TV Critic and Broadcaster
I'm the co-host of the Must Watch podcast on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live. I also talk about TV and the media across the BBC.
I have written TV features in The Guardian, The New York Times, Monocle, The Daily Telegraph and the Radio Times. I am also a columnist for Broadcast, the TV industry magazine.
I'm available for features, opinions and media analysis. I am also available for Q&A and event hosting.
I TALK A LOT ABOUT TELEVISION
I have interviewed Harrison Ford, Elliot Page, Benedict Cumberbatch, Noel Fielding, Amy Poehler, Conan O'Brien, Martin Freeman, Gillian Anderson, Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig, Charlie Brooker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Matt Smith, Claire Foy, Ant and Dec and more.
"The show, which aired last month in the U.K., has broken a viewing record and revived conversations about how the country handled the AIDS crisis in the 1980s."
THE NEW YORK TIMES - Netflix’s ‘Eurovision Song Contest’: Here’s What You May Have Missed
THE NEW YORK TIMES - The new film starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams lovingly references many of the competition’s most memorable moments, and features many Eurovision stars.
"Recent hits like “Flirty Dancing” and stalwarts like “The Great British Baking Show” offer gentle escapism in a genre better known for manipulating participants for entertainment.
"Whenever Brexit news breaks, this hugely popular podcast is there to help you through it – even if it means recording in a taxi or half asleep in bed."
"It was one of the worst decisions I have made in quite a long time, honestly. I have never baked before. Before I started this I could not tell the difference between an egg yolk and an egg white.
This article resulted in appearances on BBC Breakfast, the BBC News Channel and Radio 4's Saturday Live."
"When I was a child, I conned Blue Peter out of badges. Twenty years on, I visited the show and attempted a “here’s one I made earlier” make, and the guilt of my con came back strong."
I went behind the scenes as Greg James and his team prepared to take over the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, widely regarded as the most prestigious job in British radio.
(Picture courtesy of Laura Gallant)
This article involved me watching every single episode of Bake Off that has ever existed in under 24 hours. My head hurts.
“Were you blindfolded when you did this?”
I told him I wasn’t blindfolded.
I thought I should explain what the cake was.
“So you know the technical… You know the tennis bake?”
“I know exactly which one it is meant to be,” Paul laughed.
The event was intended to mark the 1,000th episode of the show this week, but since many episodes are filmed in advance, it took place last July.
In case you forgot what happened in July, it was the month when we got a new British prime minister. It was also the morning after someone split their dress while being interviewed live on Big Brother's Bit on the Side.
I spoke to Black Mirror's Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, as well as actors Fionn Whitehead and Will Poulter, about Easter eggs, script challenges, and a scene that nobody — not even the creators — can watch on Netflix. This post contains many spoilers.
I was asked to be an extra in the new press conference scene, a scene I was fucking obsessed with in the original Love Actually.
The scene where our PM, David (Hugh Grant), fucked up our special relationship with the United States because he had a crush on a colleague, and then, in another scene later on, danced to "Jump for My Love" by The Pointer Sisters.
The scene where David referenced Harry Potter and made a joke about David Beckham's left foot and right foot.
A joke I still don't understand.
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