Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The history of the BBC 1922 -95 ( agrégation anglais civilisation britannique) post 53 : Adult literacy

 You remember the BBC slogan “inform, educate, entertain?” When thinking of the BBC and education, one might think first of documentaries, but there was so much more. Here is an extract from “On the Move” from the 1970s, a programme for adults who could not read or write. Defenders of the BBC would certainly underline the fact that commercial television would not produce such programmes.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021


 J espère que les vacances se passent bien et que tout le monde va profiter d’un peu de temps libre …pour se faire vacciner!


 You may have heard about the football. In this Guardian cartoon, Johnson is criticized for ( allegedly) pretending to care about football, for opportunistic reasons. The cartoonist suggests he knows nothing about it.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Rebuilding Britain after WW2

 Fabulous 1946 documentary by film maker Jill Craigie


Saturday, July 03, 2021

Is New Zealand a multicultural society?

 This discussion is very thought-provoking, and often entertaining. (In English after the first couple of minutes).


Friday, July 02, 2021


 Un grand merci aux étudiants qui se font vacciner. Même si on ne voit plus les milliers de morts par semaine, la vaccination casse les chaînes et sauve des vies, en France, et aussi très loin d’ici.