Tag Archives: bbc

Worth Reading 75: I was your sorry ever after

Fear and loathing in Athens: the rise of Golden Dawn and the far right – I don’t know how much it’s emphasised for the story, or if it seems worse than it is because of the focus on one angle, but Greece sounds like a country with some major problems right now. Stephen becomes first […]

Local news and local elections

With the election over, I got to return to one of favourite evening pastimes (after canvassing, of course) – shouting at the TV when Look East is covering politics. Firstly, they clearly have an issue in getting accurate information about what’s going on. Last night, their political editor reported that the Bedford mayoral contest wasn’t […]

I’m Proud Of The BBC

Because how many broadcasting companies attract this sort of love? I’m trying to decide what my favourite rhyme from it is – is it ‘Fireman Sam’ and ‘The Ascent Of Man’, or ‘John Peel’ and ‘Children In Need Appeal’?

BBC adapting The Man In The High Castle

Some very interesting TV news has come out today – it’s been announced that the BBC are to produce an adaptation of The Man In The High Castle, produced by Ridley Scott from a script by Howard Brenton. While there’s some justifiable excitement about the director of Blade Runner returning to work on a story […]

Trafigura, again

Via all sorts of places, a video they don’t want you to see on the BBC: I’m beginning to think that Carter Ruck have changed their purpose to become a performance art collective dedicated to interpretations of the Streisand Effect. Or that they’re a group of Streisand haters who want to see it renamed – […]

Another British political tradition ends

There used to be a set procedure for discussing a leaders’ debate in General Elections: the leader of the opposition would propose it a couple of months before the election, the Prime Minister would say nothing but their spokespeople would umm and ahh over it, the leader(s) of the third party would then chime in […]