British Television

Battle Over Hit Series is Getting ‘Downton’ and Dirty

The tremendously popular British series Downton Abbey portrays the social impact of World War I, but the biggest battle being waged right now is between critics and defenders of the show in the British media.

Lose Yourself With Colin Firth in ‘Lost Empires’

Calling all Colin Firth fans. You can now gorge yourself watching this year’s Oscar winner in one of his earliest, and lengthiest, performances.

Roundup: Trailer for Matt LeBlanc’s British-American Sitcom ‘Episodes’

They can’t all be The Office: American TV viewers have seen a gazillion erudite British TV comedies get a Hollywood makeover and crash spectacularly on our shores. This very phenomenon provides the backdrop for Showtime’s …

Watch: I’m 18 and I Still Suck a Pacifier

Little Britain showed us the oddball side of the UK through Matt Lucas and David Walliams‘ fictional creations, but now here’s the real-life version. British broadcaster BBC3 is airing a documentary show titled Freak Like …

Should British TV Shows Have 24-Episode Seasons?

Should British TV series copy the U.S. model and create longer-running shows?

London’s Notting Hill Becomes Home To Reality TV Soap

On MTV’s The Real World, seven (or eight) strangers are picked to shame their mamas on national television. UK broadcaster Channel 4 is enacting a similar experiment, except they’re following the lives of 18 strangers who …

Will British Drama Be Hurt If Emmys Ditch Miniseries Categories?

If the broadcast networks have their way, the Primetime Emmys could cut the movies and miniseries categories from the live telecast moving forward, Variety reports. The big 4 networks are re-negotiating their contracts with the Emmys, …

BBC Launches Search For Multicultural Sitcom Writers

BAFTAs: The Inbetweeners and Occupation Nab Big Wins

Congratulations to BBC AMERICA’s The Inbetweeners and Occupation on their BAFTA TV Award wins last night. The Inbetweeners won the YouTube Audience Award, which is voted on by the general British public.

David Tennant Nabs Best Actor Nod; Pre-Order Hamlet on DVD

The Broadcasting Press Guild released their annual nominations for excellence in British television yesterday. Happily, our man David Tennant has been awarded a much-deserved Best Actor nomination.