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Insert Name Here: Watching a TV Studio Recording

Icon Written by Fred Hart on January 20, 2016 – 21:36

I don’t really know much about the world of working in telly, beyond what goes on at New Broadcasting House, the home of BBC News. For Christmas last month I was given a book – ‘1000 things to do in London for under £10’ and I have made it my aim to do a large […]

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Birmingham!

Icon Written by Fred Hart on June 14, 2015 – 12:18

All part of my plan to make use of my car to get out and about a bit more during my free time, I travelled up to Birmingham yesterday, in order to visit the BBC studios there.

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Top Gear… No More

Icon Written by Fred Hart on April 1, 2015 – 07:07

In the last couple of weeks Jeremy Clarkson has left the BBC following a ‘fracas’ with a producer.

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Rod Liddle: “The real reason Jeremy Clarkson’s gone? The BBC loathed his politics”

Icon Written by Fred Hart on March 26, 2015 – 06:48

The BBC has pretty much nothing left which could be considered, uh, Right. Clarkson was an exceptionally brilliant presenter (and will continue to be so elsewhere, one suspects), but whatever the rights or wrongs of this latest ‘fracas’, the BBC was uncomfortable with him. It wanted him out.

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We Want Our Dinner

Icon Written by Fred Hart on March 16, 2015 – 17:51

“The most important story of the week was that a fat middle aged man did not get his dinner.” – LBC presenter Nick Abbot on Jeremy Clarkson.

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Decriminalising Non-Payment of the TV Licence Fee

Icon Written by Fred Hart on March 8, 2014 – 10:33

£145.50 a year works out as £12 a month: the BBC is very good value for money.

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A Short Trip to London

Icon Written by Fred Hart on February 23, 2014 – 12:27

Friday was the final day of the University of Gloucestershire’s first Media School Festival and the day of the Radio Production students’ visit to London for tours Broadcasting House, Radio 2 and 6 Music.

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Eurovision 2013 – I was a little disappointed this year…

Icon Written by Fred Hart on May 19, 2013 – 17:00

Last night was of course the annual Eurovision Song Contest, and this year’s event was held in Malmö (not the umlaut) after Sweden won last year.

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Yes, Prime Minister: The New Series… Something Missing?

Icon Written by Fred Hart on January 16, 2013 – 11:20

I’m a massive fan of the BBC’s Yes, (Prime) Minister series – I have the DVD box set at home and watch it regularly. So, as you can imagine, I was very much looking forward to the new series – the first in 24 years, which started last night on Gold.

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Yes, Prime Minister Is Back

Icon Written by Fred Hart on January 6, 2013 – 10:51

Great news for those who, like me, are huge fans of the British TV sitcom Yes, Prime Minister: the show returns to our TV screens in just over a week.

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