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BBC bans all-male panels on comedy shows such as QI and Mock the Week

bookishbutcorruptible:

raoultaire:

why is no one talking about this

Hopefully this won’t lead to shows having a token woman who isn’t given the opportunity to hold her own.

Should be equally split male and female (or other!) IMO, but this is a nice start.

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toughtink:

you’re welcome, bbc

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iheartchaos:

Awesome behind the scenes of the day: The Making of QI

If you’re a fan of the British quiz-comedy-science show, QI, you’ll get a kick out of this hourlong special that aired over the weekend on the making of QI, from its humble origins to the awesome show we all know and love today.

Submitted by Delsyd

I want to move to London and work on QI. Can someone make that happen for me, please?

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""[QI’s] relocation to BBC One increased ratings, but there was a cost. It had to stop being what we had become - eclectic, uncompromising, slightly saucy.
“It’s a happy return [to BBC Two]. QI can be itself again, instead of masquerading as something else.”"
JOHN LLOYD, QI producer, "BBC One comedy has become bland" [via Telegraph]
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We were at uni together. This guy here had a trick he used to do. He could look at you and tell you your whole life story. Put the wind up everybody. We hated him. We’d come down to breakfast in the formal hall and this freak would know who you’d been shagging the previous night.

We were at uni together. This guy here had a trick he used to do. He could look at you and tell you your whole life story. Put the wind up everybody. We hated him. We’d come down to breakfast in the formal hall and this freak would know who you’d been shagging the previous night.

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anti-propaganda:

London Riots. (The BBC will never replay this. Send it out) (by mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCeGaL)

‘Darcus Howe, a West Indian Writer and Broadcaster with a voice about the riots. Speaking about the mistreatment of youths by police leading to an up-roar and the ignorance of both police and the governement. Intelligent black male. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE!

(Also, did anyone notice that the interviewer tried to make him ignorant… Complete back-fire I must say)’

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time-lord-swag:

One example is that of Doctor Who writers Russell T Davies and Steven  Moffat who wrote fan fiction about the time lord earlier in their  careers.
One example is that of Doctor Who writers Russell T Davies and Steven  Moffat who wrote fan fiction about the time lord earlier in their  careers.
 
Doctor Who writers Russell T Davies and Steven  Moffat wrote fan fiction earlier in their  careers.

time-lord-swag:

One example is that of Doctor Who writers Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat who wrote fan fiction about the time lord earlier in their careers.

One example is that of Doctor Who writers Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat who wrote fan fiction about the time lord earlier in their careers.

Doctor Who writers Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat wrote fan fiction earlier in their careers.

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Miranda Hart told she can't appear in Doctor Who despite offer from Steven Moffat

doctorwhoandthetardis:

Miranda Hart has been told she can’t swap her joke shop for the Tardis any time soon - by her bosses at the BBC.

The award-winning actress is said to be “gutted” since hearing the news, and despite rumours she could become The Doctor’s new assistant, Beeb chiefs have put a block on any role.

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat is said to have offered her a “significant role”.

Insiders told The Sun BBC One controller Danny Cohen has insisted she concentrate on hit show Miranda, which is moving across from BBC Two to his channel.

A source said: “Miranda was thrilled to be asked to be on Doctor Who.

“Steven offered her a decent role and she felt, as it was on the BBC, there would be no problem.

“But the BBC One controller let it be known that he wants her focused on her show, which he has nabbed from BBC Two. Miranda’s gutted as she feels she could do both.”

The actress, with Time Lord Matt Smith, is one of Britain’s best-loved stars. She won three gongs at the British Comedy Awards in January - and was presented with the coveted People’s Choice Award by former Doctor Who star David Tennant.

Insiders claim it’s the latest evidence of bad blood between Cohen and Moffat. The pair allegedly fell out amid claims that only a few Doctor Who episodes will air next year because Moffat would be too busy with his other hit, Sherlock.

Miranda said: “I am a massive fan of Doctor Who, so was incredibly flattered to be asked to be part of it but with series three of Miranda happening next year it was never going to be possible as I am focusing entirely on the sitcom.”

Raining on my face.

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katiemcunf:

First official sneak peak of Merlin series 4! Part of the ‘BBC Drama’ trailer. (via)

Now that they’re finally moving forward with big plot points and actually letting the characters develop and, more importantly, stay developed, it looks like season 4 or Merlin might be the best one yet. *fingers crossed*

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felicity-avenal:

Yep. That sounds exactly like something the BBC think.

And yet the BBC is still more progressive than US networks when it comes to things like this…*sigh* 

felicity-avenal:

Yep. That sounds exactly like something the BBC think.

And yet the BBC is still more progressive than US networks when it comes to things like this…*sigh* 

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BBC staff "arrested and tortured in #Libya by Gaddafi forces"

wingspans:

oh dear God

Holy fucking shit. 

(Source: neighborhoodr-tripoli)

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"Does class really matter when it comes to comedy? Miranda, joke and trinket shop owner with pushy mother and “jolly hockey sticks” schoolfriends, would presumably count as solidly middle-class. And yet I’ve always thought of her comedy – being rubbish with boys, rubbish at not being clumsy, rubbish at managing her mother – as being universal. That is the joy of it. Good comedy isn’t about class, it’s about the jokes."
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fyawkwardscreencaps:

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010

Now seems like a good time to remind you all of my other blog: FYAwkwardScreencaps.

fyawkwardscreencaps:

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010

Now seems like a good time to remind you all of my other blog: FYAwkwardScreencaps.

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Daniel Radcliffe sings “The Elements” - The Graham Norton Show - Series 8 Episode 4 - BBC One (via BBC)

He’s such a dork, I love it.

Bonus points for Rhod Gilbert on the other end of the couch.

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lolpigeons:

THE FASHION OF SHERLOCK APPRECIATION POST.

lolpigeons:

THE FASHION OF SHERLOCK APPRECIATION POST.

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