Lots of exciting stuff swirling around to blog this weekend. Bangladesh news/Blair Years programme/spat between Lib Dems shattering the illusions that these are the nice guys of politics. But other people are writing about those subjects better than me…

So my thought for the day is around Asian-ness and the arts-scene in the light of the release of Brick Lane and recent show Britz. Have got something up on the New Statesman site here. Comments are welcome. Looking at it now there’s a crucial link missing and that’s of the Asian language tv programming that existed on the BBC in the 70s/80s. Have googled around and can find no mention let alone pictures of the presenters in their starchy gear and bifocals. The show “Naiz Zindigai” later anglicised to “New Life New Way” was mentioned in an earlier Pickled Politics post (comment 29) but it throws up nothing in the searcch engines. Does it show how all history pre-the web is being effaced to zero? Or am I spelling it wrong? Cannot find much referring to Eastern Eye (more groovy Channel 4 English language show launched at the same time as Black on Black that even featured a session from indie kids the Monochrome Set one week) either. Anyone who can find any links/YouTube stuff on any of these pieces of our heritage wins a prize.

PS New blog of the day to recommend is www.mixtogether.wordpress.com which includes Vince Cable’s wedding snaps. He hasn’t lost his looks you’ll be pleased to know…

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