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Will Melvin Odoom's New Web Series YOMO Make The Big Time?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Something that continues to frustrate many of us in the industry, are the media's laziness in only plucking out and promoting the same ''diverse'' young talent, over and over again as if only one exists out there. One young man that's making his moves both in front of the airwaves as behind is my old MTV presenter Melvin Odoom...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Murdered By My Boyfriend - All Too Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

With 'Murdered By My Boyfriend', BBC3 once again proved the breadth of its ambition, with this disturbing drama that kicked off its focus this week on...

Sniggers With Attitude

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Jason is a young, about to blow comedian, who has Trinidadian heritage, but his new comedy sketch show (Sniggers With Attitude/ SWA ) for London Live TV is an inclusive comedy show for the new, young, pop culture demographic.

Homosexuality Is Like Compulsive Murder, Mosque Chairman Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The chairman of one of Europe's largest mosques has launched a tirade against those who criticised him for banning a BBC3 discussion about gay Muslims...

#SaveBBC3?

Alan Sim | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alan Sim

If the BBC thinks that they can continue to broadcast "TV" shows to the online world they are way behind the curve. They need to be much more gangster with their new approach to making content both long form and short form and look at how the online word is doing it better, bolder and cheaper.

Cynicism Killed the Cat - A Plea for Optimism!

Paul Charlton | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Cynicism's had its day; it's time for pragmatic optimism. I'm rallying the troops and you're the first for the press gang!

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

It was quite the week on Twitter, oh yes. Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie broke the record for the most retweeted photo ever - while David Cameron's tw...

#SaveBBC3: David Voices Support For Record-Breaking Petition

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Little Britain' comic David Walliams is the latest star to voice his support for the campaign to save BBC3 as an online petitions hits a record-break...

A War on the Young? The Closure of BBC Three

Des Freedman | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Des Freedman

The BBC's decision to close its sole youth-focused TV channel, BBC Three, is both depressing and divisive. Depressing because it represents yet another attack on a generation that is already facing the sharp end of austerity policies with high youth unemployment, welfare cuts, the prospect of huge debts for those who choose to go to university and the lack of affordable housing which will now prevent millions of young people from leaving the family home.

#SaveBBC3: 9 Top Shows Created On The Digital Channel

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Recent news that BBC3 is likely to be axed by the corporation’s executives has left fans - and many of the channel's own high profile stars - crying...

Petition To Save BBC3 To Be Axed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

A petition to save BBC3 has been scrapped due to low viewing figures, Huffington Post UK Comedy has learned. Despite the figures being higher than...

BBC3 Axed... To Save Sherlock

Paul Blanchard | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

Last week we heard that BBC Director General Tony Hall was expected to axe either BBC3 or BBC4. And now we discover that it's BBC3 that's got the chop.

Surely the Death of BBC3 Is a Good Thing for New Talent?

Andrew Telling | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Telling

The truth is, as a traditional television channel, BBC3 was always a flawed proposition that could never adequately fulfil its objectives. But online, the game changes beyond recognition. It can finally be the champion of breaking talent. It can at last be a true bastion of originality.

#SaveBBC3: Could The Channel Be Set For The Chop?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

BBC3, the channel that has brought you such gems as Don't Tell The Bride And Hotter Than My Daughter, now has its future in doubt, with plans to tran...

Extreme Beauty

Emma Powell | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Powell

Sitting down to watch BBC3's Extreme Beauty Queens I think it's fair to say my initial reaction- stunned with wide open mouth for one hour- was probably a reflection of those held by the thousands of viewers that tuned in.

We Really Do Need to Talk About Education

Meryl Noronha | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meryl Noronha

In Year 10, I didn't have one English teacher; I had six - a new supply teacher for each half term. I remember asking myself why it was that nobody wanted to stay at our school, but looking around me it wasn't that difficult to see why. Our school building was old and crumbling, we were oversubscribed, and classes were packed.

Eight Ways to Survive Your First Year in Teaching

Claudenia Williams | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claudenia Williams

You have to believe that you can do it - you were chosen for this job, you have what it takes and you are learning more and more every day - so you have to carry that belief with you all the time. I'm not saying it's easy - in fact it's exhausting - but if you don't believe in you then how can you expect your students to?

TV Must Champion Black Winners- Not Just the Stereotypes: Shirley Thompson Exists!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

So here we are, August 2013, slap bang in the middle of BBC Proms territory. Whilst the Royal Albert Hall in West London plays host to the biggest names in classical music, the British Film Institute in South London shows the screening of series 2, show 1 of Top Boy- Channel 4's gritty drama about inner city street life.

That's (Not) Entertainment

Steven James Green | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Steven James Green

For a while now the ongoing trend of recycled entertainment has been stronger than ever. In an age where we're blessed with a wealth of creative talent that's never been more accessible the question has to be asked of some of the larger media companies as to why they're taking the easy way out.

Directing Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen

Dan Murdoch | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dan Murdoch

The development team at Renegade Pictures found Jackie's story in the Metro - world's youngest transsexual to take on Miss England beauty pageant. They got hold of a number, it arrived on my desk, and from the moment Jackie answered I knew she would be great on camera.

Colin Salmon's Fans Can Breathe Again

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Colin Salmon fans, distraught at watching him waltz off on Sunday evening after being given the boot on 'Strictly Come Dancing', have only had to wait...

There's a Revolution Happening, Right Now

Jamal Edwards | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jamal Edwards

Politicians always assume that young people don't have a valid opinion. That they're not interested in decision-making, or politics, or the way the country is run. Well they are. And I am. And I see how much young people care every day of my life. There's a revolution happening at the moment - a movement of young people learning the power of free speech, and the importance of getting their voices heard on the issues that matter to them the most.

Will David Cameron Confirm UFOs and Extra Terrestrials?

Darren Perks | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Darren Perks

There is something hanging over Prime Minister David Cameron that will simply not go away... Will he keep a promise he made and confirm the existence of UFOS and extra terrestrial life?

UFO: Flying Triangles

Darren Perks | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Tech
Darren Perks

A lot of people will find what I have written here quite unusual and maybe unreal. But when you look at all the sigtings reports, images, eye witness accounts, and inside information from people who worked within military and black ops projects, things become a lot clearer.

Why 'Bad Education' Is Bad Sitcom

P.J. Baker | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Comedy
P.J. Baker

Bad Education is currently top of the "Most Popular" programmes on BBC iPlayer, so I thought I'd give it a look. Oh dear. It quickly becomes clear that the writer has never spent any time in a state school. Or in a multi-cultural environment of any kind.