Month: August 2011

Radio Times

Radio Times 29 August 2011

As a Bank Holiday treat, here’s what’s on telly today. As ever, it’s best viewed large....

TV

Strike Back: Project Dawn

I know, I know. You’ve been missing Ultimate Force. It ended its run in 2006, with Ross Kemp moving onto bigger things as he took on...

Films

The Skin I Live In

As the ads and trailers finally came to an end, the BBFC slide appeared on screen: “La Piel Que Habito – The Skin I Live...

Media, Radio

Disappointing Tone in Discussion on Libya Reporting

I like Steve Hewlett on Radio 4’s Media Show, but I’ve just been catching up with this week’s edition and was really...

TV

Channel 4 and List Programmes… Back Again

Back in April, I noted that I thought it was foolish that Jay Hunt had said that Channel 4 would no longer be making list programmes. I...

Radio

London Riots

Enough has really been said already about the looting and rioting that took place last week, without me needing to wade in with any more...

Cycling

London Surrey Cycle Classic 2011

I spent a fair amount of yesterday morning in Richmond Park watching this “London Prepares” dry-run of the 2012 Olympic Cycle...

Media, TV

Why Local Television Plans Are Doomed

Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, has just released details on the latest part of his plan to start very local television services in the...

Media, News

It’s Not Rioting – It’s Looting

I’ve been a bit disappointed in the coverage we’ve had so far about the events of Sunday evening. What became very clear from...

Radio

Some Good Recent Radio

I sometimes find This American Life a little irritating. It’s hard to quite put my finger on why I find it this way, but I do. That...