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  • BBC America renews 'Orphan Black' and 'Broadchurch,' adds two dramas

    BBC America renews 'Orphan Black' and 'Broadchurch,' adds two dramas
    "Orphan Black" and "Broadchurch" are coming back for more on BBC America. Perry Simon, the network's general manager, announced the renewals Wednesday during BBC America's session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills. "Orphan...
  • Tom Hollander, Andrew Davies, BBC America Bring Dylan Thomas to TCA

    BBC America always adds a big dollop of veddy British seasoning to TCA, but this year the cabler delivered a mini seminar on one of Blighty's greatest 20th century poets, Dylan Thomas. Tom Hollander plays the self-destructive Welshman in the telepic "A...
  • BBC, Carnival Producing Viking Drama 'The Last Kingdom'

    The BBC and "Downton Abbey" producer Carnival Films have teamed up to produce a new historical drama series, "The Last Kingdom," BBC America announced Wednesday. The eight-episode, hourlong series will be adapted from Bernard Cornwell's best-selling...
  • New Vatican bank chief vows focus on `Catholic, ethical investments'

    VATICAN CITY The newly appointed head of the Vatican's bank, the Institute for Religious Works, pledged on Wednesday to focus on "Catholic, ethical investments," as part of plans to clean up the scandal-plagued institution. Over the decades, the...
  • Emmy Predictions: Movies and Miniseries Contenders Chase 'Normal Heart,' 'Fargo'

    Two white-hot productions -- HBO's "The Normal Heart" and FX's "Fargo" -- explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy categories once again. The TV Acad combined the top longform categories in...
  • Vatican Taps Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten To Help Devise Digital Era Media Strategy

    ROME - The Vatican has appointed former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten as head of a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to improve its media strategy in the digital age. Patten, 70, who is also the former chairman of the BBC Trust, will head up...
  • Emmys 2014: 'Breaking Bad' for the win again? Well ....

    Emmys 2014: 'Breaking Bad' for the win again? Well ....
    "Breaking Bad" finally won the Emmy for drama series last year. At the time, everyone assumed Bryan Cranston & Co. would be taking a well-deserved victory lap this year for the last half of its satisfying final season, which concluded shortly after the...
  • BAFTA Puts BBC Exec Anne Morrison in the Driving Seat

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has appointed former BBC senior exec Anne Morrison -- who helped relaunch hit motoring show "Top Gear" -- as its chair, succeeding John Willis. Morrison has been deputy chair for the past year, and her...
  • The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science

    The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science
    Last week, the British Broadcasting Corp. disclosed an ongoing effort to teach its staff how to distinguish real science from bogus science, and the importance of keeping the latter off the airwaves. Some 200 of the BBC's senior staff have been...
  • Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain's political elite

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain pledged on Monday to investigate claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s in a conspiracy by members of the establishment who used their power to cover up the crimes. The allegations have jarred...
  • Rob Owen: Summertime sitcoms fizzle

    Summertime and the viewing is ... funny? Not necessarily. July brings with it a bounty of scripted comedies on both broadcast and cable networks but the results are more fizzle than sizzle. Let's start with the more ambitious shows and work our way down...