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Robin Hood: Robin of Sherwood, Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Robin of Loxley and his followers fight for themselves--and the local peasants--in this 1984 BBC series. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Aug 1, 2022 - 8 comments

Magnitsky the Musical

94 minutes, free to stream from the BBC website. "Johnny Flynn and Robert Hudson bring us a musical based on the incredible story of an American venture capitalist, a Russian tax advisor, a crazy heist, the Trump Tower meeting and the very rule of law. Blending music and satire, the story explores the truths and fictions surrounding the origins and aftershocks of the Magnitsky Act; global legislation which allows governments to sanction those who they see as offenders of human rights." I found it interesting, funny, and moving -- and, in particular, a feat of exposition.
posted by brainwane on Jul 28, 2022 - 4 comments

Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils  Season 13, Ep 10000

In 19th century China, a small coastal village is under threat -- from both the fearsome pirate queen and a monstrous alien force; the Doctor must emerge from this swashbuckling battle with the Sea Devils to save the planet. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Apr 18, 2022 - 29 comments

Movie: Ghostwatch

For Halloween 1992, the BBC decides to broadcast an investigation into the supernatural, hosted by TV chat-show legend Michael Parkinson. Parky (assisted by Mike Smith, Sarah Greene & Craig Charles) and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind the most haunted house in Britain. This ground-breaking live television experiment does not go as planned, however. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 3, 2022 - 12 comments

Children of the Stones: full season (7 episodes)  Season 0, Ep 0

Children of the Stones is a British television fantasy drama serial for children, produced by HTV in 1976 and broadcast on the United Kingdom's ITV network in January and February 1977. The series is today considered a landmark in quality children's drama and has been called "the scariest programme ever made for children" [more inside]
posted by valkane on Feb 18, 2022 - 12 comments

The North Water: (all 5 episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

A disgraced ex-army surgeon signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic; on board he meets a harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. [more inside]
posted by jouke on Jan 9, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Stone Tape

Broadcast on BBC Two as a Christmas ghost story in 1972, the story concerns a team of scientists who move into their new research facility, a renovated Victorian mansion that has a reputation for being haunted. The team investigate the phenomena, trying to determine if the stones of the building are acting as a recording medium for past events (the "stone tape" of the title). However, their investigations serve only to unleash a darker, more malevolent force. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 7, 2022 - 13 comments

Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks  Season 13, Ep 10000

New Year’s Eve. Sarah is working—again. Nick is her only customer—again. Same old same old. Except this year, their countdown to midnight will be the strangest and deadliest they have ever known. Why is an executioner Dalek targeting these two people, in this place, on this night? Why are they having to live through the same moments again? Can the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan save them and survive into the New Year?
posted by mumkin on Jan 2, 2022 - 29 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: The Vanquishers  Season 13, Ep 6

In the final epic chapter in the story of the Flux, all hope is lost. The forces of darkness are in control. But when the monsters have won, who can you count upon to save the universe?
posted by mumkin on Dec 6, 2021 - 37 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: Survivors of the Flux  Season 13, Ep 5

As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.
posted by mumkin on Nov 29, 2021 - 32 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: Village of the Angels  Season 13, Ep 4

Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing, Professor Eustacius Jericho is conducting psychic experiments, and in the village graveyard, there is one gravestone too many. Why is Medderton known as the Cursed Village, and what do the Weeping Angels want?
posted by mumkin on Nov 21, 2021 - 11 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: Once, Upon Time  Season 13, Ep 3

Time is beginning to run wild. On a planet that shouldn't exist, in the aftermath of apocalypse, the Doctor, Dan, Yaz, and Vinder face a battle to survive.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Nov 16, 2021 - 29 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: War of the Sontarans  Season 13, Ep 2

During the Crimean War, the Doctor discovers the British army fighting a brutal alien army of Sontarans, as Yaz and Dan are thrown deeper into a battle for survival. What is the Temple of Atropos? Who are the Mouri?
posted by mumkin on Nov 8, 2021 - 20 comments

Doctor Who: Flux: The Halloween Apocalypse   Season 13, Ep 1

On Halloween, all across the universe, terrifying forces are stirring. The life of Dan Lewis is about to change forever. Why is the Doctor chasing Karvanista? What is the Flux?
posted by mumkin on Oct 31, 2021 - 28 comments

Strictly Come Dancing: Launch Show  Season 19, Ep 1

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman return to the ballroom for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2021. Dusting off their paddles are returning judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse, alongside the newest addition to the panel, Strictly's longest-serving professional dancer Anton Du Beke. Fifteen new celebrities are paired with professional partners before taking to the floor for the first time in a huge group number. There are two routines from the Strictly professionals, one of which introduces our four brand new dancers. Not to be missed are the return of reigning champion Bill Bailey and a spectacular music performance from Anne Marie. It’s time to start dancing!
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 19, 2021 - 0 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final  Season 7, Ep 9

It's the semi-final, and the sewers go back to the 1940s. They create a pair of Oxford bags [trousers], dresses from parachutes and a Dior New Look outfit.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 10, 2021 - 15 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Music and the Movies Week  Season 7, Ep 8

The sewers create a dress inspired by Dirty Dancing, a Sound of Music transformation and a disco era-inspired outfit from Dreamgirls.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 10, 2021 - 7 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Children's Week  Season 7, Ep 5

For children's week, the sewers' skills are tested by romper suits, Under the Sea-themed fancy dress and raincoats for mini models.
posted by ellieBOA on May 13, 2021 - 11 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Gent’s Classics Week  Season 7, Ep 3

For gent’s classics week, the sewers make baker boy caps, transform old jackets into outfits for a woman, and create a casual utility jacket.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 30, 2021 - 3 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Summer Week  Season 7, Ep 2

Summer Week sees Esme and Patrick challenging the sewers to create paperbag shorts, cocktail outfits and button-down sun dresses.
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2021 - 8 comments

All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star: Episode #1.1  Season 1, Ep 1

The 8 jewellers are set their first challenges by the judges. The Bestseller Challenge asks them to make three silver bangles each. For the Bespoke Challenge client Ben wants a pendant necklace for his mum to wear when meeting the Queen.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 15, 2021 - 8 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 1  Season 7, Ep 1

The sewing competition returns for a seventh series and in week one the judges settle the contestants in with a trio of challenges based on everyday wardrobe staples - sleeveless blouses, t-shirts and dresses. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 15, 2021 - 10 comments

Line of Duty: Episode 2  Season 6, Ep 2

As with all things Line of Duty nothing is clear, anything could be possible (apart from Steve wearing waistcoats). [more inside]
posted by I shot a fox in Skyrim and it made me sad on Mar 28, 2021 - 1 comment

Line of Duty: Episode One  Season 6, Ep 1

Line of Duty (UK BBC 1) returned last for Series 6. Not familiar? It is a drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit. [more inside]
posted by I shot a fox in Skyrim and it made me sad on Mar 22, 2021 - 8 comments

Perfect Planet: Volcano  Season 1, Ep 1

A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 5, 2021 - 0 comments

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks  Season 13, Ep 10000

"Revolution of the Daleks" is a special episode of Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 1 January 2021. It featured the return of Jack Harkness and marked the Thirteenth Doctor's reunion with her companions following the events of The Timeless Children. Continuing the Recon Dalek storyline begun in Resolution, a new line of Daleks were introduced, cloned from a remnant of the original recon scout. Their new design is a variant on the Recon Dalek's own casing. It also saw the return of bronze Daleks, last seen in 2017's Twice Upon a Time, leading to a battle between both factions, similar to Remembrance of the Daleks and Blood of the Daleks. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 2, 2021 - 24 comments

His Dark Materials: Æsahættr  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 7

As all paths converge on Cittàgazze, Lee is determined to fulfil his quest, whatever the cost. Mrs Coulter's question is answered, and Will takes on his father's mantle. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 28, 2020 - 17 comments

His Dark Materials: Malice  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 6

Lyra and Will find allies who can help them in their search for Will's father. The Magisterium learn something shocking, and Mrs Coulter meets a formidable foe. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 21, 2020 - 6 comments

His Dark Materials: The Scholar  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 5

Will and Lyra set out to retrieve what's been lost; Mary takes a leap of faith. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 15, 2020 - 7 comments

His Dark Materials: Tower of the Angels  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 4

In search of the knife, Will and Lyra try to gain entry into the Torre Degli Angeli. Lee finds Grumman, or Jopari, as he is now known, and they take to the sky in search of the knife bearer. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 7, 2020 - 10 comments

His Dark Materials: Theft  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 3

Lyra ignores the alethiometer, with dangerous consequences for her and Will; Lee Scoresby's search for Grumman brings an unlikely ally, and the witches seek answers. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 7, 2020 - 3 comments

Ghosts (UK): Series 1  Season 1, Ep 0

From the folks behind Horrible Histories, Ghosts is comedy cast from a very Blackadderian mold. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 24, 2020 - 4 comments

His Dark Materials: The Cave  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 2

Lyra and Will head to Oxford for answers; the Magisterium is faced with a choice. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 23, 2020 - 6 comments

His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 1

In the Season 2 premiere, Lyra and Will explore a new world; the Magisterium take action on past events; and Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 16, 2020 - 7 comments

Nadiya Bakes: Indulgent Desserts  Season 1, Ep 2

Nadiya shares her most indulgent desserts, from frozen blueberry and banana cheesecake to her husband's favourite jam roly poly, including tips and tricks for the perfect pavlova.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 22, 2020 - 1 comment

Nadiya Bakes: Classic Bakes with a Twist  Season 1, Ep 1

Nadiya shares her favourite classic bakes with a twist. From a sunny mango and coconut sponge to a toad in the hole with a spicy Asian kick, these recipes will make you smile.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 22, 2020 - 3 comments

The Diagnosis Detectives: Paul & Judy  Season 1, Ep 1

Paul has a mystery condition that has caused his face to swell up. While the team try to come up with a diagnosis for Paul, Michael presents them with a second patient. Judy is losing weight as she struggles to swallow food.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 12, 2020 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Missing Cryptoqueen: Whole series

A scam cryptocurrency, a brainy & glamorous figurehead, concerning marketing tactics, and an international investigation.
posted by latkes on Sep 9, 2020 - 5 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Final  Season 6, Ep 10

The competition reaches its dramatic denouement as the final three sewers tackle celebration wear challenges and the series winner is crowned.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 24, 2020 - 10 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final  Season 1, Ep 9

The four remaining sewers go to the movies, taking on garments and techniques from the silver screen.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 18, 2020 - 5 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Quarter Final  Season 1, Ep 8

Five sewers do battle in the quarter-final, where they must master techniques and styles from France, Spain and the Philippines.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 11, 2020 - 8 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 7  Season 6, Ep 7

The six remaining home sewers head back in time to the 1980s, attempting to revive the glamorous - and sometimes ridiculous - style of that decade.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 4, 2020 - 6 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

The fashion industry is the biggest polluter of our planet besides oil, so for reduce, reuse and recycle week, all the fabric in the haberdashery is replaced with charity shop clothes and soft furnishings.
posted by ellieBOA on May 30, 2020 - 3 comments

Noughts + Crosses: Full Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society, Noughts + Crosses follows two young people Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their colour but united by love. [BBC UK]
posted by ellieBOA on May 23, 2020 - 1 comment

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

The eight remaining sewers return to the sewing room for lingerie and sleepwear week.
posted by ellieBOA on May 21, 2020 - 7 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

It's sportswear week, and the sewers must create rugby shirts, waterproof onesies for toddlers and tennis outfits.
posted by ellieBOA on May 15, 2020 - 3 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3  Season 6, Ep 3

Joe Lycett welcomes the ten remaining home sewers back to the nation’s most famous sewing room for children’s week.
posted by ellieBOA on May 7, 2020 - 3 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 2  Season 6, Ep 2

The 11 remaining sewers return for holiday week and are challenged to create palazzo pants, beach cover-ups and colourful shirts.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 30, 2020 - 4 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 6, Episode 1  Season 6, Ep 1

Twelve amateur sewers compete over ten weeks (BBC).
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 25, 2020 - 9 comments

Malory Towers: Malory Towers (S1 entire, 2020)  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

Canadian/British adaptation of Enid Blyton's classic children's books. How will Darrell Rivers fare at her new boarding school and what friends will she make? [more inside]
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue on Mar 25, 2020 - 4 comments

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