Month: June 2010

Films, Music, Science

2001: A Space Odyssey – Live at the Royal Festival Hall and the See Further Festival

2010 is the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. We’ve had a special series of In Our Time earlier in the year, the president of...

Sport

World Cup Coverage in the Middle East

You may be sick of the World Cup now having seen today’s debacle. But I’m a bit confused about the coverage of the World Cup in...

Films

Ray Harryhausen and King Kong

This evening Newsnight had a lovely little report about Ray Harryhausen, the film genius behind such films as One Million Years BC, Jason...

Science, TV

Breaking The Code and Alan Turing

Today, had he lived, would have been Alan Turing’s 98th birthday. Last night at the BFI Southbank, there was a great double bill...

Radio

BBC Tennis

You’re a news and sport radio station. It’s reached the stage in the World Cup where final group games take place...

Radio

Radio Drama

I really like radio drama, although I’ll freely admit that I don’t get to hear enough of it. So the piece in today’s...

Radio, TV

To Watch and Listen To Between the Football

A few things that caught my eye this week: By far the best World Cup package surrounding the games must have been the package that aired...

Music

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra

I’m beginning to lose count of the number of times I’ve seen Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra...

Media, TV

Sky’s Freeview Strategy

Media Guardian is today reporting that Sky Sports News is coming off the Freeview platform. Up until now, Sky had effectively been using...

Films

Robin Hood

I saw this while I was away recently, and somehow neglected to note it here (mind you – I’ve been going to the cinema so...