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Note on Comments

Unfortunately I’m currently being deluged by comment spam on this blog – many hundreds of comments a day. While most of the...

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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

On Radio 4’s Film Programme recently, Mark Gatiss has been re-examining TV spin-off films from the seventies including film versions...

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Sports on TV… Again

The weekend just gone was a big one in UK sport. Picking up a broadsheet newspaper on Saturday morning left you in no doubt of that. And...

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In The House/Dans La Maison

In The House is the new film from Francois Ozon, director of a range of films including 8 Women and Swimming Pool. This film is of a kind...

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My BBC DQF Proposal

Another day, another proposal under the BBC’s Delivering Quality First (DQF) – aka, what significant cuts can we make as...

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Lost and Found

It’s been a lovely weekend, so today I was out on my bike taking some photos. I headed down to the South Bank and was near the front...

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Photographic Exhibitions

I went to a couple of different photographic exhibitions the other day – although only a hundred metres or so separated them –...

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Cinema Advertising

Over the weekend I saw a couple of films, and because I showed up early, I saw most of the ad-reel in front of each film. A couple of...

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Prom 54: Sibelius’s Second Symphony

Not taken last night when it was pouring with rain I love Sibelius’s Second Symphony, so I cycled over to the Royal Albert Hall last...

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Enron

If you’re into plays based around colossal financial scandal, then now is a great time to be in the West End. Last autumn I saw The...