OK, this made my head hurt. It’s a question of great importance. Was it true? Was it a myth? Was Top Cat ever called Boss Cat?
“Forget oil, coal and gas - a new set of materials is shaping our world and they’re so bizarre they may as well be alien technology.” That’s the hook for a BBC Four documentary airing next Wednesday, but there is another aspect that singles out the production.
The future is back! At least for the next year. The BBC has launched a year long season of science and technology programming under the banner of Tomorrow’s World.
You wait ages for a new Who and then several come at once. The list of potential names keeps getting longer but did BBC1 treat viewers to a backdoor pilot for what we can expect to follow Mr Capaldi?
It is a diamond in the sky! This Sunday coming, one of the longest running television shows in the world celebrates 60 yeas of probing the universe beyond our humble globe. For six decades The Sky at Night has encouraged viewers to turn their gaze upwards and take notice of the stars above.
“Nothing’s sad ‘til it’s over. Then everything is.” Please discuss! It is just 15 minutes away from starting on the East Coast of the USA, and I’ll be watching it with family. After the pilot “The Pilot” of the new series, I’ll jump back in to discuss and give my impressions. Also: spoilers.
Radio 4 broadcast a new 2 part adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust staring Matthew Beard & Sophie Rundle over the weekend & if you missed it both parts are available online for the next few weeks. It’s been awhile since I read the original Vertigo miniseries & I’ve only listened to part 1, but so far it’s not bad.
Kim Cattrall will be reading a special two-hour version of Rosemary’s Baby on Radio 4 this coming Halloween weekend. Ira Levin’s tale of urban satanism rounds off a week of spooky stories for the station.
Need I say more? Ok, I will. I can’t believe it’s ten years since this landmark series, and that trailer that bought Icelandic band Sigur Rós to public attention.
Attention classic Doctor Who fans: The Mirror just
confirmed announced that BBC Worldwide have commissioned an animated reconstruction of the very first 6-part Patrick Troughton story Power of the Daleks, for which no surviving episodes still exist! UPDATE: The Mirror article doesn’t provide any sources, and BBC…
I’ve been a fan of The Day of the Triffids since I saw the BBC tv series in the 80s, but I’ve never read Simon Clark’s sequel, The Night of the Triffids, so I was pleased to see that Radio 4 extra are broadcasting Big Finish’s full cast adaptation in five parts over the next fortnight. Ep 1 was on earlier this evening…
I’m a bit late with this, but BBC Radio 4 Extra are broadcasting a few Big Finish 6th Doctor stories atm, starting two weeks ago with ‘The Crimes of Thomas Brewster’, followed by Ep1 of Industrial Evolution last Saturday, Ep2 next Saturday & Ep1 of The Curse of Davros on the 25th. I don’t know if there are anymore…
Yes, it’s the show with dragons and ice zombies and wargs and elves (but we’re not calling them elves but they are elves just admit it) and I am going to nitpick about the accuracy of a single moment in episode one of this season...just...go with it ok?
Peter Davison and Hannah Murray are part of the cast of Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, a BBC Radio4 comedy about the small-scale invasion of Earth, or at least the Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Greenby, by the Geonin and their smooth-talking leader, Uljabaan.
Today the BBC future has unveiled an interactive website about the construction of the International Space Station, as well as some fun facts. Sometimes it’s almost hard to believe it’s been 17 years (1998) from the original module was successfully completed. I can only hope the spirit of international community that…
Bill Paterson is reading Neil Gaiman’s short story - ‘The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains’ on Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime this week & Part 1 is now available on the iPlayer. I haven’t read the original story (although it seems to be legally available free online & quite short), but I think it’s probably abridged…
BBC Radio 4 extra are running a few Big Finish 5th Doctor stories over the next few weeks & the first part of the first story ‘Heroes of Sontar’ was on last Saturday & will be on the iPlayer for the next five days, followed by part two next Saturday at 6pm. (2x60min) The BBC don’t release schedule information that far…
Regeneration is one of the traits that have made Doctor Who stand out in the vast world of sci-fi tv. It wasn’t planned that way.
I’m always bouncing around for new things to watch and read. This means that I occasionally head over to Hulu to see what’s new. Well, from now until August 1st there are 16 BBC shows you can stream for free*.