Frank Sidebottom should be at number 1

I was sad to read that Frank Sidebottom — or Chris Sievey, his real name — died today. I have vague memories of him being on television when I was very young, and it was a joy to rediscover him when he made his comeback four or five years ago. He never returned to the […]

The end of local television?

Last week Ofcom gave ITV the go-ahead to cut regional output by 50%. Today ITV have duly gone and cut 1,000 jobs, almost half of which will come from regional news. ITV plc looks set to reduce the number of its regional news areas from 17 to nine. It does make you wonder about the […]

ITV’s USGP coverage is up for a Bafta

ITV1’s coverage of the 2005 United States Grand Prix — yes, that one — has been nominated for a Bafta! It’s true you know. The idea seems strange at first. Are you sure they got the right race? Well, although the USGP may have marked a real low point for Formula 1, I think it […]