Month: February 2008

Media, Misc

Bagless Mail

So the Daily Mail has suddenly become devoted to going bagless – that is, seeing the end of the free plastic bag. Earlier this week...

Radio

Ed Reardon on New Grub Street

Thanks to Chris for noting that Open Book on Radio 4 recently covered nineteenth century novelist George Gissing and his novel New Grub...

Misc

Earth Tremor

Utterly bizarre. I was just sitting here in my flat at 12.55am, when the sofa started shaking. I live on a top floor flat, and the light...

TV

Taxi To The Dark Side

The winner of this year’s Oscar for Documentary Feature was Taxi To The Dark Side. This film was shown on BBC2 as part of the...

Radio

Is 6 Music Too Male?

Well, the short answer is that I don’t know. But that seems to be what Lesley Douglas has been suggesting recently following a...

Misc

I Have Magnetic Legs

Well that can be the only explanation. Unless the system is just flaky of course. Let me explain. I live in London, where the public...

Misc

Oh the irony

(Yes, I really am on the subscription lists of both these organisations)....

Media, Radio

Privatising Radio 1 and Radio 2

In today’s FT, the former chairman of Endemol UK, Peter Bazalgette argues for the BBC selling off Radio 1 and Radio 2. As part of an...

Media, Radio

Digital Radio – What Now?

(First off, it’s worth me reiterating that these are my personal views and don’t necessarily reflect those of my employer) The...

Media

Radio News

GCap’s announcement on Monday about its plans for the future were big news this week in the radio world (I’ll get around to...