Fondly remember the past of ITV? Try living with STV today

This the accompanying article to my contribution to this week’s edition of The Pod Delusion. Parts of it are based on a previous article, What is STV playing at? You can listen to the full podcast below. In a recent episode of The Pod Delusion, Mark Thompson spoke about the good old days when ITV […]

Where are the Scottish media blogs?

I don’t like to dwell on Iain Dale’s poll. As Longrider pointed out in the comments, it is of no real importance anyway. However, the first of Iain Dale’s category lists — media blogs — got me thinking. Why are there so few Scottish media blogs? As far as I can make out, the list […]

Non Maxine Carrs

Chris Applegate points out a Maxine Carr “look-alike” in Northern Ireland, noting that she looks nothing like Maxine Carr. This is definitely not the first time this has happened. The one I remembered was some poor woman from East Kilbride who looked even less like Maxine Carr. This Times article doesn’t have a photograph, but […]

The big World Cup debate

I always quite look forward to the World Cup, but when it actually comes along I usually don’t pay as much attention to it as I expected. But on the 31st of May 2006, I can say that I am looking forward to the World Cup. Of course, here in Scotland the big debate is: […]

Radio 4 theme axed; world doesn’t implode

It takes a brave Radio 4 controller to actually control anything. If you change anything even slightly, you can expect several letters written in green ink to appear in the newspapers. I heard Mark Damazer on the Today programme this morning justifying his decision to — *gasp* — make a change, and I thought it […]