Best UK streaming and pay-TV services 2021: Sky, Virgin, Netflix and Amazon Prime compared and ranked | Technology

The choice of how you get your TV and movies in the UK has exploded in recent years, with a growing number of premium pay-TV providers and streaming services available at a wide range of prices. Many of them have long contracts, exclusive content and complicated bundle pricing. And that’s Continue Reading

Dylan Behan: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture- Tempemail

Hi, I’m Dylan Behan, I’m a long-time comedy video editor for Australian TV who’s worked on a number of already forgotten shows like The Chaser’s War on Everything, The Letdown and Tonightly with Tom Ballard. When Tonightly was axed at the end of 2018 I decided to enter the highly Continue Reading

A queer, immersive take on haunted house scares – podcasts of the week | Television & radio

Picks of the week Sour HallAn intriguing cross between a haunted house tale and an episode of The Archers, Audible’s latest audio drama stars Doctor Who’s Pearl Mackie and Coronation Street’s Lucy Fallon as city escapers starting a new life in the country. As well as attracting negative attention as Continue Reading

Black images matter: Shade, the powerful podcast unpicking the tumult of 2020 | Television & radio

Lou Mensah spent the 1990s working in PR but her favourite part of the job was not the to and fro with clients. What she really liked was meeting and briefing photographers. So when she fell ill at one point, a friend gave her a camera and said: “If you’re Continue Reading

Pls Like review – Liam Williams deftly spoofs the influencer industry | Television & radio

Pls Like (BBC Three) has a problem: how do you spoof the unspoofable? The quick and quick-witted mockumentary, written by and starring Liam Williams, spent two series teasing YouTubers and the like, but now, in the age of TikTok, you have to wonder how it will manage to make comedy Continue Reading

Bridgerton: The Musical? Fans of Netflix hit take tunes to TikTok | Stage- Tempemail

Bridgerton, the Regency-era TV smash that sparked a virtual water-cooler moment for period drama fans, is now firing the imaginations of musical theatre devotees on TikTok. The Netflix drama, which confirmed a second series yesterday, is being reimagined on social media as a stage show and the hashtag #BridgertonTheMusical has Continue Reading

Ladies and Gentleman, the Fabulous Stains: teenage Diane Lane and Laura Dern rock punk | Culture

When Johnny Rotten crouched on the edge of the stage in San Francisco in 1978, at the demise of the Sex Pistols’ US tour, and asked, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” it would inspire a key moment in a film four years later. In Ladies and Gentleman, the Continue Reading

The conspiracy linking hip-hop and mass incarceration – podcasts of the week | Television & radio

Picks of the week Louder Than A RiotThis superlative hip-hop podcast promises to “trace the collision of rhyme and punishment in America”, and it does so in detail. Was there really a secret meeting in the early 1990s where privately-owned prison authorities promised a kickback for music industry executives who Continue Reading

Map of the soul: how BTS rewrote the western pop rulebook | Music- Tempemail

BTS’s leader RM looks up from under a black baseball cap, then stares back down at his hands. “Doing the promotional interviews, [I kept saying], ‘Music truly transcends every barrier.’ But even while I was saying it I questioned myself if I indeed believe it.” It’s late September, and the Continue Reading

Asking the questions, Jeremy Paxman! – podcasts of the week | Television & radio

Picks of the week The Lock In with Jeremy PaxmanThe mighty Paxo rests his Mr Inquisitor reputation to concentrate on good conversation over a pint (or a Zoom) with “authors, lifeboat skippers, inner city teachers” and more. Once he’s finished dealing with technical issues, he settles down to a relaxed Continue Reading