I tell you I’m a Hobbit!

I read in the news (The Telegraph - Middle Earth protest as New Zealanders take to the streets over Hobbit plans) that Peter Jackson was considering moving the troubled production of Tolkien's Hobbit out of New Zealand.  Outraged Antipodeans protested with banners stating "New Zealand is Middle Earth". This made me smile because I consider …

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I’m proud of the BBC, and Mitch Benn

As an expat there are many things you'll not miss, the high fuel prices, the speed cameras, the invasions of privacy of the Blair/Brown years, but then there are some things I think every expat can agree on because there is always something about the BBC that we loved.  I took a DVD of Bagpuss …

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The final hesitation – RIP Sir Clement Freud

Another voice I recall so well from my childhood has passed away, Sir Clement Freud has died. For me he was a slow but firm voice on the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game "Just A Minute" where he was a regular appearance.  His educated, steady, and confident delivery was like an ice breaker pressing …

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