Tag Archives: BBC

BBC To Produce Docu-Series About Greta Thunberg

The Guardian reports: BBC Studios has announced a documentary series about the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. The new show will follow Thunberg’s “international crusade” against the climate emergency, focusing on her campaign work as well as her “journey into adulthood”. It will also see Thunberg meet with scientists, politicians and businesspeople to explore the evidence around rising global temperatures. …

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Ben Shapiro Gets Burned By BBC Host, Stalks Off After Ranting “I’m Popular And No One Has Heard Of You”

Splinter News reports: Ben Shapiro, the right-wing “thinker,” baby Hitler-defender and former toothbrush startup-endorser, rose to fame thanks to his combative, shrill interview style that promised TOTAL DESTRUCTION of any liberal talking point or talking head he encountered.  Unfortunately, as the old saying goes, if you live by the SICK BURN you die by the SICK BURN, and today the …

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BBC Host Fired For Racist Tweet About Royal Baby

The Independent reports: Danny Baker has been fired from the BBC following an apology over a “racist” tweet about the royal baby. The former BBC Radio 5 Live host was criticised for the post, which he shared moments after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. The tweet featured a black-and-white photograph …

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BBC Moves Broadcast Licenses To EU Because Brexit

Bloomberg reports: The BBC is moving some of its broadcast licenses to the Netherlands so it can keep transmitting across the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.K. licenses relate to the British Broadcasting Corp.’s commercial arm that beams hit shows including “Doctor Who” and “Eastenders” into other EU …

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Trump Cultist Attacks Reporter At El Paso Rally [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: A supporter of US President Donald Trump has attacked a BBC cameraman at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. Sporting a Make America Great Again cap, the man shoved and swore at the BBC’s Ron Skeans and other news crews before being pulled away. Mr Skeans said the “very hard shove” came from his blindside. “I …

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Art Critic/Historian Sister Wendy Dies At Age 88

The BBC reports: TV art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. In the 1990s she became one of the most unlikely television stars. Emerging from her hermit-like existence in a caravan at a Carmelite convent in Norfolk, she hosted unscripted BBC shows from galleries across the world. Born in …

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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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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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