Tag : bbc

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

6 years ago / 0 comments

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

Students give lecturers the Third Degree

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Three Leeds students went head to head against their lecturers on a Radio 4 quiz show this week. ‘The 3rd Degree’, hosted by comedian Steve Punt, saw three students studying Civil Engineering, Popular Music and Psychology take on a team of lecturers from the students’ faculties. Students Ralph Burton, Harry … Read More

What’s On TV: Blandings

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  In a country obsessed with Downtown Abbey, a Wodehouse revival is hardly a shock. After all, the indefatigable perfection of Fry and Laurie as much-loved Jeeves and Wooster is still a tantalizing aftertaste on our ever-critical palate. So, it was with baited-breath that we tuned into director Paul Seed’s … Read More

What’s On TV: Ripper Street

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  The BBC’s new drama Ripper Street transports us to London’s East End in the late nineteenth century, six months after Jack the Ripper has struck fear into the city. But as the series reaches its halfway point, it is clear that the Ripper’s role is a minor one. Ripper … Read More

Tweeters Beware

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It‘s widely accepted that a journalist must accept moral responsibility for what they write. Granted, the repercussions of publishing a slating review of a, for example, new brand of mascara are not as great as, say, an interview with a fascist politician, but they are repercussions nonetheless. The beauty journalist … Read More

LSTV’s marathon fundraiser for Children in Need

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23.11.12 Leeds Student TV has raised nearly £2,000 last week for Children In Need. Last Friday, LSTV carried out a seven hour broadcast in the Union foyer, including live acts every hour and an array of charity fundraising stalls to mark the annual fundraiser. The student-run TV station, which won … Read More