About us

Created in 2017, SET THE TAPE is the brainchild of two bloggers born in the 1980’s who still say that they will “tape stuff off the telly”, rather than set their set-top box to record. Ah, nostalgia. Those were the days!

Set The Tape is an independent entertainment site dabbling in everything pop culture – movies, TV, games, music and plenty of other bits and pieces in between – with reviews, news and opinion pieces from our team of contributors.


Co-founders and editors in chief

76378_459198502203_6745741_nTony Black is from and still lives in Birmingham, UK. He has written a mixture of online fiction as well as film and TV entertainment pieces for years. Most recently he has written for Flickering Myth, Film Inquiry and Film Score Monthly.

Tony is also an avid podcaster who has produced approximately 300 hours worth of content across half a dozen shows over the last four years. Most notably he created an unofficial The X-Files podcast, The X-Cast, and co-created film score podcast, Between The Notes.

H1iMzXqe_400x400Owen Hughes is a journalist by trade who works as a local news and sports reporter for a regional newspaper. Additionally, he is a freelance video editor, feature writer, radio presenter, press photographer and podcast producer. Owen helmed the film blog and weekly film podcast, Failed Critics, for around five years, including producer roles for gaming podcast Character Unlock, and professional comedian James Mullinger’s cult movie podcast Field & Mullinger’s Underground Nights.

In addition to spending his day job writing, Owen has also written for MoneyMakerMagazine, MK Dons FC match day programme REDDOT, and other local press. His news features have appeared on BBC and ITV, and he has edited for BBC Radio Oxford and That’s TV.


Get in touch with Tony and Owen at info@setthetape.com

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