giefu: (The British are coming!)
A meme (kinda?) based on Mitch Benn's 'I'm Proud of the BBC' song, which if you haven't seen/downloaded you really should. The BBC is my first and strongest love (I was listening to Radio 4 practically in the womb) so this was inevitable, really:

Below is a list of all the shows mentioned in Mitch Benn's I'm Proud of the BBC. Bold = love (or have loved) it, Plain text = neutral, Strike through = never seen / listened to.

The list is here! WARNING I gush about Radio 4 a lot. )
giefu: (serious business)
So I promised [ profile] _solaeris that I'd talk about attending the workshops and recordings that the BBC took to my university, and now's as good a time as any to write it up, I suppose! First things first, I didn't actually end up getting to see the News Quiz being recorded. Apparently Sandi Toksvig was too ill to travel that day so they recorded it up in London instead. As you can imagine, this was incredibly annoying, but as it turned out the workshops turned out to be pretty good so I suppose it evened out in the end!

The Torchwood workshop was all about the radio plays that had been commissioned to promote Children of Earth, and they focused on Asylum in particular. It was a little embarrassing because I hadn't actually listened to the play in question, but they played enough clips throughout that I was pretty familiar with it by the end! The writer (Anita Sullivan) was there, as well as the commissioner for Wales and Tom Price, who plays PC Andy (he was pretty important in Asylum, so that was why he was there). It was really interesting, AND I got to keep a copy of the script at the end! I was also filmed afterwards for a vox pop thing for the BBC- that may go up on youtube sometime, so if it does I'll link to it here and you can all hear how stupid I sound/see what I look like in real life.

The journalism workshop today was also really interesting, although at first the guy holding it started to talk about statistics and I began to glaze over because maths is definitely Not My Thing. However it turned out to be more about analysing what statistics are really telling you, and ways in which the media uses statistical data to create a story. It turned out to be pretty fascinating, actually, and I'll certainly never take figures at face value again! After that I got another cool freebie, which was a bright highlighter-orange BBC Radio 4 Students t-shirt. I shall wear it with pride!

Well, that's all that happened, I guess (it would have been much longer if the News Quiz hadn't been canceled ):). I'm sorry I don't have pictures for you but I don't think they allowed photography at the events anyway. I hope it was fairly interesting, anyway. Somewhat gratifyingly, two of the BBC people I met had English Literature degrees! So you never know, I could be helping out with Torchwood 2015 or something.
giefu: (YAY)
So anybody who knows me probably also knows that I have massive, largely unrequieted love for BBC Radio 4 due to the fact that it is a) the only radio station we play in my house and b) it has brought things like Bleak Expectations and The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy to the world. Well, they're coming to Cardiff! And running workshops!


(also the journalism one! And a recording of the News Quiz! But lets be honest here, this is the one the nerd in me is super excited about.)

And the best thing is all the tickets were free. God bless you, Radio 4.

giefu: (Kung Fu Action Jesus- In Space!)
 Because if this blog isn't for self-entitled ramblings, then I don't know what it's for.

Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.

I asked [ profile] futuresoon , and she gave me:

kung-fu action Jesus Doctor, the Bugle, Asterix, crossovers, England-the-country )


Jul. 11th, 2009 01:42 pm
giefu: (serious business)
What with the 1965 orphanage in Scotland and Torchwood in Wales, the Children of Earth/Hetalia crossover I'm writing is rapidly turning into This is Why England Doesn't Talk About His Brothers. Or rather, This is Why England's Brothers Don't Talk To Him.

p.s Does anyone have any good ideas for a non-stereotypical Scottish name? My brain is stuck on Hamish, which is NOT HELPFUL.

Oi! Oz!

Jun. 2nd, 2009 08:48 pm
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Read this.

This is why I love Hetalia. This is why I love Doctor Who. This is why I love fandom.


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