Right to reply

Monday, December 24, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Well, Merry Christmas everyone. Read more

Lead Balloon

Thursday, November 22, 2007 by · Comments Off 

History does repeat itself. It’s not that long ago I was going around raving to people about the US version of The Office. I remember reiterating that, if they could just forget about the UK version and avoid spending the whole time imagining Gervais and co delivering the lines, then they’d soon come to see what a great show it is. Read more

Like a…

Saturday, October 14, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Matthew’s comments on Lead Balloon are, at least for me, a sobering demonstration of how not everyone can agree on the quality of a programme. He’s correct in saying that it has had generally favourable reviews, although this is what I wrote on my own blog the night of the first episode, after banging my head against a table trying to come up with something longer: Read more


Saturday, October 14, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Regarding Matthew’s comments below, Broadcast magazine reports that Lead Balloon will be screened on BBC2 in two weeks’ time.


Friday, October 13, 2006 by · Comments Off 

The first two episodes of Lead Balloon on BBC4 have been nothing but a joy. Read more

Lawson the listener

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 by · Comments Off 

There is a fashion currently to scorn Mark Lawson over the sporadic set of elongated interviews he is doing for BBC4, but frankly, I think each one I’ve seen has been brilliant. Read more