Month: March 2011

Radio

Radioplayer

Radioplayer is finally here! Indeed, if you listen via the internet, you may have already spotted it, since it has been live for a few...

Radio

Sony Radio Academy Award Nominations 2011

Well the Sony Radio Academy Award nominations were announced earlier this evening (in a much nicer venue than previously) by Classic...

Films

How I Ended This Summer

I’ll be honest and admit that I’m not too up on Russian cinema. Although to be fair, there’s not a great deal that makes...

TV

The Killing

Like many people, I’ve been obsessively watching The Killing for the last ten weeks, and Saturday saw the denouement. Fear not...

Misc

Where’s The Gambling Commission When You Need It?

We learn that Swoopo has filed for bankruptcy. Good riddance. In case you’re unaware, Swoopo and similar “penny auction”...

Misc

Queuing

We’re told that queuing is a very British thing, although as much as anything, that might be because other countries use their own...

Films

Frankenstein

I had plenty of opportunity to book theatre tickets for Frankenstein, even going so far as to look at seats. But for whatever foolish...

Misc, Music

The Most Incredible Thing

There seems to be a lot of ballet around at the moment. We’ve just had the awesome Black Swan, and on BBC Four at the moment,...

Misc

1000 Cranes

My brother teaches ethics, and he also spent a year teaching in Japan some years ago. If you’re involved in education, you might want...

TV

Ten O’Clock Live

This week’s Broadcast magazine has an article entitled “C4 leaps to defence of Ten O’Clock Live as ratings...