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9 items from 2017


Friday’s best TV: Unreported World; Britain’s Rebel DJs; The Last Leg

28 September 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Tonight: the Chinese hip-hop artists taking on the Communist party, the British pirate DJs taking on the Tories in the 80s – and Adam Hills and co taking on Joanna Lumley

The Chinese Communist party tries to keep a lid on all forms of cultural dissent, but in a country increasingly open to western culture, that is proving difficult. As Marcel Theroux reports here, South Korean pop and punk have provided inspiration, while hip-hop has been co-opted by Eminem-style bad boys speaking out against the state. Rather more conformist are a new batch of boybands, which are often used to deliver official propaganda. David Stubbs

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- David Stubbs, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones, Jonathan Wright

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Friday’s best TV: Teach My Pet to Do That; BBC Proms: Oklahoma!; The Last Leg

10 August 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Meet Aslan, the surprisingly talented miniature horse; meanwhile Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic thigh-slapper graces the Albert Hall, and Al Gore joins Adam Hills and co

Alexander Armstrong tries to make fetch happen in this jolly but rather bewildering new series. Willing owners volunteer their pets for a Pavlovian boot camp in the Sussex countryside where specialist trainers attempt to condition them via clicks and treats to perform parlour tricks. Can a miniature horse called Aslan be programmed to tug on a ribbon when he hears a doorbell? Can a cat be encouraged to ride on the back of a dog? Barking. Graeme Virtue

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- Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall, David Stubbs, Hannah J Davies, Ben Arnold, Phil Harrison, Andrew Mueller

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Friday’s Best TV: John Williams Film Prom; The Last Leg

20 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jaws and Superman make an unlikely joint appearance at an 85th birthday celebration of the composer’s work; and Adam Hills and co talk to athletes at the World Para Athletics Championships

With John Williams’s sideboard at home groaning under the weight of awards – the only individual nominated for more Academy Awards is Walt Disney – there’s a large canon of work to be sampled in this celebration of the composer’s 85th birthday. Williams’s Boston Pops collaborator Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra. Expect Jaws, Superman and Star Wars. Mark Gibbings-Jones

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- Mark Gibbings-Jones, Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies, John Robinson, Phil Harrison, Jonathan Wright, Andrew Mueller

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Friday’s best TV: Gogglesprogs; Versailles; The Last Leg

8 June 2017 10:20 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The junior TV critics cast an eye over this year’s election campaign. Plus: snatch more laughs from the fallout with Adam Hills and co; and Louis Xiv reconsiders all that lovemaking

The young TV critics return once again to play merry hell with what we think we know about stuff. They’re kids, it’s their job – and, while hoping their folks didn’t let them stay up too late to watch the results rolling in, it’s difficult to think of a more deserving subject for the Gogglesprogs’ merciless scrutiny than our political class, as represented in election coverage. Plus the youngsters try to unravel the mysteries of Mary Berry and Grease. Jonathan Wright

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- Ali Catterall, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Phil Harrison, Paul Howlett, John Robinson, Jack Seale, Jonathan Wright

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Full list of winners from BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards

14 May 2017 3:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Crown may have led the nominations going in to BAFTA’s 2017 British Academy Television Awards, but the Netflix series ended the night empty handed, losing out on Best Drama Series to Happy Valley, which also saw Sarah Lancashire named Best Leading Actress.

Damilola, Our Loved Boy also picked up two awards in Best Single Drama and Best Supporting Actress (Wunmi Mosaku), while Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) and Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) were named Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Check out a full list of winners here…

Leading actor

Adeel AkhtarMurdered By My Father (BBC3)

Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)

Benedict CumberbatchThe Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses (BBC2)

Robbie ColtraneNational Treasure (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Jodie ComerThirteen (BBC3)

Nikki Amuka-BirdNw (BBC1)

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley (BBC1)

Supporting actor

Daniel Mays »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Crown’ Loses Out at BAFTA TV Awards; ‘Happy Valley’ Scores

14 May 2017 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix’s “The Crown” lost out in all the categories it was nominated in at BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards, which were handed out Sunday night. The Netflix show had gone into the night a favorite after scoring five nominations in four categories, the most nominations of any show this year.

The Crown” lost out to BBC crime drama “Happy Valley” in best drama category, while Claire Foy was beaten by “Happy Valley” star Sarah Lancashire in the leading actress category. John Lithgow, Jared Harris and Vanessa Kirby all lost out in supporting categories.

Foy came away empty-handed for a second consecutive year in the leading actress category, having been nominated last year for “Wolf Hall” but losing to “Doctor Foster’s” Suranne Jones. In her acceptance speech, Lancashire acknowledged Foy, a Golden Globe winner for her role as a young Queen Elizabeth II, saying: “Claire Foy, you’ve given me my best 10 hours under a »

- Robert Mitchell

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The Crown leads BAFTA nominations for the 2017 British Academy Television Awards

11 April 2017 1:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

BAFTA has today announced the nominations for the 2017 British Academy Film Awards, with Netflix’s original drama The Crown leading the pack with five nods in total for Best Drama Series, Leading Actress (Claire Foy), Supporting Actress (Vanessa Kirby) and Supporting Actor (Jared Harris and John Lithgow). There are also multiple nominations for Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Fleabag, Happy Valley and Murdered By My Father. Check out a full list of the nominations here…

Leading actor

Adeel AkhtarMurdered By My Father (BBC3)

Babou Ceesay – Damilola, Our Loved Boy (BBC1)

Benedict CumberbatchThe Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses (BBC2)

Robbie ColtraneNational Treasure (Channel 4)

Leading actress

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

Jodie ComerThirteen (BBC3)

Nikki Amuka-BirdNw (BBC1)

Sarah LancashireHappy Valley (BBC1)

Supporting actor

Daniel MaysLine of Duty (BBC2)

Jared HarrisThe Crown (Netflix)

John LithgowThe Crown (Netflix)

Tom HollanderThe Night Manager »

- Gary Collinson

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Ed Miliband’s a-ha moment – why politicians cut loose on The Last Leg

10 April 2017 8:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With the former Labour leader singing Take on Me, the Channel 4 chatshow cemented its reputation for getting our leaders to let their hair down. Host Adam Hills explains how they do it

Ed Miliband’s appearance on Channel 4 chatshow The Last Leg saw him have another go at a bacon sandwich photoshoot – this time in a leather jacket, on a motorbike – and form the Ed Mili-Band to performing a cover of a-ha’s Take on Me in various states of 80s dress. He also made a risque joke about David Cameron munching a hotdog – “I think he’s saying: ‘Tastes better than it feels’” – that the Huffington Post reported with a verdict of three fire emojis and an announcement that it had “destroyed” the former Pm.

It takes a lot of persuading to get a politician to turn up and poke fun at themselves, according to The Last Leg’s main host, »

- Rebecca Nicholson

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BBC Leads Rts Awards, Wins for ‘Happy Valley,’ ‘Fleabag’

22 March 2017 4:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The BBC led the pack with 13 category wins at the annual awards of the Royal Television Society, whose members include the crème de la crème of British television executives.

Happy Valley,” which plays on BBC One, picked up the award for drama series while the show’s writer, Sally Wainwright, collected the drama writer award and the Judges’ Award for being a “writer of outstanding distinction.”

The Channel of the Year award went to online youth platform BBC Three. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer and star of the channel’s comedy “Fleabag,” received the Breakthrough Award and also picked up the prize for comedy writer. Asim Chaudhry won the comedy performance award for his role in BBC Three’s “People Just Do Nothing,” and the series also won for scripted comedy, while the single drama award went to BBC Three’s “Murdered by My Father.”

Sophie Okonedo fought off competition from Julie Walters and Jodie Comer to win the »

- Leo Barraclough

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