Who is accountable to whom?
On the radio a French minister is angry at a company called Fitch. Fitch has the sheer bloody nerve to express an opinion on the credit-worthiness of governments. The minister was upset that Fitch might decide France was a bad bet. The minister spat fury. The trouble with these people, he said, is that they are not ‘accountable’. What a sinister phrase. What a sinister man. The totalitarian instincts of politicians are so often dressed in democratic jargon.
THE GREEN SUPERSTATE - what the global warmers really want
Who poses the greater threat to freedom? Colonel Gaddafi? The Taliban? Or let’s look closer to home, at a sinister group with far, far greater influence on the future of Western civilization.
The Green zealots, with their bicycles and wispy dresses and organic fruit juice, should have us quaking in our boots. With terrifying single-mindedness, the Green movement is waging war against freedom, for more State control. And they’ve been at it from the start.
THREE CHEERS FOR 'URBAN SPRAWL'
“Hands off Our Land!” screams the Daily Telegraph, like some shotgun-toting red-faced farmer. The newspaper, on behalf of the reactionary toffs who form the least pleasant section of its readership, has launched a campaign directed against ‘urban sprawl’ (ie. the rest of us).
THE REAL GLOBAL WARMING CONSENSUS (or 'Why Intellectuals Hate Capitalism')
On the television news they set up their annual ‘Climate Camp’ in London. The militant global warmers plant their tents on Blackheath and prepare to march on the City of London, to smash up some banks and moan about free trade and industrial capitalism. The protesters, interviewed on TV, are all very middle class and nicely spoken. This is commented upon again in the newspapers.
The Secret of Global Warming - Posh Anti-Capitalism
Poor Al Gore. Global warming is fast turning into a joke. From the jolly Hockey Stick (remember that one) to the topsy-turvy ice core data (what a howler), from the laughable computer models, to the dodgy temperature records … not a single scrap of global warming garbage has escaped the blistering, excoriating scrutiny of McIntyre, Lindzen, Christy, Spencer, Singer, Carter & Co. The awkward-squad army of sceptics have kicked and trampled this theory to death, not once, but a hundred times over.
In this acclaimed 10 part series, Brian Sewell follows in the footsteps of young 18th century English aristocrats, whose education was incomplete without a Grand Tour of Italy. His epic journey takes him, by various means, to Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Pompeii, Turin, Cremona, Siena, Bologna, Vicenza, Paestum, Urbino and Tivoli, via Michelangelo, Raphael, Vesuvius and much else besides.
'Splendidly eccentric and thoroughly endearing.' - Daily Mail
In this landmark history series, archaeologist Neil Oliver (of Coast) follows the biggest ever survey of the genetic make-up of the British people. The result is a kind of a DNA map of Britain – a genetic Domesday Book - telling us who are ancestors were, where they came from and what they looked like.
As Face of Britain reveals, encoded in our genes is a story stretching back countless generations. For our genes represent a living link with our remote ancestors. The same genes also determine who we are and how we look.
In one of the most highly acclaimed TV series of recent times, the inimitable Brian Sewell, Britain's most famous and best-loved art critic and historian, makes the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. His remarkable journey is at turns moving and hilarious. It is a deeply personal exploration of art and religious belief, which takes Sewell by boat, car and horse through France and North West Spain, via Paris, Chartres, Orleans, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Bilbao, Burgos and Leon.
In this cult hit Channel Four series, Olivia Judson plays Dr Tatiana - the celebrated Agony Aunt for the Animal Kingdom. Based on her award-winning, best-selling book, the series explores a breathtaking variety of truly bizarre animal mating rituals and habits. The result is the most insightful and hugely entertaining series about natural history you will ever see.
'A stimulating feast... more positions than the Kama Sutra.' - Daily Telegraph
'Eye-popping, filthy and funny.' - Literary Review