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Bias At The Beeb

Wow. I guess I’m just living in cloud-cuckoo land. Why do I listen and watch the BBC’s news when it’s so biased? Today...

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BBC Archives Online

How exciting is this? I can’t wait. OK – time to step back a little. I think that while old news programmes and a number of...

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American TV to Iraq

Just watched an entertaining piece about US efforts to present themselves to the Iraqis by rebroadcasting American news programming locally...

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Rolling News with Nothing to Report

This article in today’s G2 in The Guardian provides a pretty accurate overview of the live TV news coverage of the war to date. Sadly...

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The Independent Foreign Fiction Award

It was quite interesting to read the shortlist of books for the Independent’s Foreign Fiction prize. Interesting because I’ve...

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Celebrity Nonsense

OK – so last it was The Brits. Somehow, these are still painted as a creditable awards ceremony, even though they’ve patently...

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L.A. March

Good to see the numbers game is alive and well. I mean of course, estimating the number of marchers at a protest rally. The BBC are saying...

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French DVD Magazines

So why can the French produce a nice DVD magazine for only �7.50 (just under �5) that has a full film on the cover, while we...

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Politics in Films

David Thomson has written an interesting piece in today’s Guardian about the lack of politics in today’s films, with producers...

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BBC to Run DTT

Well, no-one can really claim to be too surprised about the BBC/Crown Castle/BSkyB consortium winning. This is probably the best that can...