Digital Focus – Page 17

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    Mushroom doc is magic

    2014-05-04T16:40:00Z

    This week, in its studious fashion, BBC4 tapped into the magic world of fungi. Elsewhere, ITV2 spawned a new panel show, while E4 banged on with its geeks.

  • The Wonder Of Bees
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    Bees create a buzz for BBC4

    2014-04-25T16:13:00Z

    Winnie the Pooh, not one of literature’s great thinkers, was nonetheless prepared to gamble everything if honey was involved, as illustrated by the whole bees/tree/balloon fiasco of legend.

  • Porn: What’s The Harm
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    BBC4 finds TV gold in Eden

    2014-04-16T16:07:00Z

    In an unlikely contest this week, it turned out that suburban gardens can hold their own in a stand-off with a backpacked Olympic bronze medallist and porn.

  • Big Bang Theory
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    E4 is back with a Bang

    2014-04-11T16:36:00Z

    It’s likely that E4 whirled a jig of delight when The Big Bang Theory was awarded three more seasons.

  • Great Canal Journeys
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    More 4 cruises with canal trip

    2014-04-04T15:36:00Z

    As nippers, we didn’t think twice about playing down railway embankments, in rivers and alongside canals.

  • Death Row
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    BBC3 prison doc doubles

    2014-03-28T17:22:00Z

    At my school, the careers advice service ranked in the education hierarchy somewhere below the upkeep of general sanitation.

  • Great Canal Journeys
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    Great result for More 4

    2014-03-20T17:40:00Z

    Football’s a regular top draw in multichannel and this week was no exception, with the clash between Manchester United and Liverpool on Sunday dominating the table with 1.8 million viewers.

  • Walking Dead
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    Derby clash wins for Sky

    2014-03-14T16:12:00Z

    Sometimes watching Tottenham Hotspur is like watching an episode of The Walking Dead . But fans’ hope, so often squished, springs eternal.

  • Lewis
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    Lewis sees off Morse for ITV3

    2014-03-14T16:09:00Z

    ITV3 wrestled with time and space this week as Lewis was pursued from the past by his deceased boss’s younger self.

  • Hair
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    New Hair suits BBC3

    2014-03-07T11:06:00Z

    When the Oscar nominations were first announced, one strong contender was American Hustle.

  • Amanda Knox
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    Knox doubles with repeats

    2014-02-28T10:47:00Z

    One day in 1989, I came home to my shabby flat and even shabbier flatmates to be confronted with the sight of a gently listing bin spewing its contents, mostly the previous night’s curry, across the living room floor.

  • Danny Baker
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    Rock fans like the ‘80s best

    2014-02-20T14:53:00Z

    One day in the year 2095, a child wired for music intravenously will ask in wonder: ‘Grandad, what’s an MP3 player?’.

  • How I Met Your Mother
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    Mother fails to match geeks

    2014-02-13T14:56:00Z

    South America is about to be everywhere, what with the Brazil World Cup this year and the Rio Olympics in 2016.

  • The Bridge II
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    Bridge closes on a high

    2014-02-07T17:55:00Z

    In a slightly surreal moment at a Radio Times do last week, the Danish ambassador received his copy of the magazine’s cover with the star of Borgen on it.

  • Treasures Of Ancient Egypt
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    Past treasures fail to shine

    2014-01-31T15:23:00Z

    Rococo or Ancient Egyptian treasures? The votes are in and (if it existed anywhere outside of my head) the most esoteric poll ever delivered the ancients the spoils.

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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    Geeks help out E4 cops

    2014-01-27T09:20:00Z

    E4’s geeky boffins have competition from a cop whose new boss wants less fun and more criminal capturing. Meanwhile, over on BBC4, Britain’s oldest butcher did rather nicely.

  • The Bridge
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    The Bridge lifts up BBC4

    2014-01-17T14:47:00Z

    My fierce history teacher once delivered summary justice to one of the cool kids (during a lesson about appeasement, ironically). He was my hero after that and would have fitted right in with BBC3’s young instructors.

  • Star Wars
    Ratings

    The force is with ITV2

    2014-01-09T17:40:00Z

    It’s Christmas so it must be time for a movie franchise or two.

  • Celebrity Juice
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    Christmas treat for Celebrity Juice

    2013-12-17T11:13:00Z

    Big Bang Theory held share while Celebrity Juice served up an early festive treat.

  • The Big Bang Theory
    Ratings

    Big result as E4 beats C4

    2013-12-12T16:23:00Z

    You know why the song Istanbul (Not Constantinople) left it there? It was because trying to get in “oh, and it was also Byzantium” would have caused chaos.