Friday’s monkey tunes news



British TV

  • Mark Williams and Ayesha Dharker join Sanjeev Bhaskar in The Indian Doctor
  • Channel 4 to subtitle all programmes from 2011 [subscription required]
  • Channel 4 picks up Pillars of the Earth [subscription required]
  • FX acquires The Walking Dead [subscription required]
  • ITV Player coming to smartphones and PlayStation 3?
  • Freeview HD available to 50% of the UK



  • 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.