UK Television

I Watched 'Inside Britain's Fertility Business' With A Knot In My Ovaries

Deborah Linton | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Parents
Deborah Linton

As evidenced by the tears of the women in last night's programme, infertility is brutal, physically and emotionally, and affects 1 in 7 couples. If my doctor had asked me for twice the price on the promise of heightened chances, I'd have handed it over without a moment's thought. That is why the ethics at play in last night's TV made for such unsettling viewing.

Cyber Monday 2016 Best Deals At Currys, PC World For TVs, Laptops And More

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Tech

Cyber Monday has arrived, the last chance for many of us to grab an outrageous deal on the latest gadgets from TVs to laptops. Following on from the d...

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The 2016 Christmas Ad Season

Debra Marmor | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Debra Marmor

Not sure when John Lewis's Christmas adverts took on the eager anticipation aura of Budweiser's US Clydesdale commercials, but Aldi's 'Kevin the Carro...

Accentuating Diversity On Television - With Accents!

Dawn-Maria France | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dawn-Maria France

Many people have made the decision to take elocution lessons or work with a voice coach to change how they talk. To my way of thinking, they dilute their identity and uniqueness, whilst turning their backs on their upbringing and neighbours.

Acting After Illness #5 Resilience

David King | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
David King

Building resilience is changing my life. Resilience has made me more committed to my life, my goals and I have good reasons to get out of bed in the morning. Resilience is needed to work as an actor.

How Does The UK Television Industry Equal Its US Counterpart?

Gemma Scarascia | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Scarascia

Most things are bigger in America: portion sizes, buildings, roads, the TV industry. Bigger, however, does not always mean better. The problem is, in the case of the television industry, it does.

Shouldn't We Be Putting Pressure On Channels To Diversify, Rather Than Diversifying Our Channels?

London Hughes | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Comedy
London Hughes

I am quite sceptical about Next Up, but that's probably only because 2016's been such a catastrophic year and I'm effectively broken inside! But hey, it might just surprise everyone and change the scene for the better...

Television Isn't Dead, It's In Rude Health

Mark Lund | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Lund

TV certainly can't be complacent or ossified. To continue as a brand's best partner it must continue to change and work in harmony with its so-called rivals in online, social and digital. We'll all be much healthier for that.

On Being Denied Opportunities Because Of Being 'A White Man'

Fin Taylor | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Fin Taylor

Earlier this month, The Daily Mail reported that Jon Holmes had been 'sacked' from the Now Show because he was 'a white man'. He has since come out an...

My Apprentice Application: A Letter To Lord Sugar

Terry-Ann Kibbles | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Terry-Ann Kibbles

My dearest Lord Shuggs. I hope this letter finds you decanting drinks in your drawing room, dressed in a vintage smoking jacket. Like Hugh Hefner, on...

Does The Crown Signal A New Era Of Netflix And Television?

Harris Morris | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Harris Morris

These providers will have to really know their brand and their audiences like never before - whether they're a huge network or a small streaming service. All of the successful creators tell stories they believe in.

Zombie Lite - A New Type Of Hero For Our (Near) Apocalyptic Times

Chris Shaw | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Shaw

What's with all these half-zombies on our TV screens? For example, The Returned, a television drama featuring a remote French town where, one day, the...

There Aren't Enough Lesbians On TV

Robyn Exton | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Exton

Although there has been progress, lesbians are still massively absent in comparison to gay males. For every two steps forward, there's always three back. Even though lesbians are featuring more in TV and film, their appearance is in many cases, short lived.

How Spoilers Are #Trending

Richard Davis | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Davis

Has the vast infinite network of the internet finally gone too far? With an ever growing social network list and communications apps, it can be consid...

Life After The Apprentice And My Advice To Budding Entrepreneurs

Ricky Martin | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ricky Martin

The Apprentice gave me the platform I needed to raise investment to set up HRS, however it is not for everyone. Don't forget The Apprentice is a TV show. It may have worked for me but it is the lessons you develop day to day, and the person you are, that really makes the difference.

Week Nine Of The GBBO: Patisserie

Sarah Adams | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Adams

Mel and Sue were drowning in French jokes. Plus there was that awkward moment when Mel and Sue joke about leaving the show and having enough... when in the future they will be leaving the show and will have had enough...

How To Make A Million Dollars: Get Rich Turning Your British Treasure Into Cold, Hard, Cash

Jesse McClure | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jesse McClure

Did my catchy, click-bait title make you intrigued to find out what the secret recipe is to get rich quick? Well, there's good news and bad news. The...

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

I Like My TVs With A Big Back

Richard Davis | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Davis

But now we have flat screens, curved screens, LED screens, OLED screens, plasma screens, HD ready, Full HD, 4k and the list goes on. The point isn't that we have so much choice, or that technology is reaching further and further each day. It's more about when will it ever be enough?

The Day The Music Died (Again) And How This Time There Might Be No Coming Back

Paul Marshall | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

According to legend and the legendary Don McLean, music ceased to exist on February 3, 1959, when the plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and T...

Claws And Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science

James Greenwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

There is no such thing as finding happiness. Happiness is created through doing something you are innately very good at and therefore you love doing it. I have learnt that by allowing both the time and headspace to let your natural talent breathe, doors will open and the opportunities that may follow are endless. Trust me. Try it.

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.