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Would you ‘dance, dance, dance with your hands’? Wednesday is breaking Netflix records and capturing TikTok

Would you ‘dance, dance, dance with your hands’? Wednesday is breaking Netflix records and capturing TikTok

Breaking News, Culture, Entertainment, Explainers, TV
The phenomenal number one trending show on Netflix breaks records in the 93 countries where the service is available. Image credit: Netflix The series revolved around the Addams family’s daughter Wednesday. Unlike previous movies, this show looked closely on just her life, problems at new school. It also brought a mythical dark element. Wednesday was Tim Burton’s representation of a famous family. It raised topics of being an outcast, being different and introverted. Netflix said “Wednesday now holds the record for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series on Netflix, with 341.2 MILLION HOURS!” Ratings are higher than the 4th season of Stranger Things and the Crown. It was a breaking phenomenon in Netflix history. https://twitter.com/netflix/sta
The new trailer for Harry and Meghan’s documentary sparks debate

The new trailer for Harry and Meghan’s documentary sparks debate

Culture, Entertainment, Explainers, TV
The new trailer for the much anticipated documentary was released today, and is set to premiere on 8th December. https://youtu.be/2rlVhiXlcHU Ever since the first teaser trailer was released for Harry and Meghan's documentary on 1st December, the world has awaited with bated breath to see what the controversial former royals will say about life behind closed doors at Buckingham Palace. Now, Netflix have released a new trailer for the six-episode documentary, which is set to air the first three episodes on the streaming platform on 8th December, with the other three episodes to be released on 15th December. The trailer shows new and unseen photos of the couple. However, a new element of the trailer is two other interviewees, one of them being tech entrepreneur Christopher ...
Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

Breaking News, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Explainers, Film, LifeStyle, Opinion, Radio, Student, trends, TV, UK news, Video, youth
The series got renewed for a second season in August 2022 and is scheduled to premiere in 2023. The first broadcast was on 26 May this year and is available on All 4. Source: Channel 4 Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. Jack also spoke about Big Boys season two. During those episodes, we will watch more stories being developed regarding the other characters. In contrast, the main focus remains on the main ones. https://youtu.be/KHjiIhUzBAM Credit: Mellina Shahrom and Besmira Kruja Jack Rooke said: “I think it’s just going to be a bit more expansive. I want to sort of delve into some of the other characters' back stories and for it to feel
Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

EU referendum, Explainers, Premiere, TV, Uber, UK news, UK Political parties
Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review was accused of undermining Boris Johnson’s vision for a green economy by focusing its budget on improving roads.  Sunak announced that he was pushing ahead with a £27 billion roads programme but did not offer an increase on the £12 billion that was mobilised to tackle climate change.  While the UK chancellor said he was “pursuing the nation’s priorities” with his road-building plans to ease traffic congestion and improve commute times, some environmentalists fear it will attract more traffic and increase emissions.  Marcin Branowski, 21, president of pro-market environmentalism not-for-profit, British Conservation Alliance (BCA) told Westminster World he believed the level of spending allocated to roadworks cannot be justified. He said
‘British Only’: No longer enough for casting calls

‘British Only’: No longer enough for casting calls

brexit, Culture, Entertainment, EU talents, Film, TV
What does Brexit mean for the film industry?  The end of the Brexit transition period on 31st of December will change the way UK and EU screen operations run. https://youtu.be/3bHLSiclCL4 What about the Movement of People, Visas and Immigration?  In the past, the UK's TV and film industries have utilised the advantage of free movement, and thrived on this agreement. Discussions are still ongoing on whether UK nationals will have the ability to get short term work permits, for filming contracts.  “My main concern lies with immigration,”  Sir William Sargent, the chief executive of leading VFX firm told the BFI (British Film industry): “We are a classic cluster – a European centre of excellence. If we mishandle immigration, we will damage that.” Fran
Sterling Speaks Out

Sterling Speaks Out

Instagram, News, Racism, Sport, Sports, TV
Raheem Sterling speaks out against media representation of black footballers following his recent match against Chelsea FC where he was subject to racist abuse. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrKYvF3gH9e/ In an instagram post Sterling addresses the verbal abuse, highlighting that he is not usually the one to speak on such things but when he thinks his points needs to be heard – he will speak up. In a passionate paragraph he calls out media outlets and makes an example of The Daily Mail’s portrayal of a story about Phil Forden and Tosin Adarabioyo. Both stories discuss how the young players spend their lucrative salary. Sterling wrote: “you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for the
TV presenter Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

TV presenter Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

Celebrity, Entertainment, TV
English TV Presenter and broadcaster Keith Chegwin passed away on Monday after a 'long term battle with a progressive lung condition'. Popularly known as 'Cheggers', Chegwin had been having lung issues for a while, but 'his condition had rapidly worsened towards the end of this year,' his family said in a public statement. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year," the statement read, "Keith died peacefully at home shortly after midnight on the 11th of December. His wife Maria, his daughter Rose and his son Ted were by his side." Born in Liverpool, Chegwin had a career spanning five decades. He starte...

Lost music and film history- Where has the memorabilia gone?

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  Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christie’s auction in 1999, it is unclear if the public will ever be able to view it again. Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of parts of music and film history? However, It’s positive news for auction houses. The popularity of film and music memorabilia have steadily increased over the last decade. Christina Moriame from Ewbank Auction house believes its due to “more activities and awareness of sales in this specialism, marketing and being able to be pushed by valuers” another significant point is that “items are becoming older thus more collectible” she added. Auction houses are now cashing in, generating profits boasting far h
Petition calling for end of TV license hits 100,000 signatures

Petition calling for end of TV license hits 100,000 signatures

Culture, DontUse, TV
A petition calling for the abolishment of the TV license, which funds the BBC channels, has now reached over 100,000 signatures, meaning it will be considered for debate by the parliament.   It has gained traction following an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail. A covert reporter discovered that bosses at company Capita pressure employees to find and fine a minimum of 28 people a week. Employees are reportedly offered bonuses of up to £20-25 per person fined over the target number of 28. This can amount to as much as £15,000 per year. The reporter was told by a Capita manager: “We will drive you as hard as we can to get as much as we can out of you because we’re greedy.” LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari, described the methods as “incredible bullying tactics” on T
We need to talk about media democracy

We need to talk about media democracy

Media, TV
UK’s media landscape is inching deeper into the hands hands and pockets of large corporate giants. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is currently revisiting his bid to buyout UK’s largest broadcaster, Sky. Media activists and politicians are calling foul, flagging the £11 billion takeover as a threat to media plurality, and are asking for the Leveson Inquiry Part Two to take place.  ‘News of the World’, owned by Murdoch, was critically discussed at the first inquiry for the newspaper's controversial practices in relation to the phone hacking scandal of murdered teen Milly Dowler. “When you’ve got a news editor telling you that you will print something even you know that is wrong, you get a situation where journalism is compliant — that is basically another form of corporate bullying. We