English – BBC – The ‘Apostrophiser’

    Right – thats it. Sorry…that’s it. The missing or misplaced apostrophe has irritated one Bristol grammar stickler so much that he has set about correcting and cleaning up public signs in the city. He’s anonymous and works in the early hours of the morning. He takes great care, working with specially designed kit,…

Bookseller Briefing 10/16 – week ending 11 March

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller SoA seeks new law to protect authors Diversity debates focus on ‘unconscious bias’ in publishing Amazon confirms second bookshop opening Shareholders call for Pearson to review strategy after ‘crisis of confidence’ PRH Audio to become standalone division under Telfer BBC to broadcast Zadie Smith and Evelyn Waugh adaptations Quercus launches new ‘upmarket’ imprint:…

The Bookseller Briefing 48 – week ending 4 December

Acknowledgements: The Bookseller Solomon: ‘once well-known authors now struggling’ Lord Weidenfeld helps Christians fleeing so-called ISIS Civilised Saturday a ‘fantastic success’ says booksellers Shakespeare website from OUP Hitler’s Mein Kampf to be republished Reid-banks complains about Guardian Children’s Prize winner Inspector Chen series adapted for BBC Radio 4 Mult-million pound campaign tackles copyright infringement Robert hale…

Radio – BBC R4 The Legacy of Magna Carta

Magna Carta, 1215 : The British Library Following on from my post of 5 January, BBC R4’s In Our Time – The Legacy of Magna Carta has just finished. Presented by Melvyn Bragg, the four programmes in the series can be found here. It’s unclear how long the episodes will be available for and they may…

Radio – Frequency of Laughter – Radio 4

Frequency of Laughter | Radio 4 | From 18 October; available on BBC iPlayer Radio with over a year to listen and also available as a podcast. The Frequency of Laughter is a six-part history of radio comedy, covering 1975-2005, presented by journalist and radio fan Grace Dent. In each episode she brings together two…

Radio – 702 ABC Sydney

With the clocks going back to GMT in the UK on 26 October, Today on Radio 4 now starts at 08:00 SAT rather than 07:00, so I thought I’d look for something different to listen to while I waited for Today to start. Wanting a change from the the Beeb, the obvious alternatives were the…