Month: February 2013

Music

RIP: My Local HMV

Today came the sad news that another batch of 37 HMVs are to close within the next few weeks. Included amongst them is my local HMV –...

TV

BBC Two HD

The BBC today announced that BBC Two HD will launch full time from March 26. It will replace the current BBC HD channel, retaining that...

Misc

Light Show

If you’re in London any time before 28 April, then you really should try to get along to Light Show at the Hayward Gallery. As the...

TV

House of Cards

Unless you’ve been keeping your head under a rock, you’ll know that a week or so ago, the streaming video service Netflix...

TV

Black Mirror: Series 3 Proposal

I really enjoyed the first episode of Channel 4’s new run of The Twilight Zone Black Mirror. It was a well worked tale of future...

TV

Awards Shows Need to be Live in 2013

As I type, guests for the BAFTA Film Awards are beginning to arrive at a soggy Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Are they getting to the...

Films

Zero Dark Thirty

As this film came closer to being released I was having mixed opinions about it. There were those stories about how it had overemphasised...

TV

Death on the Staircase: The Last Chance

Back in early 2005, BBC Four showed an extraordinary eight-part documentary series called Death on the Staircase. It was originally made...