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Books

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Having previously read and enjoyed Convenience Store Woman, it wasn’t a hard decision...

Books

Where Ravens Roost by Karin Nordin

I love a good Scandi-noir, and this doesn’t disappoint with an entertaining tale about...

Sport, TV

Super Bowl Technical Shortcomings

While it’s a few hours too early to know how many millions of Americans watched...

TV

TV Logos Viewers Don’t Understand

Far be it for me to suggest that some elements of TV production deliberately obfuscate...

Olympics, Sport

When Should Athletes Get The Vaccine?

Note: This piece expands a little on a Twitter thread that I published earlier today....

Radio Times

New Year’s Day TV 2021 – Radio Times

As we depart 2020, and reach the final pages of our double issue of the Radio Times, I...

Cycling

Making the Most of 2020

This post is a bit unusual, since it’s very much about me, and I don’t...

Audio, Podcasts

Broadening My Listening in 2021

In other words, not listening to any more celebrity podcasts. As podcasting as an...

Photography, Video

Teston: Mist and Flooding

Various parts of southern England have experienced significant rainfall over the last few...

Radio Times

Boxing Day 2020 Radio Times

The penultimate one of these for now. Hopefully there aren’t too many arguments...

Radio Times

Christmas Day 2020 Radio Times

Merry Christmas! Here are some watching options for this more unusual Christmas. With any...

Radio Times

Christmas Eve 2020 Radio Times

Yes – it’s that time of year when I publish my annotated Radio Times pages...

Photography

The Great Conjunction

The above was what I managed to get earlier this evening with my DSLR, a 70-200mm lens,...

Films, Media, TV

It’s Different This Side of the Pond

Yesterday I saw my first TV ad – at least in quite a few months – for Wonder...

Media

Amazon and Rugby

This weekend the hastily arranged Autumn Nations Cup competition kicks off, with eight...

Media

Substack Journalism

Earlier today, the actor Johnny Depp lost a libel action against News Group Newspapers...

Films

Rebecca

Netflix has a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca on the service. While...

TV

Why ‘Access’ and ‘FYI Daily’ Exist

The other night I was looking for something to watch mindlessly for a bit and noticed...

Miscellaneous

Danger UXB

My phone rang. It was dad. “Hi Dad, what’s up?” I had actually spoken...

Internet, Technology

The Pros and Cons of YouTube Music – September 2020 Edition

I’ve been a user of Google Play Music for quite some time now – almost...

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