I was a latecomer to Fleabag. Put off by the hype and the unappealing name, I arrived about a year late to the party, where everyone was already putting on their coats to leave, eye-rolling at my snail-paced approach to one of the most popular comedies to have graced our screens in recent times. A similar thing happened with my intense love affair with Monzo (we are still happily together but I’m getting a bit sick of the notifications).
Having heard so much about them from friends and seeing streams of good reviews online, I sat down last week and decided, before all the deadlines kick in, it was time to indulge myself in the BBC’s most talked-about series. After clocking some impressive TV time, I can confirm: Bodyguard and Killing Eve are compelling, thrilling and, most of all, pretty sexy.
The 2013 St Andrews Media Conference this Tuesday was in many ways a success. The members of the University’s Carnegie Club did very well, first of all, in securing two St Andrews alumni to be panel speakers at the event. David Wilkinson, founder of STAR Radio, was present, as well as Julian Calvert, a former student of English here and now Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University. They were joined by Simon Bucks, associate director of Sky News, and Tim Marshall, Head of Events Group of BBC. Here we share their insights and tips on the future of media, and the best ways to break into the industry.
Every Wednesday night, it is David Attenborough’s lulling voice that takes us through the seasons in the magical ice world of Frozen Planet, following the animals that roam the frosty landscapes and the fish that swim the waters beneath.
A new American series is about to hit our television screens in the UK next week, revolving around life in the air on the infamous airline, Pan Am, during the 1960s.