War Of The Worlds

BBC’s first trailer for H.G. Wells “War Of The Worlds” released

The BBC has dropped its first trailer for its long awaited three-part War Of The Worlds drama, expected to head to BBC One at the end of October – although a transmission date has yet to be confirmed. Filmed last year, with location work in Liverpool and elsewhere, The War of the Worlds is aContinue reading BBC’s first trailer for H.G. Wells “War Of The Worlds” released

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TV Flashback: The White Horses, Tales from Europe and The Singing Ringing Tree

A discussion about the haunting 1957 East German film The Singing Ringing Tree, first broadcast in the UK in the 1960s by the BBC in a serial format, led me back to the BBC’s Tales from Europe shows of the 1960s – and the fondly-remembered The White Horses, featuring one of the most memorable TVContinue reading TV Flashback: The White Horses, Tales from Europe and The Singing Ringing Tree

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HBO, BBC tease more from “His Dark Materials”

Filming has already begun on the second season of the BBC and HBO’s adaptation Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, with the first debuting later this year. The trilogy of books is being adapted for television by Bafta, Tony and Olivier Award winning screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne. 14-year-old Dafne Keen stars as heroine Lyra Belacqua,Continue reading HBO, BBC tease more from “His Dark Materials”

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BBC Four’s “Comics Britannia” re-visited

Back in 2007, the BBC broadcast Comics Britannia, a three-part documentary series devoted to history of British comics – a welcome and major retrospective of our medium (if a tad simplistic for some commentators tastes), that prompted a lot of creators to suggest the Corporation should do more to cover itContinue reading BBC Four’s “Comics Britannia” re-visited