Television archives

THE BIBLE series

After being a massive success on US television, THE BIBLE miniseries comes to the UK this week. Channel 5 is broadcasting the first episode at 9:00 pm on Saturday 30 November. About THE BIBLE series THE BIBLE is an epic 10-hour mini-series that brings to life the dramatic tales of faith and courage in the most widely-read book of all time. Breathtaking in scope and scale, THE BIBLE features powerful...

Why bother with soap?

I've just been reminded of a Culturewatch article I wrote back in 2004 about soap operas, and thought it might be worth posting it here. Bear in mind that it was six years ago that I wrote it, so the references may seem a bit dated. Soap operas go back eighty years to the days of radio drama in 1930s America. Fifteen minutes serial dramas like Ma Perkins and Just Plain Jane...

Anthony Head on Blue Peter reading my article on justice in Idea magazine

This is very weird. On yesterday's Blue Peter (available on BBC iPlayer until 9 June 2009), the team were making a film in 24 hours for this year's 'Me and my movie'. They had Anthony Head, of Buffy and Arthur fame, involved. At one point (8 min 20 sec in) he's shown looking for inspiration in Idea magazine, from Evangelical Alliance. And there's a very brief shot of him looking at my article on justice.