Ronny Chieng: International Student is an Australian TV comedy series, first broadcast in 2017. Malaysian comedian Ronny Chieng plays an international student at the University of Melbourne, which of course is nothing like UEA at all. You can watch all six episodes on BoB.
The Sherlock Holmes stories have been adapated many times for television and the cinema. The TV series that is most faithful to the stories is probably the one made by Granada Television between 1984 and 1994 and starring Jeremy Brett as Holmes. There were seven seasons, grouped as follows. (The links go to playlists in… Read more Sherlock Holmes on TV
Kanatip Soonthornrak, aka Loukgolf, is an English teacher from Thailand with a YouTube talk show called Loukgolf’s English Room. He chats to his celebrity guests mainly in English. The Cambridge ELT blog, World of Better Learning, has an interview with Loukgolf: Part One and Part Two.
The Age of Uncertainty is a BBC television series about the evolution of economic thought from Adam Smith onwards. It was written and presented by the post-Keynsian economist John Kenneth Galbraith and broadcast in 1977. In response the free-market economist Milton Friedman made a TV series called Free to Choose. Both The Age of Uncertainty… Read more Galbraith vs. Friedman
Among the films and TV programmes on Netflix are some business documentaries. These ones are currently available in the UK: Dirty Money (series): corporate corruption from Volkwagen to Trump Explained (series, mostly non-business): episodes on the stock market, cryptocurrency, racial wealth gap Drugs Inc. (series): supply train of the illicit drugs trade Betting on Zero:… Read more Business documentaries on Netflix
Time is out of joint: the transmedial hauntology of David Bowie If you have no idea what that means, well, it’s the title of an article in the academic journal Celebrity Studies. The current issue is dedicated to the study of Bowie. Other recent issues have articles on (for example) The Great British Bake-Off, Super… Read more Celebrity Studies
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/ To celebrate, here are some random BoB playlists I made earlier:
If you’re seeing 404 Not Found at the main BoB page, it’s because the TV recording website is “currently undergoing essential maintenance”. It should be back by 10pm on Wednesday 13 June.