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 – 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 …

Confused

My supermarket wants to sell me car insurance. I’m confused.com! What is confusing about that? They’re trying to sell you car insurance in the same way they try to sell you baked beans you daft cow! They’re a supermarket, they sell things. If you’re confused by that, never go in a Tesco Extra, your head might explode. An escalator for trolleys? But… but… wh… KABOOM! Maybe I should watch less daytime TV. What is confusing me is the number of price comparison websites that are now competing to end the confusion that has apparently occurred due to the large number …