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Black Mirror Is Headed to Netflix for 12 New Episodes

Black Mirror Is Headed to Netflix for 12 New Episodes

Black Mirror, the British sci-fi anthology that was popular when it aired overseas but gained super popularity when the episodes hit Netflix, is now going to be a Netflix original series. The show, a sci-fi anthology that explores some of the dark possibilities of our increasingly tech-obsessed culture, originally aired on Britain’s Channel 4. Netflix bought the exclusive online streaming …

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Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by. Apparently, that’s not the case. Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive has filed a lawsuit against the BBC, saying its …

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Grand Theft Auto ‘Making-Of’ Movie Headed to BBC

As part of the ‘Make It Digital’ initiative, which aims to “inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology,” the BBC is developing a feature-length program based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto. The BBC’s announcement was pretty vague, and almost made it sound as though the BBC was developing …

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Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan Return To ‘The Fall’ For A Third And Final Season

The Fall, the Belfast-set psychological thriller starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, is set to return for a third season. In the show, Anderson plays police detective Stella Gibson while Dornan plays serial killer Paul Spector. The show proved to be a hit not only in the United Kingdom, but also internationally through Netflix. The series, which is created by …

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The Fall Season 3 Is Happening with Jamie Dornan on Board

Though we were pretty sure that the BBC show The Fall would get a third series, we didn’t have official confirmation until today. The show, whose second season aired first across the pond and then came exclusively to Netflix, will return. The third season will feature five episodes. And both Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan are back – meaning we …

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‘Black Mirror’ Is Likely Getting a U.S. Version

Black Mirror, the British sci-fi anthology that you should have already blown through on Netflix, could be hopping across the pond for an American spin. Speaking at a conference, prodcers Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin of Endemol Shine North America told the audience that a U.S. version of the breakout series in in the works. Well, what he actually said …

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The Fall Season 2 Is Now Available on Netflix

Looks like your weekend plans are set, people. Season two of the The Fall is now available to stream on Netflix. In season two, detective Stella Gibson continues her pursuit of serial killer Paul Spector, “a battle that gets personal as they delve into each other’s private life”, according to Netflix. All six episodes of season two are available. He …

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Netflix May Lose a Bunch of BBC Shows at the End of the Month

As the days tick down to the end of January, be on the lookout for news of a deal extension between Netflix and the BBC. If not, many of your favorites could be vanishing from the streaming service. At 12am on February 1, a longstanding deal with between Netflix and the BBC is set to expire. And when that deal …

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BBC Reporter Gets High From Second Hand Smoke

“Burning behind me is eight and half tons of heroin, opium, hashish and other narcotics… huehuehehe” elegantly guffawed BBC Reporter Quentin Sommerville. Like a dumpy Disney character, the journalist then told the cameraman in a slur to record another take, saying: “Come on… hehehe, let’s go.” It only got worse. The BBC’s Middle East correspondent then tried another take, only …

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‘The Fall’ Season 2 Gets Netflix Release Date

Last year, Netflix acquired U.S. streaming rights to BBC crime drama The Fall, which stars Gillian Anderson of The X Files fame. Now, the second season has a Netflix release date. According to Variety, the streaming heavyweight has picked the second season up, and will debut it on January 16, 2015. This comes through a deal with Endemol, and Netflix …

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Netflix Gets U.S. Rights To ‘The Honourable Woman’

Netflix has reportedly acquired the U.S. rights to The Honourable Woman, a spy thriller miniseries from the BBC starring Maggie Gyllenhall. This is according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says BBC Worldwide has also made deals with Canada’s CBC, Spain’s Canal Plus, Norway’s TV2, and Israel’s Hot for the series in those countries. The miniseries is eight parts, and was …

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Judi Dench Joins Cast Of The Hollow Crown: The War Of The Roses

Judi Dench has officially joined the cast of the BBC miniseries, The Hollow Crown: The War of The Roses. Her role? Cecily, Duchess of York, who will appear next to Richard III in the series, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The series is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s history plays concerning the War of the Roses, namely Henry VI (part one …

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Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada

Netflix announced today that it is about to start offering exclusive streaming access to hit BBC drama Happy Valley in the U.S. and Canada. “This year's biggest word-of-mouth hit” out of the UK, #HappyValley is coming exclusively to Netflix, Aug 20. pic.twitter.com/c9iH24fjq7 — Netflix US (@netflix) August 8, 2014 Here’s the canned statement they’ve been tossing around from content acquisition …

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Lisa Kudrow Previews New Season of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Lisa Kudrow recently previewed the new season of TLC’s celebrity genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? for TV Guide. The season, which kicked off on Wednesday with an episode about former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixson’s great-great-great grandmother, will feature Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, and Rachel McAdams. Who Do You …

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Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Addresses Supporters

The arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams under accusations of ordering the 1972 murder of a mother of 10 has “put a rocket under the Sinn Féin European and local election campaign,” party activists said at a political rally, according to The Irish Times. The rally, which was attended by 800 supporters, served as both an election rally and …

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Courteney Cox to David Letterman: No ‘Friends’ Reunion

Courteney Cox recently told David Letterman that a Friends reunion show is “not gonna happen.” Cox appeared on The Late Show Monday night and Letterman asked the inevitable question: will there be a Friends reunion? Cox said she can’t even get the six former cast members together for dinner due to conflicting schedules and the fact that they all live …

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Richard Hoggart, British Academic, Dies at Age 95

Richard Hoggart, a prominent British cultural historian and an important witness in the court case that ended British censorship of Lady Chatterley’s Lover died Thursday at a nursing home in London. He was 95 years old. Hoggart, a university lecturer at the time, defended D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover in a trial in London in 1960, calling the novel “highly virtuous and, if anything, puritanical.” …

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in ‘Hamlet’ and Coloring Book

You’ve seen him in Sherlock, you’ve seen him in 12 Years a Slave, and now you’ll see him in Hamlet. Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor with perhaps the best name ever, will play the role of Hamlet for 12 weeks this summer. Cumberbatch will star in the Shakespearian drama at the Barbican theatre in London. This will mark the actor’s …

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David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish

While filming a 90-documentary concerning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for the BBC, soccer superstar David Beckham was advised by producers to stay clear of the Amazon river, to avoid the feared and genital-attacking Candiru fish. Also called the “vampire fish,” the Candiru swims into the urethras of its hosts, and commences to feed on blood meals. The process …

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“Two Fat Ladies” Star Lived Life, Inspired Many

Two Fat Ladies star Clarissa Dickson Wright died Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary of an unspecified illness, according to CBS. The surviving member of the hilarious duo that made the world laugh on the hit BBC show was 66 years old. Her full name was Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright, and like …

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Clarissa Dickson Wright Of “Two Fat Ladies” Fame Dies At 66

Clarissa Dickson Wright rose to fame for being one of the cooks in BBC Two’s cooking program called Two Fat Ladies. The series ran from 1996 to 1999. In the show, Wright, together with her co host, Jennifer Paterson, travel to different places in the United Kingdom and cook big meals using unique ingredients. Both women have a knack for using …

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‘Two Fat Ladies’ TV Star Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies at 66

The last TV personality of Britain’s Two Fat Ladies has passed away. At the age of 66 years old, Clarissa Dickson Wright died Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary. Her cause of death was said to be unknown. Born on June 14, 1947 as Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmeralda Dickson Wright, the TV star grew up in London. According to …

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Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Appears At BBC Showcase

This past Christmas, we got a glimpse into the character of Peter Capaldi, the emerging 12th Doctor, during the 2013 Christmas Special. From that point on, Capaldi is now the “new face” of the Doctor in the Doctor Who series, and recently, we got a taste of how Capaldi’s Doctor will look from the released Facebook photos. Now, Capaldi introduces …

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Snowboarding Commentators Receive Criticism

The BBC welcomed 22-year-old British snowboarder Aimee Fuller into the announcing booth for the women’s snowboarding slopestyle on Sunday. Broadcasters Ed Leigh and Tom Warwood joined Fuller, commentating the event. The network faced criticism after Fuller and the commentators cheered when fellow-British snowboarder’s competitor fell. While Fuller didn’t make the finals as a competitor, she rooted for teammate Jenny Jones …

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Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web

The Web is arguably the most important invention of the modern era. It’s a shame then that more organizations are not out there helping people learn how to get the most out of it. The organizations that are supporting humanity’s relationship with the Web got a shot in the arm over the weekend, however, thanks to an agreement with one …

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Doctor Who Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Big Way

Mm? What’s that, my boy?- Did I hear you say that Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary via one of the largest simulcasts in TV history today? It’s true: BBC America will air the special new episode entitled The Day of the Doctor at 2:50 pm ET/ 1:50pm CT/12:50 MT/11:50am PT today. A pre-show airs at 2:30 ET on BBC …

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[WATCH] Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor Trailer

With the famed British science-fiction drama “Doctor Who” quickly approaching it’s 50th anniversary, it makes sense that the long-running series will be doing something a bit special to celebrate the occasion. A feature-length special, entitled “The Day of the Doctor,” will see both Matt Smith and David Tennant combine forces in the inter-dimensional special. Fans of the show are really …

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Madeleine McCann: Phone Records Yield New “People Of Interest”

Madeleine McCann, who was just 3-years old when she disappeared from her parents’ apartment in Portugal in 2007, is now the subject of a new investigation that might involve a ring of pedophiles. McCann’s case was reopened earlier this year after detectives put together a new case based around all-new leads, and now police say they want to look into …

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Hulu Steps Up Its Game With BBC Programs

If one has been on the internet for any amount of time, particularly in such fandom-dominated spaces as Tumblr, one has certainly encountered the wide-spread fascination with much of the British Broadcasting Corporation (or, as it is much more commonly and affectionately referred to, the BBC) and its content. Fans of such favorites as Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Torchwood will …

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Irish Bog Body Older than King Tut Discovered

Recently, a worker that was milling peat for the Bord na Móna utility company discovered an ancient mummy in an Irish bog. It is not uncommon to find preserved mummies in bogs, but this one is unique; scientists believe that the mummified body now called “Cashel man” was a member of an ancient royalty who fell victim to ritual sacrifice, …

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