Elizabeth Evans tracks the ongoing fallout of the BBC’s plan to relocate a channel to the online-only realm.
Through a case study of the British ITV series “Strange Report” (1969-70), Jonathan Bignell exhibits how Michele Hilmes’ example has taught him that when we look closely at the detail of history, there are always more complex and more interesting things to discover.
Christine Becker wraps up her reports about British television with a collection of observations.
Christine Becker checks out what was on British terrestrial TV last week and finds death and apples.
Christine Becker assesses the level and regulation of graphic content on British TV (and relays a naughty joke).
Christine Becker outlines the multichannel landscape of British television.
Christine Becker continues her reports on British TV with a look at the prominence of documentaries in primetime.
Christine Becker offers her first dispatch from London, taking a glance at British scheduling practices.
In a week when discussions of US and UK televisual differences and distinctions, particularly around class, accompanies the broadcast of US remakes of Shameless (Showtime) and Skins (MTV), its great to get a chance to talk about a British show that owes a debt to both, but in my view is arguably superior.
Last month, I was in need of a new show. Upon the recommendation of Lainey Gossip and my Twitter feed, I decided on Misfits, a show about which I knew very little, save the following: 1.) It is British. 2.) It is about teenagers.
3.) I couldn’t obtain it through strictly legal means.
PBS premieres new period-piece Downton Abbey on Sunday, reminding us that Brit-lit mini-series, which construct variegated representations of mainly white, heterosexual, aristocratic, life, continue to be hugely popular.
One of them belches like Jabba the Hutt when pulled out of water. And yet I find myself wondering why animals and American television haven’t been even better friends.