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Old School Joy

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/television/8839611/old-school-joy/   Review of The Story of Music describing the approach as ‘old school’ – in a positive way even though the approach we took was deliberately against the grain and could be described as ‘new school’.

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Seemingly Random Images

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9836598/Nigel-Farndale-on-TV-Jonathan-Meades-the-Joy-of-Essex-and-Derek.html I love this line from the review. Re-commissioning editors, Jonathan doesn’t just bite the hand that feeds him, he slow roasts it. ‘There were some quirky camera angles and croppings, as well as some seemingly random visual images and clips of music, and all of these reminded you of what it is that is […]

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Guardian Review The Story of Music 2

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/feb/04/howard-goodalls-story-of-music?CMP=twt_fd   Sam Woolaston of part 2 of Howard’s Story of Music.  

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Two for the Price of One

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-02-02/that-week-on-tv-the-joy-of-essex-bbc4-the-story-of-music-bbc2 A first for me, two programmes reviewed in the same piece and both excellent. Waiting for the backlash.

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A Fitfully Beautiful Film

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/feb/02/wonders-life-brian-cox-tv-review The excellent Phil Hogan slightly befuddled by Jonathan. A quite natural reaction and one we intend.

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The Dabbler Review – The Joy of Essex

http://thedabbler.co.uk/2013/01/review-jonathan-meades-the-joy-of-essex-bbc-four/

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Classical Music on TV re-born

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/the-gramophone-blog/howard-goodalls-the-story-of-music A review of the first episode of Howard Goodall’s Story of Music. Classical Music on TV will never be the same.  

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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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