• ‘The Big Flower Fight’ — Oddly comforting, yet strangely addictive!

    ‘The Big Flower Fight’ — Oddly comforting, yet strangely addictive!

    What do you get when you pit ten pairs of amateur gardeners from around the world pushing their skills to the limit as they compete to create stunning, supersized floral sculptures? The Big Flower Fight, of course. Looking a bit like The Great British Bake-Off of flower sculptures, the series is co-hosted by comedians Natasia Demetriou and Vic […]

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  • As you ‘work from home’, BBC Archive opens the vault to dress up your daily video calls

    As you ‘work from home’, BBC Archive opens the vault to dress up your daily video calls

    Like me, if you’ve been ‘working from home’ for the last couple of months spending a good portion of your workday on what seems like endless Microsoft Teams or Zoom conference calls, you’re probably getting a bit weary trying to find a different room in the house to give your workmates something interesting to look at from a background standpoint. To the rescue comes the BBC Archive as they open the vault to give everyone access to their favorite British comedy or science fiction set to use as a backdrop for your next video conference call.

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  • Daniel Radcliffe kicks off the ‘Harry Potter At Home’ initiative

    Daniel Radcliffe kicks off the ‘Harry Potter At Home’ initiative

    Whether it’s ‘live’ concerts on social media or theaters around the world opening up their archives allowing everyone to experience classic theater performances, it’s clear that creativity (not necessity) is the mother of invention. Just this past week, the National Theatre in London opened up their archive to stream the 2011 production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Now, comes the ultimate gift to fans of Harry Potter as Daniel Radcliffe narrates “The Boy Who Lived”, the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, to kick off a stellar online read-through of the book.

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  • National Theatre At Home: ‘Frankenstein’ with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller premieres TODAY!

    National Theatre At Home: ‘Frankenstein’ with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller premieres TODAY!

    If you look up ‘must-see’ in any dictionary anywhere, you’ll be presented with a description of the 2011 National Theatre production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Days) and starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Elementary), the stage adaptation by Nick Dear (Jane Austen’s Persuasion) is headed to the National Theatre’s YouTube channel for a free screening beginning this Thursday.

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  • Ultimate Bond girl and original Avenger, Honor Blackman, dies at 94.

    Ultimate Bond girl and original Avenger, Honor Blackman, dies at 94.

    Honor Blackman, the British actress best known for portraying the James Bond girl Pussy Galore in 1964’s Goldfinger, died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 94. While Goldfinger would go on to become a massive hit in the Bond franchise, it would be the only Bond film she would appear in. While Blackman will ‘live forever’ as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, her career spanned an awesome eight decades.

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  • The Queen tells UK (and the world) ‘we will succeed’ in rare address

    The Queen tells UK (and the world) ‘we will succeed’ in rare address

    In a rare, televised national broadcast, The Queen addressed the nation earlier on Sunday to assure not only the UK but, in a sense, the entire world that ‘we will meet again’. Speaking from Windsor Castle, it was only the fifth time the monarch has given such a speech in her 68-year reign (February 1991, First Gulf War; death of Diana, Princess of Wales, September 1997; death of the Queen Mother, April 2002; Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, June 2012).

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