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Time Team and the TV Shake-Up

The archaeology program Time Team, which is a bit of an institution on British TV, is going through some serious reshuffle problems as its producers and director attempt to reinvent it. What began as a way of opening up the show’s remit and explaining the sometimes confusing processes to less enlightened viewers (such as myself) … Continue reading

The Hour: Episodes 3-4

Episode 3 A clever piece of plotting trickery leaves the audience in suspense within minutes as we open on a murder scene; it is soon revealed that we’re just part of the audience watching Adam Le Ray (Ruth Elms’ fiancee) acting in a play. Bel is keen to point out that Le Ray doesn’t appear … Continue reading

The Hour, Episodes 1-2

[Images taken from Digital Spy, BBC on Youtube and ComicsBulletin.com]. I was really impressed by the first two episodes of this six-part series, which had been given the unfortunate label of the ‘British version of Mad Men’ to live up to. I don’t think that this is an entirely fair comparison, as The Hour can … Continue reading

Stop the casual sexism, please

Apologies for the lack of blogging – I’ve been preparing for a trip to Bristol this weekend. Rest assured, I will be back to normal soon. In the mean time, I wanted to leave you with this thought, from Jeff Stelling on Countdown (Channel 4, 21st July). Whilst discussing university and degrees with Rachael Riley, … Continue reading

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