Posts Tagged ‘Speechification’

A few years ago there was a corner of the world wide web called Speechification. According to those behind Speechification it was “A blog of Radio 4. Not about Radio 4 but of it. We point to the bits we like, the bits you might have missed, the bits that someone might have sneakily recorded. And other […]


Sometimes a whole host of things seem to connect – so forgive this abundance of links posing as a blogpost. The above photograph was taken whilst I wandered around the empty car parks surrounding the Metropole Hotel in Birmingham – I was there for a conference with work which wasn’t doing a great deal for […]


A day of poetry. Five years ago a certain Mr Hovis Presley left the building. The winter’s cold The blanket’s hot The wind’s getting up But I’m not Now is the winter of my quite content. If Mr Presley’s name is not familiar to you then I’d suggest you purchase a copy of his wonderful […]


– The Secret Life of the Motorway is being repeated once again on BBC Four and with justification because it’s just great – a three part documentary which plots the rise (and fall ?) of the motorway in the UK. The first two are particularly good with some beautiful footage of mostly empty roadways and […]