The BBC2 TV series is validating and dispiriting at the same time.
The New Statesman podcast.
From the Beatles arriving home from America to Damien Hirst’s tedious old shark, Sandbrook's buttock-clenching documentary disappointed. Plus: The Dresser.
Unusually, the hype was bettered by the experience as technical prowess brought the sounds of The Stone Tape eerily close.
The candidates have to cobble together a children’s book – but they’d better not be too clever about it.
“Chewing Gum is the London that I know.”
James McAvoy brings a hardness that could shatter walnuts to Orson Welles’s Heart of Darkness on BBC Radio 4.
To make a pearl, you need grit and I am wondering where that little bit of necessary sand is going to come from this time around.
Pun and games at a pet show.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss
Capturing live opera demands more than a series of mikes attached to the lapels of singers and someone pressing Record.