Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

The BBC’s Dickensian radio spoof Bleak Expectations is being adapted for television, according to the Guardian and others. Obviously this is great news for a fantastic writer and a talented cast, but I’ve got mixed feelings about it – I love Bleak Expectations; it’s one of the funniest shows around – but like Hamish and […]


A quick lunchtime post before I pass out from hunger, but I’ve just seen a headline on the BBC website saying that “gorillas ‘play games of tag like humans’”. According to the article, scientists have studied footage of gorillas tapping each other and then running away, and reckon they’re playing as a way of testing […]


Slightly old news, this, but still worth mentioning: five minutes of exercise in open spaces each day can help boost your mental health, according to recent research. The findings come from Prof. Jules Pretty at the University of Essex, who says that even moderate exercise can help lift our mood and build self-esteem. He suggests […]


Great news: the BBC has just commissioned another series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Which is brilliant. There was an online campaign to get it back; well done everyone involved.


Two quick things: 1) Well done to Caitlin Moran in the Times this week for her article celebrating play. Bafflingly the headline’s something about buttocks on a skirting board, and the reference was lost on me. But nonetheless it was good to see someone championing the right to toboggan on a riot shield, and inject […]


Games Britannia

07Dec09

Yep, December’s here in full force. Bonhomie, mince pies, and the feeling of being slightly pissed for a month. I quite like Christmas, but what with my addled attention span, by mid-December I’ve pretty much lost my flavour for it. And the prospect of having to sit through a slew of Christmas TV makes me […]


OK, a couple of deep breaths and some very loud techno later, I’m feeling a bit more sanguine. So it might be a good time to drop a quick update of some of the good stuff I’ve been up to in the last couple of weeks. Despite my bitching, there’s plenty going on at the […]