Planet Earth II team on how social media helped BBC’s breathtaking series take off

The team behind BBC America’s incredible new documentary series Planet Earth II have revealed how social media played a huge part in the success of the show in the UK. The breathtaking TV phenomenon will premiere simultaneously on BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV on February 18, it was revealed today — before being aired on all three


Poldark Revealed goes behind the scenes of the passionate drama

Tonight – with Season 2 of Poldark almost here PBS is airing a behind the scenes look at the making of the popular drama. The one-hour special follows the cast and filmmakers as they lift the characters from the pages of Winston Graham’s novels and bring them to life on the smallscreen. Poldark is set amongst the

Prisoners Wives: Complete Collection on Acorn is one of the best British shows around

For sheer force of writing, direction acting and story, British television simply can’t be beaten. For all the slick, soon-forgotten artificial sludge including reality that dominates North American prime time TV, there are British series to be celebrated and admired. My current favourite is the BBC’s Prisoners Wives, a superior limited series that sounds like

Friends star Matt LeBlanc is new BBC Top Gear host

Friends actor Matt LeBlanc will co-host the new version of BBC show Top Gear, the broadcaster revealed today. The star, who played Joey Tribbiani in Friends, had been on the hugely popular car show twice previously and holds the record for the fastest lap ever driven around its famous track by a celebrity. He will

Acorn Releases New British Series You Love

North American TV Anglophiles listen up! Some superb new (to us) murder /police procedurals from over ‘ome are now available on Acorn TV for streaming this month. I have a huge bias towards British television dramas in all genres, because I find Americans ones, in general, to be written by committee and aimed at the

Doctor Who gets a new life with Titan Comics

BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics have teamed up for all-new Doctor Who comic book adventures. The deal will open up the world of Doctor Who and provide fans with new stand-alone adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and after the new series launch, the Twelfth Doctor. Creative and production teams will be announced in