All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘BBC’

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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Comic-Con: Cumberbatch Explains How Sherlock Survived

Though Sherlock stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch did not make it to the U.S. for San Diego Comic-Con this year, their presence was still highly felt during the Sherlock panel this week. While Sherlock (and Doctor Who) writer Steven Moffat and producers fielded questions from the audience in person, Freeman and Cumberbatch addressed the crowd through video. Freeman’s short …

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Paul McCartney’s Son’s “Awkward” Interview

James McCartney, son of Sir Paul McCartney, is launching a new album and a U.S. tour. Following in his father’s footsteps, one might say. At age 35, he has Paul’s younger looks, and certainly could pick up the telephone and get an interview anywhere he wanted. Trouble is, Junior doesn’t interview very well. The younger McCartney appeared on BBC Breakfast …

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Matt Smith to Leave Doctor Who This Year

The BBC announced this weekend that Matt Smith, the 11th actor to portray the Doctor in the long-running Doctor Who series, will be leaving the show at the end of the year. Smith’s Doctor will appear in the show’s 50th anniversary special in November, and will regenerate in this year’s Christmas day special. “Doctor Who has been the most brilliant …

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Paul Shane Dies: British Actor Was 72

Paul Shane, the British actor who became famous for his role on the show “Hi-De-Hi!” has died after a brief illness. He was 72 years old. Shane actually got started in showbiz in an unlikely way; after a mining accident at the age of just 27, he sang in small pubs in the ’70s and was eventually offered television roles. …

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Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google

This seems to be proof that Google does not favor big brands of major media outlets when it comes to obeying the quality guidelines. Even the BBC has been getting unnatural link warnings from Google. A representative from the organization posted in a Google Webmaster Help forum (as noticed by Search Engine Roundtable): My URL is: www.bbc.co.uk I am a …

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3D Printing Featured On BBC, Mainstream Media Still Doesn’t Get It

Despite being around for over 20 years, 3D printers have still not received the mainstream press the technology deserves. That’s why it was pretty amazing to see the BBC do a special on 3D printing. Unfortunately, the report focused on all the wrong things. Jeremy Paxman, presenter for BBC’s Newsnight program, recently investigated the rise of 3D printing and the …

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Copper Debuts to Moderately Good Reviews

Copper, the new, “gritty,” drama from the BBC premiered on BBC America last night. Reviews for the show are mostly good, though not spectacular. While reviewers generally enjoyed the themes, setting, and backstory in the premiere episodes, the characters and tropes used in the show were considered old hat. Copper is the story of Detective Kevin Corcoran, an officer for …

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