Delia Derbyshire – Goddess of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

I was pleasantly surprised to see that tonights airing of the Delia Derbyshire documentary “Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire” on BBC Radio 4 was listened to by enough people to make her name a trending topic on Twitter in the UK for most of the evening – and not just because […]

Carl Sagan and the cosmos

“Understanding is a kind of ecstasy” – Carl Sagan The great Carl Sagan would have been 75 today. Most famous for the 1980s TV series and accompanying book, Cosmos, he was a prolific science writer producing more than 600 papers and articles and was the author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books including […]

And Another Thing…

As improbable as it seems, seventeen years after Mostly Harmless and eight years after Douglas Adams’ untimely death, a new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book is upon us once again. Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer bravely steps into a rather large pair of shoes to bring us And Another Thing…, the sixth episode of […]

The future is here, and it’s a bit rubbish

Photo credit: Vermin Inc Remember all the exciting things we were promised? Back when the year 2000 seemed unfathomably distant the future looked rosy, by now we would be living in a Star Trek like world where robots would do all the work and we would be able to spend all our time on leisure […]

Zen and the Art of Blake’s 7

There is some sort of Blake’s 7 “25th anniversary extravaganza” on next Sunday on R7 @ 8am and then repeated at 9pm. Can’t find any more info than that really though. ENTERTAINMENT:  Zen and the Art of Blake’s Seven Channel: BBC Radio Seven Date: Sunday 2nd February 2003 Time: 08:00 to 11:00 (starting in 6 […]

New Who?

There was mention in todays Sunday Times of the possibility of a new Dr Who movie: Dyke calls up Daleks to take on Hollywood – let’s hope it’s better than the last one! yeah, yeah, I know… I’ll believe it when I see it too…