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The Handmaid’s Tale

For those who missed The Handmaid’s Tale when it first aired on Channel 4, there is a welcome re-run on… Read more


He died in 1988, at the age of 27 after a short, but fast and furious life of painting, partying,… Read more

Film Roundup

There’s a bumper week of films coming up on the small screen next week with a whole raft of film… Read more

Partition of India

The BBC is marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India with a raft of programmes exploring the historical… Read more

The Verb on BBC Radio 3

“The Verb is my dream job”, says Ian MacMillan, who was asked to present the programme seven years ago, out… Read more

Science & Islam

Monday 3 July BBC 4 9pm A welcome repeat for this series of three programmes examining the contribution of the… Read more

Born in Bradford

It’s now ten years since the Born in Bradford project began and families were recruited to participate in this long-term… Read more


The BBC is marking Brexit – One Year On with a series of programmes this week. Programmes include Brexit Means… Read more

Tomorrow’s World Returns

Those of us old enough to remember the BBC’s flagship science programme ‘Tomorrow’s World’ can look back nostalgically on the… Read more

Mental Health

Courtesy BBC Pictures   For years, mental health issues were something that people didn’t talk about. Suffering in silence or… Read more

Gravity and Me

Gravity And Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives It’s invisible and we never give it a thought -but gravity… Read more