Tag Archives: BBC

BBC Weatherman Laces Report With Drag References

Pink News reports: A BBC weather presenter has gone viral for his epic drag themed weather report. Host Owain Wyn Evans decided to embrace International Drag Day – with a challenge to get as many drag culture references in one report as possible. The Welsh weather host manages to get in references to everything from RuPaul through to Conchita Wurst ...

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Doctor Who Unveils Its First Female Doctor [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: The BBC on Sunday revealed Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor for hit series Doctor Who. She will be the first female lead for the sci-fi series on the U.K. public broadcaster. Current lead Peter Capaldi will leave his role after this year’s Christmas special. Whittaker, 34, is from Yorkshire, England and has appeared on such ...

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BBC Commenting Rules: Post Something Offensive And We Might Look Up Your Employer And Tell Them

Mediaite reports: BBC is receiving some pushback from free speech advocates after the broadcaster released the latest version of their privacy policy, which included a warning that “if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to BBC websites…the BBC may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.” The section about “offensive or inappropriate content ...

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BRITAIN: BBC Comedy Show Spawns Social Media Storm With Real Housewives Of ISIS Sketch [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Joking about the Islamic State can be a dangerous matter. A BBC comedy show featuring a sketch called “The Real Housewives of ISIS” has come under fire for trivializing the very real issue of Jihadi brides. The sketch, lampooning the Real Housewives TV series and posted online Tuesday to promote the show Revolting, features four British ...

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BBC Documentary: America’s Hate Preachers [VIDEO]

Hemant Mehta recaps at the Friendly Atheist: I cringed a little bit when I learned that another country had just aired a documentary about the United States… but thankfully, it wasn’t about Donald Trump. It was about vile people who aren’t close to getting their hands on the nuclear codes: Hate-preachers like Steven Anderson. The BBC’s America’s Hate Preachers, directed ...

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BRITAIN: BBC To Launch Reboot Of Smash 70s Sitcom Are You Being Served? This Fall

A new Mrs. Slocombe will soon be fretting about her pussy. From the Mirror: Fans of Are You Being Served? will find the news of a reboot bittersweet. In an age where a reboot is growing in popularity, it would seem that nothing is safe as the British sitcom is being brought back. It is the latest programme to be ...

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TRAILER: The Boy In The Dress

Via the BBC: The Boy in the Dress is the story of Dennis, a 12 year-old boy who lives in an ordinary house, in an ordinary street, in an ordinary town, but he feels different,. His mum has gone off with a roofer and he lives with his dad and brother – everything is boring and grey. Dennis feels like ...

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Pew Ranks “Trusted” News Outlets

From the Pew Research report: Those with consistently conservative political values are oriented around a single outlet—Fox News—to a much greater degree than those in any other ideological group: Nearly half (47%) of those who are consistently conservative name Fox News as their main source for government and political news. Far fewer choose any other single source: Local radio ranks ...

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BRITAIN: Pop Music Stars Perform Beach Boys Classic God Only Knows

With a cast of new performers, the BBC has restaged its 1997 star-studded take on the Beach Boys classic, God Only Knows. Via the Guardian: As in 1997, the BBC has succeeded in gathering together a fairly staggering array of stars. Joining Brian Wilson, the song’s writer, are Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams. Jake Bugg, Lorde, ...

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Yes Scotland Protests The BBC

“Pro-independence Scots rallied outside the BBC’s Glasgow headquarters on Sunday to protest the public broadcaster’s pro-union ‘bias’ and demand the resignation of political editor Nick Robinson.”

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Pet Shop Boys Perform World Premier Of Alan Turing Opera With BBC Orchestra

Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers, last night Pet Shop Boys performed the world premier of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future, at Britain’s Proms event at Royal Albert Hall. The Independent has posted a review: Tennant stands by the choir for A Man From the Future, with fellow Boy Chris Lowe behind ...

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BBC: Do We Still Need Gay Bars?

Same-sex marriage has been legal in England and Wales for only four days and already the BBC has published a trend piece on whether gay bars are destined to fade into history. (Spoiler alert: They aren’t.) The article opens by asking a couple of familiar questions. It’s a Saturday night in March, unusually mild for London, and Soho is thronging ...

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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The Secret World Of The Living Dolls

The Daily Beast reports on a documentary that Britain’s Channel 4 aired last night. When 70-year-old Robert looks in the mirror, which he does often when dolled up, he sees a beautiful blond woman, voluptuous in her yellow halter dress and chunky heels. Her name is Sherry and she passes the time taking selfies in the courtyard of her Orange ...

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Deficit Comparison

The debt ceiling kerfuffle has prompted the BBC to post several economic comparison charts. Taken out of context, the numbers are staggering. The US has a total debt pile of almost $17 trillion (£10.6 trillion), which is expected to rise to almost $23tn in the next five years. Japan is not far behind, with current debts totalling $11.5tn. By any ...

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Inside Gay Pakistan

The BBC reports on gay life in Pakistan: Pakistan is not the kind of place that most people would associate with gay liberation. But some say the country is a great place to be gay – even describing the port city of Karachi as “a gay man’s paradise”. Underground parties, group sex at shrines and “marriages of convenience” to members ...

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Alex Jones Vs BBC Hosts

The BBC made the mistake of inviting crackpot conspiracy weirdo Alex Jones onto a Sunday chat show where Jones stayed true to form and went nuts. The host ended the interview by calling Jones “the worst person I ever interviewed.” Watch the last minute or so.

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Queen Photobombs Live BBC Broadcast

In what the BBC is calling “one of the most bizarre bits of television” they’ve produced in a long time, today Queen Elizabeth walked into the live shot of the announcers describing her tour of the their newly remodeled studio. The Guardian reports: The Queen “photobombed” the news on Friday in one of the more surreal moments in live broadcasting ...

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BBC Recaps Marriage Battle

Including coverage of the “prayer warriors.”

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UK: Ding Dong Hits #2

Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead finished the week at #2 on the British pop singles chart after an internet campaign to download the song as a final protest of Margaret Thatcher’s support for Section 28.  As expected, the BBC only played a five-second snippet of the track during this weekend’s countdown show.

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