Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Story & podcast online - The Tunnel

Over at Wily Writers a flash fiction (under 1000 words) story of mine is now available. It's called The Tunnel, and it's available in text or audio format. The text version is an rtf file and the audio is a 2.8mb mp3 of me reading the story.

You can also leave a comment on the Wily Writers site if you want to :-)


Sunday, June 27, 2010

On the Hour - on bbc iplayer now :-)

Until 11:32pm Tuesday 29th June 2010, episode 1 of On the Hour is available to listen (no matter where in the world you are) on the BBC iplayer site here:


Info about upcoming episodes is here:


You can listen to it for free, for legit!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On the Hour

I've listened to season one of the excellent news-parody radio series On the Hour over the past couple of days, and it is fantastic.

On the Hour at amazon.co.uk

Amazon's description - On the Hour is a legendary radio comedy renowned for its savage dissection of news and current affairs programming. It boasts a stellar cast of writers and performers who have gone on to feature in some of the best UK comedy of the last 15 years: Chris Morris (The Day Today, Blue Jam, Brass Eye, Nathan Barley, The IT Crowd), Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, I’m Alan Partridge, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Saturday Night Armistice), Steve Coogan (The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge, Knowing Me Knowing You, Coogan’s Run, Saxondale), Stewart Lee (Jerry Springer The Opera, Fist Of Fun, This Morning With Richard Not Judy), Richard Herring (Fist Of Fun, This Morning With Richard Not Judy), David Schneider (I’m Alan Partridge, Knowing Me Knowing You, The Saturday Night Armistice), Doon Mackichan (Smack The Pony, The Day Today, A Very Social Secretary, Brass Eye) and Rebecca Front (The Day Today, Fist of Fun, Big Train, I’m Alan Partridge, Nighty Night). It also features the first appearance of Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge. This hilarious satirical comedy (originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4) formed the basis for TV show The Day Today.

The Day Today is excellent too :-)

Here's a wee preview of the start of episode one (on youtube despite being a radio show):

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dom's new t-shirt

Debbie discovered this gem whilst shopping for nephew pressies:

I don't know what gaming system this is for but it looks like a handy reference :-)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shave for a cure - return of the clippers

4 students taking up the head-shaving challenge:

Monday, June 07, 2010


Saturday's morning stroll:

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Incredibly traumatisingly awesome scary show

I saw this many, many years ago and it freaked me out. And I loved it. It's in 8 parts on youtube - here's the first:

I've only rewatched the first minute and a half (to check that it's the show I remember) and it was already starting to make me uneasy. I hope the rest of it stands the test of time...

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New toys

I have been playing with a Fuji s6500fd camera, some photography lights (a 7-bulb and a 4-bulb), camera dollies, wireless lapel mics, home-made (by a student) volume adapters, e-cast TV-for-educational-purposes downloads, uploading clips to the school's Clickview video-on-demand server, jamendo.com free music downloads, voice recorders and shotgun mics.

In the last 2 days.

Not everything in that list is new - but everything except the voice recorders are 2010 New Things for me/the school.

This Media Studies gig is fun sometimes :-)