Articles tagged Reaction.Life Column:

Reaction Media Column 43: Sellafield & Murray Walker Documentary

  • 25 Mar 2021

This article first appeared on Reaction. Sellafield’s Toxic Culture, BBC News Channel & iPlayer This film is only eleven minutes long, but it tells a very worrying story. Sellafield ought to be the safest place in the country. It needs to be given what happens on its...

Reaction Media Review 42: Caroline Aherne at the BBC & Winston Churchill's War

  • 19 Mar 2021

This article first appeared on Reaction. Caroline Aherne at the BBC, BBC4 & iPlayer If you were compiling a list of the top 10 funniest women in Britain over the last 20 years, Caroline Aherne would undoubtedly feature on it. This half-hour tribute to one of Britain’...

Reaction Media Review Column 41: Charles Kennedy Documentary & Boom Radio

  • 2 Mar 2021

      Tearlach Ceannadach/Charles Kennedy: A Good Man Speaking, BBC Alba, iPlayer This documentary about the former leader of the Leader Democrats was a joy to watch. Having said that, it was more an adulatamentary than an objective look at Charles Kennedy’s life, ...

Reaction Media Review Column 38: Chesapeake Shores & Ian King Live

  • 9 Feb 2021

This column first appeared on Reaction. Chesapeake Shores, Netflix In the 1970s it was The Waltons and Little House of the Prairie that provided us with so-called ‘Feel Good’ programmes. They went out of fashion for quite a long time but in recent years, the advent of Ne...

Reaction Media Review Column 37: It's & Sin & Westminster Insider

  • 2 Feb 2021

Westminster Insider with Jack Blanchard, Politico There’s a new political podcast on the block, as if we haven’t got enough already. Time will tell if this one – hosted by Jack Blanchard – has the necessary addictive qualities to attract a large audience. Blanchard is known...

Reaction Media Review Column 36: The Stranger & Question Time

  • 26 Jan 2021

The Stranger (Netflix) OK, OK, I am a year late to the party, but if I am, I suspect you might be too, and I wouldn’t want you to miss out. My partner and I have very different TV viewing habits but just occasionally we find a series we watch together. And that’s what happe...

Reaction Media Review Column 33: Mrs Brown's Boys, Radio Today Podcast & George VI

  • 24 Dec 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction. Mrs Brown’s Boys, BBC1 This week we learned that Mrs Brown’s Boys had been renewed by BBC1 for – wait for it – another five years. Perhaps it’s the circles I move in, but I have yet to find a single person who watches it, let alone...

Reaction Media Column 33: Kay Burley & Britain's 'Shagaluf'

  • 17 Dec 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction. Kay Burley at Breakfast, Sky News I had intended to review Kay Burley’s breakfast show today, but events have scuppered me. Or rather, Kay herself has scuppered me. Her 60th birthday celebrations (60? Never!) have made some Cumming...

Reaction Media Column 31: The Crown

  • 1 Dec 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction. The rise in popularity of TV subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime is, in no small part, due to the popularity of bingeworthy series such as Outlander, You, House of Cards, and, of course, The Crown. The Crown, in pa...

Reaction Media Review 30: Simon Reeve in Cornwall & Naked Attraction

  • 24 Nov 2020

Cornwall with Simon Reeve, BBC2 I’ve become a bit of a Simon Reeve groupie. It was several years ago that I encountered one of his travel programmes where he was travelling around some far flung neck of the woods and I was instantly entranced. He’s a slightly gawky thirty-s...