I can’t believe CNN allowed its name to be put on this typo

The Ghost: Bristish

This is a still from the movie The Ghost.

Really? That’s how we’re spelling ‘British’ now? TV networks may have the excuse they’re in a hurry, but movie-makers? Oh dear.

PS I bet CNN had approval on anything that carried its logo, too.

PPS And the movie’s about a writer. He stares at that for nearly a minute and doesn’t spot the mistake.


  • 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.