Month: February 2019

Media, TV

BritBox

ITV plc has just reported its annual results, and it was for that reason that we got the announcement of BritBox pretty much...

Audio, Radio

Where Next for ILR?

When LBC launched in 1973, it was the first Independent Local Radio (ILR) station in the UK. Capital Radio was the second station,...

Books

Walking in Berlin by Franz Hessel

I picked up a copy of Walking in Berlin over Christmas having become fascinated by the period after reading the first couple of Volker...

Radio

IP Contributions on the Radio

This morning I Tweeted this, and it got more than a few likes: (NB. I apologise for the misplaced apostrophe in end’s – it...

Books

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

This book lays out the horrifying facts about climate change in a compelling and urgent way.  In The Uninhabitable Earth,...

Theatre

Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio was a very fine 2012 horror film made by Peter Strickland. Set in the seventies, Toby Jones starred as Gilderoy, a...

Internet

Undercover Advertising

In the UK, we have some really tight restriction on what and how we are able to advertise. Ofcom has a Broadcasting Code. The Advertising...

TV

Das Boot

I first saw the original 1981 Wolfgang Petersen version of Das Boot on TV sometime in the late 80s. But it wasn’t until a 1998...

Books

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

A twisted thriller about a couple who are not all they seem.  The set-up for My Lovely Wife is intriguing and it’s hard to...

Books

Tangerine by Christine Langan

The cover of the paperback edition of Tangerine has a quote from The Times claiming that the book is like a cross between...