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Jonathon Harker
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About me
In short:  I've been writing for money for over a decade, in the worlds of video games, bicycles and power tools. You can find me on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/JonHarker  and  Linked In Slightly longer version:  For me, it's always been about writing. ...

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REVIEW: How does Stevenage train station's new cycling parking measure up?
While Wiggins, Pendleton and Hoy have grabbed all the headlines, cycling's other big British success story of the last decade has been cycle-rail journeys, or trips involving bikes and trains.  Numbers have sky-rocketed , up from 14 million cycle-rail journ...

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In conversation with the boss of Brompton, the biggest bicycle manufacturer in Britain
"Other Bugger's Efforts" - that's what OBE stands for, according to Brompton Bicycles' managing director Will Butler-Adams. Jonathon Harker quizzes the newly minted OBE on UK manufacturing, why bike colours matter, on engineering's poor image and the challe...

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Watching a TV show being filmed is fun. Would I Lie To You?
There’s an indisputable thrill in the air around a TV
recording. You know this because the first instinct of the audience is to produce a respectable hush as
if they were in a theatre, which is a shame as that’s the opposite of what the
producer wants, but ...

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Watching a TV show filmed is fun. Would I Lie To You?
There’s an indisputable thrill in the air around a TV
recording. You know this because the first instinct of the audience is to produce a respectable hush as
if they were in a theatre, which is a shame as that’s the opposite of what the
producer wants, but ...

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In praise of: Holby City
Waiting times are low, they are doing ground breaking (Hertzig-based) surgery and the staff are exceedingly attractive...what's not to like about Holby City? ...No, of course I mean Holby City the TV drama, not the fictional hospital itself. That would be s...

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I'm the reason why Ripper Street was cancelled
There's no use pretending: I can be a bit slow on the uptake, so it's no real surprise that I've only just begun to watch Ripper Street, which was first broadcast at the tail end of 2012. Frankly, I'm hooked and looking forward to digging into the rest of t...

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Utopia Series 2 hits the screens tonight
Twisty-turning consipiracy thriller Utopia is back for a second series, starting tonight on Channel 4. In a typical convention-defying move, the first episode of the new series takes us back to before the first series took place, starring one Rose Leslie ta...

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New TV for 2014: Line of Duty, Blandings, Babylon
There are plenty of new TV commissions arriving on our collective screens in the coming weeks, including BBC police corruption drama Line of Duty , which is back for a second series. The first series averaged 4.2 million viewers, which makes it BBC Two's bi...
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