Category Archives: BBC

Gimme dat algo-rithm

A reference to a long, filmed report at the start of a fairly empty morning provided my theme for the day – “Corporate Pressure”. The issue arose on Radio 4’s Start the Week, too, with a Google boss defending the … Continue reading

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Shock news as Latest New Director General Forced to Resign

Reeling from the revelations of crass attempts to draw funding from MI5 to subsidise their flagship current affairs documentary programme, latest new BBC Director General Sir Umi’ve Forgotten Hisname called a brief press conference today and let it be known … Continue reading

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When the Left is Split you still have the Left. Just more of the Right.

Well, the headline says it all, really. Discussion twixt “Two people of the left, showing how the left is split over Hugo Chavez” on Right Wing Radio 4 this morning, pitched calm, rational Prof Doreen Massey against Whining Nick Cohen … Continue reading

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Your pants are on fire.

I do still from time to time meet up with Newsnight. I actually like Paxman’s contorted countenance as he grasps with the latest implausible interpretations initiated by some cataclysmically corrupt contributor to the daily dissection of the densest, deepest and … Continue reading

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One Flu over the Cockoo’s Nest

One Flu over the Cockoo’s Nest.

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Astounding new plans for the BBC

In an exclusive extract from the brain of Michael Gove – yes, it does exist although previous evidence has been scratchy – I can reveal fantastic, all embracing plans for the modernization of the BBC – and Murdoch has not … Continue reading

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Ho hum, the latest collection of “Honours” has been issued, naming those who have strenuously devoted their actions, without considering themselves, for the overall benefit of the population at large. There must have been two or three such on the … Continue reading

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Business as usual. (Phew!)

“Psst, hey, you there, yes Jeremy, whatever your name is. Paxo? Hey, I’ve got somebody I want you to talk to, I mean with, on your little programme tonight. Thing is ole Pollard’s come up trumps for us and it’s … Continue reading

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Levisalone, just Levisalone.

An eternity in the making and then read by whom? Not me for sure. And why should one be required to? Because, for all the interviews, for all the posturing, for all the drama and all the debating it comes … Continue reading

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The News Media are, of course, sold as entertainment. In my naive youth I used to think there were elements of public service and general enlightenment involved but, no, it’s really solely entertainment. And this week it is probably going … Continue reading

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