Posts tagged with ‘bbc

Saturday morning cartoons: Trailer for BBC Radio 2’s animated ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ movie

Created by Darren Dubicki of Aardman Animation, the three-minute piece serves as a trailer/supplement to an original radio drama based on the album, written by playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, premiering on BBC Radio 2 on August 26th. Dubicki also created an extended film loop that will complement the audio experience online.

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David Tennant says the BBC is stalking him to make sure he doesn’t give away any Doctor Who 50th anniversary spoilers

In an interview with Jonathan Ross, 10th Doctor David Tennant tries really hard to not say a word at all about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary.

BBC cameraman has a very, very close encounter with a polar bear

While filming The Polar Bear Family & Me in Svalbard, Norway, BBC wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan had a very close encounter with a female polar bear while he was stationed inside of a plexiglass ice cage.

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BBC planning a history of Doctor Who series for the show’s 50th anniversary

TV shows just don’t stick around for 50 years. Ten is considered a damn good run, but fifty (minus a few years hiatus) is a damn big milestone, and the BBC is going all out to celebrate. As part of the party, they’ll be running a series documenting the history of Doctor Who and how the show came to be.

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BBC and Jim Henson team up on a new Muppets style show called ‘No Strings Attached’

Probably due to the success of The Muppets movie, The Jim Henson Company has teamed up with the BBC to bring Henson puppets back to television with ‘No Strings Attached’, in what sounds like a kind of game show with Muppets and weekly guest celebrities.

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BBC Frozen Planet Augmented Reality coming to NJ, IL, CA

If you live in New Jersey, California or near Chicago, you’ve got a chance to check out the BBC’s newest augmented reality tour based on the Frozen Planet series. Check out the video and press release below for more info. You may even get to box a polar bear.

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BBC’s live Olympics stream will include pause, rewind, alerts, and Twitter integration

Not only is it awesome enough that every single event of this year’s summer Olympics in London will be streamed on the internet for free, the live video stream will include a number of DVR options such as live pause and rewind. Oh, and Twitter integration. Obviously. So you can tweet about shot-putting to all your interfriends.

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Mini-doc of the day: “Poor America” from BBC’s Panorama

With one and a half million (1.5 million) American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth. From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the tent cities now springing up around the United States, Panorama finds out how the poor are surviving in America and asks whatever happened to the supposed ‘government’ and the Real People in charge - those who you ‘don’t see’ pulling on the strings; and their vision and welfare for the country.

BBC tracks down notorious racist internet troll, asks why he’s such an asshole

On the latest episode of BBC’s current affairs show Panorama, Declan Lawn tracked down and confronted an Internet troll about racist comments he has been leaving on Facebook pages dedicated to recently deceased individuals.

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Documentary of the day: “The Incredibly Strange Film Show”

This is part one of The Incredibly Strange Film Show, a BBC4 documentary from 1988 about the life and work of filmmaker John Waters. Shot shortly after the death of his favorite actor and co-conspirator, Divine, The Incredibly Strange Film Show offers some of the most revealing interviews waters has ever done. Click through the video for more.

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Check out this trailer for the BBC’s “The Human Planet”

The Human Planet is an upcoming web exclusive series, showing humankind’s tenuous relationship with nature and the ways that we’ve both lived with and reshaped the world.

Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today. Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode takes you to the extremes of our planet: the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers and even the urban jungle. Here you will meet people who survive by building complex, exciting and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbours and the hostile elements of the natural world. Human Planet crews have filmed in around 80 locations, bringing you many stories that have never been told on television before. The team has trekked with HD cameras and state of the art gear to film from the air, from the ground and underwater. The result: a “cinematic experience” created by world-class natural history and documentary camera crews and programme makers.

"The One Ronnie" on BBC pokes fun at gadget names

Once again, Britain shows itself to be the king of sketch comedy. Hilarious shit.

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BBC to launch global subscription TV app for iPad

According to Financial Insider, the BBC will soon be launching an iPad app that, for a subscription fee, will let anyone, anywhere in the world, watch BBC shows. Thank fucking god. I might finally be able to get new episodes of Doctor Who and Top Gear without having to sludge through the underbelly of the interwebs.

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First footage of the Doctor Who Christmas special, for real this time

Well, kind of for real. It’s a whopping 17 seconds of vague teaser footage culled from the larger BBC fall/winter shows trailer. But I guess this year’s Xmas Who will be a sort of a Christmas Carol sort of thing, hence the Doctor introducing himself as “The Ghost of Christmas Past”.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is coming to the BBC

Mentioned briefly at last year’s Hitchcon, the first-ish TV adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has now been officially announced by the BBC for their winter season. It’s going to screen on BBC 4 (not BBC 3 as originally planned), and that the plot will see Gently try “to solve the disappearance of a cat from an old lady’s house” – ie. it will be an adaptation of Adams’ first Gently book, at least in part. The script is by Howard Overman, creator of Misfits and Vexed, and according to his agent, the runtime is 60 minutes.

Right now, it’s only planned as a one-off thing, but if it does well, it could be turned into a series. Do your part Britain and watch the shit out of it and hopefully we’ll get a long-running thing out of it.

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