Tag : bbc

Comment | In praise of the all-male panel ban

5 years ago / 0 comments

We shouldn’t need quotas for anything. However, the world is still not an equal place, even in the seemingly liberal world of Western media. Discrimination is so ingrained within the fabric of our society, that many people just won’t notice prejudices in themselves; even those who seem like the best … Read More

TV | The Walshes – 'Original, touching and very, very funny'

5 years ago / 0 comments

This new sitcom, from Graham Linehan deserves all the recognition it can get. What The Walshes does with this base is something original, touching, and very, very funny.

TV | Louis Theroux's LA Stories

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Louis Theroux’s work has taken him around the globe but it is his interest in the weird and wonderful subcultures of American society that has truly defined his career. In the past Theroux has always been an Englishman abroad, peeking into a world that seems to perplex him as much … Read More

TV | W1A – Does it live up to it's predecessor, Twenty Twelve?

5 years ago / 0 comments

From the makers of Twenty Twelve, W1A is the new BBC comedy show recycling the Twenty Twelve the  main character, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville). Fresh from screwing up his role as head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, he is now ‘Head of Values’ at the BBC, a job title that … Read More

TV | Shetland – Dark and intense yet cheesy drama

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If you like your crime drama cheesy, yet dark and intense then Shetland, adapted from Ann Cleeves’ best- selling novels, is the show for you. The series has all the hallmarks of Broadchurch: murder in a small rural community is sure to cause a stir, and the nostalgia of a … Read More

TV | Silk – Courtroom battles, sex, hypocrisy and even a little bit of Joy Division

5 years ago / 0 comments

Battles in the courtroom, sex, hypocrisy, terminal illness, love, power, and even a bit of Joy Division. What doesn’t series three of Silk have to offer? Well, for Martha Costello (Maxine Peake), it doesn’t seem to offer success; her client, declared guilty, kills himself, whilst competitor Clive Reader (Rupert Penry-Jones) … Read More

TV | BBC vs ITV – The big debate

5 years ago / 0 comments

Late in 2013, a Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, ran an editorial saying that Britain was “no longer any kind of ‘big country’, but merely a country of old Europe suitable for tourism and overseas study, with a few decent football teams.” The newspaper forgot to mention the contribution that … Read More

TV | Britain's Great War – BBC's tribute to WWI centenary season

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It’s very difficult to write a book or make a documentary series that gives a general description of a major war. World War One and Two have been documented to the extent that it is difficult to come up with something new and interesting to say, especially considering the number of war buffs there are about, including … Read More

TV | Hidden Kingdoms

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BBC’s latest instalment of a new nature series was highly anticipated; if only because Stephen Fry was narrating. Having not expected anything too different from the Attenborough style nature programmes we’ve come to love; one is initially taken back by its liveliness, and with the Harry Potter reminiscent music you … Read More

TV | Sherlock – Once again a weekly dose of Cumberbatch is taken from us too soon

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I, like many of my fellow Britons, am suffering from a serious case of Sherlock withdrawal symptoms. Like a whirlwind love affair, season three of the hit show flew onto our screens and departed almost as quickly, with just enough time to squeeze in a return from the dead, three … Read More