Articles Tagged 'Twenty Twelve'

John Oliver and John Stewart

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

No. Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why they’re so good at acting, and why they’re always telling everyone […]

Hugh Bonneville, Doctor Who

Brit Binge Watching: Five Hugh Bonneville Performances Available Online

Downton Abbey is making its return to PBS’s Masterpiece Theater tomorrow night, January 5, at 9pm EST. Audiences are on the edge of their seat in anticipation of the premiere of season four, where we pick up six months after Mathew Crawley’s (Dan Stevens) passing. If you just cannot wait until tomorrow night to get […]

Olivia Colman and David Tennant in ‘Broadchurch’

‘Broadchurch': The Evolution of Olivia Colman

Rest assured, there aren’t any clips of Broadchurch in this roundup, because we don’t want a moment spoiled if we can help it, but if there were, they would only serve to further illustrate the astonishing transformation that has happened in Olivia Colman‘s acting career over the past couple of years. She has always been […]

Olympics opening ceremony

Five Ways Britain Changed After The London Olympics

Well first of all, despite the evidence of the picture above, since the London Olympic Games have finished, it has stopped raining fire from on high, so that’s a definite plus. Here are five other lasting legacies of a sporting event that took the country by surprise, in the most delightful way imaginable. Joining In […]

BenedictCumberbatch_ParadesEnd

‘Parade’s End’ Sweeps The Board At Broadcasting Guild Awards

It’s official: Benedict Cumberbatch is the best actor of the last year. That’s not my view, that’s the view of the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, who held their annual ceremony yesterday. And they are nominated and voted on by TV journalists: some of the finest minds available to humankind. Benedict won the best actor gong […]

Five Reasons Why ‘Twenty Twelve’ is a Classic British Comedy

1: It’s A Mock-Documentary (Like The Office) Twenty Twelve tells a very simple story. A group of professionals have been brought together to deliver the 2012 Olympic Games. They have to pre-empt every potential problem, find workable solution, liaise with the appropriate agencies and generally make things work. This is the documentary of their best […]

Summer of London: Five Great British Comedies on iTunes

With the new BBC America docu-comedy Twenty Twelve premiering Thursday (June 28) at 9/8c, we thought it might be fun to “‘av a laugh” by checking out iTunes where BBC America is giggling its way through Summer of London with free and discounted episodes of comedies on iTunes, including the ones listed below. 1.) The Office, […]

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