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On the Today programme

Posted By Sunny On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:02 am In Media | Comments Disabled

I’ll be interviewed for a short piece on Radio 4’s [1] Today programme this morning so have a listen if you get up that early. I expect it’ll be something around the media consumption of British Asians.
Update: Just told they’ve pencilled it for tomorrow around 7:30am.

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#1 Comment By Amir On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:05 am

What time are you being interviewed?

#2 Comment By Sunny On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:10 am

Pre-recorded, thankfully, so I have no idea what time it’ll be on. In fact if something big happens tomorrow they probably won’t run it. But it should be after 7am I’m told.

#3 Comment By Old Pickler On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:16 am

Hey, brains as well as looks.

Shame about the lefty politics:-)

#4 Comment By Amir On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:33 am

People are always nattering on about how ‘Zionists control the media’.

This, in my opinion, is a flight from fact.

… [deep breath, Eric Cartman voice] it’s controlled by those skin-obsessed, Guardian-reading, Muesli-eating, badger-loving Asians! ;-)

The thing is: I hate badgers. I effing hate em’. (And yes: the feeling is mutual. Badgers hate me, too)

#5 Comment By Old Pickler On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:37 am

Badgers love me. But badgers can’t be choosers.

#6 Comment By Amir On 15th August, 2006 @ 1:07 am

Old Pickler,

The idea of a woman having sex with a badger is highly amusing (if not slightly disturbing). Thank you for the image! ;-)

…ya know, I’m sure there’s a Web Site on the Net with that kind of…

Oh, forget it!

#7 Comment By Don On 15th August, 2006 @ 1:15 am

Badgers, gotta respect ‘em. They can really mess up your bumper.

#8 Comment By Amir On 15th August, 2006 @ 1:21 am

They can really mess up your face as well. Little blighters.

They’re like mini-George Galloways. But with sharp teeth and credibility.

#9 Comment By mirax On 15th August, 2006 @ 6:50 am

Another George, sweeping NY streets and getting nuttin but grief from the media.

[2] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4790063.stm

ps we do the same thing to litterbugs in S’pore.

#10 Comment By TheFriendlyInfidel On 15th August, 2006 @ 7:33 am

Well done Sunny!

#11 Comment By Old Pickler On 15th August, 2006 @ 9:58 am

There’s a place called Badgers Mount. I think it’s somewhere near Pratts Bottom.

#12 Comment By Vikrant On 15th August, 2006 @ 10:21 am

PP is 13th most popular desi blog on the net! Horray!! (Buys a round of Cobra for all in the house)

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#13 Comment By Leon On 15th August, 2006 @ 10:29 am

*wakes up at hearing the word Cobra*

#14 Comment By Don On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

Which segment was it, Sunny?

#15 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

Badger of honour for you sunny

#16 Comment By Don On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

Or as a surly zoo keeper once said;

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#17 Comment By Vladimir On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

So what time was it aired out, jus took a quick look, you could be prezsenting the show, with the number of similar topics it had on!

#18 Comment By Kulvinder On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

A better link for those who didn’t get don :)

[5] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmpDnQeEctU

#19 Comment By TheFriendlyInfidel On 15th August, 2006 @ 12:46 pm


I cannot find you on the listen again page, where you pulled or do you feature in one of the other sections?


#20 Comment By sonia On 15th August, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

WHO said the Zionists control the media?

Ha ha - its very easy to see who controls the media since the whole thing boils down to a few conglomerates who own practically everything. But of course thank goodness for the Internet..( so far anyway..)

“media consumption of british asians” what a strange topic methinks the media keeps treating ‘british asians’ as monkeys in a zoo or an attraction on some similar level —ooh we can’t understand ‘them’ ..

#21 Comment By TheFriendlyInfidel On 15th August, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

or is it: “ooh they can’t understand ‘us’”

Mutual incomprehension, mutual misunderstanding.

That’s where it is at.


#22 Comment By AsifB On 15th August, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

“media consumption of british asians” - well that would explain Eamon Holmes looking a bit lardy.

I’m not sure I can pry myself away from 5live, but will try.

I assume a lot of media surveys are based on incorrect assumptions - i’ve seen a few where ZEE tv is the only Asian language station listed - I alwasy like to rectify that (not forgetting to add Paramount Comedy Channel and UK Conquest..)

Similar issue - Interesting piece on AIM today about Sunrise moving Asian language programming to sister station - if I recall correctly, its founder originally started with a IBA community licence that included African Caribean programming that got ‘let go’ as well.

#23 Comment By Vladimir On 16th August, 2006 @ 10:17 am

This is not a new issue it was highlighted in the message on Radio 4 about a year and a bit back, I would really like it if such Asian Channels were forced to have some British Asian content by Ofcom, the odd documentary or a news buletin, I wouldn’t even mind it if the odd ‘drama’ was based in britain too.

I really do not like the way that people do not know what is going on in the world about them, but do know what is going on in the half dozen dramas they watch(long live Ramsay street). If anything such TV perpetuates segregation too.

#24 Comment By Frank Fisher On 16th August, 2006 @ 10:28 am

I was half asleep - you seemed to be talking about asians eating yoghurt in front of the telly? Is that raita? I mean, is that right?

#25 Comment By Kulvinder On 16th August, 2006 @ 11:22 am

yogana do what in the morning? :p

didn’t really understand the point of the piece, people watch what they want to watch, the concept of a mainstream british media in a digitised world is bollocks.

#26 Comment By sonia On 16th August, 2006 @ 11:30 am

21- TFI :-) sums up the case.

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[1] Today programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/
[2] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4790063.stm: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4790063.stm
[3] http://sunsuna.com/new/top100/: http://sunsuna.com/new/top100/
[4] http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=bst&media=MP3S&type=Movies&movie=Treasure_Of_The_Sierra_Madre"e=treasure2.txt&file=treasure2.mp3: http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=bst&media=MP3S&type=Movies&movie=Treasure_Of_The

[5] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmpDnQeEctU: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmpDnQeEctU