Articles published in November 2009:Nov 4
ITV Still Reunited
Simon Pitt | Wednesday 4th November 2009
ITV's sale of Friends Reunited is to be investigated by the competition committee. In the mean time, ITV is left holding the costly, and very rubbish, baby that is FriendsReunited.co.uk.
A Brief Guide to Radio Drama
Simon Pitt | Friday 6th November 2009
Simon gives a broad overview of drama on BBC Radio and offers a few thoughts on its nature and popularity, before wondering why nobody knows there is drama on Radio 3.
Simon Pitt | Wednesday 11th November 2009
According to the media, getting video On Demand wherever and whenever you want it is pretty much the most exciting thing to ever happen. But is On Demand all it's cracked up to be? If it is, why isn't everyone doing it, and if it isn't, why not? As the BBC turn off their Real Player streams and move to iPlayer for all TV and Radio, Simon looks at just how popular iPlayer is and examines why it hasn't set the world alight as much as everyone wishes.
Who's Who at the BBC
Simon Pitt | Thursday 12th November 2009
With the BBC releasing salary information for their top 107 decision makers, Simon takes the opportunity to examine who some of the key figures are, and how they got there.
Robert Weedon | Saturday 14th November 2009
Robert reviews ITV1's latest drama series, and surprisingly, he likes it.
Why Everyone Seems to Hate the BBC
Simon Pitt | Saturday 14th November 2009
You can't open a newspaper these day without reading a rant about the BBC. With the BBC releasing their expenses, and journalists struggling to find something to complain about, Simon examines why everyone seems to hate the BBC.
Asian Network's Soap Cancelled
Simon Pitt | Tuesday 17th November 2009
The BBC have announced that the Asian Network's soap, Silver Street, will air its last episode in March 2010. It will be replaced by a run of monthly stand-alone thirty-minute dramas. Is this the beginning of the end for drama on the Asian Network? Or maybe for the Asian Network itself?
Month Roundup: October 2009
Simon Pitt | Thursday 19th November 2009
A brief overview of everything that happened in the media in October 2009. The month in which a racist appeared on Question Time, TS Eliot became the nation's favourite poet and laugh-a-minute swear-fest The Thick Of It returned to BBC Two.
How the News: Works
Simon Pitt | Saturday 21st November 2009
An examination of the way news and journalists work. Where do news stories come from and where do they go when they're not on the front page anymore? An Image Dissectors exclusive scoop!
The HD event
Robert Weedon | Monday 23rd November 2009
HD is rolling out across the country, but only to a select few. Which future television event will persuade people to make the switch to High Definition?
Christmas is Coming
Robert Weedon | Thursday 26th November 2009
With Christmas only a month away, Robert speculates about what television we can look forward to in the forthcoming festive season, and wonders why we all look forward to it anyway.