Posts Tagged: 'tv'

Brian Eno – John Peel Lecture

“Children learn through play. Adults learn through art.” I’ve just watched the 2015 John Peel Lecture given this year by Brian Eno, and it was the most thought provoking hour of television I can remember seeing in along time. A fascinating discussion of art, culture and humanity – Eno is clearly a deep thinker as Continue Reading

Black Mirror White Christmas

Black Mirror White Christmas is the latest drama in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series, and it’s superb. Charlie Brooker is possibly most famous for his acerbic comedy shows such as Screen Wipe, but Black Mirror shows he is a great science fiction writer. Brooker has a brilliant view of the possible near/alternate future and it’s technology, Continue Reading

Jessie Ware Running

Channel 4 recently showed an all night House Party – six hours of uninterrupted DJ sets featuring Grandmaster Flash, Eric Morillo, Soul II Soul and Annie Mac. Grandmaster Flash’s set was fabulous, but the show was stolen by Jessie Ware‘s apprearance at the end of Annie Mac’s set: Running is a fabulous track with a Continue Reading

Orbital & Matt Smith At Glastonbury

Matt Smith joins Orbital on stage at Glastonbury 2010 to perform Doctor? I love how Matt drops into character and that you can hear him chuckling with glee as he joins Orbital. My daughter, a budding Dr Who fan, loved this and was most upset the BBC doesn’t use it as their TV title music. Continue Reading

Advert Of The (Previous) Decade

Viewers of the UK TV station ITV have voted for the advert of the decade, even though technically this decade doesn’t end until the end of 2010, but what’s another year between friends. The winner was the excellent ‘Go On Lad’ from Hovis: I was going to challenge this, and say that they were wrong, all Continue Reading

Can’t Read Can’t Write

I’ve just watched the first episode of Can’t Read Can’t Write a new documentary series on Channel 4. The series follows a group of adults aged between 21 and 58 that can’t as the title says read or write. I am shocked and disgusted that a person can be allowed to leave school without even Continue Reading

Fire Up The Quattro!

I loved the BBC TV series Life on Mars with it’s wonderful blend of psychological drama, 70s “style”, classic British cops and robbers, a brilliant soundtrack and of course the introduction of the now legendary Gene Hunt. When I heard there would be a spin off from Life on Mars called Ashes to Ashes (do Continue Reading

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Did you see the Chili Peppers on Jonathan Ross (BBC 1 UK) on Friday night? Simply superb. They played their new single ‘Dani California’, which is really rather good, then followed it with one of my all time favourite Chili Peppers tracks ‘Give It Away’. They were quite frankly awesome – the best live band Continue Reading