Month: February 2011

TV

Mrs Brown’s Boys – How Does A Programme Like This Get Commissioned?

Comedy can be a very personal thing. You find Big Momma’s House funny. I disassociate myself from you completely. But there are...

TV

If In Doubt Call It “Real”

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the lazy trope that had invaded television titling meaning that seemingly every factual programme was...

Media, Sport, TV

The Business of Football

I’m still coming down from an excpetional Wednesday night that saw Arsenal overcome a 1-0 defecit to win beat Barcelona, easily the...

Internet, Media

Searching Myself

That sounds quite philosophical doesn’t it? Well it isn’t. Earlier today, I just wanted to check whether I’d previously...

Media, TV

Prime Suspect – US Style

If you live in Scotland, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen the US version of Cracker – aka Fitz (probably when the...

Media, TV

I’ll Have A “P” Please Bob

You might be seeing the image above – or an inverted version – quite a bit on TV in the coming months. Ofcom has announced that...

Radio

Things To Catch On iPlayer Before They Drop Off

A couple of entertaining programmes to catch up on before the dreaded seven day iPlayer window closes! Paul Jackson* was for a long time an...

Books, Politics

WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy

Here’s a timely book. I received my copy of this book on Friday – 4th February. The introduction, penned by Guardian editor...

Radio

RAJAR – Q4 2010

It’s that time of year again. The latest RAJAR’s are out. It’s fair to say that there are few interesting things that...

Radio

BBC Radio Musical Chairs

A bit of switching and changing today at BBC Radio, with Jo Whiley moving over from Radio 1 to Radio 2, while Mark Radcliffe and Stuart...