Here is a treat: A 1983 explanation by the BBC of that most curious American custom, the morning television show.
Like most people who spend their lives sitting in chairs and occasionally walking to different chairs, I’m a big fan of nature documentaries, and harbor acute feelings of jealousy for those involved in making them. Planet Earth II, the long-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking David Attenborough-narrated series, …
The writers of the BBC/PBS melodrama, Poldark, have decided that the only way to properly conclude a season is with a sweeping shot of Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) standing on a cliff awkwardly embracing his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), as the unruly Cornish winds whip their wigs. Season One ended with the…
Everybody knows somebody who’s a little too obsessed with British costume dramas.
Warning: Mild spoilers.
Picture this: It’s 1960. You’re settling in to enjoy an X-rated film at a local theater, minding your own business, when suddenly, a man appears draped in a sheet and wanders back and forth across your line of sight. Would you find this spooky? Or just incredibly weird and annoying? Or would you even notice at all?
Well, over in the U.K. Poldark finally reached that episode that had folks worried and let’s just say they didn’t exactly sail over the hurdle. Please proceed with caution, however: this is about Sunday night’s episode on the BBC—if you’re watching in the U.S. on PBS, this episode is still about a month out—so,…
The Great British Bake Off, a show about fancy cakes, has been the subject of much controversy and drama since the program announced its move from the BBC to Channel 4 last month. The hosts have been dropping like flies, and someone very charming and English needs to fill their position immediately.
Yet another prominent Bake Off personality will be sticking with the BBC rather than following the franchise to Channel 4: Last season’s winner, Nadiya Hussain.
In a recent interview with GQ UK, Benedict Cumberbatch implied that Season 4 of Sherlock might be the last. It’s not surprising, but it’s a damn shame.
And now, for the latest bulletin from the great British pastry conflagration: Seems the BBC has no intention of letting slip its grip on the Victoria sponge-scented enthusiasm of the UK (and indeed the world), and reportedly plans to launched a competitor to Bake Off, now that the show has fucked off to Channel 4.
The Great British Bake Off, an unreasonably gorgeous baking competition show that has possibly done more for the world’s anxiety than the pharmaceutical industry, has been “torn apart” over a decision to leave the BBC for Channel 4, the New York Times reports. Bake Off’s beloved hosts, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc,…
The competition is heating up in the Sexism Olympics. Last week the Chicago Tribune put forth a hearty effort in its reporting of Corey Cogdell-Unrein’s bronze medal in trap shooting. But, not to be outdone, the BBC has offered up its own diminishment of female glory. Chinese diver He Zi just won a silver medal, but…
Praise the Lord of Light(-drenched Abs): Poldark is definitely coming back later this year and the BBC has ordered a third season, due to air sometime in 2017.
The BBC radio program Don’t Make Me Laugh has landed in hot water thanks to some rather vulgar jokes about Queen Elizabeth II. And during her birthday celebrations, at that.
This evening, the BBC is scheduled to premiere Versailles, a sexy peek into the doings as Louis XIV built the legendary palace and relocated his court to an elaborate gilded cage, consolidating his enormous power. But how sexy? Is it...TOO sexy?
On Tuesday night, AMC aired Episode 4 of the mini-series The Night Manager, a British spy thriller based off the novel by John le Carré and starring the very handsome Tom Hiddleston. Only, something was missing. (Light spoilers to come, and they clearly involve butts.)
Several men and women who worked with Chris Evans in the ’90s claim the BBC Top Gear host was known for exposing himself on the job.
We’ve known for a little while that The Doctor’s next companion has been cast. Now, the BBC has officially revealed who it is: Pearl Mackie.
The good news is that Poldark is returning for a second season. The bad news—for the thirsty costume-drama fans out there—is that there will be no reprise of the first season’s shirtless grain harvest in upcoming episodes.