Wednesday, November 24, 2004 by · Comments Off 

What links Jamie Cullum, The Darkness, Iggy Pop, Ruth Rendell, veteran satirist Michael Frayn and a bunch of 1950s rock and roll tunes? Read more

Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere

Friday, November 12, 2004 by · Comments Off 

When the stand-out moment from a new comedy is a sequence involving funny dancing, things aren’t going great. Particularly when said comedy has been perhaps the most eagerly anticipated of the year. Read more

US Election 2004

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 by · Comments Off 

Befitting an occasion that somehow felt far more exciting than any recent polls this side of the Atlantic, the BBC unfurled its coverage of the American Presidential election results with the kind of swaggering, bombastic signature tune that’s been sorely absent from homegrown hustings for far too long. Read more


Tuesday, November 2, 2004 by · Comments Off 

Several months after OTT ruefully predicted Countdown was on its way out, Channel 4 promptly recommissioned the series to run for another five years. Read more