Month: May 2007

Films

Scoop

I love stories set in newspapers. Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop is quite probably my favourite ever book – riotously funny. TV has had...

Books

Z. for Zachariah

I didn’t actually know that Z for Zachariah was actually a book. I remember it as a Play For Today back in the eighties (1984 to be...

Books

Dalek I Loved You

Nick Griffiths is a writer on the Radio Times amongst other places, and this is a memoir interspersed with Doctor Who. That sounds a bit...

Misc

New Versions of Classics

Why do we keep getting new versions of TV and film classics adaptations? Every Jane Austen novel has now been adapted on countless...

Science

No Idea

Read this. This is quite easily the single worst “scientific” article I can remember ever reading. I really simply don’t...

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Books

As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade

Anyone would have thought I’d stopped reading, given that it’s ages since I’ve written up a book review. Rest assured...

TV

Great Reality TV

In this age of terrible “reality” programming, this week sees the return of a wonderful reality show. As ever, this series sees...

Radio

Serial Competition Winners

Here’s a little known fact: it’s easier to win radio competitions than you might think. Most people assume that there are...

Media

Voting

… or “Viewer Participation” is an essential part of all entertainment TV programmes now. Or at least it was until it was...