Friday, May 26, 2006

Punk news

Here's something rather cool - the BBC have put together a 5-minute round-up of the week's news in video.

Nothing new or exciting there, you might think. But this doesn't suffer from the usual straight-laced BBC presentation - it has attitude in spades, not to mention a devilish wit and a cheery disregard for the normal conventions of telenews.

It's not even a slightly embarassing BBC3 attempt to engage with the kids. No, this is getting a big push: going out on News 24, the BBC's News website and the red button interactive services. They also plan to launch it as a vodcast, but I understand there are some problems with the yawn-worthy corporation guidelines on competitive practices.

But the very best thing of all about this programme is that they let me write the music for it! The fools!

The 5-minute round-up is called Story Fix (for news junkies - do you see what they did there?) and it starts today. Can't find a link for it on the web yet, but I'll chuck one up here as soon as I spot it.

In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of what it sounds like without all the bothersome talking and pictures over the top.
Right-click and select "save as" to download.

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