‘Strictly Come Dancing’ definitely not is Ross Poldark’s future

Unimpressed by the quality of dancing on Strictly Come Dancing, don’t expect to see Aidan Turner anytime soon tripping the light fantastic on the popular television dance competition. The long-running BBC1 series, which features contestants, celebrities and individuals from all walks of life, paired with professional dance partners competing in a Survivor-like, weekly voting contestants off […]

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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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Gogglebox anyone?

Every so often, along comes a television series that simply defies logic. Realizing that I’m a day late and a dollar short when it comes to hearing about this series, I am rapidly becoming a huge fan of the Channel 4 ‘documentary’ series, Gogglebox. I used to religiously watch The Royle Family because I knew, at some point, Jim Royle […]

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A look back at a bit of BBC Sport Relief 2012 comedy greatness

Aside from the fact that the BBC Sport Relief efforts happen to be one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, it’s a country-wide effort to ‘get active, raise cash and change lives according to event organizers. If you are either outside of the UK or the one person within the UK that aren’t […]

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Strictly Come Downton Abbey

Full credit to Ian Wylie, London-based freelance journalist with a particular interest and acute knowledge of all-things television, for the brilliant headline, photos and accompanying story. As we recently learned, one of the Downton traditions on Christmas Day is that the staff is traditionally given the day off and Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) takes charge […]

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A BBC retro-Christmas 2010

To amplify the point that the Christmas/Boxing Day television schedule war between the BBC and ITV is something akin to Wrestlemania XXVI, one has to look no further than this years schedule plans for both outlets. Even though the BBC is more Hulk Hogan to ITV’s Vince McMahon, both continue to throw the kitchen sink […]

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What would you put in the TARDIS?

Guess now that Matt Smith is back for his second season as The Doctor, he’s feeling a bit more comfortable in asking for things on the set. Having displayed exceptional football skills last year, Smith is eager to show off his musical skills in an upcoming episode. What better way but to add a piano […]

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