All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace Episode Two

Having watched the first episode of Adam Curtis’s latest documentary, I wrote how I wasn’t quite at ease with some of his proofs of how technology had influenced society. I was keen to see how he developed his ideas, which rolled on into a new direction, of “How the idea of the ecosystem was invented,… Continue reading All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace Episode Two

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace Episode One

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace is a three part documentary on BBC 2 by Adam Curtis, who made the fantastic The Power of Nightmares, an exploration of how the Islamic Fundamentalists and the American Hawks rose from the same point in history, each with complementary aims, and a fundamental need of each… Continue reading All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace Episode One

How not to interview

Media Monkey: Hardeep Singh Kohli terminates BBC radio interview | Media | guardian.co.uk Les Ross manages to make Alan Partridge look like Jeremy Paxman.

Goodbye Grandstand

So Sunday marked the last Grandstand on the BBC. It is an odd feeling, as the show is 48 years old, and for several years of my life I could guarentee that between 12 and 5 on a Saturday I would be watching it, yet I won’t miss it. Eurosport now holds an even dearer… Continue reading Goodbye Grandstand

BBC Archive

A wonderful thing happened today. The BBC launched its open archive, the BBC Programme Catalogue . This is a fantastic resource, basically an online version of their own database of programmes. I believe some of the info goes back to the 30s. It isn’t complete by any stretch, but what is there is great. What… Continue reading BBC Archive

BBC in talks on Google link-up – Neowin.net

This is a really big deal. Basically we get a BBC channel on YouTube, and hopefully far more content appearing quicker. Ideally more podcasts too, but I’m not holding my breath on that count. The BBC is in advanced negotiations with Google to make programming available via a branded channel on the search giant’s video-sharing… Continue reading BBC in talks on Google link-up – Neowin.net

BBC Backstage

BBC Backstage is an interesting little bit of the BBC site. They are encouraging people to make use of the rss feeds on the site and do something useful with them. So far this has produced: BBC News meets Google Maps BBC Travel News meets Google Maps Photos meet Google Maps London traffic cams meet… Continue reading BBC Backstage