Year of Code on Newsnight

You’ve probably already seen the section on the government’s Year of Code initiative that was on Newsnight last Wednesday. But, in case you haven’t, here is it. We’ll wait while you catch up. Most of the commentary I’ve seen on this concentrates on Lottie Dexter’s performance in the interview that takes up the second half […]

TV Licence by Email

I’m not the world’s most organised person. I’m forever losing important pieces of paper. Over the christmas break I went through some of what I laughably call my filing system and attempted to impose a little more order. One of the important pieces of paper I found was my TV licence. In an attempt to […]

Recording TV Revisited

It’s over two years since I wrote my piece on ways to record TV programmes. Quite a lot has changed in those two years, so I thought it was worth writing an update. The biggest change for me is that at home we’ve dragged ourselves into the 21st century and have stopped recording programmes on […]

Derren Brown – The System

Last weekend, Derren Brown presented another of his occasional television specials. In this one he told us that he had invented a fool-proof system for predicting the winners of horse races. To demonstrate this system he introduced us to Khadisha who had received anonymous five winning tips from Derren. On the basis of these previous […]

BBC Programme Credits

I’m a bit behind here, but I was just catching up on some newsgroups[1] when I saw someone mention Charlie Brooker’s Guardian column from a couple of weeks ago. In it he points to the BBC’s latest guideline for the production of programme credits. Basically they are laying down a far stricter set of guidelines […]

What Kind of Whovian Are You?

What Kind Of Whovian Are You? Your Result: Good natured jumper wearer   when two fans get chatting in the line for autographs at a convention, you’re the one that flinches when the other swears. you own a cat called sutekh. Classic series n00b   Laddyfan   Hard Living Demon Fan   New series n00b […]