20 Warp albums — part 2

Continuing my look at 20 Warp albums from Warp’s 20 years. For other articles in this series, please see the table of contents to the right. Albums are presented in randomised order. Broadcast — The Noise Made by People This was the first Warp album I ever bought, and it remains a favourite of mine […]

20 years of Warp Records

This month the seminal Warp Records label is celebrating its 20th anniversary. There is a heap of festivities planned, and I am expectantly waiting for the very awesome looking Warp20 box set to arrive in the next week or so. They have a lot to celebrate. The label has personified the cutting-edge of electronic music […]

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 […]

The IT Crowd preview

MediaGuardian has a little preview article on The IT Crowd, the new sitcom written by Graham Linehan and featuring Chris Morris. I had a look at the Channel 4 website a bit earlier, and I have to say I’m not sure if I can stand hearing, “Have you tried switching it off and on again?” […]

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. […]

Nathan Barley DVD confirmed

Nathan Barley is coming out on DVD! I like that cover (Nath//anBa//rley). The end of this year is going to be far too expensive. I notice that Amazon have it on offer with series one of The Mighty Boosh…

The Thick of It previewed

Armando Iannucci’s new programme, The Thick of It, is finally starting next Thursday on BBC Four. The Observer has a preview piece on it, and it sounds like it’s going to be one of the very best programmes of the year. …Chris Morris, his friend and collaborator on The Day Today, says [it] ‘is one […]


This is for real — Autechre will be broadcasting on this website on Sunday from 8pm, according to Warp. There is some kind of test broadcast at the moment. Right now something called ‘Toy’ is playing. It doesn’t sound much like regular Autechre, but it’s very cool indeed. Ah, now it’s called ‘Five Star’. I […]

Nathan Barley trundles on

According to Media Guardian‘s Media Monkey, Chris Morris wants to do a second series of Nathan Barley, which surprises me. What’s not surprising is that Kevin Lygo doesn’t want a second series of Nathan Barley. Who said ratings weren’t important to Channel 4? Personally, I’d rather have a speedy DVD release of Nathan Barley than […]