Uncaged Monkeys in Cardiff

May 10, 2011


Last saw the ‘Uncaged Monkeys’ tour visit Cardiff’s St David’s Hall. Billed as ‘the first ever national science tour celebrating the universe and the wonders that lie it’, it’s been organised by the comedian and broadcaster Robin Ince. His ‘Nine Carols and Lessons for Godless People’ have become something of an annual Christmas institution at […]

Capturing the Coalfields – the Bruce Davidson Photos

May 2, 2011


Bit delayed posting this, but here’s a piece I did at the start of April. It was the week before a set of Bruce Davidson’s photos of life in Welsh mining villages went under the hammer in New York. I talk to Dr Daniel Meadows about the impact of Davidson’s work. The programme? Our final […]

Posted in: Cardiff, Journalism

Who’d have thought? A Doctor Who tour of Cardiff

March 16, 2011


It had to happen sooner or later. Someone’s launching a bus tour of the Doctor Who filming locations. I thought it’d make a nice piece for a CJS breakfast show.   Oh, and the presenter banter at the beginning? That’s Adam Grierson and Claudia Headon.

Posted in: Cardiff, JOMEC, Journalism

Chomsky in Cardiff

March 16, 2011


  Last week, my colleague Nicola Hebden and I interviewed Professor Noam Chomsky. He was in Cardiff after being invited to speak at St David’s Hall the following day. I shot and edited together some of the best moments.     [Apologies for the poor sound –  a broken mic, a last minute change of […]

ITV Wales Guest Blog – A Future for Welsh Coal?

January 10, 2011


  Here’s a piece I wrote for ITV Wales – exploring whether Welsh coal has much of a future.   A link to the original article     Wales has had a long and complex relationship with coal. Today there’s little trace of the industry that at one time employed tens of thousands of men. […]

Posted in: Journalism

Pizza at Home

November 10, 2010


Ready made pizza, frozen or chilled, just doesn’t cut it for me. Overpriced, bland, full of salt, and no fun to eat the next day. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to create a home recipe that’s reliable, yet without compromising too much on taste. And my friends and family […]

Posted in: Cooking