• No BBC (or PBS) for two weeks. Could you do it?

    No BBC (or PBS) for two weeks. Could you do it?

    There’s a bit trouble right here in River City over the forthcoming charter renewal of the BBC. The Royal Charter is the constitutional basis for the BBC. It sets out the public purposes of the BBC, guarantees its independence, and outlines the duties of the Trust and the Executive Board. The current Charter runs until 31 […]

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  • Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin-off

    Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin-off

    Every summer, it seems as though someone comments that what the world needs is a new Austin Powers movie. We could all use another appearance by the International Man of Mystery. The same always seems to hold true for the holiday need for another Harry Potter movie. Too many Christmas’ have passed since the final installment, Harry […]

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  • Official ‘Doctor Who’ Festival headed to London in November

    Official ‘Doctor Who’ Festival headed to London in November

    Fresh on the heels of a monstrously successful Sherlocked get together comes news of the official BBC Doctor Who Festival at London’s Excel. Slated to attend are current Doctor Peter Capaldi and series showrunner Steven Moffat. If Sherlocked is any indication, one would guess that there will be a host of other guest announcements coming […]

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  • Teletubbies say ‘Eh-Oh’ with 21st century makeover

    Teletubbies say ‘Eh-Oh’ with 21st century makeover

    Here come the Teletubbies. Since they first appeared on our collective telly screens in 1997, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, the creation of Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport, have been seen by over one billion children in more than 100 countries. Teletubbies say “Eh-oh!”, the single based on the show’s theme song, reached number 1 […]

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  • ‘Thunderbirds’ get a 50-year makeover with 21st century, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

    ‘Thunderbirds’ get a 50-year makeover with 21st century, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

    Saturday’s 21st century return of the Tracy brothers in Thunderbirds Are Go could have been disastrous. It was not for one simple reason. Respect. Respect for their elders. The elders, in this case, being the original Thunderbirds, the brilliant mid-60’s creation of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson which featured marionette puppetry combined with scale-model special effects sequences in a hybrid filming technique dubbed “Supermarionation”. Aside from what […]

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