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Review: The Changing Worlds of Formula One

The Changing Worlds of Formula One BBC World Service, Documentary, Podcast. First broadcast  11th March 2011 From Italy to India, David Goldblatt examines the ever changing face of Formula One. This two-part documentary (also available as a two-episode podcast) was broadcast in March to coincide with the new F1 season. I caught up this week … Continue reading

Review: Building on Sand Part Two

Building on Sand 2/2, BBC World Service radio, on rotation in May, 2011 This is part two of the short series with Jonathan Glancey looking at construction in the gulf states, in a time of instability; asking how sustainable the new look emirates are or can be, with their ambitious building programmes and spectacular architecture…

Review: Twangmasters – Art of the Lead Guitarist

I am not a guitarist. I am not even a musician. I can appreciate a good guitarist but have no idea what makes a great guitarist. But I’m a little closer after listening to Nick Barraclough’s Radio 4 programme Twangmasters. The title treats the guitarist with the same degree of irreverence as do lead singers, … Continue reading

Review: Building on Sand, BBC World Service

“Dubai is like no other city on earth. Home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, it stands as a symbol for the way power, money and influence appear to have moved away from the West to newly-confident countries in the East. But what is it all built upon? Jonathan Glancey looks … Continue reading

Review: Kafka the Musical BBC Radio3

Two years on, I still find it difficult to get past David Tennant as Dr Who. In this Radio 3 drama, he stars as playwright Franz Kafka, living on the breadline in Weimar Germany, already terminally ill, full of regret for a life unfulfilled and a lost love. Except Tennant doesn’t do conventional, the twist … Continue reading

Building on Sand Documentary: BBC World Service

A heads-up on a new documentary show coming up on BBC World Service at the end of the month: Building On Sand Ep 1/2 New series Broadcast date: Saturday 30 April 2.05-2.30pm GMT and repeated through the month. The synopsis reads: Jonathan Glancey looks at whether Dubai can retain its position within the turbulent climate … Continue reading

Film: Wittertainment’s Cinemagoers Code of Conduct

Lifted from our favourite movie review’s show, we present the Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode Cinemagoers Code of Conduct, the ten commandments for cinemagoers. This should be essential reading for every filmgoer and a mandatory public notice pinned at the entrance to every screen. RC Available as a hi-res PDF document and as a hi-res … Continue reading

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