Paddington Review

Four years ago it was announced that David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter series, would be turning the much loved character of Paddington Bear into a blockbuster movie. I was of course, enthralled and and have been following production of the film ever since. Casting announcements, filming rumours, trailers, the exit of Colin Firth…

Light Photography

Spare time is a strange thing. What do you fill it with? Do you do sophisticated things such as reading the works of Dickens or keeping up-go-date with politics? Or do you instead spend time playing around with cameras and different coloured torches? Hm. So yeh, me and me mates took these photos (shout out…

I’m in a Music Video!

Erm, yeh. The title of this post sort of sums up the whole situation; I’m in a music video! Well, I say I’m in it. I can’t actually find myself. I’m in the crowd somewhere. I was there when it was being filmed so I must be there. If anybody could point me out that would…

Unnecessary Rows

If I’m perfectly honest with you, and I do believe that honesty in our non-existent relationship is important, this table would have functioned quite well with just two rows. But hey, rows are cool! It raises the question; are KS3 and KS4 actually any different?  

Start/Stop Recording – Series 2

So yeah, went to another recording last week met the cast, met Olly Murs and got myself on the One Show! Not a bad evening.  So the show was called Stop/Start and its romantic comedy from BBC Radio 4. It focuses on three failing marriages and the situations the couples find themselves in with each other,…

Dead Ringers Recording – Series 12 Episode 2

Dead Ringers is a topical impressions show, broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It ran for eleven series between 2000 and 2005. On July this year, seven years after the last full series, Dead Ringers made a high profile return to our screens (well radios, whatever). Series 12 sees impressionist giants Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens…

Lewis Macleod is Not Himself Recording – Episodes 1 & 2

Lewis Macleod; know to Radio 4 listeners for being part of the satirical news show ‘Newsjack’, to children for being the voice of Postman Pat, and to die-hard Harry Potter fans for voicing Dumbledore in the series of video-games. However not many people know that ‘the voice of Postman Pat’ is actually a great comedian…

Not Going Out Recording – Series 7 Episode 8

After a year and a half of regularity attending BBC Radio Recordings, I decided to try something different, the recording of a TV show. The show in question was the BBC 1 sitcom ‘Not Going Out’. The show focuses around Lee (played by comedian Lee Mack) who spends his life doing nothing and getting on…

The News Quiz Recording (sort of) – Series 84 Episode 7

So a new episode of the News Quiz was being recorded last week and, despite not having tickets to sit in the studio audience of the show, I went along anyway, to wait outside to meet the cast. #funlife The News Quiz is a radio panel show in which panellists look over the weeks news…

John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme Recording – Series 4 Episode 2

As I have explained numerous times on this blog, but will do so again for the sake of consistency, ‘John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme’ is a radio 4 sketch show, penned by Cabin Pressure writer John Finnemore. Recently I attended a recording of an episode of  the fourth series. The recording took place at the Shaw…

A Lego TARDIS

With school, education and any kind of work being a distant memory, I can now put my summer to good use (a.k.a Radio Recordings, Lord of the Rings and Lego). However, with so much time on my hands a lot becomes wasted and even more squandered on useless and pointless tasks. One example that immediately pops…

John Finnemore’s Library Edition 2

With live recordings of ‘John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme’ series 4 on the horizon, John and co set off to Kensington Library to ‘try-out’ some material for the new series in his second ‘Library Edition’. Joining John were his co-stars Simon Kane and Carrie Quinlan. The content for this ‘try-out’ was mainly revamped material from the first…