Category Archives: TV

The BBC – actively stifling dissent

Apparently, this story is sourced from the Daily Telegraph but I’m unable to find it online. The Daily Mail’s version doesn’t make too much sense but it does appear to suggest that the long-awaited review of the BBC’s science output … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude – an update

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about Britain’s ridiculous new carbon (dioxide) reduction target comes this story from Channel 4 News. This is the gist: Steel giants Tata have announced they will be making 1,500 job cuts across plants … Continue reading

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Waxing about bikinis and global hotties…

Today’s Guardian includes this article about the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning a recent Spring flights advertisement from Ryanair. The ad features a girl in a bikini and was the subject of a complaint because the destinations on offer were … Continue reading

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A cheap shot..

Clare Balding tells us ‘that coming out as a lesbian made her a better broadcaster and more popular with female viewers because they don’t fear she will steal their husbands.’ Erm… Better double-check your wives’ orientation guys. Apparently, Clare’s career … Continue reading

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The death of journalism

I despair of modern journalistic standards. For those of you who don’t subscribe to Channel 4’s Snowmail – an e-mailed digest of the day’s stories likely to appear on their 7pm bulletin – here is how they have chosen to … Continue reading

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Midsomer hypocrisy

My friends and family know that I am a rabid Francophile. It has reached the point where I hesitate before talking about France because it empties a room faster than one of Time Traveller Boy II’s curry-fuelled bottom burps. But … Continue reading

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