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Why should the BBC pay its own way?

by Marrick on July 10, 2010

There’s an idea being floated in the ranks of power that the BBC should be made to pay its own way. The concept is that through its own endeavours, the BBC should fund its activities and perform as a commercial organisation would have to. I disagree and I’ll tell you why. If the BBC had […]

A quiet life

by Marrick on July 2, 2010

Beryl Margaret Bainbridge was my favourite English language writer from the second half of the Twentieth Century. Although the great and the good (The Times greatest British writers since 1945) have her at number twenty-six behind such luminaries as Muriel Spark, Martin Amis and Penelope Fitzgerald. Ah well, so much for the great and the […]

Why skinny people should STFU

by Marrick on March 4, 2010

I##Q##m not thin. In fact I##Q##m what some would call a BHB – big handsome bloke. That doesn##Q##t include me, because I don##Q##t like being big. My bigness is more to do with genetics than diet – I eat moderately and do a certain amount of exercise, including visting the gym twice a week. Still, […]