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Sunday 1 March 2009

‘Cash-strapped BBC’ has probably never been better off

The experience of uncovering the widely misreported crowd figures at the Manchester Pride parade has given me a healthy scepticism towards anything I read in the press.

A popular theme in the news these days is that the BBC is short of cash. But this is never put into a historical context. It seems that journalists are either too lazy or over-worked to look into it in any depth. So I decided to find out for myself… (more…)


Filed under: consumer,Politics,TV & film — GS @ 2:00 am
Saturday 1 November 2008

Does PETA know about Russell Brand’s sick stage act involving dead animals?

Sacked Former Radio 2 presenter Russell Brand appears on the cover of the latest edition of a vegetarian starter kit that is produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The Guardian reports that PETA has refused to replace him in response to angry calls and emails following the BBC obscene ‘phone calls scandal.

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Filed under: Politics,The media — GS @ 12:59 pm
Tuesday 26 August 2008

BBC publishes over-inflated Pride attendance figure

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 2:27 am
Thursday 10 April 2008

TV drama filming, Stevenson Square, Manchester

As I passed Stevenson Square on my way home, at 5.30pm, a film crew was shooting a drama for Granada TV in the Koffee Pot cafe.

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Filed under: Manchester,TV & film — GS @ 5:21 pm
Tuesday 19 February 2008

Manchester television history disappears

A small piece of Manchester’s television history disappeared in November when the transmission tower was removed from the roof of the Granada TV office building.

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Filed under: Buildings,Manchester,TV & film — GS @ 8:15 pm
 
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