TV, Venue / 14/09/2021 Interview: Paul Hayes on his new radio documentary about the original UEA Television station, Nexus: Norfolk’s Forgotten TV Station

As a student at UEA in the early 2000s, Paul Hayes was a presenter at the university’s resident T.V station, Nexus. While the station wasn’t at its height during this time, it was still active in producing daily news and their own shows to be shown in Union House, now named University House. Hayes’ fascination...

TV, Venue / 14/09/2021 Academic Entertainment to Help You Settle into University

I’m the first to say that university isn’t what we see in TV shows, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be helpful in settling us into a new life. Shows with high school/university settings can be extremely cheesy, but they’re also very easy watches. When you’re settling into a new lifestyle, and you need to...

TV, Venue / 14/09/2021 Channel 4: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!

The government’s been knocking on the doors of the country’s cultural institutions for the last few years, and it seems it’s Channel 4’s turn for a visit. They are currently considering privatising the channel which has been publicly owned since its launch under the Thatcher government in 1982. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says that it...

TV, Venue / 17/08/2021 Limited Series: Why are they so good?

Limited series are not a recent phenomenon. Roots was the first television miniseries to become a worldwide sensation. In January 1977, 36 million households tuned in to watch the finale which, at that point, became the most-watched episode in US television history. Limited series are self-contained narratives which are meticulously planned to achieve a particular...

TV, Venue / 17/08/2021 The CW Network: Connoisseurs of Teen Trash

The CW Network is one of the biggest television networks, but it’s infamous for trashy shows. It’s brilliant at giving us first seasons which know how to grip an audience, but that’s where it ends. They then go downhill at breakneck speeds. Maybe that’s harsh, but, sometimes, CW shows don’t know how to quit when...

TV, Venue / 17/08/2021 Live Broadcasting Is Here to Stay

The debate around the effects of streaming on live television viewership is one that seems never-ending. For years now, commentators have consistently sounded the death knell for watching TV in real time, yet here we are still having the same discussion in 2021. Audiences are undeniably not at the heights they once were, but linear...

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Interview: Paul Hayes on his new radio documentary about the original UEA Television station, Nexus: Norfolk’s Forgotten TV Station

As a student at UEA in the early 2000s, Paul Hayes was a presenter at the university’s resident T.V station, Nexus. While the station wasn’t at its height during this time, it was still active in producing daily news and their own shows to be shown in Union House, now named University House. Hayes’ fascination…

TV, Venue

Channel 4: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!

The government’s been knocking on the doors of the country’s cultural institutions for the last few years, and it seems it’s Channel 4’s turn for a visit. They are currently considering privatising the channel which has been publicly owned since its launch under the Thatcher government in 1982. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says that it…

TV, Venue

Limited Series: Why are they so good?

Limited series are not a recent phenomenon. Roots was the first television miniseries to become a worldwide sensation. In January 1977, 36 million households tuned in to watch the finale which, at that point, became the most-watched episode in US television history. Limited series are self-contained narratives which are meticulously planned to achieve a particular…

TV, Venue

Live Broadcasting Is Here to Stay

The debate around the effects of streaming on live television viewership is one that seems never-ending. For years now, commentators have consistently sounded the death knell for watching TV in real time, yet here we are still having the same discussion in 2021. Audiences are undeniably not at the heights they once were, but linear…

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A Rewatch Of Schitt’s Creek

Although ‘Ew, David’ is the phrase spoken by many fans, Schitt’s Creek is anything but a revolting show. Created by father and son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, the American sitcom focuses on the dynastic Rose family who, having lost their fortune, are forced to relocate to a grotty motel in the town of Schitt’s…


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