Blagger’s Blog: Parliament, prejudice and publicist nightmares

“The ratings hit that’s Big Brother meets 24– with added Bercow .”

The Guardian’s description of BBC Parliament, with the channel pulling in record audience figures amid Brexit and general Westminster chaos.

Weekly High

Stampen Media decided to tackle prejudice in Sweden’s second city this summer. Taking over a shop window in Gothenburg, 6,000 members of the public took part in the project which involved them being put on public and online display, with onlookers invited to describe them based solely on appearance.

Weekly Low 

Hollywood a-lister Scarlett Johansson has shocked the movie world by defending the director Woody Allen during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Allen has been accused of sexual abuse by his daughter,

Need to know 

YouTube has launched a new, dedicated hub for fashion and style— YouTube.com/fashion.

 Netflix and Amazon doubled their spend on UK-made shows been 2017 and 2018.

Consumer watchdog giant Which? has called out TripAdvisor for failing to stop a flood of fake 5* reviews; a study found 1 in 7 showed ‘suspicious hallmarks’.

 

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