Month: August 2009

Media, Politics, TV

BBC, Ofcom and James Murdoch

The Edinburgh TV Festival is all very depressing isn’t it. The stories coming out, during a recession that’s probably hit TV...

Radio Times

Radio Times 30 August 2009

It’s the August Bank Holiday weekend – so what delights does television have in store for us? Let me guide you through...

Media, TV

All The Broadcast News That’s Fit To (Re)Print

As the Edinburgh Television Festival approaches, and Autumn line-ups begin are announced and begin, this week’s Broadcast magazine is...

Media, TV

STV plc v ITV plc

Back in the summer of 2008, the radio station I work for was then called Virgin Radio which in turn was owned by SMG plc. Once upon a time...

Films

Some Recent Films

Here’s the latest in my somewhat infrequent rundowns of recent films that I’ve seen. The Hurt Locker is the latest film from...

Media, Sport, TV

The Ashes on TV

Yesterday evening, England won the final Test at the Oval, and doing so regained the Ashes. It was a fine moment. And it was a moment that...

Misc

Homemade Bar Tap Cover

What do you do if the supplier to your bar changes lager supplier, but neglects to give you those bar-tap covers to advertise your new...

Films

Avatar Preview

In a genius masterstroke of marketing, Twentieth Century Fox today persuaded hundreds of thousands of people to go to the cinema to see 15...

Media

The London Paper’s Closing Down, Closing Down, Closing Down

Having launched three years ago (when this photo was taken), News International has today announced that following a £12.9m loss,...