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 – Branding (Arts Attack 21/11/08)

This week’s TV feature for ‘Arts Attack’ looks at the amount of hard work and effort that goes into every aspect of TV production, especially the amount of time spent on channel branding. With UKTV announcing the rebranding of all their factual channels to single words (Yesterday, Alibi, Eden and so on), we chat to someone who knows what a difference a strong brand makes, Julia Restall, Marketing Manager for the home of Top Gear, Dave. Arts Attack is the weekly arts and culture show on Roundhouse Radio. Hosted by Kate Lamble, the shows looks at all aspects of culture …

Radio Radio

Radio is great. If radio was a football team I would have a season ticket, the replica kit and the official branded underwear. I would refuse to drink out of anything other than my Radio FC mug and I’d heckle TV fans for being glory hunters. Until today I was unshakable in my conviction that radio, like the Rolling Stones, will never die. Then I listened to this shower of shite… http://risingstar.sony.co.uk These are the people that the radio industry reckon are the great new rising stars of the radio world. Listen to them. Like what you hear? Thought not. …