Category Archives: TV & film


The BBC, public participation and ‘user generated’ content

How serious is the BBC about public participation and user-generated content? Not very serious, I would say…

The BBC has always looked on the public as material to be used in its programmes and now looks on photographs and videos that come from that public as material to be used in it programmes. Not much change…


Video blogs could be hit by EU rules

The Times reports that the most popular video blogs may have to comply with new European television regulations, if proposals are adopted by Europe‚Äôs member states. However British ministers and regulators believe that a light touch and selfregulation is the way to go. They plan to lobby their counterparts elsewhere in Europe to force some […]


Manchester Passion – live BBC event on Friday

At 9pm on Good Friday, BBC 3 will broadcast ‘Manchester Passion’ live from the city centre. It’s a ‘contemporary retelling of the last hours of Jesus life told through the music of Manchester’.

I’m not exactly a big fan of religion (or Manchester pop bands), but you have to admire the BBC for taking a chance with something different like this