Category Archives: radio and TV

Time Team cancelled by Channel 4, but it may still have a future

Channel 4 announced the cancelling of Time Team this evening, as reported in The Guardian. There is more information on the official Time Team Facebook page, and a response from Tim Taylor. The series has had its ups and downs … Continue reading

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Francis Pryor blogging the new series of Time Team

Since my previous posts about Time Team there’s been an awful lot of media coverage, including two issues of British Archaeology magazine with a fair bit of coverage. After the initial programmes which seemed to be taking the programme in … Continue reading

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Time Up for Time Team?

Dig by Wire: this was the first episode of Time Team in the new series, and I found it very disappointing (I had been looking forward to it). There are two new presenters who came over as extremely lightweight, one … Continue reading

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Time Team & Francis Pryor – In the Long Run

It is pleasing to see that a new series of Time Team is coming to Channel 4, starting on Sunday (22 January) at 1800. Let’s hope that it is kept scheduled at the same time for the whole series instead … Continue reading

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Meet Your Brain: Bruce Hood’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures were started by Michael Faraday in 1825, and have been broadcast on television since 1966. The lecturer that year was Eric Laithwaite, and I was in the audience on a trip from my school (this … Continue reading

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The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Revolution

I’ve enjoyed The Penny Dreadfuls’ previous radio outings: The Brothers Faversham and More Brothers Faversham, and so was pleased to have tickets to watch the recording of their latest venture, Revolution, on the 15th June. The downside was, as always, … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, Patricia Fara, I Haven’t a Clue

At last I’ve finished reading The Clue Bible. It’s been many years since I finished a book I was not enjoying, and it was a struggle to get to the end of this one. My brother lent it to me, … Continue reading

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Showstopper

Earlier in the month I went to the recording of two programmes in a new series, Showstoppers!, which is due for broadcast starting on the 19th of January. It’s new to radio(although I see on the BBC website that one … Continue reading

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Why Chocolate Melts and Jet Engines Don’t – Mark Miodownik’s Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

It was a bit of a rush last Thursday, getting to the Royal Institution in time for the recording of one of the 2010 Christmas Lectures – it was scheduled to start at 6pm but it was necessary to arrive … Continue reading

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Bad-tempered rant about televisual idiocy

It’s been a bit depressing looking at what was on BBC television the evening just gone. Not because there was a load of rubbish on, because that’s normal, and as Theodore Sturgeon said, ninety percent of everything is crud (that’s … Continue reading

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