Month: October 2015

Audio

Google and Podcasts

This week we heard the first news that Google is starting to get into the podcast game. Recode had the first decent report on the move....

Radio

RAJAR Q3 2015

This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services. I’ve used RALF for the past 8 years, and...

Audio, Radio

The Stone Tape

Nigel Kneale is perhaps not as recognised a name as he should be. He was one of the UK’s major screenwriters for 50 years writing...

Cycling

Cycling Lights

The clocks have gone back, and so, while it was getting dark before when I returned home, we’re now in guaranteed darkness – at...

Photography

MC Escher and Lee Miller

Last weekend saw me visiting a couple of exhibitions that don’t really have a great deal in common – although both artists will...

Cycling, Films

The Program

Right at the beginning of The Program, the BBFC certificate popped up. The film is rated 15 for “strong language, use of...

Radio, TV

The Joys of Online Streaming Sports

Picture the scene. You’re travelling and Twitter tells you that the final rugby World Cup quarter final is a tight affair. There are...

Films

The Martian and Sicario

There seems to be a spate of pretty decent films coming all of a sudden at the moment, so after a bit of a barren period when endless...

Music

Not Predicting the Mercury Music Prize

Here’s an oddity. Music Week has published a list of albums that Google Play Music says represent the volume of streams that albums...

TV

From Darkness and Unforgotten

In the last week or so, two new dramas have started on BBC One and ITV with on the face of it similar themes. Both are essentially crime...