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The Snow In The Summer or So-So

Sun 12 Mar 2006

A word in your ear

Art for art's sakes

Changes are afoot at Oneword Radio. From next week-end, the Channel 4-owned books channel will air ... a chart show.

For those of you who thought the announcement looked a bit wrong, here it is again. From next week-end, the Channel 4-owned books channel will air ... a chart show. Frank Stirling is the Mark Goodiebags of the literary world, giving details of what's hot, what's not, what's flying off the shelves, and what's gathering dust. That's at 9am and 5pm each Saturday; highlights at 1pm and 9pm Sunday.

But wait, there's more! Sunday morning sees a sensible competitor to Broadcasting House, in the shape of the imaginatively-titled The Week's News. It'll be ... oh, what do you expect?! Sunday at 9am and 5pm. Finally, The Distillery will be a lifestyle programme, something for all the sybarites out there. Sundays at 10am and 6pm, repeated at the same time on Monday and Tuesday.

Because of these changes, arts review show The Gallery will now be airing a mere six times over the week-end: Friday and Sunday at 8.30am and 4.30, Saturday at 12.30 and 8.30pm. It's already available as an MP3 download thingummy. It wouldn't surprise me to find some or all of the other shows will join it.

More literary stuff: Het Grauniad's guide to great bookshops of the UK.

Get free stuff

Microsoft wants to give you a Flash drive. (For values of "you" that are resident in the FARCE.) (With thanks to Dave Farquhar.)

If that's not to your taste, The 37 Dollar Experiment (€15.22)

posted 12 Mar 2006, 13.51 +0000

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