Arena: Dylan in the Madhouse

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 by · Comments Off 

“Come gather round, people, and hear what I say, ’bout the time Bob Dylan was in a BBC play, we’d all like to see it but they threw it away, and the tape it is a-missing”. Read more

Zippy and George’s Puppet Legends

Saturday, September 17, 2005 by · Comments Off 

For some reason you just don’t seem to get a decent quality of puppet on the television these days. The kind of fuzzy-felt stars in this rundown simply cannot be matched by the lacklustre ones that appear on the television all too rarely now. Read more

49 Up

Thursday, September 15, 2005 by · Comments Off 

A considerable amount of glitter came out of the TV set during ITV’s birthday celebrations. Read more


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 by · Comments Off 

If awards were handed out for prescience, BAFTA would lob the cast and crew of Spooks the keys to their annual gong show and instruct them to switch off the lights just as soon as they were done. Read more

Sunday Past Times

Sunday, September 11, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Remember when television used to look forward to the future? Now it’s all about living in the past. Read more

Election ’87

Monday, September 5, 2005 by · Comments Off 

The BBC’s exit poll from the 1992 General Election always gets slammed as the most inaccurate political prediction TV has ever made. Read more

Arena at 30

Saturday, September 3, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Of all the ways to celebrate your 30th birthday, proffering viewers a couple of scanned pages from Broadcast magazine is perhaps erring a little too much on the wrong side of decency. Read more