A BBC scared of its own shadow isn’t worth it

Years ago, this blog had a little button on it. Where today you see little logos for Amnesty International and No2ID, there used to be a button that said “I believe in the BBC”. It was to back this campaign, which was one of the things that got me hooked on blogging. I couldn’t believe […]

BoJo might be a bozo, but Labour is the real danger

It is often said that the most despised people in the country are journalists and estate agents. And while these people sometimes are indeed prize toss pots, there are two other professions that I despise above all others. Actors and politicians. Thing is, acting and being a politician is essentially the same job. They’re not […]

My top ten ChannelĀ 4 programmes

Last week Channel 4 celebrated its 25th birthday. John asked in the comments about people’s top ten Channel 4 programmes. I would have written this at the time anyway, but I didn’t have the time and figured I’d just let it slip under the radar. However, since the question was asked, I will answer it […]

Freeview? Peeview more like!

five (that’s Channel Five to you and me) is set to take its first tentative steps into the world of multichannel with the launch of two new channels: five us (Five U.S.) and five life (not to be confused with Five Live). They’re both going to be launched on Freeview, which is good news, isn’t […]

Time Wipe

I seem to be having trouble posting a comment on Will’s blog, so I’ll say my bit here. He gives us advance warning that this week’s edition of Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe is a 50 minute long US edition, which means that it clashes with Time Trumpet! I wouldn’t have realised that! Did they mention […]

Voicing concerns

The Devil’s Kitchen has reached his 1000th post. To celebrate, he’s decided to literally voice his concerns. It’s not quite what I expected. I was expecting some real anger, or at least some Charlie Brooker-style audible eye-rolling. The deadpan delivery did make me laugh though. I have been considering making a voice post or putting […]

Screen Burn TV

Charlie Brooker’s Screen Burn column is becoming a television series. Could be one to watch, because Brooker’s columns often actually make me laugh.

Blogging is good?

This teeny-tiny article in The Scotsman (via) proclaims, “Blogging is good for you.” Thank goodness for that. But have they never heard of blog depression? And do they not realise how embarassing it is if you can’t think of a single decent thing to write, like right now? (I haven’t even written any medium-sized posts […]

Brooker on Galloway

Charlie Brooker: Supposing… Galloway really tried to balls up his career: [Upon eviction, George Galloway was] greeted by what sounded like an explosion in a boo factory… In PR terms, it’s hard to think of anything worse he could’ve done during his stay in the house. But I’ll have a go. He could have 1) […]

Nathan Barley DVD

I’ve already written several posts about Nathan Barley (use the search if you want to see what I thought), so I won’t go on too much about the actual programme. But the DVD came out a couple of weeks ago and I have a few more thoughts. Opinion on Nathan Barley still seems sharply divided. […]