Thursday’s news. Just one more day

Curses. I thought they were going to let me go, yesterday, but now they’ve promised me a potential “quick one- or two-day” trial. Anyway, here’s the news.


  • Doug Coupland’s jPod has been turned into a short film which you can view online.
  • There’s a not-great trailer for Highlander: The Source on YouTube. Well, more like a rough-cut of the first two minutes. Doesn’t look promising though.

British TV



  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; 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. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.