Monthly Archives: October 2011

Lost Harold Pinter Sketch Found After 50-Year ‘Pause’

A short sketch by playwright Harold Pinter has been rediscovered in the archives of the British Library after being performed only once in 1960 and then essentially forgotten.

What Are They Doing to This Poor Cat? (VIDEO)

If you don’t know who Jedward are, they’re twins, they’re Irish, they made fools of themselves on the British X Factor (all the way to the bank), they wear their hair in sky-high quiffs, they’ve met Obama, AND …

Infamous Crimes That Shocked Britain: From Burke & Hare to Cumbria

On the BBC America series Whitechapel, airing Wednesdays at 10/9c in Dramaville, modern copycat killers look to historic British crimes for inspiration.

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Doctors Pay Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen

• Doctor Who Magazine has released a 100-page issue featuring tributes to the late Elisabeth Sladen, who played long-running companion Sarah Jane Smith. Interviewer Benjamin Cook has posted exclusive audio clips of Tom Baker, David …

Royal Roundup: The Queen Visits a Recovered Brisbane

So the question is: what to lead with?

Here are the choices:

1 Million YouTube Views and Counting: UK Host Can’t Contain His Laughter

Few things are funnier than watching someone try NOT to laugh, as evidenced by Law & Order: UK star Bradley Walsh‘s almost convulsive attempt to keep his composure on The Chase, the British game show he hosts. The reason behind …

Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays? A Few Theories Examined

If the Kennedy assassination doesn’t interest you, and you’ve got a few extra years on your hands, you might want to look into the debate over who wrote William Shakespeare’s plays.

Kate Winslet Tells Graham Norton: I ‘Lost My Bra’ During Fire (VIDEO)

She rescued an old lady but parted with her bra in the process: Oscar winner Kate Winslet talks about that harrowing escape from Richard Branson‘s flame-engulfed Necker Island home on The Graham Norton Show, airing this Saturday …

‘Doctor Who’ Fan Steven Spielberg Handpicked Steven Moffat for ‘Tintin’

Steven Spielberg has gone full Anglophile this year, directing two big-budget December releases loaded with British talent. There’s War Horse, based on the novel and Tony-winning Broadway play (with Emily Watson, David Thewlis, …

Catherine Tate to Return to ‘The Office’ in Recurring Role

They just couldn’t let her go: producers of The Office are set to bring back Catherine Tate for a recurring role in the second half of this season, BBC News reports. Tate had previously appeared on the NBC series last season as …