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  • Is Howards End the new Downton Abbey? Fans go wild over the VERY glamorous and star-studded [tr]

    02/24/2017 6:32:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2017 | Bianca London
    If you're looking for a gripping new TV series with a superstar cast and a hefty dose of drama, an upcoming BBC 2 show could be just the ticket. TV aficionados are going wild on Twitter for the upcoming TV adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, Howards End. The dark TV drama explores the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the tales of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts.
  • 12 of the Top Trump Jabs at the Media in His Marathon Press Conference

    02/16/2017 4:27:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 15, 2017 | Curtis Houck and Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday, President Donald Trump held a marathon press conference, covering a whole host of topics and questions from journalists inside and outside the establishment media.  Both during and afterward, the media meltdowns were palpable. On both social media and television, they lamented the President’s repeated attacks on their negative coverage of his administration and what he deemed to be fake news as a result of their “level of dishonesty” that’s “out of control.” Without any further adieu, here’s the top 12 moments from the nearly-two-hour presser of the President laying into the liberal media.12 of the Top Trump Jabs...
  • Jeremy Corbyn SNAPS at presenter and accuses BBC of promoting 'fake news'(UK's Labour Party leader)

    02/10/2017 3:31:43 AM PST · by protest1 · 6 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | Thu, Feb 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 10:04, Thu, Feb 9, 2017 | Cyrus Engineer
    Speaking to Charlie Stayt on BBC Breakfast, Mr Corbyn was asked: There is a story going about that you have set a date for when you are going to quit as Labour leader? Mr Corbyn replied: That is in the I made it up yesterday.com The 67-year-old said the report was absolute nonsense. Jeremy CorbynBBC Jeremy Corbyn accused the BBC of promoting fake news So your future as Labour leader is absolutely intact, you have not considered for a moment whether you as leader are damaging the party, Stayt asked again. A clearly vexed Mr Corbyn said: I am really...
  • 'I am ashamed of the country I onced served' (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2017 2:42:36 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st February 2017 | BBC News
    When Donald Trump won the US election on 8 November last year, Americans who voted for him rejoiced. Others were ambivalent. And still others expressed alarm. But some were so concerned that they began considering their options for leaving the US altogether. Following one of the most divisive US elections in recent history, following on the heels of the similarly divisive vote for Brexit in the UK, we asked if people were making plans to leave the country because of the uncertainty and political climate. Our question was met with hundreds of compelling, sometimes polarising and often worried responses. These...
  • Gorden Kaye: 'Allo 'Allo!'s Rene Artois dies aged 75

    01/25/2017 12:11:47 AM PST · by Dajjal · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 January 2017 | Entertainment & Arts
    Actor Gorden Kaye, who was best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75. The star's former agency confirmed to BBC News he died at a care home on Monday morning. Kaye played cafe owner Rene Artois on the hit show, which centred on the fictional exploits of resistance fighters in World War Two in German-occupied France. He appeared in all 84 episodes of the sitcom, as well as a stage version. [snip] Kaye's career almost came to an abrupt end in 1990 when he was critically injured in the Burns' Day storm....
  • BBC describes terror attack as 'shooting of truck driver'

    01/09/2017 3:52:36 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/17 | David Rosenberg
    The British Broadcasting Corporations coverage of Sundays terror attack by an Arab truck driver in Jerusalem sparked controversy, after a headline by the news outlet emphasized the shooting of the terrorist and downplayed the attack itself. The headline in question described the terrorist as a Driver of a lorry, writing that he was shot after allegedly ramming pedestrians. Driver of lorry shot in Jerusalem after allegedly ramming pedestrians, injuring at least 15, Israeli media report. Four Israelis were killed in the purposeful attack in which a truck drove onto a promenade filled with Israeli soldiers, reversed slightly and ran them...
  • Beheading attire and sexy suicide vests? Satire of ISIS wives stirs anger and praise

    01/06/2017 9:00:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 18 replies
    Yahoo and Youtube ^ | 1-6-17 | Guy Faulconbridge and Ritvik Carvalho
    The wives of Islamic State fighters ponder what to wear at a beheading and assess how sexy they look in suicide vests in a BBC satire which has sparked both anger and praise for tackling the fate of women who travel to Syria to join the militants. In a clip from the BBC's "Revolting" TV comedy show, entitled "Real Housewives of ISIS" which aired on Tuesday, one "wife" of a militant fighter in Syria says: "It's only three days to the beheading and I've got no idea what to wear." "This is my sixth marriage - I have been widowed...
  • Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

    01/02/2017 7:48:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 98 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Roger Harrabin
    A leading US Republican says she fears for the future of her seven grandchildren with Donald Trump in the White House. Christine Todd Whitman, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under George W Bush, accused Mr Trump of ignoring compelling science. And she warned that his threat to scrap climate protection policies puts the world's future at risk. Trump supporters say rules on climate and energy are stifling business. But Ms Todd Whitman says the US must find ways of promoting business without unduly harming the planet.
  • BBC Finally Admits Its Famous Women Write Better Code Story Was Fake News

    12/29/2016 6:04:45 PM PST · by 198ml · 18 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 12/29/16 | Nahema Marchal
    By Nahema Marchal | 2:58 pm, December 29, 2016 When the issue of fake news came to prominence at the end of this years election cycle, traditional media outlets were the firsts to engage in relentless finger-pointing. Journalists everywhere deplored the spread of misleading, lazily reported and, in some cases, totally fabricated stories that had been facilitated by social media. Thatd be ignoring of course that in a competitive media climate where virality and accuracy go head-to-head, editors will often go for a catchier headline, at the expense of factual accuracy. And as one writer at HEqual noted,...
  • Empire of the Sea

    12/02/2016 12:57:05 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    This is a really well done documentary series on naval history. It is rather long but worth watching. Empire of the Sea (pt 1 of 4)
  • A Quiet Afternoon With the BBC

    11/17/2016 9:23:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- On Friday, the BBC enlisted me to defend my support of Donald Trump for president. Though the ensuing television interview was conducted in English, I found it incomprehensible. I was speaking in my native tongue to two apparently intelligent English-speaking women, yet their responses to my clear, if amused, rejoinders amounted to gibberish. They sought to understand Trump's victory but did not have the most elementary understanding of the American democratic process or any grasp of rational thought. I detected no whiff of alcohol on their breath or any other sign of inebriation. They showed no sign of...
  • BBC childrens chief says she is proud of their transgender show aimed at six-year-olds...

    11/02/2016 5:59:14 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 2, 2016 | Anthony Joseph, Sanchez Manning
    A BBC chief insists she is 'proud' of the controversial programme targeting children as young as six about a schoolboy who takes sex-change drugs. Children's director Alice Webb defended Just A Girl after parents reacted angrily to the CBBC show, which depicts an 11-year-old's struggle to get hormones that stunt puberty, making it easier to have sex-change surgery in the future. Concerned campaigners said it could 'sow the seeds of confusion' in young minds. But Ms Webb said the BBC has a duty 'to make sure that we are stimulating conversation'.
  • BBC Tries to Ambush Milo...With Exactly The Result You'd Expect (video only)

    10/31/2016 7:24:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-31-2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    I never turn down BBC and today was no exception. But I have to say I was disappointed with his performance... The journalist is the BBC's James Cook. ------ Don't come for me unless you bring your A-game. This is not A-game. Reply 2775
  • BBC weather forcast predicts Nazi ghosts.

    09/26/2016 3:14:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    http://metro.co.uk ^ | September 16, 2016 | Nicholas Reillys
    BBC Wales viewers were left fearing that the apocalypse was nigh last night after the subtitles for a weather forecast predicted that Nazi ghosts were on the way.
  • Sailor (1976)

    09/20/2016 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1976 | BBC
    A documentary about the life of sailors on the HMS Ark Royal Sailor
  • Nabila Ramdani - BBC Dateline London - 31 July [Hillary vs Trump]

    08/02/2016 3:11:09 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 2 replies
    BBC/Youtube.com ^ | 31 July, 2016
    French journalist Nabila Ramdani contributes to a panel discussion on the murder of 86 yer-old priest Jacques Hamel in Normandy, France; the Clinton-Trump presidential contest in America; and the cheating controversy surrounding the forthcoming Rio Olympics.
  • Rowdy and Rebellious

    08/01/2016 8:59:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 1, 2016 | Emily Hughes
    At the young age of 18, Regis Giles decided that she had enough of seeing headlines about women who were abducted, raped and murdered so she began to motivate women to take the initiative and learn to defend themselves. She started Girls Just Wanna Have Guns and the website quickly exploded. Although the website received a warm welcome, as Giles began to post articles and YouTube videos, she experienced the dark side of the anti-gun movement. She received numerous threats in response to her support for guns, but she continued preaching her message saying that the comments just proved "that...
  • BBC Scrubs Ali From Munich Killers Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media

    07/23/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/23/16 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attackers full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident. Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as David Sonboly. Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent,...
  • America Needs to Follow Britains Example to Take Back Our Country

    07/04/2016 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    During the Bretton Woods Conference, in 1944, Lord Halifax is said to have whispered to Lord Keynes: Its true: they have the money bags but we have all the brains. By they, Halifax meant the Americans. His frustration with the American mindoften prosaic and anti-intellectualduring the critical Bretton-Woods negotiations seems as valid today. As odious as Britains elites are; boy, are they cleverer than ours. Take the impromptu interview, on June 28, which Richard Quest, CNNs imported British broadcast journalist, conducted with Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party. Farage had emerged exhilarated from the coven that is the...
  • Liberal Media Gets Punked by 4Chan Petition for Second Brexit Vote was Spammed

    06/26/2016 9:57:00 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Mainstream media outlets in Great Britain and the US were running news Sunday of a stunning petition that shows 2 million people want a new Brexit vote. Over two million signed the referendum in less than 24 hours! The BBC, The Mirror, France 24, The Telegraph, Manchester Evening News, The Guardian all reported on the bogus petition. But they got punked. The poll was manufactured by 4Chan and Anonymous hackers who loaded up the signatures with fake names from The Vatican, Ghana, North Korea and elsewhere.
  • BBC: Five Reasons Brexit Could Signal Trump Winning The White House

    06/21/2016 6:41:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Breitbart London
    BBC World News Presenter, Katty Kay, offers her insight on comparisons between Brexit and Donald Trump: This week, polls suggest, Britain may pull out of the European Union. Opinion polls currently have the 23 June referendum too close to call but the Brexit camp (those in favour of the UK splitting from the EU) has been inching ahead in recent weeks. Later this year, Americans will decide whether to elect Donald Trump as the 45th US President, or Hillary Clinton.
  • Five reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House

    06/19/2016 9:44:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The British Boadasting Corporation ^ | June 19, 2016 | Katty Kay, Presenter
    The two most surprising political phenomena of this year have been the rise of Donald Trump and the success of the Leave Europe camp in Britain's referendum on Brexit. Few pundits saw either coming (and full disclosure, I include myself here, particularly on Trump) - but we should have and now would be a good chance to make up for past oversight by looking at how the two are linked. Next week, polls suggest, Britain may pull out of the European Union. Opinion polls currently have the 23 June referendum too close to call but the Brexit camp (those in...
  • BBC Warns Football Fans Dressing as Crusaders Offensive to Muslims

    06/04/2016 5:15:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/2016 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    The BBC has warned English football fans not to dress as crusaders when attending the Euro 2016 tournament this summer as they might cause offence to Muslims. The advice comes via their iWonder website, aimed at a younger audience, which asks such pressing questions as Was Shakespeare a feminist? and How green is my commute? Posing the question: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match? the answer appears to be a resounding yes. Crusaders were the perpetrators of violent attacks across Europe and the Middle East on Muslims, Jews and pagans, the website intones, suggesting...
  • Port Authority says unspecified threat made to plane due to land at EWR this hour.

    06/02/2016 10:14:36 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 22 replies
    WCBS Twitter ^ | 06/02/16 | staff
    #BREAKING Port Authority says unspecified threat made to plane due to land at EWR this hour. 219 people onboard flight from London. 3 retweets 0 likes
  • Govt: BBC Must Have Ten Per Cent LGBT Staff

    05/19/2016 2:42:27 PM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    At least 10 percent of BBC employees should be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transsexual (LGBT), a government policy paper has said. The target is nearly twice that of broadcasting rival Channel 4, which, as a broadcaster tasked with promoting diversity, has a target of 6 percent. Most large employers report that between two and five percent of their workforce are LGBT, a figure thought to be roughly in line with the population at large, although the precise figure is difficult to assess as it relies on self-identification.
  • Filming begins on BBC's lavish new Bronte drama To Walk Invisible as cast take over York in [tr]

    05/19/2016 11:52:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joanna Crawley
    Fresh from the huge success of their adaptation of War & Peace, work has begun on the BBC's latest literary drama. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, written and directed by the award winning Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax), has begun shooting, with the streets of York transformed this week for the one off, two hour drama. Finn Atkins, who plays Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy, who has been cast as her younger sister Anne, were both spotted on set on Thursday in their elaborate 19th century costumes.
  • BBC is 'too Christian' and 'could broadcast Muslim prayers' to reflect growing multi-culturalism

    05/15/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 15, 2016 | David Barrett
    The BBCs religious output is too Christian, an internal review by the Corporation has concluded, opening the way for more programmes on other faiths. One Muslim leader suggested the review could lead to Friday prayers from a mosque being broadcast in the same way that Christian church services currently feature in the BBCs schedules. The report is now being considered by Lord Hall, the director general, who could make changes to make religious output less disproportionate, the Sunday Times () reported. Ibrahim Mogra, of the Muslim Council of Britain, said the BBC could televise Friday prayers from a mosque and...
  • BBC correspondent in North Korea detained over reporting

    05/08/2016 11:21:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | May 09, 2016
    BBC correspondent in North Korea detained over reporting North Korea detained a BBC journalist and ordered his expulsion over his reporting, the broadcaster said on Monday, as a large group of foreign reporters cover a rare congress of the country's ruling Workers' Party. Posted 09 May 2016 12:55 Updated 09 May 2016 13:40 PYONGYANG: North Korea detained a BBC journalist and ordered his expulsion over his reporting, the broadcaster said on Monday, as a large group of foreign reporters cover a rare congress of the country's ruling Workers' Party. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained on Friday as he was about to...
  • BBC asks staff to disclose details of family income, to address middle class bias

    04/28/2016 3:08:54 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 33 replies
    UKTelegraph ^ | 4/27/16
    BBC staff will be asked to disclose details of their family income and upbringing, as part of new plans to ensure that the corporation is not dominated by the middle classes. The BBC will announce today that all new employees will be asked to answer a range of questions about their socio-economic background, including whether they were entitled to free school meals as a child, which the broadcaster says will allow it work out whether its workforce reflects modern Britain. The BBC has faced pressure from ministers, during the ongoing talks over the corporations new royal charter, to increase the...
  • Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens

    04/03/2016 1:20:59 PM PDT · by NCjim · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | April 3, 2016 | Richard Bilton
    A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax. The company says it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years and has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing. The documents show links to 72 current or former heads of state in the data, including dictators accused of looting their own countries. Gerard Ryle, director of the...
  • BBC Radio Drama Gave Tips For Illegal Migrants In Somalia

    03/27/2016 5:11:04 AM PDT · by jamesmu · 13 replies
    A BBC department that produced a radio drama giving practical tips to would-be migrants on how to cross from Somalia to Europe received nearly 90 million of British tax payers money. The drama, broadcast to Somalia and Kenya at the height of the migrant crisis, featured one character advising a woman to travel only with small luggage to make the illegal crossing easier. Another character is later advised that this current time is the best opportunity to reach Europe.
  • Why Americans love their guns (pretty fair piece from the BBC!)

    02/20/2016 11:51:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 60 replies
    In the US there are currently more guns than humans, between 300m and 350m registered firearms. Each year they are responsible for about 34,000 deaths. Many of those are suicides, some are accidents, but that still leaves approximately 14,000 homicides a year. So what drives people to own guns? BBC News visited Richmond, Virginia, and the Florida Everglades to meet gun enthusiasts and get beneath the surface of America's passion for arms.
  • New PC Line up for BBC's New Top Gear

    02/11/2016 7:49:23 AM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 22 replies
    It's the BBC's dream PC line-up! New Top Gear hosts revealed and the internet is quick to notice there's 'a black guy, a woman and a foreigner' (and, of course, a ginger) Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3441885/Full-Gear-line-unveiled-Eddie-Jordan-join-Chris-Evans-Matt-LeBlanc.html#ixzz3zsJiYGBI Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Russians Sneak A Peek At BBC's War and Peace

    02/06/2016 1:36:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC Russian ^ | 02/05/2016 | Oleg Boldyrev
    In her disappointment, Kristina was driven to watch the 1967 Soviet epic that won director Sergei Bondarchuk an Oscar. "The interiors, the decor, the Moscow winter and the war scenes especially are ideal there," she told the BBC. "Of course Field Marshal Kutuzov and all the fighting were shot with such expense you wouldn't expect any flaws." No effort and no expense were spared in providing the Soviet film-makers with what they needed. 3,000 Soviet soldiers were drafted for one battle scene 57 museums donated exhibits for the shoots More than 40 state firms were enlisted to produce replica weapons...
  • The Deadly Left Wing Media

    02/05/2016 10:56:15 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    Trumpet ^ | March/April 2004 | GERALD FLURRY
    The most trusted and powerful broadcasting organization in this world is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the 1930s, it had a shameful history with Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill was doing everything possible to warn and SAVE his country and the world from Adolf Hitler. Britain almost lost World War II. The world came dangerously close to being slaughtered and enslaved by Nazi Germany. A Churchill biographer, Henry Pelling, wrote that the BBC had kept him off the air on controversial questions in the 1930s. Those controversial questions included his strongest warnings about the dangers of Nazi Germany! The BBC...
  • ‘War and Peace’: Incest and Fruit-Smashing Sex with Style to Spare

    01/19/2016 7:28:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    The opening scene of War and Peace, the first two hours of which screened on A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel on Monday night, was specifically constructed with the purpose of allaying fears that the screen version would not be faithful to Leo Tolstoy’s 1800-page magnum opus.
  • British police probe 13-minute anti-Semitic rant on BBC

    01/11/2016 10:11:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 1/11/2016, 6:53 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Police in Britain have begun an investigation into an on-air phone call to a BBC radio program, in which a caller ranted for 13 minutes against "Zionist Jews" and their "rule" over British society. During BBC London's Simon Lederman program on December 22, the man, introduced as “Andy from St. Margaret's," said the world was controlled by "Zionist Jews," including "the Rothschilds, the people who own the Bank of England, the people who own the Federal Reserve." He then continued with a long tirade in which he complained of an obsession with the Holocaust and said, "we are dominated by...
  • War And Peace Tops Ratings And Wins Rave Reviews

    01/04/2016 5:41:56 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | BBC News
    The first episode of the BBC's new costume drama War and Peace was watched by more than six million viewers. The drama, which stars Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton, has also won rave reviews. The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel averaged 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 6.7 million. It was up against ITV's Endeavour and spy drama Deutschland 83 on Channel 4, which averaged 4.4 million and 1.2 million viewers respectively. snip - Downton Abbey star James plays Natasha Rostov in the drama, with Dano - who starred in 12 Years a Slave - as Pierre Bezukhov and...
  • Trump v Le Pen: In their own words

    12/12/2015 1:48:47 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/12/2015 | BBC
    With Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen surging in the polls in the US and France, comparisons between the two politicians have been popping up all over the place. "Donald Trump is now America's Marine Le Pen." declared a headline in the New Yorker this week........ When it came to Donald Trump's call for s "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US" Ms Le Pen asked a television interviewer: "Seriously have you ever heard me say something like thst?"......
  • Is Donald Trump a Democratic secret agent? [So says ¡Yeb! ]

    12/11/2015 7:22:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/11/15 | Anthony Zurcher
    Republican leaders are currently thrashing about - holding secret meetings, issuing confidential memos and making public denunciations - as they approach a state of near panic over what Donald Trump is doing to their party. It's enough to make some believe that Mr Trump may not have the Republican establishment's best interests at heart. Could Donald Trump be a secret double-agent, sent by Democrats to destroy their party from within?Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has borne the brunt of more than a few Trump barbs, seems to think there's a possibility."Maybe Donald negotiated a deal with his buddy Hillary...
  • Are You Being Served? actor Nicholas Smith dies aged 81

    12/07/2015 9:48:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    bbc ^ | december 7, 2015
    Nicholas Smith, the actor who played store manager Mr Rumbold in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, has died aged 81. He had been the last surviving member of the original cast. "It is with great sadness we can confirm that our client passed away yesterday," his agents at Michelle Braidman Associates said. "He was a lovely man and a terrific actor. He will be much missed by all who knew him."
  • Peter Jackson Teases Directing ‘Doctor Who

    12/02/2015 10:40:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | November 30, 2015 | Maane Khatchatourian
    Did Peter Jackson just announce that he’s directing an episode of “Doctor Who”? The “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” helmer posted a video on his verified Facebook page Sunday night teasing an upcoming directing stint on the long-running BBC series. “The Doctor’s certainly come to the right place!” the show’s official Facebook account wrote in the comments section.
  • BBC 100 Women: The fearless nun inside 'hell on earth' [Nun in Venezuelan prison]

    11/28/2015 4:38:20 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    BBC Mundo ^ | 27 November 2015 | Margarita Rodriguez
    For more than 17 years, a Catholic nun named Neyda Rojas has been serving God in a place that many describe as hell on earth - a Venezuelan prison. For decades, penitentiaries here have been criticised by human rights organisations for allowing serious human rights violations to take place behind their walls. Venezuelan prisons are among the most violent and overcrowded in Latin America. None of that has stopped this missionary, who belongs to the Mercedarian Order, help teach inmates some of the basics of life, like literacy. "I'm very happy when they learn to read and write. I...
  • Keith Michell, actor - obituary (Henry VIII)

    11/24/2015 9:32:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 21, 2015
    Keith Michell, the Australian-born actor and director who has died aged 89 88, was celebrated for his many imposing stage and screen performances as Henry VIII. Michell came to monopolise one of British history's favourite subjects for dramatisation. Such was the charm of this burly, sturdy, square-set, square-jawed, mellifluous upstart from the Antipodes that when he revived Shakespeare's King Henry VIII at the Chichester Festival in 1991 he could with justice claim to have made the part of the much-married monarch his own for a quarter of a century.
  • Jeremy Clarkson: 10 things we know about new Amazon show [son of Top Gear]

    11/22/2015 7:49:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Week (UK) ^ | 11/22/15
    Motoring presenter Jeremy Clarkson is working on a new show for Amazon Prime, eagerly awaited by his many fans. He's also being sued by the BBC producer he punched earlier this year.The blow Clarkson struck in March led the BBC not to renew his Top Gear contract. Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans will take over the BBC show, while Clarkson works for his new online employer.So what do we know so far about Clarkson's new TV show?The presenters will be the same Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will provide their signature banter as a trio for the new show...
  • BBC Launches Attack On Donald Trump: Mockery,Fear,And Hints At NAZISM

    11/12/2015 4:48:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Raheen Kassam
    Viewers of the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be aware of the fiery exchange between Gov. Jeb Bush, who ostensibly wants to do very little about the “12 million” illegal immigrants in the United States, and Donald Trump, who wants to see a policy of repatriation, and a preference for legal immigrants.
  • Lily James...shares kiss with James Norton in first trailer for BBC's epic War and Peace [ed tr]

    11/02/2015 12:12:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2015 | Sarah Tetteh
    Move over Downton Abbey - a new trailer for BBC drama War and Peace promises love, sex, battle and intrigue and is certainly not for the faint hearted with passionate scenes in the bushes. It's been hotly tipped as the must-see drama of 2016, and now the BBC has released the first trailer from forthcoming drama adapted by Andrew Davies and starring Lily James, 12 Years A Slave star Paul Dano, James Norton and Gillian Anderson. Set against a stunning snowy backdrop, lead James - who plays Prince Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky - declares 'I love her', aptly setting the scene...
  • What Putin and Assad did not reveal after Moscow talks

    10/22/2015 11:23:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 October 2015 Last updated at 09:40 BST | Jim Muir
    21 October 2015 Last updated at 09:40 BST Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on an unannounced visit to Moscow. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the two leaders had discussed the fight against what he called terrorist groups, the continuation of Russian air strikes and Syria's plans for its troops.But key questions remain about what the men see for Syria's future, as Jim Muir explains.
  • Tragedy in Turkey as ex-BBC journalist, (Jackie Sutton) 50, found hanged in airport toilets

    10/18/2015 6:04:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10-18-2015 | Mark Duell and Laura Wells
    British woman has been found hanged in a Turkish airport after missing her connecting flight to Iraq, it was claimed last night. Former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton, 50, had travelled from London Heathrow to Istanbuls Ataturk Airport, but is believed to have failed to make it onto her next plane to Erbil. She then appeared distressed after being told by airline staff that she would have to buy a new ticket - and was later found in the toilets by three Russian passengers, according to local media. Ms Sutton had arrived in Istanbul on Turkish Airlines flight TK-1986 at about...
  • Jeremy Clarkson gives first look at new Amazon Prime motoring show [Son of Top Gear]

    10/08/2015 2:51:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/8/15 | Danny Boyle
    Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has given fans a tantalising first look at Amazon Prime's new motoring show after overseas filming began. He and co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May left the BBC earlier this year and signed a "very, very, very expensive" deal to make a car-themed programme with the online streaming service. The 55-year-old outspoken broadcaster had previously insisted "much is already sorted" for the show - after May suggested the stars had got "nowhere", with decisions about content or a name yet to be made. But Clarkson gave little away as he shared a picture with...