Tag : bbc

Overlooking Leo: When you can’t be arsed reading 1,225 pages

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“Greatest period drama in the last decade?”  The overwhelmingly positive reviews of the BBC’s re-imagining of War and Peace have left me somewhat confused. To me, it seemed less an adaptation of the leviathan novel and more a pilfering of its names and the silhouettes of its characters.  I accept … Read More

The Invisible Homeless

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I thought I knew what to expect from this documentary. I was prepared to be horrified at the conditions on those living on the streets, and to experience subsequent feelings of sympathy and guilt. Hidden and Homeless sparked all of these emotions and more. Not only did it focus on … Read More

Remembering Sir Terry Wogan, one of Britain’s best loved voices

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Sir Terry Wogan, the veteran BBC television and radio broadcaster, has sadly lost his battle with cancer aged 77. In a statement from his family, they said “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand … Read More

BBC’s War and Peace: The story so far

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We all know of Tolstoy’s infamous thousand page novel; not many of us have read it, but we might consider using it as a door stop on the off chance we happen to have a copy in our possession. The good old folks at the BBC have decided to grace … Read More

Review: A Syrian Love Story

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In the year that Europe has been bombarded with news of the Syrian crisis, Sean McAllister’s personal and harrowing BBC documentary ‘A Syrian Love Story’ films it’s escalation with a fresh perspective. Through the eyes of a close-knit family, he exposes the beauty and passion of their nation and the … Read More

BBC’s adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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The BBC’s adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a novel by D.H Lawrence, recently aired on BBC1. It starred Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations) and James Norton (Happy Valley) as Lady and Lord Chatterley, a couple who are happily married until the war leaves Lord Chatterley paralysed from the waist down, and … Read More

Magic returns to York with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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Magic hasn’t been performed in England for over 300 years, but two magicians are about to change all that. BBC’s adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell places the return of magic against the backdrop of the Napoleonic War and Regency society, with BBC’s trademark use of … Read More

Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids

3 years ago / 0 comments

Talented TV documentary filmmaker, Louis Theroux, has taken on some serious topics throughout his career, and now he turns his attention to gender dysphoria. This programme takes a slightly different and more serious approach, as opposed to Weird Weekends which aimed at making viewers chuckle. Louis Theroux has not only made insightful … Read More

Deception is lurking in The Casual Vacancy

4 years ago / 0 comments

BBC’s The Casual Vacancy, the Sarah Phelps adaptation of J.K Rowling’s 2012 novel, has been awaited with baited breath. The novel was received with considerable critical disdain, so the spotlight has been on Phelps to prevent her own work meeting with a similar response. The acclaimed cast including stars such as Michael Gambon and … Read More

Is Top Gear running out of fuel?

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Over the Christmas period of 2014, Top Gear returned to our screens for its 22nd series. Presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May launched the new series with a two-part special based in Patagonia, South America, which saw the trio embark on a 1,600 mile trip across the region … Read More