Professional Storyteller & Media Condottiere. Producer for TVT films, writer for @telegraphblogs & others. Feminist, Multiculturalist, Tory.
As a foreigner, you are assigned two Secret Police with you at all times. Here's Mr.Jon & Mr.Pak, my chaps:
...and this from up close for scale - look at the size of people at the base (2/2)
Huge monuments are everywhere. This taken of the "Juche Tower" from across the river... (1/2)
There's a picture of the dear leader and the great leader in every room. Here, on a subway car.
Everything has a tacky opulence - this is an underground station
Chess, introduced by the Russians, is played Nazi vs. Soviet, not black vs. White
It's a strange place. Middle of Pyongyang, there is a huge unfinished pyramid, that no-one is allowed to talk about.
Inspired by @helenlewis' link on North Korea, here's some pics from the ground. China stops where the lights stop.
As a TV Producer, I cannot imagine the pitch meeting that created this idiocy (via @davesusetty)
@helenlewis Reliably informed the curvature of the earth is the only realistic limit with 1700mm lenses
Orchestra in Paddington - brilliant!
Housemate's 300 costume for Halloween
Almost without question the *most* awkward Ed Milliband photo ever, via @ajcdeane Who thought this was a good idea!?
BBC Online "Speaking Cock" headline meltdown - pic'ed before it was fixed! (h/t Jessica Reed @commentisfree)
Someone, somewhere, at BBC local news is totally getting fired tonight @The_mediablog
Guardian proofing disaster
@Cathybussey in the Telegraph:)
The Telegraph time machine is used to make money from gambling...Did they learn nothing from Back to the Future 2?
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