Earlier this year the BBC had to deal with complants that the dialogue in the drama series Jamaica Inn was difficult to hear because the actors were … Continue reading What did he say? Why the ‘mumbling’ issue on TV was inevitable..
It’s the era of the eBook, but the unexpected return of some childhood Doctor Who novels shows how books themselves can act as personal time machines. … Continue reading Missing the Target: my own ‘lost episodes’ saga
Here’s a link to an article I wrote for Mediatel’s Newsline. I don’t usually post them here as they tend to be more for people in the media research industry, but I thought this article might be of wider interest to any Sherlock fans. The article looks at the record amounts of people who time-shifted ‘The Empty Hearse’ in the UK or watched it on-demand and puts this in the context of wider trends in TV viewing. The article also makes the important point that the TV ratings are a measure of viewings, not viewers, so they do include repeated … Continue reading Are Sherlock’s record viewing figures a sign of the time(shift)?
I don’t usually post my media industry columns here as they may not be of wider interest. However my October column for Mediatel’s Newsline coincided with … Continue reading The Web of Fear returns to a Web Planet
To celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary this year and fresh back from the GallifreyOne convention in LA, I attempted a portrait of the first Doctor back … Continue reading The First Doctor – all of them….
As I was working on a post over at my work website, researchthemedia.com, it occurred to me it might be of wider interest, so apologies if … Continue reading Is Television now the Predominant Art Form – Quite literally?
Mad Men is back next month, following the (unusually) tumultuous end of season 5. Each season has a pretty iconic poster, but this season has a … Continue reading Mad Men Season 6 Poster