Tag : bbc

TV | The Apprentice has returned, and Lord Alan isn’t holding back

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Boardroom battles, power struggles and too many high ego business professionals to count. Yes, The Apprentice is back on our screens for its tenth series, and it didn’t disappoint. It may be argued that the series is a little bit dated now; we’ve seen the same pompous wanabees year after … Read More

Do people really still care about England international games?

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This last week saw England continue their Euro 2016 qualification campaign with two expected victories over San Marino and Estonia. As a passionate football fan, I would love to tell you I watched both games with excitement and keen anticipation, but the fact is I couldn’t care less about watching … Read More

TV | BBC 2 offers pure fun with Peaky Blinders

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It’s difficult for me to get excited about anything to do with Birmingham. It’s the city that has burdened us with Jasper Carrott and Frank Skinner, the accent makes you want to bash your head against a wall and over the last decade, the city’s football clubs have managed to … Read More

TV | Doctor Who – A new face for an old classic

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The world’s longest running, sci-fi show returns for its record breaking fifty-first year with a statement of intent. Peter Capaldi picks up the keys to TARDIS as he steps back in time to the perennial BBC favourite – Victorian London. Here a madcap adventure ensues as a series of Bleak … Read More

TV | The Great British Bake Off – Back and Brilliant

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The Great British Bake Off is back, and with it a whole new swathe of people who will briefly flirt with baking before abandoning their new John Lewis mixer at the back of the cupboard. The move to BBC1 seems to have changed nothing; Mel and Sue retain their signature … Read More

News | Young politicians face ‘prejudices’, says Councillor, 22

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Leeds City’s youngest councillor has called for more young people to get into politics despite the ‘barriers’ they face. Alice Smart, who won a seat in this year’s local elections aged 21, rejected claims she is too young to enter politics, although admitted there “can definitely be an issue” with … Read More

TV | The Honourable Woman – Nothing is what it seems in this exceptional spy thriller

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A tight close-up of a blade and the swish of metal on metal, but the camera pans out to show it’s only a wire bread basket and tongs. A waiter neatly lines the basket with a napkin and fills it with bread, laughing and joking with other staff in the … Read More

Interview | Dawn O'Porter – 'TV networks don't think women are as good as men.'

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You’d be mistaken for thinking that Dawn O’Porter is some kind of superhero. Journalist, reporter, performer, documentary maker and novelist are but a few of the titles she’s achieved in under a decade. Yet she sits in front of me now, very much a real person, trying to squeeze in … Read More

TV | Crimson Field – WWI period drama at its best

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In recent years, Sunday evenings have become renowned as prime television real-estate for period dramas, with shows such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife providing the perfect end to the weekend in a wave of nostalgia and cups of tea. Over the past few weeks, however, the British public … Read More

TV/Film | The Johnny Worricker Spy Series – Sequel and Triquel

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Turks and Caicos and Salting the Battlefield made up the second and third parts of  David Hare’s trilogy about an ex-MI5 agent respectively. In Turks and Caicos, Bill Nighy reprised his role of Johnny Worricker in the follow-up to 2011 thriller Page Eight. Alongside Nighy, Winona Ryder plays Melanie Fall, a businesswoman with a … Read More