Music: Official World Cup 2010 Song “Waka Waka” with Shakira

Much has been made of the horns which will blare out in the stadia through the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but another sensation which will ripple through the crowds this year is the Waka Waka dance. Featuring as part of the official 2010 “This is Africa” World Cup song, the Waka Waka … Read more Music: Official World Cup 2010 Song “Waka Waka” with Shakira

Singapore: Youth Olympics Theme Tune Video Revealed

The Youth Olympics 2010 will take place in Singapore this August. The theme tune of the games will be “Everyone” – a song written and produced by Singaporean Ken Lim and performed by Jody Williams (Africa), Sean Kingston (Americas), Tabitha Nauser (Asia), Steve Appleton (Europe) and Jessica Mauboy (Oceania). The song will be performed at … Read more Singapore: Youth Olympics Theme Tune Video Revealed

UKTV: “The Seasons with Alan Titchmarsh: Winter”, 30th May 2010

Alan takes viewers on a journey through the coldest part of the British year in the last of this four part series for ITV1. Explaining the changes of season, TV’s favourite gardener goes right through the tilting of the Earth on its axis, to the smells and changes of light throughout the year. Alan introduces … Read more UKTV: “The Seasons with Alan Titchmarsh: Winter”, 30th May 2010

UKTV: Salvage Code Red Special – Gulf Oil Disaster, 31st May 2010

This documentary follows the progress of the early response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, where a rig operated by BP blew up and killed eleven workers in the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Interviewing Coastguard, salvage experts and workers from the rig, National Geographic Channel shows exclusive footage of the fires, the rescues and the efforts … Read more UKTV: Salvage Code Red Special – Gulf Oil Disaster, 31st May 2010

Entertainment: Remembering Gary Coleman

The above video (courtesy of YouTube) shows several clips of Gary Coleman’s most memorable role, as Arnold in Diff’rent Strokes, the US television series which ran for a huge 189 shows spanning eight years. Coleman would go on to appear in  over twenty further TV shows, and 11 movies, but was best loved for his … Read more Entertainment: Remembering Gary Coleman

UKTV: “Father & Son” Episode 4, 10th June 2010

The concluding episode of “Father & Son” sees the day of Barrington’s escape from hospital when everyone gets nervous; the police, the prisoners and the fixers on the outside. Stephen Rea plays an increasingly menacing role as a shady accountant, Augustine, with political connections and religious anecdotes for every occasion. Garde also start to call … Read more UKTV: “Father & Son” Episode 4, 10th June 2010

UKTV: “Father & Son” Episode 3, 9th June 2010

Episode 3 of the highly acclaimed “Father & Son” drama sees deals and double deals as Michael O’Connor (Dougray Scott) pulls all the strings to get his boy Sean (Reece Noi) out of jail. He seizes an opportunity to arrange a meeting with the police through Connie (Sophie Okonedo) and does a disclosure deal with … Read more UKTV: “Father & Son” Episode 3, 9th June 2010

Book Review: The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

The Glass Room is the tale of a wealthy couple living in Eastern Europe just before the outbreak of the second world war. Depicting the Halcyon years with glittering images of travel, modern architecture and a seething sexual undercurrent, Simon Mawer transports the reader into the mindset of rich, cultured, multi-lingual Europeans looking to a … Read more Book Review: The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

UKTV: Father & Son Episode 2, 8th June 2010

Father & Son is the gripping four-part drama from ITV which chronicles the return of a former Manchester gangster to his old patch. Drawn back by the troubles of his fifteen year-old son, Michael O’Connor is faced with tough decisions and even tougher emotions. In part two, visits are made to the prison and the … Read more UKTV: Father & Son Episode 2, 8th June 2010

Game in Scotland: Fostering Creativity in the Games Industry

Game in Scotland is more of a recruitment fair than an industry conference. This event is truly unique in allowing Dundee & Scotland’s finest game developers to show off their finest work to in an intimate and friendly environment. Gone are the official airs and graces or the grand spectacles of the big shows like … Read more Game in Scotland: Fostering Creativity in the Games Industry

Book Review: “My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness” by Adina Hoffman

“My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness” follows the life of Taha Muhammad Ali and the now destroyed village where he grew up. Taha is a poet from Palestine and remembers a time before the second world war, when the area was under a British Mandate. Adina Hoffman undertook the task of painstakingly reconstructing, not … Read more Book Review: “My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness” by Adina Hoffman

UK TV: “Zimbani” on Dave, 4th June 2010

The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt takes a starring role in this ten minute comedy short involving lions, guns and secret agents. Parodying a range of 60’s classics such as James Bond, The Man from U.N.C.L.E and The Avengers, agents Lanarkos and Chester take on the evil, Aviator-clad, Zimbani. Show creators Colin Hoult and David McNeil … Read more UK TV: “Zimbani” on Dave, 4th June 2010

UKTV: “Father & Son” 7th June 2010 on ITV1

Hollywood actor Dougray Scott joins BAFTA and Oscar nominees Sophie Okonedo and Stephen Rea in a new four part drama series Father & Son, co-produced by ITV and RTÉ. Michael has left behind the life of a gangster and made a new start in Ireland with his pregnant girlfriend. But when his teenage son is … Read more UKTV: “Father & Son” 7th June 2010 on ITV1

UKTV: “Alaska State Troopers – Ice Patrol” 27th May 2010

Thirteen Alaska State Troopers attempt to police a crowd of 10,000 people attending the Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic. Drink driving incidents and a snow mobile crash keep them busy for a full 96 hours. Elsewhere, wildlife troopers keep an eye on illegal hunting and watch out for bears and moose. The troopers in … Read more UKTV: “Alaska State Troopers – Ice Patrol” 27th May 2010

UKTV: “The Seasons with Alan Titchmarsh: Autumn” Sunday 23rd May 2010, ITV1

If you like Alan Titchmarsh’s gardening programs, then you’ll love this sweeping appraisal of the British Isles in Autumn. Taking in honey production, sheep mating, apple bobbing and many more Autumn activities, Alan explores the fruits of the land and the festivals of the season. “The Seasons with Alan Titchmarsh: Autumn” will be shown on … Read more UKTV: “The Seasons with Alan Titchmarsh: Autumn” Sunday 23rd May 2010, ITV1