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Review: Don’t Log Off, BBC Radio 4

Don’t Log Off, BBC Radio 4 “Alan Dein discovers the real life stories behind on-line profiles via Facebook and Skype. Alan locks himself away for a week to talk to people on the Internet. He starts with nothing, just an on-line profile which says ‘talk to me’. The results are intriguing, funny and often very … Continue reading

Review: Mayo and Kermode’s Film Reviews

Former BBC Radio One DJ Mayo and film critic Kermode have successfully built their partnership on Radio Five Live over the last seven years, including several Sony Award nominations and a win along the way. The pair have a cult following, so that even after 5-Live’s latest blue-collar news and sport makeover and Mayo’s return … Continue reading

Review: Outriders BBC Radio 5 Live

Outriders is BBC Radio 5 live’s programme dedicated to exploring the frontiers of the web. It is broadcast on Tuesdays at 03.00 as a segment of the Up All Night show. Hidden away in the 5 Live schedule, 3am Tuesdays, this tidy, well-judged technology show deserves a better profile for it’s diverse coverage and entertainment … Continue reading

Review: The Food Programme BBC Radio 4

A Special (Food) Relationship (Mon, 21 Nov 11) Available as a podcast for a limited time “Mark Bittman, chief food writer at the New York Times, journeys to the UK to see what he can learn from campaigning chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver and Arthur Potts Dawson.” Not something I normally follow, BBC Radio 4’s … Continue reading

Review: Stephen Fry on the Phone

“I am the kind of tragic (and inexcusably proudly tragic) figure who just has to have the first version of every toy technology can devise.” A self-confessed technology junkie and ‘early adopter’, Fry is the front-man for this gentle history of the mobile phone for the general consumption of the afternoon audience, in what is … Continue reading

Review: BBC World Service The Secret War On Terror

The Secret War On Terror reveals the astonishing inside story of the intelligence war which has been fought against al-Qaeda over the last decade since 9/11. It’s a typical Bush-ism “the War on Terror.” Leaving aside that you can’t declare war on an emotional state, neatly wrapped and justified in a simple, direct and hawkish … Continue reading

Witness: BBC World Service – Napster

Witness for Thursday, 11 Aug, 2011 – Napster “Witness – history as told by the people who were there. Five days a week we will be talking to people who lived through moments of history to bring you a personal perspective on world events.” In 2001 the music sharing website Napster was closed down. Part … Continue reading

Review: Secret History of Social Networking

“It’s a phenomenon which seems to have come from nowhere, but in fact computer-based social networks have been around for decades. In this three-part series the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones traces the hidden story of social networking, from the early days of computing and the 60’s counter-culture through to the businesses worth billions today…” … Continue reading

Review: Click Podcast BBC World Service

Click Weekly podcast on BBC World Service Running time: 28mins “For the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet – presenter Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.” Chummy presenter Mitchell, along with tech-sceptic co-presenter Bill Thompson, look at key technology stories of the week, interspersed with trending topics, all … Continue reading

Review: Americana BBC World Service & Radio 4

“From coast to coast, Matt Frei presents an insider guide to the people and the stories shaping America today.” Matt Frei is one of the BBC’s most intelligent and self-effacing presenters of political and cultural programmes. Currently a chief correspondent in the US, Frei co-anchors BBC World News America and the Americana show for BBC … Continue reading

Review: HARDtalk BBC News & World Service

HARDTalk: BBC News channel (TV) & World Service Radio I like the general standard of BBC journalism. Impartiality is built into the BBC Charter and enforced by Parliament. Legendary presenters through the decades have included Richard Dimbleby and Robin Day, asking tough questions and pursuing real answers. HARDtalk (the BBC’s capitalisation, not mine) is the … Continue reading

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