Wednesday, October 04, 2006

18DoughtyStreet Talk TV on the Today Programme

Click HERE (7.26am) to hear the Today Programme feature on 18DoughtyStreet Talk TV. We'll also be featured on BBC Online and the BBC Daily Podcast tomorrow, as well as the BBC's Politics Show on Sunday. The BBC seem rather taken with us...

I was amazed to see how many people at the Tory conference had heard of the venture. With only 6 days to go until we go on air, it's all getting a bit real now...

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to the BBC:

“… a sort of British version of Fox News, which is Rupert Murdoch’s news channel in the United States. Fox is attacked for being politically partisan and that of course is not allowed here.”

Not allowed here! I had to pour myself a wee dram.

Anonymous said...

Was wondering if that was tongue in cheek David.

Andrew Ian Dodge said...

Yes not like the BBC is biased or anything.

Good luck with the venture. Methinks the BBC is just giving it high profile so that people know about the endeavor when they bash three shades of dung out of it.

Ginro said...

Well good luck and I hope it's a huge success.

Fruning Graplecard said...

This is just a little niggle, but I am annoyed that the BBC tries to fob us off with RAM files.

(I was about to dowload the "Today" piece, which has a RAM file extension.)

I havn't had a computer with Real Player in years, for the simple reason that it tries to hijack your PC with pop-ups, untraceable defaults and (this is debated hotly) spyware.

It's chief sin is it's tenacious and, some would say, mendacious grip on your operating system.

I hope it has improved, but those who know appear to avoid Real Player like the proverbial plague.

I hope 18 DS has not gotten into some dreadful deal with them.

BJ said...

What a shame that Tom Fielden ended his otherwise good report with the dreaded phrase "remains to be seen". I think I was taught NEVER to use that as a payoff on about day two in BBC local radio.

Martine Martin said...

Oo, you've not even started yet and the "establishment" is trying to buy you off!

Well, whether there's something in all of this internet TV stuff or not, you've got 'em scared Iain ;) That's definitely a good sign.

This could be the big boost you need to get the word out (yes, you know I'm a cynic about this venture, but I do wish you all the best of luck all the same). Have fun!

Croydonian said...

If our host will permit a technical detour - google Media player classic, download etc and this will play *.RAM files without colonising your hard drive and making preumptions about file associations...

Anonymous said...

The best idear of the decade maybe the most politicaly important since the invention of the printing press.

Not that I am trying to putt you under any pressure to not fail you understand.

But maybe the future of the entire free world rests in your hands.

Fruning Graplecard said...

If I may be permitted, may I thank Croydonian for his advice.

kingbongo said...

The BBC reporter was hilarious - he kept going on and on about bias and was doing a lot of sub-Paxman sneering. All in all the BBC monolith must be finding this whole interweb thing a nuisance, as they aren't given a monopoly of it despite their best efforts (they've almost completely destroyed the educational market up to GCSE level)

Looking forward to day 1 and lots of glitches!

Anonymous said...

People sitting up watching their laptops late into the night.--I've read somewhere that you can watch your computer through your TV via a single lead.--What type of lead and how exactly.It would be nice to have instructions somewhere.