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The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
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Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
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Tag Archives: BBC
The parallel universe of political correctness Telegraph, Monday 18th April 2016 One of the several accusations against John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, is that he consorted with a prostitute. The BBC, for reasons of self-interest which do not need restating, … Continue reading
Osborne angry about BBC’s Orwellian jibe The Times, Friday 5th December 2014 George Osborne rounded on a BBC journalist yesterday for suggesting that he was taking Britain back to 1930s deprivation depicted by George Orwell. In a tetchy interview with … Continue reading
In today’s Daily Telegraph, BBC Newsbeat editor, Louisa Compton, huffily dismisses the Ofcom ruling over the appropriate context and scheduling of a report on Newsbeat featuring an interview with a British man fighting for the so-called Islamic State. During the … Continue reading
Goose bumps The BBC often runs a helpline after airing disturbing programmes, but no such service was available following the first episode of ‘Life Story’. I felt like I needed counselling after witnessing the extreme rite of passage of barnacle … Continue reading
Whether or not allegations of historical sexual abuse against Cliff Richard prove true or false, isn’t it strange that the BBC appears to have had prior knowledge of the police raid on the singer’s property in Sunningdale, Berkshire? Just saying.
Jamaica Inn: BBC receives thousands of complaints over ‘mumbling’ The Guardian, Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Viewers who tuned into the launch of Jamaica Inn were left frustrated after struggling to make out the dialogue in the BBC’s new period drama. … Continue reading
BBC should “look and sound more like its audiences” BBC, Wednesday 4th December 2013 James Harding, the BBC’s news director, has said its output should “look and sound more like its audiences”. Previous Next WUFOOB Archive
BBC wastes millions on needless golden goodbyes BBC, Saturday 7th September 2013 BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten warned he is ‘looking forward’ to his face-off with former director-general Mark Thompson when the warring pair are grilled by MPs next week … Continue reading
If you search on Google for the things about which the BBC would like to ‘raise our awareness’, you discover an impressive array of topics such as disability, transgender portrayal, gender and racial equity, diversity, mental health, opportunities for women, … Continue reading