Monthly Archives: March 2019

Spice Up Your Profile

I wonder if I was alone in feeling a sense of déjà vu when I read a few days ago that Scary Spice had ”confessed” to Piers Morgan in a TV interview that she had enjoyed a lesbian romp with Ginger Spice. Episode two of Flack, the hilariously awful series about a celebrity PR firm currently […]

What If?

I’ve enjoyed reading a number of excellent novels which speculate on how the world would be if certain historical events had turned out differently. For example, Fatherland by Robert Harris and Len Deighton’s SSGB are both set in a post war Europe which is under Nazi control while Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove […]

Print the Legend

There have been a number of films and TV dramas recently which have drawn criticism for playing fast and loose with historical accuracy. For example, Mary Queen of Scots contains a scene in which Elizabeth and Mary have a face to face meeting despite the fact that the two Queens never met in real life. […]

Radio Ga Ga

There was worrying news from the world of local radio last week when Global announced that it was cutting back on local programming on the Capital, Heart and Smooth stations which it operates across the UK. Global have said that all local breakfast shows will be axed and replaced by national programmes. In addition, a […]