Tag: television

Cancer CAN be beaten

Yesterday the UK said good bye to another British national treasure, Victoria Wood. The cause: cancer. A BBC Radio 4 survey last weekend announced that between January and March this year an astounding 24 celebrities passed away, a figure significantly higher than 2014 and 2015 combined. …Alan Rickman – taken by pancreatic cancer… …Sir Terry

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Cheryl Cole Winning the Media Battle

Much has been made this year about the competitive rivalry between the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s X Factor. The latter is edging the ratings war at present, and Sunday’s show when Cheryl Cole made her solo debut and Whitney Houston returned to a UK stage for the first time in a decade pulled

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Cirkle  •  20th Oct 09

Is screening England Qualifier on net an own goal for TV’s supremacy?

I am not adverse to paying to watch sport on TV, in fact when it comes to watching England in the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign a few quid in subscriptions seems a small price to pay. But as you cannot have failed to have heard about this week with all the press advertising and

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Cirkle  •  6th Oct 09

Countdown Queen Rachel Riley Boosts Ratings

It may have a cult following, but 25-year-old Channel 4 show Countdown can hardly be viewed as particularly relevant to 2009. But over the last couple of days there’s been a surge of interest in the long-running quiz programme in the press. And it’s not been due to conundrums or number puzzles. For the last

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Cirkle  •  24th Sep 09

Stop Judging the Judges

You may remember a while back, that I blogged around the subject of Strictly Come Dancing, and the fuelled debate over Alesha Dixon’s replacement of Arlene Philips. Following on from the media hype which was generated months ago, the actual arrival of Alesha on our screens this weekend seems to have caused an even bigger

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Cirkle  •  22nd Sep 09

MTV Music Awards – The Weird & Wonderful

I am sure I wasn’t alone last night, in watching the much awaited MTV Music Awards, to witness the who’s who in the music charts, the newcomers, the best videos, not to mention the red carpet outfits! But could it be that I was in fact alone in my utter surprise and loss of words,

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Cirkle  •  15th Sep 09

Strictly Come X Factor

Autumn brings with it many dilemmas – summer frock or woolly jumper? salad or soup? But none are as tricky as what to watch on a Saturday night – Strictly Come Dancing or X Factor! Sadly, with a young baby at home, Saturday night telly is a highlight in our household and now the Beeb

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Cirkle  •  10th Sep 09

Has the X Factor lost its ‘X Factor’?

I’m sure I wasn’t alone on Saturday night, as I sat in front of the box, takeaway in hand, ready for the launch of this year’s X Factor. The build up alone had been enough to set our blood racing, as I prepared myself for yet another series of the infamous talent contest, much loved

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Cirkle  •  24th Aug 09

The Most Annoying Advert of All Time?

Two of the things we bang on about at Cirkle when it comes to marketing are creativity and memorability. It goes something like: if your PR, advertising and marketing aren’t creative, then they won’t be memorable. We applaud those companies who are prepared to be a little brave when it comes to their promotions and

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Cirkle  •  20th Aug 09