Month: January 2011

Photography

National Portrait Gallery Workshop

Back in November I visited the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The museum had also put on...

Music

John Barry

It’ll be for others to write proper obituaries, but I wanted to acknowledge the wonderful John Barry, who’s death was announced...

Books, Films

True Grit

In 1985, I won two tickets in a local newspaper comeptition to see the new Clint Eastwood western, Pale Rider, at the ABC Enfield (now...

Radio

The BBC and Marketing Speak

Yesterday a BBC blog entry from Daniel Danker, the Programme and On Demand General Manager at the BBC, caused something of a stir. It...

Media, Sport

Sexism and Sky Sports

Tonight Richard Keys has resigned from Sky Sports following a last ditch attempt to apologise in the form of an interview on Talksport this...

Media, TV

10 O’Clock Live

So what to make of Channel 4’s new “it’s not The Daily Show that we just cancelled” comedy current affairs series?...

Internet

Groupon’s Having a Laugh!

A report in the New York Times recently revealed that Groupon, the social buying site, is looking at generating $15bn in a prospective IPO....

Media, TV

Local TV

Today, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt gave his backing to a new network of local TV stations built around the hub of a national spine. In...

Media, Sport, TV

World Cup 2018 Redux

Broadcast magazine has a really interesting story relating to England’s failed bid for the 2018 World Cup. The story is here (behind...

Radio

Ed Reardon’s Week: Series 7

Photo: BBC Radio 4 Have I mentioned that Ed Reardon’s Week is back for a new series? I have? Oh well, there’s no harm in...