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 Radio – MMR Wars (Arts Attack 13/02/09)

This week’s feature for ‘Arts Attack’ has nothing to do with TV but instead looks at the world of radio and a broadcast by Jeni Barnett on London station LBC during which she declares the MMR vaccine an unnecessary evil. I explore the dangerous effects of poor research and inaccurate health reporting as well as the fallout of this particular case of bad science broadcasting – including LBC’s attempts to sue Ben Goldacre. 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 …