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Radio Times

Christmas Eve Radio Times 2019

It’s that time of year again, when I dutifully annotate the pages of the Christmas...

Internet

When Things Go Wrong: aka Thank Goodness for Amazon Drive

I have a NAS drive, and it holds all my worldly digital goods. That is, it has all my...

Books

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This is a review of both Neil Gaiman’s novel, but also of the theatrical production...

Books

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

The Hunting Party is very much a traditional whodunnit, but updated to 2019. The plot...

Books

Keep Him Close by Emily Koch

Two mothers: one with a dead son, and one with a son who has admitted to killing the...

Books

Pattern Recognition

I have a confession to make. I’m way behind on William Gibson, despite him being...

Books

Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley

Starve Acre is a chilling little book – perfect to be read at this time of year,...

Books

Blue Moon by Lee Child

I’ve never read any of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels, and I felt it was...

Books

Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds

I’ve had a copy of Cassandra Darke sitting around for about a year, without having...

Internet, Sport, TV

The Premier League in an SVOD World – Running the Numbers

This week, Amazon Prime in the UK has begun the first of its streaming-only games offered...

Internet, Radio

Space for Audio: The Internet and Streaming Radio

Yesterday I was a speaker at this year’s Radio TechCon conference, and took part in...

Books

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

As sure as night follows day, there’s a new Michael Connelly each autumn, and this...

Books

All the Rage by Cara Hunter

There has been a brutal attack on a girl in Oxford. She was fortunate that the attacker...

Media, TV

HBO Max in the UK… Or Not

Yesterday AT&T held an event called WarnerMedia Day that largely detailed the launch...

Media, TV

Further Apple TV+ Thoughts

This Friday Apple TV+ launches globally. In the UK, the PR launch is already well...

Audio, Radio

RAJAR Q3 2019

This post is brought to you in association with RALF from DP Software and Services....

Books

Super Pumped

As I write this, WeWork, the office sharing business, has just been taken over by its...

Cycling, Photography

UCI World Championships – Harrogate 2019

With the first home cycling World Championships since they were at Goodwood in 1982...

Sport, TV

Amazon Prime Premier League Fixtures – Redux

I’ve repeatedly tried to explain why the Premier League was foolish to package...

Films

Final Thoughts on the 2019 London Film Festival

Every year for the London Film Festival, I either see a whole load of films, or I...

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