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, August 5 2013
The announcement, surprisingly, was not a left-turn that many were expecting. Some are raising hell over his place in the canon. You know what? It's going to be really, really hard to top Capaldi.
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?
Tuesday, November 27 2012
Caitlin Blackwood and her television counterpart, Amelia Pond, have something in common: their lives have been forever changed by meeting the Doctor and traveling far from home.
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, October 5 2011
Not only does this address the global political climate with plot lines that mirror actual events of the early '70s, it's also the first time a Doctor Who story really explored the idea of a time paradox.
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.