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Henning Mankel, 1948 - 2015

I had the good fortune to meet Henning Mankel on several occasions some half-a-dozen or more years ago, when I was in Sweden with a crew from BBC Scotland, fronting a documentary on Mankel’s work as a crime novelist for BBC4. 452 more words

Writers & Writing

Angela France on Woman's Hour

There’s been a sequence of wonderful events, readings, and happenings involving UoG staff and students lately, and we have another one to announce: poetry lecturer Angela France recently appeared on BBC4… 76 more words

No, Brucie, BBC4 is too good to close

Sir Bruce Forsyth has been offering his own thoughts on the future of the BBC at the Radio Times Festival at Hampton Court Palace. The 87-year old national treasurer has spent more time on BBC TV screens than most and has clearly earned the right to contribute to the debate. 276 more words


A Syrian Love Story

A Syrian Love Story tells the story of a Syrian family, whose lives are torn apart by the repression and turmoil of the Syrian revolution, and their enforced exile from home. 1,210 more words


Beck - BBC4

Beck is the latest ScandiNoir programme to hit our TV screens in the UK. Shown last night as the first in a series of new Scandanavian police procedurals it brought with it a sense of giddy excitement to those of us who like forests, sweaters and flawed police officers who will not give up till they get their man or woman. 268 more words

Review: Beck (E1/5), Saturday 12th September, BBC1

We’re into the stygian evenings of September – a perfect backdrop to the penumbrous characters surrounding events in Swedish cop series Beck (adapted from the beloved novels of the legendary husband-and-wife team of Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö). 1,064 more words


BBC4: A Reithian Channel Struggling In An Online Revolution

The BBC has been in a slight decline over the last few years ever since the announcement of budget cuts of around 40% to its whole service. 394 more words