Thursday, July 24 2014
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.
Monday, June 23 2014
This BBC series is a nice way to learn some things about the world's fifth largest country, which is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Thursday, May 29 2014
These stories are always engaging, not only because midwifery in the '50s is so interesting, but also because the midwives themselves are fully realized characters.
Thursday, May 22 2014
Patrick Troughton is amazing in his dual roles in Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World, but this long-lost serial is short on the thrills.
Wednesday, September 4 2013
When the crimes here are standard TV fare -- the copycat killer and the middle class vigilante -- the dramatic filler of the series, Luther’s personal life, bears undue weight.
Monday, June 17 2013
British television viewers are hungry for cutting edge programs -- most only available legally in the United States. But will the BBC listen?
Thursday, October 20 2011
We rarely equate television game shows with admirable life philosophies, but the BBC's QI with host Stephen Fry pulls it off by making us think as well as laugh.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Beyond Emma Peel: A new BBC collection highlights Diana Rigg's performances in everything from sketch comedy to the plays of Henrik Ibsen.
Tuesday, August 30 2011
The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.
Tuesday, August 2 2011
Looking for a cool way to spend a few hours while waiting for the Doctor to return this August? Borrow a TARDIS, see where and why Demons Run, and meet the Doctor’s wife.