Articles tagged Reaction.Life Column:

Reaction Media Review Column 25: Could cancel culture scare off the new generation of political commentators?

  • 13 Oct 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.   Reasoned with Darren Grimes, YouTube and all podcast platforms Darren Grimes has a certain reputation – most of it thoroughly undeserved. His reputation should be as one of the most articulate voices for Brexit in the country...

Reaction Media Column 23: Brunel & The Making an Impression Podcast

  • 1 Oct 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.   Brunel: The Man Who Built Britain. Channel 5 A few weeks ago I wrote about the unpredictable quality of Channel 5’s multifarious and omnipresent royal documentaries. Some are complete tat, whereas others combine original rese...

Reaction Media Column 22: 'Washington' & the Biteback Chats Books' podcast

  • 26 Sep 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.   Washington, History If there’s one thing that American TV channels do very well, it is making TV series about their presidents. I’ve written in previous columns about PBS America’s latest documentaries on Clinton, Bush and Re...

Reaction Media Column 21: 'Me & My Penis' & the How to Fail Podcast

  • 16 Sep 2020

This column appeared originally on Reaction. Me and My Penis, Channel 4 If you’re the sort of person who likes to see lots of willies on TV, you lucked out last Monday on Channel 4. It came on the back of (if you’ll pardon the expression) last year’s Channel 4 female equ...

Reaction Media Column 20: The Fast Show & Acting Prime Minister Podcast

  • 10 Sep 2020

Originally published on Reaction. The Fast Show: More Blooming Catchphrases, Gold Last Saturday, my partner and I celebrated 25 years together. What better way to spend the evening than to watch a two hour Fast Show documentary and retrospective? Who said romance is dead...

Reaction Media Column 18: Planet Normal & Occupied

  • 26 Aug 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.Life. Occupied, Netflix It is, nowadays, almost de rigueur to be a fan of Scandinavian dramas. First, there was The Killing, then Borgen, then The Bridge. When we heard last week that Borgen is to return for a further series, I cou...

Reaction Media Column 17: Julia Gillard's 'A Podcast of One's Own' & Channel 5 Royal Documentaries

  • 20 Aug 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction.Life   A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard I’ve often wondered how former prime ministers and presidents cope with losing office. How does your brain adjust to being the most powerful person in the country one minute, and t...

Reaction Life Media Review 14: The Rise of the Murdochs & The Last Ship

  • 29 Jul 2020

This article was originally published on Reaction.Life. I wrote a new column each Friday on the site.   The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, BBC2 As you will know, if you are a regular reader of this column, I’m a sucker for a person based biographical documentary. So whe...

Reaction Life Media Review 12: Test Match Cricket & Radio Moments Podcast

  • 14 Jul 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.Life   Test Match Cricket, Sky Sports Test Match Special, 5 Live Sports Extra On Wednesday cricket fans around the world finally got what they were almost panting for – some live test match action. It didn’t last long, given ...

Reaction.Life Media Review 11: 'Eurovision' & Westmonster News Podcast

  • 7 Jul 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction.Life. Eurovision – The Story of Fire Saga, Netflix I’ve never quite understood the appeal of Will Ferrell, so it was with some degree of trepidation that I decided to take the advice of several friends who had seen “Eurovision” with...