Tag Archives: BBC

Film of the Week – Welcome to Chechnya

Welcome to Chechnya is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer As someone who has spent my adult life fighting for LGBTQ equality, I watched the growing persecution of LGBTQ people in Russia with horror. The introduction of the 2013 ‘gay propaganda law’ a mere tool for state sanctioned oppression. As men, teenagers and woman found themselves subject to horrific …

My Left Nut (Review) – Lifting the curtain on teenage sexual health for boys

We all know that teenage boys are generally not good at talking about their own health. Creating a trait that often continues through to adult life. As men search for their own answers to possible health problems, long before consulting a doctor. Often only increasing undue worry and concern, that remains pent up and lacking in any emotional support. Therefore …

Is the BBC a British institution worth defending?

Over the past ten years the BBC has faced more and more criticism from a British public increasingly divided into right-wing and left-wing political camps. Bringing accusations surrounding the BBC’s impartiality in both news and programming. With the right-wing claiming the corporation has a left bias and the left claiming it is in the pocket of the right. Attacks that …

Responsible Child (Review) – The ramifications of an archaic law

Every once in while a TV drama comes along that asks society to look at its failings. Testing our views, opinions and judgments with a nuanced exploration of a social safety net incompatible with need. Written by Sean Buckley (Skins) and directed by the documentary filmmaker Nick Holt Responsible Child is one of those dramas. Currently, the law in England …

World on Fire – The horror of fascism and bravery of rebellion

BBC One’s wartime drama World on Fire concluded last week, after seven riveting and deeply moving episodes. The drama immersing its audience in the horrors of fascism, the bravery of rebellion and the darkness of war, while also providing us with stunning cinematography, performances and direction. In a similar vein to the outstanding 2013 German TV drama Generation War (Unsere …