6 posts tagged with bbc by chuckdarwin.
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Dufaycolour, Technicolor and Kodachrome

The Thirties in Colour is a four-part series using rare colour film and photographs to give poignant and surprising insights into the 1930s. [Previously] [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Nov 26, 2008 - 15 comments

Trouble at' Mill

A Matter of Loaf and Death is the new BBC Christmas short from Nick Park and Aardman. In the mock murder mystery, Wallace and Gromit start a new bakery business, Top Bun. The short, Park's first since 1995, will introduce a new love interest for Wallace, Piella Bakewell, a bread enthusiast.
posted by chuckdarwin on Nov 18, 2008 - 33 comments

Meta Documentary

BBC's Lost Land of the Jaguar puts Guyana's unspoilt rainforest into sharp focus. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Aug 14, 2008 - 8 comments

James Hewitt Jr

The 'bullet magnet' is back. I can't believe that the British press kept a secret for so long (10 weeks is a miniature eternity in journalist time). It was supposed to last six months... I also can't believe that the odious Drudge has broken yet another big story. Was it all just a PR stunt? [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Mar 3, 2008 - 117 comments

Fixing the Shadows

Hailed as "The first comprehensive television history of the most influential art form of the present day", The Genius of Photography is a four-episode BBC series which is almost non-stop eye candy with opinions from various photo-historians woven between the iconic images. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Nov 2, 2007 - 4 comments

Bungling Baboon Circus

The BBC is certainly having a mensis horribilis. First, they were fined £50,000 for lying to children, then they were exposed for doing a hatchet job on the Queen (something they claim was a mistake). Peter Fincham, the BBC One boss, has apologised for running a trailer (for a documentary) which showed the Queen "walking out in a huff" during a photo session with Annie Liebowitz. Not amusing, apparently. All this has led to a review of all programming aimed at uncovering instances of viewer deception.
posted by chuckdarwin on Jul 13, 2007 - 54 comments

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