...

Literature

New Andrew Jennings Book

One of the benefits of supping with the devil and buying The Daily Mail for the past week or so, aside from building a nice cheap Ealing...

TV

ABC Streaming Video

I’ve just been trying ABC’s new streaming service. It requires Flash 8, and the video quality is pretty good –...

Radio

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

I’ll freely admit that I’m not exactly up on my Russian fiction, so I came to Dead Souls quite fresh. Narrated by Michael...