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Name that TV show

Based on a few vague memories, can you guys help me find a British TV series from the 80's? It involved roses, a maze and pairs of flying eyes that were spies for an evil sorcerer/king. It might be the TV show "Into the Labryrinth" but I can't tell for sure. Does this jog any memories for anyone? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jul 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for suggestions on what to watch.

I usually get suggestions from friends on things to watch, but they seem to have run out of things that appeal to me. I like crime drama, horror, SF, and intelligent comedy. Do you have any suggestions? Things that do/don't appeal to me beneath the fold. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! on Jun 4, 2014 - 53 answers

Plot question in Sherlock Season 3 Episode 3

Plot question about the final episode of Sherlock (BBC), Season 3 [spoilers inside] [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Feb 16, 2014 - 17 answers

Calling all UK radio listeners

Is there some predictable way to find out several weeks ahead of time when Radio 4's News Quiz is scheduled? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Jan 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Documentary TV Series like Wild China

We (the royal we) have been watching Wild China recently. It's a 6 part nature documentary that's also a bit of a travelogue. What we like about it--they go to a place not usually covered by Public TV nature docs and mix in explorations of the human culture there as well as geographic and biological subjects. What else is like this? What should we watch next? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Japanese document in "Sherlock"

At 3:35 in the "Unlocking Sherlock" video on PBS.org, a scroll with Japanese characters is shown on the wall. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Dec 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Should I get the Dr. Who DVD or just watch on Amazon (online)?

I want a copy of "The Day of the Doctor" (50th Anniversary Special.) I have to choose between the DVD or the Amazon online "collection". [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Dec 25, 2013 - 2 answers

The Lingo Show, Across the Pond?

My daughter loves the BBC Kids show The Lingo Show, in which bugs from different countries teach a little bit of their language. She's only seen bits and pieces on YouTube. Is there any legitimate way I can get her full episodes of the show?
posted by musofire on Dec 4, 2013 - 4 answers

A comprehensive schedule for Christmas Music specials on BBC for 2013?

Every year I look forward to BBC Radio's Christmas music specials (especially choral concerts), including the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. In 2005 the Beeb broadcast a concert called 'Carols by Candlelight' by the Chapter House Choir that was delightful. And so every year, I scan the schedules of the various BBC Radio services to see what I can find, but I invariably miss something or other (I'm in the US, btw). For all you radioheads in the UK: is there an all-in-one place to go that has a complete list of that kind of thing?
posted by DandyRandy on Nov 20, 2013 - 3 answers

TV optimised web pages.

I'm looking for tv optimised web pages for streaming and similar like the YouTube TV browser or the BBC iPlayer's Big Screen. [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 7, 2013 - 1 answer

Identify a recent Radio 4 documentary

I'm trying to identify a BBC Radio 4 documentary I heard within the last week or two. It was about a French woman who creates experiences to communicate science and technology ideas. Examples included building a chair that shook and moved as a simulation of a rocket launch, and trying to reproduce the sound of walking and driving on moon dust. It ended with a friend of hers at NASA reading a recommendation letter to support her application to become an astronaut. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Sep 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Song ID: UK house hit, late '80s - early '90s

I'm trying to rebuild a mix tape made for me by a London friend around 1989-1990. One track I'm having trouble finding started out with "Are you sitting comfortably? [Good.] Then I'll begin," which is a sample from the BBC's "Listen with Mother" radio series (click on the second old time radio for a clip, starts at the :16sec mark). After that it had a very deep man's voice saying "Welcome," over and over again while the music ramped up behind it. I always thought the man sounded like Worf, from ST: TNG. Any leads?
posted by cocoagirl on Sep 12, 2013 - 6 answers

BBC Documentary Earworm

I've heard this audio track on many BBC documentaries over the past few months, including multiple unconnected Panorama episodes and most recently on Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods. It seems an audio engineer is crushing on this track quite heavily, and now my brain is demanding to hear the whole thing and will replay it for me ad nauseam until it does. I've tried running it through SoundHound and Shazam to no avail, so I figure it might be from a production audio library instead of an actual song. Does anyone know the title and composer of this piece, and more to the point, where I might obtain a copy?
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics on Aug 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Dystopian ITV or BBC pilot from 1980s?

I am trying to locate a MeFi link from perhaps a year ago to a cancelled or unaired ITV/BBC pilot from the 1980s, and none of my MeFi/google/youTube searches in the past hour has unearthed it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by dickyvibe on Jul 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Is there a good replacement for BBC Mundo Radio?

I am looking for a good replacement for a dearly-departed Spanish language news podcast, BBC Mundo Radio. [more inside]
posted by jph on Jun 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for a clip of a man channeling aliens on a British talk show.

I'm looking for a clip of a man claiming to channel aliens from a BBC-style talk show I am pretty sure I saw here on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense on Jun 19, 2013 - 5 answers

What is this sign, located in Venice Beach (I think?)

In Michael Palin's "Around the World in 80 Days", there's a shot of a building with an interesting sign. It says "EARTH SPACE SCIENCE ART FACT FICTION FANTASY". [more inside]
posted by dubold on May 20, 2013 - 12 answers

What's the best proxy service for viewing BBC iplayer in the U.S.?

I'm looking for a reliable, easy to setup service to use iplayer and 4oD in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by madajb on May 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Work experience at the BBC

Hello, if you are familiar with the BBC - specifically, with its Work Experience programs - I'd love to hear your thoughts on a few questions. [more inside]
posted by estlin on Apr 5, 2013 - 3 answers

What's that "blerk!" sound the BBC uses in their night-time thrillers?

In Sherlock, and in Midsomer Murders, there's a night-time sound which I presume is either a recording of, or meant to be some kind of night bird. What is it? [more inside]
posted by nonspecialist on Feb 24, 2013 - 7 answers

A British A.V. Club?

I'm an American who loves British television but am tired of discovering shows only after they have finished. Is there a UK-centric equivalent of The A.V. Club—i.e., a site that covers currently airing British television series?
posted by kaisemic on Feb 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Which BBC program is this?

Can anyone tell me which BBC program their recent segment on the Internet Archive is a part of?
posted by ryanshepard on Nov 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Please help me figure out how to best stream videos to my TV

Please help me figure out the best way to stream my online content. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Sep 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I re-watch the 2012 Opening Ceremonies again?

Where can I watch the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies online? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jul 29, 2012 - 9 answers

All citizens have a right to know the workings of their courts.

According to this story in the Guardian, a BBC documentary about the London riots has been banned by a judge in England. However, the judgement also forbids revealing the judge's name, place or sitting, or more importantly, reasons for the banning. Can you help me find a leak of the judgement or any additional information, as I would like to know why it has been banned.
posted by Jehan on Jul 17, 2012 - 7 answers

There is No Scent of Strawberries at Silverstone

What is the background music in the intro to the BBC's coverage of this year's British GP Qualifying? (Please, no spoilers!) [more inside]
posted by clorox on Jul 7, 2012 - 3 answers

The Worst Possible Thing Has Happened

Mad Men 5 is screening in the UK soon. How will us non SKY subscribers cope? [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Mar 20, 2012 - 9 answers

A tutti piace l'odore dei gatti. Ragni.

I'm starting to learn Italian. Can you give me any tips and/or resources that helped you learn Italian? Preferably online/free; examples inside. Also, please give me fun Italian pop! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Is there more classic Who to come on the BBC iPlayer?

So I've been watching 1970's Doctor Who on the BBC iPlayer. The Tom Baker section lists stories available on the iPlayer as 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,12,13,14 (this is nothing to do with any other story numbering). Is there a trick to getting the missing numbers (6,7,8,11), or did they just err? And does anyone know if there is more classic Who likely to be added in the future?
posted by jjderooy on Feb 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Can I use my iPod touch to display the BBC iPlayer app on my TV?

Can I use my iPod touch to display the BBC iPlayer app on my TV? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Jan 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Killing me softly with its song

What is the name of the piano piece towards the end of Sherlock's A Scandal in Belgravia? (spoilers inside, to describe the piece I'm talking about) [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Jan 8, 2012 - 2 answers

List of BBC Christmas Specials?

What BBC christmas specials were there in 2011? [more inside]
posted by aspo on Dec 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Shock and Awe me with your musical knowledge.

What is this piece of music in the BBC Four Program "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Dec 26, 2011 - 1 answer

The Wild, Wild West(ern Europe)

What is the deal with censorship on the BBC? [more inside]
posted by rtimmel on Dec 22, 2011 - 35 answers

Late-80s Internet thing on the BBC?

What was this thing I played on BBC(?) television in the late 80s? [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

It's not about the civil war. It's about factory towns and class.

Where can I find a copy of the 1975 BBC production of North And South? [more inside]
posted by mmmbacon on Oct 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me identify this children's fantasy radio play!

Help me identify a children's fantasy story! It was a radio drama (possibly based on a book, possibly airing on the BBC) that I listened to when I was young. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Sep 20, 2011 - 1 answer

So-and-so & So-and-so go places and do stuff

The FFP about Alex and Liam in Walmart reminded me of an old BBC TV show I have been trying to find for years. Do you know what it is? [more inside]
posted by fshgrl on Aug 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Dramatized audio suggestions?

I'm finding the BBC Radio 1980s dramatization of The Lord of the Rings to be a very satisfying soundtrack for exercising... but I'm already almost halfway through it... [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Jun 7, 2011 - 25 answers

Which David Attenborough BBC film is best?

Which is better? LIFE or PLANET EARTH by David Attenborough? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 8, 2011 - 28 answers

What was on the table at 'A Poet's Christmas'?

On Christmas Eve 1944, the BBC Home Service broadcast a program called 'A Poet's Christmas', featuring new poetry and music. Among the musical items was Michael Tippett's carol 'The Weeping Babe' (setting poetry of Edith Sitwell), which the BBC commissioned for the broadcast. I am trying to find out what else was broadcast as part of this program. [more inside]
posted by impluvium on Mar 26, 2011 - 3 answers

essential mixes

Where is the best place to download or stream bbc radio 1 essential mixes well after the air date? [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Mar 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Mystery dreamy music

Do you recognise the song playing in the background of this radio trailer? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Feb 27, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I make the BBC liveblogs update?

How can I force the Ajax/jQuery style pages on the BBC website to update on the user end? [more inside]
posted by proj on Feb 23, 2011 - 3 answers

I want to be the next Terrance Dicks.

I desperately want to write for Doctor Who - not the show, but the tie-in novels and audiobooks. Do I have a snowball's chance? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Name that 1970s documentary program!

The FPP about 'Connections' made me think of another documentary series that I remember from the late 70s... but only vaguely. Can you identify this program? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Dec 9, 2010 - 7 answers

What can I listen to on xmas that won't make my secular ears wilt?

Looking for Radio Humbug: On every major holiday, but most especially Christmas, I'm annoyed that the radio broadcasts I habitually listen to--mostly NPR, BBC world service--are overtaken by special holiday content, which is usually religious and sappy. Can anyone recommend a radio station to listen to on internet stream on these holidays (talk, not music) that will present news, interviews, documentaries and the like? I could do podcasts, but I much prefer live streaming. Necessarily in English. Most any sort of content or geographic focus would be of interest, so long as there's no shouting, minimal or no religion, no political extremism.
posted by Corvid on Dec 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Help Identify Music Used on BBC's The Strand

How to identify the music used to close today's 15 Nov. program The Strand on BBC World Service. I've searched the BBC Website(s) but failed to find it.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Nov 15, 2010 - 5 answers

BBC Radio Logos Wanted

I'm looking for the logos of every international, national and regional/local BBC Radio station in sizes more than 600px x 600px
posted by nam3d on Sep 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Bad Geek, Never Seen Doctor Who

I am ashamed to admit that I have never watched an episode of Doctor Who. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 25, 2010 - 32 answers

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