Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell's Magical Spectacle Holds Tragic Secrets

The second episode of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is full of gorgeous spectacle and unbelievable displays of magic. But it also does a great job of showing that even the most fabulous magic has a dark side: a darkness than can bring out the worst in people, or even deliver great tragedies. » 5/25/15 1:30pm Monday 1:30pm

In Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Power Lies With Politics, Not Magic

What if a world of mysticism and magic stood alongside Regency high society? Susanna Clarke’s break-out novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell — the BBC’s adaptation of which began in the U.K last night — asks just that. But as the first episode shows, even in a world with magic, the real power is in politics. » 5/18/15 9:00am 5/18/15 9:00am

Osgood Returns To Doctor Who, And She's Bringing The Zygons With Her

I guess when you’re from a TV show where the lead character has the uncanny ability to turn into a popular British actor in the face of death, disintegration is merely a setback rather than permanent. Yes, lovable UNIT scientist/Doctor fangirl Osgood will be in Doctor Who’s next season, along with some familiar foes. » 5/08/15 1:40pm 5/08/15 1:40pm

The Real Reason Why US Adaptations Of British TV Shows Rarely Succeed

When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing. » 1/30/15 12:17pm 1/30/15 12:17pm

Discover The Unique Sounds Of British Science Fiction Movies

One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears. » 12/23/14 12:15pm 12/23/14 12:15pm

There's Going To Be A BBC-themed Theme Park In 2020. Wait, What?

You read that headline right. The BBC have signed a deal that will see rides based on some of their biggest shows - including Sherlock, Top Gear and Doctor Who - appear in a huge new Paramount Theme Park opening in the UK in 6 years. The timey-wimiest place on Earth? Let's hope so. » 12/11/14 2:02am 12/11/14 2:02am

What Doctor Who is telling us about the changing ways we watch TV

Earlier today, the BBC released new internal ratings figures for Doctor Who's most recent season, and they show it's becoming a growing trend that less and less people are watching live. But this isn't just happening to Doctor Who, it's happening for TV all over - especially when it comes to genre TV. » 11/28/14 6:03pm 11/28/14 6:03pm

First Look At The BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Series!

We finally get to see actors Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan as Strange and Norrell, respectively, in the BBC's adaptation of the best-selling novel by Susanna Clarke, and they look outstanding. Alas, they only released this one promotional pic, but we had to share it because we're absolutely salivating for this series. » 11/19/14 12:43pm 11/19/14 12:43pm