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Twitter Reaction to Franco Building

Just caught up with ‘Franco Building with Jonathan Meades’ – brilliant on so many levels — Tony Dexter (@GRUMPYCOTTAGE) August 30, 2019 Brilliant prog on BBC4 iPlayer by Jonathan Meades about Franco. A few Real Madrid mentions — ChrismanSpurs (@ChrismanSpurs) August 29, 2019 The pleasure of a new Jonathan Meades programme. pic.twitter.com/9kuDnxr3ux — Abbey Rees-Hales […]

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Jonathan Meades On Jargon

Just as Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister, BBC4 has a timely repeat of Jargon. Though we made it several years ago it’s as pertinent now as it was when it first went out as it forensically dissects how politicians of all shades use jargon to lie to us – sounds familiar? BBC 4 Thursday 25th […]

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Response to Hugh McIlvanney’s death & The Football Men Trilogy

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Stanley & His Daughters – Award Nominations

Nominated for Grierson Awards 2018 in the Best Arts Documentary Category Nominated for Best Director – Factual – RTS Craft Awards 2018 https://rts.org.uk/award/craft-design-awards-2018

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Festival Screening of Jargon & The Joy of Essex 11th September

https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/event/jargon-more-than-you-ever-wanted-to-know-the-joy-of-essex/     Scathing lucid and hilarious. This erudite verbal and visual essay Observer A characteristically witty ribald and provocative essay The Times It’s ace! The Guardian There were so many more ideas in this hour than in the entire output, since its inception, of (say) The One Show that it was almost embarrassing. The […]

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Festival Screening of Stanley and his Daughters 10th September

https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/event/stanley-and-his-daughters/   An extraordinary documentary….Francis Hanly made this strange, moving, funny, sad film just in time. Sam Wollaston – The Guardian Remarkable story of two elderly sisters.  Matt Baylis – The Daily Express That Frank Hanly was there to capture the sisters last year together fills me with admiration: for both him and for Arena’s […]

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Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness on iplayer

For a limited time only the first episode of the two parter about brutalist architecture  – Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness – is on iplayer. I don’t know why only the first part is being shown – only the BBC schedulers would be able to provide the answer.       https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03vrphc/bunkers-brutalism-and-bloodymindedness-concrete-poetry-with-jonathan-meades-episode-1  

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Jonathan Meades on Jargon – Reviews

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/may/27/jonathan-meades-jargon-review   https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/jonathan-meades-on-jargon-bbc4-review-an-hour-of-erudite-bile-in-the-great-english-tradition/

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Jonathan Meades on Jargon – Twitter reaction

Thank you @BBCFOUR for Jonathan Meades on Jargon – this is what I want from television, and I'm not surprised its BBC Four that provides it for me. Thank you, more please. — Michael Fawcett (@durhamfan71) May 28, 2018 The art part on the new Jonathan Meades programme is so fucking good. All art twats […]

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Radical Broadcasts

A screening Saturday May 5th at the Whitechapel Gallery of my 1993 film with Edward Said – The Idea of Empire – as part of a series of screenings about radical tv. Links to the event and a piece by Stuart Jeffries in the Guardian “And yet, TV has lost a lot in switching off […]

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