Tag: bbc

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

| June 28, 2012

In this 1998 rendition of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair, the audience is privileged to experience drama, beauty, and plenty of great acting. Adapted by Andrew Davies, who has done other costume dramas such as Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth), Dr. Zhivago (Keira Knightly, Sam Neill), and The Way We Live Now (David Suchet, […]

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In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

| March 12, 2012

The documentary series, In Their Own Words, compiles incredible archival footage of BBC interviews with influential “British Novelists” and the world’s “Great Thinkers.” Through six, hour-long episodes, the series provides a surprisingly thorough survey of the major 20th Century advancements in philosophy and British literature. Captivating, concise, and surprisingly quick-paced, In Their Own Words functions […]

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Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series

| November 22, 2011

Warning: This review contains spoilers, sweetie! How does one triumph over an enemy with an army at their disposal, an opponent that can’t be remembered once you’ve turned your back on them, a foe that possesses all your memories, and how do you reverse the collapse of time itself? You don’t. The Doctor does. In […]

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Lady Parts

Lady Parts

| December 3, 2010

If the Lady Parts crew weren’t so serious about their Chicago-produced web comedy, there’s no way it would be this funny. I keep wanting to put a “z” in place of the “s” to match the show’s hard edge. It’s too difficult to pick a favorite episode because every one is a short and sweet […]

The Commander – Set 1

The Commander – Set 1

| October 30, 2008

Lynda La Plante’s latest BBC program to hit the DVD shelves is a bit of a departure from the gritty police procedural work she has shown such expertise with in the much-loved Prime Suspect series and more recently in Trial & Retribution. I’m a big fan of both of those series, but I won’t be […]

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