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…
This December didn't exactly sweep in on a cloud of good tidings and evergreen scent, now did it? But don't despair, for unto you a child is born—specifically, a baby pygmy goat named Benjamin who's being raised in a nursery and is the absolute goddamn cutest thing ever.
This heart-stopping postmodern-Twilight Zone anthology series from Channel 4 is the only TV show that I have unequivocally recommended to every person I know, and they were always like, "Cool, where do I watch it," and there was never a good answer: until today.
The BBC tried to give fans of the show Sherlock and early holiday present but unfortunately something went delightfully wrong.
For the first time in six years, Doctor Who has enlisted a woman to write an episode. SIX. YEARS.
Lilias Adie died in the 1700s, when fear of witches ran rampant and the belief that those who had had their souls sucked by the devil (through their teat, I have been informed) would come back to exact vengeance after death was much more common. But her torment didn't end there.
Just a little memo for everyone: We've got a couple new, improved pronunciations of "penguin," courtesy of handsome alien otter man Benedict Cumberbatch.
A fox has been stealing shoes from an English suburb and depositing them, one by one, into a mystified woman's garden. It's gotten so bad she's put a table out in front of her house, so passing neighbors can retrieve their shoes.
Ditch all your "uphill in the snow both ways" stories, because there's a new, wonderful way to remind the teens in your life just how easy they've got it: Tell them how miserable it was to be a teenager in Medieval Europe. Because mom wasn't giving you gas money and there was a good chance you'd die of the plague, too.
HOLY. CRAP. Attention Cumberbitches and fans of the BBC's most attractively-cast television series of all time! The very first (and only official) Sherlock convention is finally landing on our shores. I know, I know… just try to keep it together, alright!