Every week day, I let you know what's happening in the world of television, film and many other media on both sides of Atlantic as well in the rest of the world (sometimes). The news category lets you have access to this pure news - and you can, of course, subscribe to its RSS feed.
Ofcom has been investigating a few complaints again. For some reason, The Baby Mind Reader was given the all-clear, despite being obvious rubbish. Maybe the fact it was on Five lowered their standards a little.
But more interesting is the complaint against MTV Dance. This, apparently, has been letting some dodgy text messages get through, unvetted, from viewers.
One complaint was received after “all u Fenons [Fenians] out there - die” was shown on screen. The complainant also noted that there had been references to Bobby Sands and the UDA.
So the first thing of interest is that the moderators would have stopped this if they'd known what Fenons meant. Yet they let it through because they thought it was just a regular message of death. Okay...
But why exactly are those little scamps using MTV Dance as a conduit for political propaganda, do you think?
The time slot for the Christmas episode of Doctor Who, The Runaway Bride, is going to be announced today. More importantly, the Beeb has confirmed that plans for series four are now underway, the 2007 Annual is going to be more popular than The Beano's, and retailers have sold out of the Cyberman voice-changing mask.
There's still been no confirmation of a second season for Torchwood, according to John Barrowman. But Captain Jack will be in three of the four final episodes of the next series of Doctor Who. Barrowman also admits Captain Jack's personality changes according to which show he's in...
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.