Month: November 2007

Misc, Politics

The Perils of Email

On his newsblog, Nick Robinson links to the emails and letters sent between the NAO and HMRC. As Robinson says: The key thing we learn...

Radio

Analogue Switch Off Postponed?

Well, no it hasn’t, because it’s never been timetabled. But that might be the conclusion you’d get if you read this...

Misc

Dirk Gently

Last Thursday I decided that I’d quite like to order a copy of the recent Radio 4 adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic...

Films

Beowulf

I must admit that I’m a bit behind on my film reviews. There are as many as half a dozen that I’ve still to write about....

Media

Writers Who’ve Annoyed Me In The Last 48 Hours

Sorry – there’s no good reason for this entry apart from allowing me to let some steam off. First of all there was Kathryn...

Misc

Going Underground

I wish that there was some kind of London equivalent of UX. Somebody please tell me there is!...

Sport

NFL Network

Here’s an interesting little tale about something happening over on the other side of the pond. We all know how premium TV works in...

Media

The Future of Radio

Today was an important day in radio, as Ofcom reported its statement on the future of commercial radio in the UK. As most of the country is...

Politics

That Lost Database

I must admit that to a certain extent, I’m revelling in the discomfort that Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling are currently...

Politics

Oop. Sorry. Lost It.

I really shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. HM Revenue and Customs has lost 25m Child Benefit records. They were sent on CDs by...