• Official BBC ‘White Paper’ spells out Gov’t plan for future of BBC

    Official BBC ‘White Paper’ spells out Gov’t plan for future of BBC

    For over a half-century, PBS has operated with a mission statement to “…use media to educate, inspire, entertain and express the diversity of perspectives through programming that that expands the minds of children, documentaries that open up new worlds, non-commercialized news programs that keep citizens informed on world events and cultures and programs that expose […]

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  • Happy 90th, Sir David Attenborough!

    Happy 90th, Sir David Attenborough!

    Widely considered a national treasure in Britain, Sir David Attenborough turns 90 years young today. The younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough, who passed away in 2014, David Attenborough spent his early life training for his seven decades of work with and for the BBC by spending his early childhood collecting fossils, stones and other natural specimens. Two […]

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  • Could scheduling restrictions possibly be headed BBC’s way?

    Could scheduling restrictions possibly be headed BBC’s way?

    Time for one of my Howard Beale moments while pondering where the heck is Lewis Black when you need him. Reading the stories in a number of Sunday papers in the UK suggesting the government is about to impose much greater restrictions on when the BBC can schedule its favorite shows, one has to wonder about its priorities […]

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  • WhoFest3 DFW – Time to get your Who fix this weekend

    WhoFest3 DFW – Time to get your Who fix this weekend

    If your TARDIS is in the North Texas area beginning today through Sunday, you need to head on over to WhoFest3 DFW for more Doctor Who than the law allows. The third year of the fest promises to be ‘bigger on the inside’ this year with more panels, guests, concerts, Q&A sessions, celebrity photo ops, costumes across time and […]

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  • ‘Mind the Gap’ voice of the London Underground passes at 62

    ‘Mind the Gap’ voice of the London Underground passes at 62

    Chances are, you probably aren’t aware of the name Phil Sayer, but if you’ve ever set foot on the London Underground, you have done what he says without thinking. Sayer’s voice was heard by millions of passengers daily on a number of London Underground platforms and railway stations across the UK. Phil Sayer, the voice […]

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  • A London re-cap including a brush with Bill Nighy greatness

    A London re-cap including a brush with Bill Nighy greatness

    I knew this would happen. First day back on U.S. soil from a jam-packed two weeks in the UK for the 2016 BBC Showcase in Liverpool and I find myself wide awake and it’s just a bit shy of 4:00am local time. Guess it makes sense considering it’s almost 10:00a London time which is what I’ve […]

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  • Smithy’s run for FIFA presidency ends despite Pele endorsement

    Smithy’s run for FIFA presidency ends despite Pele endorsement

    After today, it’s clear to me that football rules the world. No, not the 16-week American version that usually ends with a fairly mediocre ‘big game’ in February. We’re talking ‘Football’ in the truest sense of the word. In London, watching full coverage on the BBC this morning of the impassioned speeches by the five […]

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  • The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

    The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

    A huge TOH to the folks over at Radio Times who dug deep and found what appears to be the most brilliant British Telly map ever. This is better than sliced bread! For TV fans residing in the UK, the fact that the setting for both Doc Martin and Poldark take full advantage of the gorgeous Cornwall coastline or that Happy […]

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