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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
British documentary Meet the Markles turned out to be a mockumentary
The Channel 4 "documentary" -- which included interviews with Markle's "8th cousin," who is related to Jack the Ripper -- confused viewers. In reality, the special was a mockumentary poking fun at the royal family documentary genre.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch to star on Britain's Brexit drama series
He''ll play the campaign director for Vote Leave on Channel 4's new drama about the polarizing 2016 referendum.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
British networks BBC, Channel 4 and ITV may partner with NBC Universal on a streaming service to combat Netflix and Amazon
According to The Guardian, "the early-stage talks, which are also understood to involve NBC Universal, the US TV and film group that owns the maker of Downton Abbey, are focusing on how the UK’s main broadcasters and makers of top shows can work together to create a streaming rival to the popular and deep-pocketed newcomers that have transformed broadcasting."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 6:32PM EDT
British reality show Genderquake will explore gender fluidity
Channel 4 is actually coming out with a series of programs, also called "Genderquake," that will provide a "provocative" exploration of gender fluidity. The show Genderquake will have 11 young British people from across the spectrums of gender and sexuality live together.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Verne Troyer mourned by his Celebrity Big Brother and Surreal Life housemates
The Austin Powers Mini-Me actor, who died Saturday at age 49, made some notable appearances on reality TV, both in the United States and in Britain. In 2006, he appeared on Season 6 of VH1's The Surreal Life, where he famously got "piss-drunk." Adrianne Curry notes that now two of her housemates are dead, including wrestler Chyna. Rapper Da Brat also paid tribute to Troyer. In 2009, Troyer appeared with Coolio on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother, where he drunkenly crashed his scooter. Coolio tweeted a tribute to Troyer: "#sad that my homie @vernetroyer #vernetroyer is gone #rip I #cherish the time we spent together #cuwhenigetthere #love."
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
UK dating show Flirty Dancing is inspired by La La Land
Channel 4's Flirty Dancing combines two reality genres: dating and dancing. Channel 4's Sarah Lazenby says of the reality show: "Inspired by the evocative atmosphere of La La Land, we want to recapture the magic and romance of the dancehall days when you could be swept off your feet rather than being swept left or right."
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
Teri Hatcher signs on for the celebrity version of The Great British Bake Off
The Desperate Housewives alum is the first celebrity to sign on for the first celebrity edition of the hit British reality show.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
The Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood deletes his Twitter account after he was accused of buying fake Twitter followers
The reality star was one of several celebrities exposed in Saturday’s New York Times investigation into Devumi, a company that sells fake Twitter followers.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Another British TV Harvey Weinstein documentary is in the works
Weeks after the BBC announced two Weinstein docs, Channel 4 said it is making its own documentary on Weinstein as part of its Dispatches series. Channel 4's doc will pay special attention to Weinstein’s deep connections to the U.K. film industry.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
The Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood and his wife split
Hollywood and his wife Alex, who’s also a chef, have been married for 20 years. They previously separated in 2013 when he admitted to having an affair with his co-star on the CBS version of the show, Marcela Valladolid.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
Amazon will drop all 10 episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on Jan. 12
The dystopian drama premiered on British TV last month.
Posted Tuesday 10/31/17 at 6:30PM EDT
The Great British Bake Off Judge accidentally tweeted the name of the winner
Prue Leith blamed the time difference for saying “Bravo” and naming the winner in a tweet that was deleted within seconds. Leith wrote the tweet from Bhutan.
Posted Thursday 10/12/17 at 4:30PM EDT
Ronan Farrow is set to host a British late-night satire show from The Daily Show co-creator
Fresh off his Harvey Weinstein scoop, Farrow is joining Daily Show co-creator Madeleine Smithberg in collaborating on a Channel 4 show that Variety says is “billed as a deliberately satirical take on the U.K. as seen through the eyes of America.”
Posted Monday 10/02/17 at 8:13PM EDT
Web Therapy's British version will get visits from David Tennant, Charles Dance and Richard E. Grant
Episodes star Stephen Mangan will play the therapist role on Channel 4’s Hang Ups, which will also feature Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill.
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 3:14PM EDT
Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is under fire after an old photo of him wearing a Nazi costume surfaced
Hollywood took to Twitter to apologize, saying he was “absolutely devastated” and that the photo was from 14 years ago for a comedy show-themed New Year’s party.