BBC – The Story of Electricity


The BBC are again showing  Professor Jim Al–Khalili on BBC Four’s “Shock and Awe – The Story of Electricity”. The Story of Electricity  is quite incredible from the work of Alessandro Volta and Humphrey Davy up to the invention of electro-magnetism of Michael Faraday work and the foresight of Nikola Tesla  – this is recounted captured beautifully. There is debate about as to where the music for the series has come from – many people on the internet seem to think it may originally be from Hans Zimmer. What follows is the series of three parts in full (courtesy of … Continue reading BBC – The Story of Electricity

Syrian Update (from the BBC)


The current news from the BBC Internet News service concerning Syria Heavy artillery fire has been rocking Homs, as Syrian troops step up an assault on the restive city. A BBC correspondent there describes almost constant blasts, in the fiercest attack in the 11-month uprising. US President Barack Obama said it was important to resolve the conflict without outside military intervention. Meanwhile, Russia and China defended their veto of a UN draft resolution criticising Syria – a move that angered opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. Later the US State Department said it had closed its embassy in Damascus and pulled … Continue reading Syrian Update (from the BBC)

A Movie! Sweetie, Darling …


CRACK open the Bolly sweetie darlings, Jennifer Saunders has confirmed she is going to make Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. The comedy was one of the biggest successes on the BBC this Christmas, pulling in nine million viewers with another episode to come on New Year’s Day. Asked about the prospect of a movie, Saunders, 53, who plays Eddy alongside co-star Joanna Lumley, 65, said: “I’m definitely going to do it. II’m aiming to shoot this in a beautiful part of the Riviera. I fancy the south of France in the spring.” She will hope the film, likely to be released … Continue reading A Movie! Sweetie, Darling …