Some Famous People

My blogging activity has sadly decreased recently, however that’s not to say I haven’t attended plenty of radio recordings at the BBC. To summarise, here are a few of the famous people I’ve met in the last few months. Tim Vine I met comedian Tim Vine in October, when he was recording ‘Tim Vine’s Chat…

A Girl Called Jane (Creative Writing)

Once upon a time, in a land only dissimilar to our own in the extent to which its name is Ireland, there lived a young gypsy girl called Jane. At the mere age of twelve, Jane was fascinated by the detailed complexities of nature, from the tuneful bleating of mountain sheep, to the pubescent mood…

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition – Gold

In 2012 I experienced a DofE hike for the first time. And bless my naïve little soul, for I thought walking through ankle deep mud and being unable to tell one small-to-middle-sized farm from another was the worst experience I had ever gone through. But soon my composure was shaken. In 2013 I completed DofE…

Belonging (Poem)

I walked alone that hell cold night into the arms of dawn.   I walked alone no road in sight the player turned the pawn.   Engulfed by the winds ahead yet never look behind.   Harrowed by the ones I fled fate not yet resigned.   Belonging wanted, wished, not found amongst that godly…

A Week at Soul Survivor

Each summer, over thirty thousand Christian teenagers meet, at one of four events, to sing, pray, study the bible and go to very loosely religious related parties. This is a rather broad description of Soul Survivor, a Christian festival event which yearly attracts youth groups from all over the country to unite to explore their…

The Lentil Sorters Recording – Episodes 3 & 4

So Cabin Pressure’s finished, My First Planet too by the looks of things. Milton Jones is slowly going out of fashion and Bigipedia is forgotten by pretty much everyone. So what is Pozzitive Productions, the company behind this excellent array of radio sitcoms, to do with itself now? The answer is of course create new…

It’s Not What You Know Recording – Series 3

One mild mannered host, three or four vaguely amusing guests, and a nice table. The format for panel shows is pretty frickin’ generic, probably the reason they appear so much in Radio 4’s comedy schedule. It was therefore quite nice for me, to attend the recording of a panel show, which actually had some individuality….

Those tweets tho’

Ah the wonderful world of Twitter. I wonder how many of their 300 million users actually enjoy summing up their thoughts into an insubordinatley small amount of characters on a daily basis, whilst simultaneously being aware these thoughts must be phrased in an incredibly witty way to ensure any size of readership. Well I for one……

Out of the Frying Pan (Short Story)

So my school ran a creative writing competition recently, guess who entered… me! Guess who won… me! Guess who’s now very aware of his writing abilities… me! So yeh, here’s the story: The rain beat down on him persistently as he made his way home. It had been a wet week by anyone’s standards, yet…

Peter Kay’s Car Share, Episode 1 Review

Usually if a TV show is bad, I just turn it off and watch something else, but for Peter Kay’s latest sitcom; Car Share, I had to make an exception. I could hardly write a long and ranty blog post about it without watching it, could I? The program focusses on John (Kay) who, due…

News Quiz and Newsjack Recordings

The thing with growing older and starting to care about the fate of the world, is that you actually understand the political jokes on Radio 4!… or so I’ve been told. So I’ve been to two more radio recordings recently; The News Quiz and Newsjack, and I’ll be reviewing both of them here in a…

A Lesson in Apostrophes

I walked into a classroom the other day and, as you do, went to have a look at the random mumbling comments on the whiteboard. What I found, changed my understanding on apostrophes forever. So for those of you who’ve never understood those weird upside down commas which float above certain words, you have now…