An exquisite justification

September 24, 2010

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No earth shattering revelations in John Cleese’s talk from the 2009 Creativity World Forum flagged up Open Culture today. Instead, a timely if often forgotten fact which most creatives know to their cost: .. what I’m saying is that if you get into the right mood, then your mode of thinking will become much more […]

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ITV Daybreak: Tough Questions

September 6, 2010

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ITV Daybreak’s first transmission kicked off alright today – what I saw of it. The set had more than a sniff of BBC Breakfast and The One Show combined but still managed to look simple and effective. The weather segment was especially good. On-screen graphics were low-key, professional and laid back all at the same […]

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Buzz … it had nothing to do with me

September 1, 2010

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Lovely to see the BBC’s new social media curation service up and running today. There’s more information on how it works, why it’s been developed and how to get your blog included in the results for an individual piece of BBC output here, little point in me regurgiating it. In short, if you’re a blogger […]

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Working on the Graham Norton Show

August 31, 2010

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Learning that Graham Norton has got his deserved Friday night slot with his chat vehicle The Graham Norton Show, reminded me of the time I spent working on the programme when it started on BBC Two in February / March 2007. It was a challenging experience. And one, predictably, I documented at the time.

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Are these your glasses?

August 29, 2010

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These glasses prompted an argument between me and my Significant Other. I’d wanted to pick them up late afternoon before I went off to see the Regents Park production of Into the Woods. He was less keen on that proposition, saying that we all should all go together to the show in the car and […]

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