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.
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.
Please do try to contain yourselves.
On Thursday, the BBC released a report that attempted to figure out how former DJ Jimmy Savile and broadcaster Stuart Hall could have been permitted to sexually abuse almost 100 victims total over several decades.
Uhh holy shit, did you guys know that monkeys will rip the things you love out of your arms and keep them hostage until you pay them with food?
In 2014, the BBC aired a one-hour documentary on Kate Bush that we failed to report on. For this Kate Bush oversight, we deeply apologize.
Over the past few days, I’ve participated in two watershed cultural moments. First, I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a theater with reclining seats. Second, I watched eight straight hours of The Great British Bake Off. Guess which one has affected me more?
As part of her comeback, Adele is doing a special for BBC where she’ll perform all the songs that make you weep inconsolably.
Hello lovelies! We’ve all made it through another week, and, as a reward for our toil, we have a (relatively) new trailer for the Sherlock Christmas special at our disposal. This means Benedict Cumberbatch in Victorian attire. This means GODDAMN.
In a clip from an episode of BBC’s This Wild Life, which follows wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her family’s move to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya (sort of an IRL The Wild Thornberrys), Saba and her young kids hang out with Sokotei, a recently orphaned baby elephant, at an orphanage in Nairobi.
The BBC is making a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, starring Robb from Game of Thrones—okay, fine, Richard Madden—as the titular lover/gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. Critics are divided whether it “borders on porn” or not. Look, calendars fill up fast for the fall so let’s pull together a consensus, fellas.
In April, ten men were sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for the assassination attempt on Malala Yosafzai, the schoolgirl and education activist shot in 2012. “Life,” we now learn, apparently means “a couple months.” The BBC now reports that eight of the men were secretly acquitted. Immediately after…
Yes please and thank you very much: The BBC is making a movie about the Brontë sisters and their sad-sack brother Bramwell, too. Fuck yeah, let’s get some long, lingering shots of the moors going over here.
Back in 2008, a Manchester woman named Naomi Jacobs went to bed as usual, but when she woke up the next morning, she was back in the mind of her 15-year-old self. Jacobs’ last memory was as a teen in 1992, going to sleep in the bunk bed she shared with her sister. This is like Big or 13 Going on 30 come to life!
In 2012, 23-year-old Jyoti Singh was returning from a night at the movies with a male friend in Delhi, India when they caught a ride on a minibus. Inside, six men beat her with iron rods and gang-raped her. She died two days later from her injuries. In a jailhouse interview, one of the men convicted in the attack now…