Benedict Pringle is the exceptionally-named human-being behind the wonderful politicaladvertising.co.uk blog. It’s well worth a look. And not just because it recently gave a heads up to my new book project ‘Mad Men And Bad Men.‘ Benedict is a very good bloke and his site is a thing of entrancing curiosity.
I was back on talkSPORT last Sunday morning, filling in for Max Rushden as host of the Warm Up from 11am til 1, alongside journalist, gentleman and football sage Barry Glendenning. Our guests included Gaz out of Supergrass and Jason Euell. A good time was had by pretty much everyone and you can listen again here. Back on talkSPORT over the festive season.
There’s a new drama coming out on BBC1 about the late, great Bruce Reynolds – gentleman thief and mastermind of the Great Train Robbers of 1963. Off the back off that, I did a top ten screen robbers piece for this Sunday’s Observer. It’s great. Have a look at it.
The Political Takeout Podcast – hosted by the charming, clever and erudite double-act of Rupert Myers and Bobby Friedman – is BACK! And this time it’s sold out to a mainstream media player, just like in Wayne’s World when Rob Lowe swans in and turns their lo-fi basement production into a sponsored pawn in his sinister corporate machine. Although not really because they’ve been taken up by The Independent which not sinister in the least really. Plus, no-one who works there is remotely as handsome as Rob Lowe. Anyway, I went on as a guest last week alongside Ruth Porter from the IPPR to discuss Tory modernisation and Ed Miliband’s distaste for pubs. It was good fun. Other guests included Louise Mensch and Lembit Opik. I don’t know what they talked about, their bit was separate. Anyway, listen to it here