Joe on TV – Product Placement (Arts Attack 03/04/09)

This week I look at Culture Secretary Andy Burnham’s decision to continue the ban on product placement on TV shows made in the UK. I look at some of the most gratuitous examples of brand names sneaking onto our screens, the reaction from the commercial broadcasters and whether product placement is as bad as it seems. Listen using the player above! 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 …

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 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 …

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, …

Joe on TV – Kids TV Special (Arts Attack 09/01/09)

This week’s TV feature for ‘Arts Attack’ is a Kids TV special as I investigate whether or not the current crop of shows on the CBBC Channel compare to the classics. Includes reviews of M.I. High, Hider in the House, Gastronuts, The Slammer and Arthur as well as a classic innuendo from Chucklevision. 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, and I recommend that you do …

Joe on TV – Drugs, Lies and Adverts (Arts Attack 05/12/08)

This week’s TV feature for ‘Arts Attack’ looks the furore over DFS’ giant sofas advert and the furore over Burger King’s Whopper Virgins advert in the States. I also look at Pablo, the drug mule dog, and other terrifying public service films of the past. 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, and I recommend that you do because it’s great, you can stream it from …

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 …

Joe on TV – Naughty Words (Arts Attack 14/11/08)

The first of my features on the world of TV and Radio for ‘Arts Attack’, Roundhouse Radio’s very own weekly culture show. This week I take a look at Channel 4’s Winter 2009 highlights as well as discussing whether the Daily Express can be the Mary Whitehouse of the 21st century and end swearing on TV. 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, and I recommend …