Author: Ian

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Home At Last For Coventry City

Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. After more than a year of exile thirty-five miles from home in Northampton, Coventry City are to return to the Ricoh Arena in...

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How To Pace A Television Game Show

One evening a couple of weeks ago, apropos of nothing, I happened upon an episode of the British version of the long-running game show Play Your Cards Right from the 1990s, hosted by Bruce...

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Fifty Years Of Match Of The Day

Gary Lineker will probably be wearing a party hat for it, but there isn’t a great deal else for the BBC’s venerable Saturday evening football programme to celebrate as it reaches its fiftieth birthday....

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Review – Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

In the entire narrative history of rock & roll music, there is perhaps no other band that best personifies the concept of glorious failure than Big Star. This is a band whose story has...

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A Brief History Of Nuclear Television

There are, perhaps, no two phenomena more quintessentially of the 1980s as the concept of having a television in your kitchen and films about the Soviet Union and the United States of America using...