David Tennant and the writer of Paddington 2 launch a new crop of BBC comedies

British sitcoms have been increasingly making their way across the pond—and not just old episodes of Are You being Served? that your mom watches on Sunday afternoons while casually mentioning she’d find it a hoot if you called her “mum.” There’s a robust market for distinctly British humor, and it’s about to get some…

John Malkovich to play Agatha Christie's brilliant little Belgian, Poirot

Joining a long line of elaborately mustachioed actors, including Orson Welles, Albert Finney, and, most recently, Kenneth Branagh (in last year’s lavish Murder On The Orient Express), John Malkovich has signed on to play Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot in an upcoming BBC mystery. Specifically, Malkovich will play the…

Josh Brolin and Ryan Reynolds are really good at insulting each other

There’s a profane, adolescent energy to the Deadpool franchise, and the forthcoming sequel’s bizarre marketing campaign reflects that juvenile unpredictability. Over the past few weeks, star Ryan Reynolds has danced with Celine Dion, “spoiled” his own movie, and dressed up like a unicorn on South Korean TV, and now…

Logan's Dafne Keen to star in new His Dark Materials adaptation

According to Deadline, Tom Hooper has tapped Logan star Dafne Keen to star in the BBC’s new event series adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials saga. The project has been in the works since 2016, but with Hooper—who also directed The King’s Speech—on board, it seems to be moving a bit quicker now. The plan…

Recapture that old Great British Bake Off feeling with this teaser for Mary, Mel, and Sue's new Christmas special

There’s a particular vibe that powered previous seasons of former BBC mega-hit The Great British Bake Off, a chummy silliness—largely provided by presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc—that blended in a very satisfying way with judge Mary Berry’s warmly encouraging approach to evaluating the show’s crop of reality…

Toni Collette to star in Netflix and BBC monogamy drama Wanderlust 

As announced in a press release, Toni Collette is set to star in a new drama produced by Netflix and the BBC called Wanderlust. Described as a “searingly insightful and funny exploration of the relationships of a multi-generational family” that “asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible or even desirable,” the show…

Comedian Jimmy Carr knows what British show you’re going to be obsessed with in 6 months

Whether it be long-running sci-fi juggernauts, nuanced crime-dramas, or addictive reality competitions, British TV has a long history of finding success in the States. For stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr, BBC’s comedy series White Gold is next in line. In the video above, Carr talks about his love for the show and why he…

Doctor Who gets some new friends, including a male companion 

Its been months since the BBC announced that Jodie Whittaker will be the new star of Doctor Who, and though we’ve heard a lot about sexist idiots who can’t handle the Doctor being a woman, we haven’t heard anything about Whittaker’s supporting cast. Now, though, the BBC has revealed a few of the 13th Doctor’s “new…

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Please enjoy 4 minutes of the BBC’s technical department going haywire

When viewers tuned in to the BBC’s News At Ten on Tuesday night they were given the chance to witness a rare and joyous event that’s only possible in a live television broadcast: a major technical fuck-up. After opening with the traditional countdown montage, the program seemed to false start a number of times,…