Wallander

I meant to post this article a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been very bad at updating my blog recently. The BBC is showing an adaptation of one of Henning Mankell’s Wallander novels tonight. Mankell is one of my favourite crime fiction writers, so here are a few random thoughts (no spoilers!): They’ve started […]

Olympics Monkey

Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and the BBC have reworked 1970s TV classic Monkey for the Beijing Olympics. Awesome!

Dr Who Goes To Pompeii

OK, so Doctor Who has gone to Pompeii and saved Caecilius and his family. Now the entire Cambridge Latin Course will need to be rewitten!

Bottled Water

Panorama has just run an exposé on bottled water — you can still watch it on iPlayer. As a rule, I tend not to buy bottled water, initially this was because it's a waste of money, but in the last couple of years, having considered the environmental cost of bottled water, that is now a […]

Insane

Mohamed Al Fayed has gone beyond the improbable to the truly insane.

New BBC Home Page

So the BBC has redesigned its home page. OK, so normally I’m against the “let’s be a portal” philosophy, but for the Beeb, I think it works. They produce such a colossal volume of content — and in areas that make sense for a portal site (news, weather, sports, listings info) — that they can […]

BoJo on MySpace

The BBC on Politicians with MySpace pages: In the UK, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has registered on MySpace — and has an unofficial fan club page, “Proud to be a Minger”, with 161 members. Meanwhile, the Boris Johnson Appreciation Society, which recognises the shadow higher education minister as “the vital free agent of […]

BBC News Roundup

Scientists Produce Sperm from Bone Excited scientists have announced that they produced sperm from bones. No sniggering at the back. Sperm made from human bone marrow. Teen Trashes House In a completely unrelated story, Police interview web party girl.

Life on Mars

Well, the Life on Mars finale was last night, and I thought it came to a brilliant conclusion. Sentimental without being too cheesy. It seemed to make sense of the whole series, but upon reflection, the big question, “am I mad, in a coma or back in time?” was left open. The BBC has news […]