Why Coldplay Will Silence The Glastonbury Critics

With Glastonbury only days away, excitement is building with those attending. Of course, nowadays with extensive coverage across the BBC, millions more at home get to see performances from across the weekend. As great as this is, it can lead to a climate of armchair viewers who, coupled by the media’s influence, make poorly informed judgements about the festival without having really experienced it.

Anyone that’s been to Glastonbury knows that watching it on the BBC is actually nothing like attending the festival itself.


Rod Hull: A Bird in the Hand

We all have TV shows we loved as a child, and for good reason, but is revisiting them as an adult purely for nostalgia all it’s cracked up to be? A recent online rendezvous with Rod Hull (and, of course, Emu) explains why it might be better to leave it all in the past.

If you’re in your thirties or over, you’ll appreciate this: There’s a strange current phenomenon where TV shows that you may have rose-tinted memories of (or perhaps missed the first time around, back when programmes were only on once), and never thought you’d see again, are now readily available to watch on YouTube.


The Future of Video Reality

Today saw the latest release in Cassetteboy’s arsenal of political satire: an astute take on Jeremy Hunt and the Junior Doctor’s strike.

Putting words into the mouths of others for comedic effect is nothing new. Back in the 1980’s Spitting Image was one of the most popular shows on TV, using the now antiquated medium of puppetry. Nowadays with the huge progressions in technology, over-dubbing and YouTube cut-ups are more popular than ever, and reach millions through promotion in the mainstream media.


Sunday Bundle

In a week where we witnessed one of the most dramatic basketball final finishes, but this kid got taught a valuable lesson, you may have missed this: