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How can the BBC engage students in order to ensure its survival?

When looking for my next programme the BBC waits patiently behind the louder and flashier streaming platforms of Netflix and Amazon Prime. Why is this? Growing up, settling down to watch the television at the end of the day always bought us to the BBC. Whether it was Doctor Who, Casualty or Strictly, the BBC […]

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Ben Whishaw during an interview for “Mary Poppins Returns”

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The battle the BBC didn’t want

Nadine Dorries readied herself at her dispatch box, looking forward to deflecting attention from the media-shy Sue Gray and her start-up detective agency with an actual policy announcement. Except her announcement was not greeted by half-asleep middle-aged men on green benches on a Monday, but by over 8000 self-righteous comments on the Daily Mail website […]

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Ridley Road review: Right target, wrong delivery

Rating- ⭐⭐⭐ BBC period dramas are a constant game of hit and miss. Some, such as the infamous Peaky Blinders, creep into the Netflix streaming stratosphere and sustain huge followings. Others, such as Black Narcissus, fall somewhat under the radar and maintain their spot on the BBC iPlayer box set page. Ridley Road is the […]

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Russell T. Davies re-joins ‘Doctor Who’ after a ten-year absence

Two weeks ago the BBC announced the return of Russel T. Davies as the writer and potential showrunner for the long-running sci-fi programme Doctor Who. The decision has been positively received by fans of the show, but what does it mean for Doctor Who’s future?Davies rebooted Doctor Who in 2005 after its axing in 1989, […]

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A’niah Soanes’ Book club

Last week, I heard an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live about A’niah Soanes, a nine year old girl who has set up her own book club that aims to teach students about Black history, as well as providing pupils with the opportunity to read fiction books about Black characters. A’niah felt inspired to do […]

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Vigil – The deeper you go, the more absurd it gets?

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐ From the producers of Line of Duty, the latest BBC drama to hit our screens is Tom Edge’s Vigil, starring the BBC’s drama darling Suranne Jones as a DCI sent on board a Navy submarine to investigate a suspicious death. This show has it all for the Sunday BBC drama viewers; murder […]

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The Cummings interview: an intro to bullshit

The Cumming’s interview was going to be like the next marvel superhero blockbuster but for boring people. Think less ‘Captain America beating up nazis’ and more ‘sad creepy old man whines for an hour’. Much like any highly anticipated release it turned out to be significantly underwhelming. It was simply Cummings giving us a clearly […]