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Month: November 2012

The name’s the game

The name’s the game

Yesterday, on Twitter, ‘child protection expert’* Mark Williams-Thomas named a celebrity who was being interviewed under caution by police as part of Operation Yewtree. In a curious construction, he said that it was “part of #Savile other #sexual offences”. His tweet was retweeted extensively. This morning, he told his followers to “[r]emember if you are going to RT tweets they may be relevant to a certain time & may not be the same hours later”. It might have helped his…

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Ghosts? Sod ’em.

Ghosts? Sod ’em.

While the BBC pulls itself apart, there is still a lot for the Corporation to celebrate on its 90th birthday. One of the most astonishing moments of radio I ever heard was when I was reviewing wireless for the New Statesman over a decade ago. No, not the Alan Freeman programme, though that was good. It was the clip of James Shimayola on Channel Africa played by Radio 4’s A World In Your Ear, about the bedtime concerns of the…

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