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 Oh BBC! That word, sci-fi? I don't think it means what you think it means.



And you'd save a hell of a lot more money if you just got rid of whoever composes those scores for you. 

Think about it.
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As usual over the holidays, I found myself watching more television than I normally do. Due to the weird sleeping patterns of the eternally cramming student, I found myself watching a lot more television than I normally do and now I am free fromt he shackles of revision and examination stress, I am going to write about them in the usual manner of the opinionated, self important blogger.

One of the nice things was that I got to watch full series' on BBC iplayer (a gift from the gods if ever there was one). It was a bit of a pity, therefore, that it was the brand new and updated 'Upstairs Downstairs'.
Upstairs, Downstairs 2: Bigger and Badder than ever! )

Oh well. At least they tried.

What else was there? Dr Who was the usual disappointment; Edwardian Farm was the usual awesomeness (it basically involves historians and archaeologists living out the life of Edwardian farmers along the Taymor valley which might seem ridiculous but they put so much effort and work into understanding, working with local volunteers and explaining every little niche detail that it's not at all patronising but genuinely fascinating to watch). There were also some pretty good documentaries on the BBC3&4: Moseley doing his thing on Medical History (History of the Mind or Brain I think it was. The sort of thing that reminds us scienc-y types that we are as beholden to the judgement of future generations as those in the past are of us) and the up and coming Nel Hadayat presenting Music Money and  Hip Hop Honeys.

The latter was certainly food for thought...
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One thing I am fascinated by is the intersection of gender, class, race and religion and how social advocates who specialise in or expertly deal with one area can often downplay of other areas or completely ignore the more complex interplay and thus assign certain trends or features of society incorrectly. A Century of Fatherhood: The Good Father )Rude Britannia is still available as well which I urge everyone who can to watch. Rude Britannia )
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  •  Enter the Matrix - this suddenly makes the prospect of Vector Spaces revision so much more worth it.
  •   Mewonders if this is how the end of the human race will come about... beware, my friends, the Uprising!
And who else knew that Newsnight Review had changed to become 'The Review Show'? Oh, right, everyone. I'm an idiot. Well, I'll just rant about BBCs licence issues and it's inability to put up all/highlights from the episodes I've missed.

*rants*

Thank you.

EDIT: Watching Question Tim and it's occurred to me that Simon Scharma has arms made of pure unadulterated win.

 

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