Media: Things we like

iPhone 4

Just days after launching the iPad, the Apple bandwagon swings into action again with the unveiling of the fourth-generation iPhone. And, we have to admit, we were impressed. Judging from the presentation given by Apple's Steve Jobs, the new phone looks more elegant, is thinner and has a front-facing camera. Importantly, Apple is also launching its iAd mobile ad network at the same time. Let's just hope the iPhone is now easier to use as an actual phone than previous iterations.

Cameron's Black Tory

We enjoyed Channel 4's documentary about the black Tory candidate Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, who has won renown as the owner of the Black Farmer food brand. The film showed Emmanuel-Jones trying, and failing, to get elected to the marginal Wiltshire seat of Chippenham. He was beaten by the Liberal Democrats in a tight contest in a rural constituency, but the result was almost incidental as the documentary brought out some of the casual bigotry of the English market town.

Britain's Got Talent audience

ITV deserves applause for the continued success of Britain's Got Talent. Saturday night's finale pulled in a peak audience of 15 million, down from 2009 but an impressive performance given the lack of the Susan Boyle factor and the sweltering weather that evening. The audience made it the most-watched entertainment show of 2010 and demonstrates that, occasionally, TV remains capable of capturing the nation's imagination.

The return of Roy Of The Rovers

Clearly, World Cup fever is starting to take over, but we're not savouring the crates of Danish lager and St George's flags from the supermarket. Instead, we're excited about Egmont's decision to publish a one-off Roy Of The Rovers World Cup special featuring five classic World Cup strips from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Stars appearing alongside Roy in the cartoons include the legendary Trevor Francis and Malcolm Macdonald. The magazine is on sale in the major supermarkets and WHSmith.


The BBC gravy train

It seems that everyone and his mum is off to South Africa with the BBC at the taxpayers' expense. With its wallet full of £60 million in extra sport funding to cover "major events" and a lavish purpose-built studio, the BBC is sending around 295 staff to cover the Fifa World Cup (this compares with around 140 that form ITV's team). Fair enough, the BBC is also covering the event on radio, but would it be too much to ask in these tough times that some of Five Live's overblown egos stay at home and handle things from London? We'll be tuning into talkSPORT for our coverage.