UK Television

Transparent, And Why Politics Is Anything But

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Yes, if there's a theme running throughout Transparent, it's that as humans - young or old, male or female - we're constantly trying to fit in and mostly we never quite manage to do so, which I guess is a truism the world over, no matter who you are; even an aspiring Prime Minister.

Conceptual Art: Taking The Piss?

Dan Einav | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

In a post-Duchamp world where anything goes, sh*tting in a box, scrunching up some paper, crawling on glass, or putting a shark in some jelly all seems a bit pointless and boring. If you want to create an artwork that's really shocking today, pick up a paintbrush.

Personalised Advertising Embraced By TV Viewers

Paul Davies | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Paul Davies

As consumers we're spoiled for choice when it comes to watching TV online -- from the sheer selection of what to watch, to the ways in which we can watch it. Broadcasters have had to adapt to this landscape, and so have advertisers. As a result advertising campaigns are becoming more targeted than ever before. But how do we, as consumers, feel about that?

In Search Of The Classic British Sitcom And Why It's No Laughing Matter

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Not wanting a repeat (strange that, they normally love a repeat ) of Alex Mitchell, who in 1975 supposedly shuffled off to heaven while howling hysterically at the 'Kung Fu Kapers' episode of the Goodies, they (the BBC) therefore decided that for the sake of the nation's health, they'd make the current Sitcom Season as unfunny as possible.

New BBC Thriller Series 'One Of Us' - A Feast Of Crime and deviance

Dr Elizabeth Yardley | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Elizabeth Yardley

After the first episode, we were left with the pieces of a challenging jigsaw scattered all over the floor - with not much idea how they fitted together and whether they were all part of the same puzzle. The writers provided us with a few theories that left seasoned crime drama viewers saying "That's far too obvious", so we are certainly in for an interesting ride as the series unfolds.

Equality And Diversity Within Performing Arts: Chasing A Dream.

Jack Meakin | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jack Meakin

I think if you have the passion and the talent, you just need to get yourself out there and send your showreel around to casting directors. Performing is a passion, which unfortunately is inaccessible to so many, not to mention the recent proposal to stop Performing Arts in education by Parliament - if you take away performing arts, you are disabling people to express their creativity, it's madness!

For Queen, Country and National Pride or a Few Thousand Extra Twitter Followers and a Stab at Strictly?

Paul Marshall | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

If we're not careful, we could soon start pretending that we're a force to be reckoned with outside of the pool, running track and show jumping arena and begin flexing our military muscle with a view to forging a new Empire. We've never quite got over the loss of the old one.

Sex Does Not Define How Well a Role Is Played or a Story Told - We Need More Gender Neutral Casting

Anna Martine | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anna Martine

My hope is that the future of theatre is emancipated from these limitations, that gender stops being used to define who we are or what we are capable of. In our lives we empathise and connect on a human level, beyond race class age and gender - shouldn't the arts reflect that too?

Sky Q Is Getting 4K Content Starting 13 August

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech

Sky has announced that it will finally be bringing 4K Ultra HD content to Sky Q starting in August. The feature had always been promised by the compan...

Big Brother - All's Well That Ends.

Chris R Wright | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

With Annihilation week upon us my gut tells me we'll be waving goodbye to Andy pretty soon, particularly if the vote remains in the claws of his fello...

Is Our Love of Netflix and Spotify Really Reducing Piracy?

Liz Bales | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

Digital streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are reducing piracy, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week. It's a grea...

Big Brother 2016 - Week Four Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

I've gone from loving Andy to loathing him, to not knowing how I feel about him. His agenda and intentions, seen enigmatic at times simply because he's smart and his thought process cannot be read by the majority of housemates, let alone viewers...

Big Brother - The Couples: All They Need Is Love

Chris R Wright | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris R Wright

Now Georgina has been given the heave-ho, I expect Jackson to snap out of it fairly soon. I wouldn't even be surprised if that tattoo slowly begins to resemble Evelyn and the movie gets re-cast...

5 Things Every Parent Knows About Their Kids' Favourite TV Programmes

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents

Before kids you were in blissful ignorance of children's TV. Now you could win Mastermind on the collected works of SpongeBob SquarePants. You can't r...

What Does The World's First Dog TV Remote MEAN

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech

The 21st century has brought many fascinating innovations into our daily lives, but none as exciting as the world’s first dog television remote. You...

Big Brother 2016 - Week Three Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Two evictions down and the novelty of 'the amazing new series' has begun to wear off slightly. I'm still thoroughly enjoying things so far; however two weeks in we've lost I feel the two strongest characters yet and I'm questioning whether the entertainment will decline.

Celebrity Parents Reveal How To Build Life Skills

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education

As parents, we want our children to grow up with the skills they need to cope with the challenges life throws at them. Whether that’s communication,...

A Leave Vote and Why it Could be the More Entertaining Option

Paul Marshall | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

In a sense, the Prime Minister is to be congratulated. The last person who ignited such an interest in politics was Guy Fawkes. Although look what happened to him. Forget hanging, drawing and quartering ( who shouted "Shame?"), at least the worst fate likely to befall Cameron is that he's hung out to dry by the Tories.

Big Brother 2016 - Week Two Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Like most first evictees, Marco, the uncontrollable wild child of Marco Pierre White was a key character during the first week. Despite being one of the most vulgar, unruly and infuriating housemates of all time, we've already lost one of the biggest characters this series.

'Big Brother 2016 - Week One Review

Matthew Davies | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Gone are the days where regular people from the marginalised walks of life enter the Elstree compound, as now Big Brother needs "somebodies" and established personalities that are used to performing on camera already. I completely get that in recent years, housemates have under-delivered by not showing anything reminiscent of their VT's, but isn't the principle of Big Brother to bring 'ordinary' civilians into the house?

Is Sky Q Worth The Upgrade? Yes, But You Have To Go All In

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech

Sky Q is here, and for the last five months we've been living with what the company is heralding as the future of television. Boasting a seamless view...

Jonathan Ross Addresses ITV 'Axe' Claims

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Jonathan Ross’s spokesman has denied that the star’s ITV show is being given the axe, amid rumours that he won’t be returning after his hiatus. ...

The Tunnel Is Back For A Second Series And It's Creepier Than Ever

By Suzanne Elliot | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

If there’s nothing you love more than a little creepy French/Anglo mystery of an evening (or any kind of creepy mystery for that matter), then we’...

TV Ad Travesty - Can You Spot Yourself in the Three Minute Ad Break?

Jennifer Evans | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Jennifer Evans

My blog this month has involved a small amount of research on my part following my ever growing irritation at the lack of diversity depicted in TV ads. This irritation has grown to the point where certain adverts evoke a barrage of non-repeatable words and a rise in my blood pressure.

TV VS YOUTUBE - What's Best For Business?

Martin Sadofski | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Martin Sadofski

We are living in a golden age of TV. We are watching more and more great shows from an ever increasing array of new challengers to the traditional broadcasters. But beyond Netflix and Amazon we are seeing innovative brands becoming the publishers of great original content.