Mssv random header image

Entries Tagged as 'bbc'

The BBC Civil War

September 12th, 2007 · 5 Comments

It’s a shame to see what’s happening at the BBC now. With the TV license fee not increasing anywhere near as much as the BBC had hoped, something’s got to give, and people are all trying to point the finger at anyone but themselves. Jon Humphrys from the Radio 4 Today Programme suggested killing off [...]

Tags: bbc · politics · tv

After Our Time

August 12th, 2007 · No Comments

After listening to an edition of In Our Time about the Jacobite Rebellion, I found myself writing yet another post on this weblog inspired by that wonderful Radio 4 programme. As I was finishing it, I thought that with all the posts I was making relating to In Our Time, I should really make a [...]

Tags: adrian · bbc · radio · web

BBC iPlayer: well over a day late and a dollar short

August 6th, 2007 · 4 Comments

As has been widely noted, the BBC’s iPlayer application, which lets people watch the last seven days of TV over the internet, didn’t actually launch on 27th July. It’s still currently in beta, and if you apply to test it, it’ll take a couple of days to receive your login details. This is not particularly [...]

Tags: bbc · tech · tv · web

UK people ‘hate BBC’

July 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

When I saw a headline on BBC News entitled UK Asians ‘do not feel British’ I was pretty shocked – did a majority of UK Asians really not feel British? If so, this was cause for alarm. On reading the article though, things were much calmer:
Over a third of British Asians do not feel British, [...]

Tags: bbc · writing

Their Say

February 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned how much I hate the Have Your Say section on BBC News Online (surely a forum the BBC must be ashamed of) – if I haven’t, then I’ll have to do a post about it some time. Anyway, it occasionally throws up some real gems:
Q: Should we build 600 [...]

Tags: bbc · politics · silly

Notes on the Futuremedia TV conference

December 5th, 2006 · No Comments

“No-one’s watching TV any more, and even worse, all this user-generated content is killing us.” That was the cheerful attitude at the C21 Futuremedia TV conference I went to last week. The audience was composed mainly of TV executives, with a smattering of smug ‘internet people’ like myself, who alternately confirmed their worst fears and [...]

Tags: arg · bbc · conference · tv

Notes on the BBC Audio Drama Festival

November 30th, 2006 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, after about five hours of sleep following the Second Life ARG panel, I found myself at the BBC Audio Drama Festival in London. As usual, I was due to give a talk about ARGs. I did think it was a little strange that I was invited to speak, because while we do have [...]

Tags: arg · bbc · conference · games · radio · tv · writing

Doctor Who on Earth

September 19th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Despite my dislike in the direction that Doctor Who is currently going (immature jokes, nonsensical plots), I found Russell T Davies’ remarks on why Doctor Who never seems to leave Earth very refreshing:
“People will say, ‘Why doesn’t he visit alien planets more often?’” he said. “But that’s because they are expensive. They’re hugely expensive.”
Davies also [...]

Tags: bbc · doctorwho · tv

Let’s switch

May 14th, 2006 · 6 Comments

I was watching X-Men with a friend this weekend when I suddenly realised that Doctor Who was on as well. I immediately took control of the remote and switched to BBC 1. This weekend’s episode was about the Cybermen, of course, and I was looking forward to this. After five minutes, my friend said “Why [...]

Tags: bbc · doctorwho

Asians != Chinese?

September 19th, 2005 · 4 Comments

An unusual thing happened to me recently. I received an email from someone from the BBC who was interested in learning more about alternate reality games. In the process of our chat, she mentioned she was involved with producing a TV show for Asians and wondered if I knew any British Asians who were into [...]

Tags: bbc · politics