Thursday’s pre-Easter news

No more news until Tuesday, but there’ll probably be other stuff over the weekend, probably about my impending heart attack from over-work.

British TV

  • Sky’s ratings have dropped since cutting off Virgin Media
  • Russell Brand quits Big Brother’s Big Mouth
  • Channel 4’s finances look shaky
  • A clip from the next series of Peep Show



  • Rob Buckley

    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.