Is Aunty Beeb in Trouble?

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For almost a century, the BBC (the British Broadcasting Company) has met its goal to provide “impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain.” But it looks like cuts are threatening the organization once more, and what will this mean for the future of British TV?

Peacock’s ‘Noughts + Crosses’ Doesn’t Live Up to the Power of Its Premise

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On paper, Peacock’s Noughts + Crosses should have been a buzzy summer hit – a cultural conversation starter a la Hulu’s The Handmaid's Tale that arrived at a perfect and necessary moment, pushing its viewers toward necessary conversations about issues of race and cultural privilege. In actuality, the drama squanders a truly original premise and setting on the altar of flat characters and a pointlessly forced romance.