Joe on TV – Danny Cohen Interview (Arts Attack 06/03/09)

Following my feature on last week’s show about the sitcom slump (if I repeat it enough the term will catch on), I speak to Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three about how he chooses which new comedies make it onto TV, whether he thinks we’re in a comedy recession and why he is giving Lily Allen a second series. You can listen my piece on The Sitcom Slump here. Arts Attack is the weekly arts and culture show on Roundhouse Radio. Hosted by Kate Lamble, the shows looks at all aspects of culture from books and film to music and …

Joe on TV – The Sitcom Slump (Arts Attack 26/02/09)

This week’s TV feature for ‘Arts Attack’ looks at the recent recession in the world of situation comedy and asks the important question… why aren’t there any good sitcoms on TV at the moment? I present exhibits from ‘Grownups’ to ‘The Life of Riley’ and seek witnesses from the world of comedy. To hear Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three, discussing the current state of comedy and the world of commissioning, click here. Arts Attack is the weekly arts and culture show on Roundhouse Radio. Hosted by Kate Lamble, the shows looks at all aspects of culture from books and …

Joe on TV – Butchers and Bias (Arts Attack 16/01/09)

This week’s TV feature for ‘Arts Attack’ looks at the questionable inspiration behind BBC Three’s new series ‘Young Butcher of the Year’ and how the BBC have been accused of being simultaneously anti-Israeli and anti-Palestine in their reporting of the recent conflicts in Gaza. I explore the difficulties of balanced news reporting and proclaim my faith in the BBC. Arts Attack is the weekly arts and culture show on Roundhouse Radio. Hosted by Kate Lamble, the shows looks at all aspects of culture from books and film to music and TV. If you would like to hear the full show, …