Archive | January, 2013

The Arts Desk Review

http://www.theartsdesk.com/tv/jonathan-meades-joy-essex-bbc-four   Excellent review by the excellent Adam Sweeting  

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The Spectator – Joy of Essex

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/television/8834901/ordinary-people-2/ A review of The Joy Of Essex in the Spectator. Not a publication I usually read but for a brief while it has become a dear favourite of mine.  

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A Wild Ride

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/last-nights-viewing–jonathan-meades-the-joy-of-essex-bbc4-locomotion-dan-snows-history-of-railways-bbc2-8471752.html   The excellent Tom Sutcliffe on The Joy Of Essex.

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Review – Baking v’s The Joy of Essex

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/jan/30/the-mary-berry-story   Two programmes reviewed – one opportunistic and instantly¬†forgettable, the other ‘Jonathan Meades: The Joy Of Essex’

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The Joy of Essex

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-joy-of-essex-in-praise-of-muchmaligned-ancient-county-8467819.html An article by Jonathan Meades describing his experience of Essex -a major revision of a maligned and caricatured county.    

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Story Of Music Review

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9827862/Howard-Goodalls-Story-of-Music-BBC-Two-review.html   A review of Howard’s first programme in the Story Of Music Series. Very perceptive but I would say that.

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Howard Goodall The Story Of Music

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/9815926/Howard-Goodalls-way-is-music-to-my-ears.html BBC 2 9.30pm Saturday 26th January Howard Goodall’s radical re-working of music history – passionate, lucid and above all fascinating. Instead of wandering around dead composers houses we decided to shoot the whole thing in a studio at Twickenham (the last production to be filmed there incidentally). A risky route to go down but […]

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An Antidote To TOWIE

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/23/essex-only-way-is-up Interesting article by Tim Burrows on how Essex became a national joke and how its image is being slowly redeemed. References The Joy of Essex, Jonathan Meades’s take on the unknown side of one England’s most mysterious counties. Filmed and Directed by Francis Hanly.

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