Tag : bbc

TV | The 7.39 – A surprisingly enjoyable romance without the happy-ever-after cliché ending

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For some reason re-reading Starter for Ten whilst at university has become a ritual to me. It’s set at university. It’s an easy read and has a satisfying ending. Thankfully it doesn’t follow the same happy-ever-after cliché found in a regular romance novel. Like most of David Nicholls’ work, the … Read More

TV | Death Comes to Pemberley – Did it live up to Austen lovers' expectations?

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Upon hearing that part one of a sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was being aired on Boxing Day, my immediate thought was that the author had taken a bit of a risk. Continuing the lives of one of the most loved literary couples (AKA Lizzie and Darcy) is bound to … Read More

TV | The Whale – The true story that inspired the wonderful Moby Dick

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The true story that inspired Herman Melville’s iconic Moby Dick was told in a tale full of intense emotion, dramatic forces of nature and sea crew hostilities in a new BBC saga. An aged cabin boy, played by Martin Sheen, recounts his experience on the Essex, a whaling ship that … Read More

News | Leeds students talk feminism on BBC

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A special show on feminism featuring Leeds students is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The programme looks at the increased attention feminism has had over 2013,  including Femsoc’s protests following the Tequila controversy. Femsoc coordinator Freya Potter said: “It’s amazing that our society and campaigning this semester was noticed by … Read More

TV | Last Tango in Halifax – More Alan Bennett than Wuthering Heights

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You could be forgiven for having missed the first series of the BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax, not to be mistaken for the Marlon Brando film Last Tango in Paris, under any circumstances, students are not exactly its intended audience however, having earned universal acclaim from critics, drawing in huge … Read More

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