Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Posted by John Finnemore at 5:33 p.m.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Robert Peston wrote today, re Kraft and Cadbury:
'Few would argue that Britain's economic future depends on whether we make our own chocolates.'
Which is fine if you read it as: 'Few would make the ridiculous argument that...'; but which is a rather startling statement if you originally read it, as I did, as: 'Few would argue with the self-evident truth that...' And even more alarming once you notice the ambiguous nature of 'we'.
After all... he is the BBC's Economics Editor. Presumably he knows what he's talking about. I'd better nip out and buy some cocoa solids.
Posted by John Finnemore at 6:31 p.m.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Series One is (I have only just discovered) being repeated on BBC7 at the moment, which means each episode will be available on iPlayer for the following week. At the moment, for instance, you can hear Boston.
Series Two is now available to buy from iTunes here (as indeed is Series One). Series Two is also nominated for a comedy.co.uk award, though don't get too excited, because so is every British comedy broadcast in 2009. However, if you did want to vote for it, then who am I to stop you?
Finally, Series Three is still not available anywhere, due to a persistent 'not existing' problem. However, I'm pleased to say that this week the BBC have asked me to fix this, and I've said I'll see what I can do. I don't know yet when it will be broadcast, but probably not for a while. For one thing, I have to write it first.
Speaking of which, as I gear up again for the fun 'research' stage, before the pesky but apparently non-negotiable 'actually writing it' stage, it seems like a good time to ask: if anyone reading this is in any way associated with the aviation industry, whether as flight crew, cabin crew, ground staff or management, and would be willing to talk to me about it, I'd love to hear from you. I have some excellent sources already (and if any of them are reading this, they should take it as a warning I shall be nagging them for more help very soon), but I can always do with more. If you can help, or you know someone who might, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can arrange to talk on the phone, or in person, as convenient.
Ok, briefing over. The cheese tray will be up shortly.
Monday, 4 January 2010
Six films from Halliwell's Film Guide which, for various reasons, I am fairly sure I will never see.
Friday, 1 January 2010
Happy New Year!
And, like most of us, I celebrated January 1st in the traditional manner, by rushing out and buying...