Here’s a clip from the improvised BBC2 sitcom The Trip. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play “loose versions of themselves” as they travel around the Peak District, Lake District, Scotland, Lancashire, and the Yorkshire Dales writing food reviews for a national newspaper. Read more about it here. Love it.

A Few Cosmic Mind Bogglers

I watched a great episode of Horizon last night – asking the biggest questions that science can possibly ask: where did everything in our universe come from? How did it all begin? What followed was a dizzying exploration of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes. If you like that sort of stuff I can’t recommendContinue reading “A Few Cosmic Mind Bogglers”

Great idents for BBC Sport

I saw this at the weekend for the Winter Olympics.. and loved it. BBC Sport – Winter Olympics Animation 2010 Marc Craste was briefed by agency RKCR/Y&R to create a film based around a legendary quest, where an Inuit hero retrieves a spiritual stone that has been stolen from a mystical totem by a giantContinue reading “Great idents for BBC Sport”

Delia Derbyshire – 4 deck reel-to-reel beat matching

via Carl Cox eat your heart out. Delia Derbyshire was born in Coventry, England, in 1937. Educated at Coventry Grammar School and Girton College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a degree in mathematics and music. In 1959, on approaching Decca records, Delia was told that the company did not employ women in their recordingContinue reading “Delia Derbyshire – 4 deck reel-to-reel beat matching”

Advertising trends explained… via the BBC Creative Department. Pt2

Part 2 of my all-new essential guide to trends in advertising; aka “popular+creative YouTube videos brought to terrestrial TV in the form of advertising”. This time it’s the BBC creative department, again. Spotted this trailer on TV last night. 1/ BBC Sport – We Support Your Team! 2/ Matt McAllister setting the Guiness World RecordContinue reading “Advertising trends explained… via the BBC Creative Department. Pt2”

Advertising trends explained… via the BBC Creative Department

Here’s the new Radio 2 promo using the snazzy editing and sound production shown off by Hyperactive / VW Golf. There’s also a new one circulating for Radio 1 (I think) going with the Minilogue / Carphone Warehouse hands moving pictures animation styleee. Keep an eye out for it. Btw I’m not knocking them.. It’sContinue reading “Advertising trends explained… via the BBC Creative Department”

BBC announces new multiplatform series, Britain From Above Britain from Above will make use of technology to create stunning images of Britain from above. Using aerial and satellite photography, groundbreaking filming technology, data mapping, and exclusive archive Britain from Above will look at varied issues from how four million people move around Greater London each day and how football crowds moveContinue reading “BBC announces new multiplatform series, Britain From Above”