This is the traditional end to a Quill life, did you know that? Yeah, we die and our offspring consume us. They take our strength as their first gift, and our last legacy. But that’s not what you humans do, is it? You give your strength every day. You give your legacy as you live. And that’s because you can shape it. Rather than it shaping you. So take what you’ve been given, take it, and give it back to those who hurt you. Cos that’s what I’m going to do.
UK PREMIERE: What We Did On Our Holiday To Air On BBC Two Over The New Year
The David Tennant comedy feature What We Did On Our Holiday will have its UK terrestrial premiere on BBC Two over the festive period. The 2014 movie also starred Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly and follows a family in crisis trying to hold things together during a trip to Scotland to celebrate a family birthday.
Benedict Cumberbatch to be the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car on BBC Top Gear
Benedict Cumberbatch finally takes the infamous hot lap on the ever popular BBC show Top Gear this month. His appearance is set to take place in the third part of Series 20, which will be broadcast in the UK on July 14 2013 on BBC Two at 20:00BST and the USA on BBC America on July 22 at 8.30pm/7.30C.
Interested in taking killer star photos? If you can find a spot far away from the city, all it takes is a DSLR and a tripod. BBC Two recorded this informative video on how to capture some “bloody amazing” night sky photos.
Uruk was one of the most important cities in ancient Mesopotamia; an ancient city of Sumer -and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river. According to the Sumerian King List, it was founded by King Enmerkar sometime around 4500 BCE.
Uruk is considered the first true city in the world. It was home to 40.000 or perhaps 50.000 people, a population density unprecedented in human history.
In myth and literature, Uruk was famous as the capital city of Gilgamesh. The great epic poem The Legend of Gilgamesh contains a proud description of his city:
Go up, pace out the walls of Uruk. Study the foundation terrace and examine the brickwork. Is not its masonry of kiln - fired brick? And did not seven masters lay its foundations? One square mile of city, one square mile of gardens, One square mile of clay pits, a half square mile of Ishtar’s dwelling, Three and a half square miles is the measure of Uruk
Ben Whishaw in London Spy (Empire, September 2015)
“It’s an interesting geographical fluke,” [Tom Rob Smith] muses. “You have MI6 there, and the hub of gay clubbing on the other side of the river, so I thought, ‘Let’s take one person from that side, and one from the other, and have them collide.’ It’s an accidental love story.”
London Spy airs on BBC Two on Monday, 9 November 2015 at 9pm !!!