Tag: BBC

  • ADAM CURTIS: The BBC Q + A session – at Sheff Doc Fest

    ADAM CURTIS: The BBC Q + A session – at Sheff Doc Fest

    IN THE BELLY OF the spectacular Lyceum Theatre, just a few paces away from Sheffield train station, Adam Curtis and Janice Hadlow began a conversation – and a thoroughly challenging debate for both parties (which is how it should be: when you feel that little bit of awkwardness and wonder if they are genuinely arguing)…

  • MANCHESTER INDIE FILM: UK FILM COUNCIL ABOLISHED – AFTERMATH

    MANCHESTER INDIE FILM: UK FILM COUNCIL ABOLISHED – AFTERMATH

    THE GIFT OF HINDSIGHT can be a wonderful thing. In the average time it takes to get over a break up, two months have passed since Jeremy Hunt, Minister of Culture announced a number of cuts and “streamlining” initiatives that saw many public bodies merged, or simply culled. The public sector has forced its goodbyes…

  • Why We Need To Be Proud of the BBC

    Why We Need To Be Proud of the BBC

    THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTER will be increasingly important in the new media age. When your email inbox content defines what ads are directed at you (or, because I said I was single on Facebook, Facebook likes to ask me if I want to join dating sites), it’s going to be hard to…

  • Review of Salford Quays – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #30

    Review of Salford Quays – from GIRL ABOUT TOWN #30

    SALFORD QUAYS is where the future of Manchester is. Media City. Even though Salford really is another city in its own right, but share and share alike (insert big smiley face).  Review of Salford Quays – GIRL ABOUT TOWN #30 In a couple of years, it is going to be bustling, and the north will be…

  • Jonathan Ross and the Daily Mail: The Whingers on Wossy’s Back

    Jonathan Ross and the Daily Mail: The Whingers on Wossy’s Back

    NEWS OF THE WORLD in their infinite wisdom have slapped more red paint across Jonny Ross’ CV, slamming his radio ad lib sesh as ‘sick’. Protecting the non-existent preciousness of their readers, the tabloids were out in force again this morning in an attempt to sabotage Jonathan Ross’ career. With someone ultimately as self-effacing and…