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TV | Britain’s Great War – BBC’s tribute to WWI centenary season

It’s very difficult to write a book or make a documentary series that gives a general description of a major war. World War One and Two have been documented to the extent that it is difficult to come up with something new and interesting to say, especially considering the number of war buffs there are about, including myself. 277 more words

Naughtie but nice

It will be interesting to see what effect the departure in the Autumn of James Naughtie from The Today programme will have on Radio 4’s flagship news show. 348 more words

Closing the gap: sitcoms, spin and suspicion

Paul Arnold, the coordinator of the Church and Media Network (MediaNet), kindly invited me to write a post this week to point to how Wilderness engages with media issues. 751 more words


“The British like to see their military history as a succession of scrapes — the Armada or the Battle of Britain, for example — in which they are outnumbered and outgunned and survive by guts and ingenuity.

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Noel Edmonds Wants To Buy The BBC. Yes, You Did Read That Correctly

It was revealed in a hilarious and ridiculous interview on Newsnight earlier this week that Noel Edmonds, along with a consortium of unknown associates of his, hopes to buy the BBC. 499 more words


In defence of folly

On 15 May 2015 Financial Times columnist Jeremy Paxman described the HS2 project as “a grotesque waste of taxpayers’ money” (paywall). HS2 Ltd’s chairman David Higgins defended the project in a response published on the gov.uk website. 363 more words