It is 20 years since the original radio series of Goodness Gracious Me aired. Over two decades, the UK media portrayal of Asians hasn’t used its success to evolve.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we talk the patronising critical reaction to Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift cover album, The Great British Bake Off, and The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones.
It turns out that rural Herefordshire is a veritable hotbed of satanic activity.
Cream-based catastrophe in the quarter final.
James Dean: the Last Ten Weeks on BBC Radio 2.
In this episode of the New Statesman’s pop culture podcast, the past haunts the present: we talk about new film 45 Years, the This Is England series and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.
It’s rare to see something at the pilot stage that is so fully-formed and so confident. Also – no small matter, this, for a comedy – it is hilarious.
A close look at the numbers for the 2014-15 season yields surprising results.
So why isn’t the BBC making more of a fuss about it?
We talk genre-twisting action movie American Ultra, new Channel 4 series Hunted and BBC Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure.
Step AWAY from the gelatine.
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