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. 

So the BBC just emailed this to us! Take a look!


First of all – great work on the website and the podcast! As it is Benedict’s birthday today and we at the BBC Global iPlayer are celebrating on our social pages too! Our app and Facebook page are available in 16 countries (Western Europe, Canada and Australia).  

We want to let Benedict’s fans from outside the UK know they can catch some great performances by him on the app. We have ‘Sherlock’ in Canada, ‘Van Gogh: Painted with Words’ in Europe and ‘Small Island” in Europe and Australia for example.
Apart from the shows being available on the app, we’ll be posting a gallery of photos from said shows on our Facebook page, including some behind the scenes pictures from the first series of ‘Sherlock’ for fans in Canada. As we are the international version of BBC iPlayer, we are unavailable in the UK, but we can see that many of your followers come from all over the world! If you think your international fans might be interested in seeing Benedict in some of our shows that are on the app, or have any questions about the global BBC iPlayer, please get in touch!

Check out this clip from the episode ‘The Hunger Game’ of series World’s Sneakiest Animals on BBC Two, where  Dr. Volker Deecke from the University of Cumbria (UK) talks about the herding call. Herding calls sound amazing, and are unlike any other orca calls and have only ever been recorded from orcas in Iceland and Shetland.

Icelandic Orcas did a study on variations in these calls showed that herding calls can change in frequency and these changes are possibly due to differences between groups.

Want to hear the herding call and other Icelandic Vocals?  its on Icelandic Orcas website

How to install/use Stealthy (for Google Chrome and Firefox):

This is the third (and I think the most effective) method of viewing the iPlayer from outside of the UK. All it requires is Google Chrome or Firefox.


I’m trying my hardest to figure out a way around it, but I’m having little luck. If you have any sort of fix to it, please message me.

We’ll start with Google Chrome:

  1. Go here to get to the installation page.
  2. Press the “+ ADD TO CHROME” button in the upper right hand corner:

  3. Press install when asked if you want to.
  4. It will quickly install itself. Then this page will be opened:

  5. THIS PART IS IMPORTANT. Check the third bubble under the “Select the kind of use” section (Custom). TYPE IN UNITED KINGDOM:

  6. Scroll down and press SAVE.
  7. Close out of the options page. (That is only if you want, because quite honestly, I don’t care if you want to stay there or not. I’m not your mom.)
  8. Press the little red thingy up in the right hand corner of the browser. Doing so will turn on Stealthy:

    Once it’s enabled and ready, it will turn green. (How cute!)
  9. Go do your awesome sneaking through BBC iPlayer (or whatever blocked sites you’re attempting to fight your way into.)
  10. Also, if it doesn’t work the first time, go to the wrench control button next to the Stealthy logo, go down to Tools and over to Extensions. Open the options for Stealthy, and make sure that it says United Kingdom where it’s supposed to. For some reason, I always have to go back and do it again.

Now we will move on to Firefox!

  1. Go here to get to the Stealthy add-on for Firefox
  2. Press the green “+ Add to Firefox” button:

  3. Press Install Now, and then restart the browser when prompted to do so.
  4. Click the tiny draw-down arrow next to the little red Stealthy icon in the upper right hand corner and choose the “configure” option:

  5. Press the third bubble under “Select the kind of use:” thingy. Type in GB:

  6. Press OK when you’re finished.
  7. Enable Stealthy by pressing the little red icon. When it’s enabled, it will turn green.
  8. Try it out by going to iPlayer and attempting to watch something. If it doesn’t work the first time around, go to the customize option again and type in “GB” again under “Enter the code for the country…” thing.

If you have any other specific questions, just message me.


once upon a time

politicians told confident stories

that made sense of the world

but then

everything became chaotic and unpredictable

so the politicians simplified the stories they told 

the world was reinvented as a struggle between good and evil

and politicians intervened to protect innocent victims 

but then that simple idea came to afghanistan

but afghanistan wasn’t a simple place


by Adam Curtis 

bbc iPlayer from january 25th 2015

premiering at IIFR 2015 rotterdam netherlands