Since I’ve seen a lot of people asking, here is how you listen to the Breakfast Show on Fri:
You can stream it live on the Radio 1 website from any country. Since Scott is sitting in for Nick you will find a recording of the episode after it airs on his page here - the show will stay up for 30 days. I’m sure they will be promoting it heavily on the main homepage with links as well.
You can also download the BBC iPlayer Radio app on your phone and listen to the show that way (it’s a great app! highly recommended)
If they recorded video (which I believe they did based on that pic of Harry), I’m not sure it will air during the show or if they will just post clips on the Radio 1 youtube channel. If they do air it live, you can watch it via the Radio 1 website. NOTE: if you’re not in the UK you will need to use a VPN to watch it live. Youtube is accessible internationally.
“Grief-stricken, the young singer Orfeo tries to find his way to his dead wife Eurydice. His path is the way of dreams, fractured memories - a journey into the Underworld to bring back his love from the silence. But is love stronger than death if everything can be destroyed by a backward glance?
With music composed by PJ Harvey
Directed by Nadia Molinari
Orpheus and Eurydice by Linda Marshall Griffiths was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015 and won the Grand Prix Marulic in 2016.”
There’s also Orpheus Underground,
a Neil Gaiman documentary which explores the myth of Orpheus.
Word in the grapevine has it that BBC WorldWide execs want extra Doctor Who spin-off material to keep the brand “alive” when the main show is off-air. They see Class as a failure of promotion and placement, so it won’t be iPlayer-centric or based around a location rather than a character. Possibly unrelated, but Moffat has the rights to the Paternoster Gang, and he has some sort of plan for them (hence Big Finish’s inability to use them in any significant role despite the obvious potential). Preliminary costings have been done for 6, 8, or 10 blocks for a Paternoster spin-off. I don’t know how I’d feel if this is true, but it’s from a pretty trusted source, so … yeah, that’s something.
Tonight. Gird your loins, it’s Episode 7. 🗡💀🎩
‘James Delaney has seemingly lost everything but, when he suffers a devastating #betrayal, he realises even his freedom is in jeopardy. Armed with the opportunity they have been longing for, the Crown and Company conspire to bring him down once and for all’. (synopsis via @bbcone)
Written by Steven Knight; directed by Anders Engström.
TABΘΘ continues this evening in the UK on @BBCOne at 9:15p. The penultimate episode. Don’t miss it.
Hey Guys, So I Know I Already Posted About This, But...
I feel like I need to post it again. So there’s a Doctor Who spinoff called ‘Class’ that includes teenagers fighting aliens, it’s basically like a British ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’, but more modern day with aliens and the Doctor.
Anyways, it’s in major danger of being cancelled.
Why? You may ask. Well:
It received very poor ratings as it aired in the UK due to horrible advertising (many whovains have still never heard of it), and it only airing on BBC Three (an online-only platform) and BBC One but really late at night (nearly midnight, it’s basically the super bad death slot for shows). While it’s doing fairly well as it’s now airing in america, it might not be enough to earn it a renewal.
So what can we, as fellow whovians do? Well there’s a list of things.
1.) Send the BBC a quick email expressing your desire for a second series.
2.) Get those ratings up! Watch it legally. If you’re in the UK, use. That. iPlayer!!! Either that, or order the DvD. If you’re in america, or know american friends, tell them to watch it! Watch it live, record it (you don’t even have to watch it), or see it OnDemand. Just made sure you do it legally!
3.) Express your enthusiasm about the show. Tell the BBC ( @bbcone /@bbcamerica ) or Doctor Who ( @doctorwho ) on all forms of official social media. Also make posts about it, make art, do whatever. Just make sure it’s all tagged up!
4.) Also, there’s a petition that’s gained a lot of attention recently, and I know, I know. It’s a pain, signing a petition. It’ll only take like 2 minutes of your day, so please give it a shot. It does ask for your address, so if you’re not comfortable with sharing that, maybe use a fake one? Just make sure your email is real, because at least something on the signing should be. That petition can be found (here).
So in conclusion:
Basically, please please please try and get this show renewed. It’s about time that our favourite Sci Fi show gets another spinoff. It’s good too, good acting, writing, vfx, etc. Plus there’s some references to the Doctor Who EU (Expanded Universe), as well as a guest appearance from the Twelfth Doctor in the first episode. It only got 8 episodes, and never really got the chance to spread its wings. So please, please give it that chance. Let ‘Class’ be the next big thing.
Carnage is a mockumentary set in a post-meat Britain, where the whole nation has turned vegan. It is an extremely clever film which is in turns profound, hilarious and disturbing. The film is well acted and Simon Amstell himself narrates it masterfully, managing to make society as it is today sound foreign and pointing out the absurdity of our way of thinking and eating. He isn’t afraid to poke fun at the vegan community at the same time as helping us all reflect on what carnism is and what a vegan society might look like. The film does contain some short graphic scenes, but I honestly cannot recommend it enough. Simon Amstell: Carnage is currently streaming on iPlayer and Vimeo.
This guy’s 81 and he takes care of his wife who suffers from dementia. All the other couples on the show talked about moving on and getting divorced, but this guy manned up and proved how deep his love really was and I have so much respect for that. Would you do the same for your wife/gf? Doubt it.
They showed pictures of them in their younger days, and she seemed like a really cool person; and despite the illness making her lost and confused a lot of the time, she still managed to keep hold of a lot of her personality which was so funny and endearing. I don’t even know, this is real life Notebook shit and the cutest (if saddest) thing I’ve seen in a while.
Right now though I am obsessed with Adam Curtis documentaries. Hypernormalisation and Bitter Lake are phenomenal and I could watch them over and over and over again. Also The Trap, The Power of Nightmares, The Century of the Self (like I needed any more of a reason to hate Freud), The Living Dead and The Way of All Flesh are incredible and all available on youtube. They are not true crime, some of them are different but in general his documentaries are about what has influenced the current geopolitical landscape and the development of western culture (and the impact this has had in the middle east - and vice versa). I can’t stop watching them…
about 150 muggleborns with laptops, phones, some of them wifi routers just sitting in Hogsmeade. Some on Iplayer catching up with doctor who, some watching youtube, some scrolling through tumblr, all very annoyed that hogwarts busts their stuff with its magic.
You can now rewatch the first series of TABΘΘ on the FXNow app (US), BBC’s iPlayer (UK) ~as a box set~, iTunes (select regions), Amazon Prime (select regions). Buy it at store.bbc.com/taboo | pre-order on Amazon UK (UK release date: May 29, 2017) 🎩