Tag : bbc

TV | Paul Hollywood's Pies & Puds

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Hot on the heels of the Great British Bake Off final arrives this new offering from the silver fox himself, Paul Hollywood. Pies and Puds explores Hollywood’s long standing love of baking and features some of the blue eyed maestro’s favourite recipes. The series begins, fittingly enough for this paper, … Read More

TV | The rise and rise of Netflix

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Not so long ago, it was a novelty in my family to be dispatched off to the video shop on a Friday night and be allowed to rent a film over the weekend. £2 a night, usually some sort of waiting list for the big releases and the frustration of … Read More

TV | Ambassadors

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Following the recent regeneration of a certain spin doctor there has been a distinct political comedy shaped hole in the BBC’s comedy output and in Ambassadors the new vehicle for the comedic talents of Mitchell and Webb, the BBC no doubt hopes it has found the solution. Exploring the same … Read More

TV | Peaky Blinders

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There was a happier time, in the floppy-fringed days of the Nineties, when the mighty British gangster flicks roamed the box offices, gorging themselves on Generation X’s power fantasies, enriching an entire class of Cockney screen stars, and making the glottal-stop an essential accessory of Cool Britannia cinema. The extinction … Read More

News | Student wins Pointless Jackpot

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A third year music student from the University of Leeds won £9,500 on TV quiz programme ‘Pointless’ last Thursday. In a successful final, Bex Ellis, 21 , and her team mate Greg managed to score below five on all three questions, which were based on the Grand National category. Their … Read More

What's On: Count Arthur Strong

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Are TV reviewers on a mission to discredit British TV comedy? I only ask because the alternative is an even more depressing scenario – some critics just can’t be bothered to do their homework. Ultimately this makes them no better than the idiots of twitter who declare shows to be … Read More

TV | I (don't) Love My Country

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It’s Saturday night. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has just ended but you’re not ready to give up on a night of easy viewing television. You turn over to the BBC and find I love My Country, only to be taken on an hour long excruciating roller coaster ride … Read More

What’s On: Luther

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“I’ve seen something like this before”, growls Idris Elba. How right he is.

What’s On: The White Queen

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The decision to translate Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen from print to screen cannot have been one taken lightly by head writer Emma Frost. Gregory’s novels are much loved by historians and readers alike, despite their historical inaccuracies but, ignoring them (which, as a History student, I’ve done many times), … Read More

Tv: The Village

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The BBC’s latest drama The Village delivers a touching story of Bert (Bill Jones), a young boy struggling with the hardships of life in a small village during the outbreak of the First World War. The six part series spanning 1914-1920 introduces a number of characters, from a burgeoning suffragette … Read More