Streaming’s Hidden Gems

Streaming’s Hidden Gems

As lockdown shows little signs of abating, you might be feeling that if you have to watch another episode of Friends you’ll have to trade your living room sofa for a padded cell. Luckily there’s still plenty of hidden gems to be found across streaming services that will keep you...

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Sons of the Waves by Stephen Taylor

Sons of the Waves by Stephen Taylor

The subtitle of this weighty tome is ‘The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail’, which charts the history of Jack Tar from when Francis Drake circumnavigated the Globe on the Golden Hind in 1577, with 166 seamen on board, until the age of steam, when Britain literally ruled...

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At the movies with BFI Player

At the movies with BFI Player

Since social distancing effectively made the nation’s televisions essential workers in our households, the question of what to watch in our free time has never felt so crucial. Unsurprisingly this has seen demand for BFI Player skyrocket. For the uninitiated (or those thinking our proofing department should really know how...

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Radio Dada

Radio Dada

I have always regarded the radio as a constant companion, a close friend and a source of information and entertainment, more so than the television. It was that old stager Alistair Cooke, the broadcaster best known for his Letters from America, who quoted a little boy in a survey of...

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Captive Audience: The hidden gems of streaming

Captive Audience: The hidden gems of streaming

Over the course of the 20th century televisions began to replace log fires as the warm centre the household gathers around. Now that coronavirus has made captive audiences of us all, what better time to dig into some of the hidden gems that you’ve never found the time to watch....

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The Audio Files

The Audio Files

Whilst shareholders in streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime would probably be happy if the quarantine stretched on into 2025; if you’re getting headaches from all the constant screen time, then perhaps it’s time to give your eyes a rest and enjoy some of the best audiobooks, podcasts, live...

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The Royal Albert Hall becomes Royal Albert Home with new streaming service

The Royal Albert Hall becomes Royal Albert Home with new streaming service

In it’s nearly 150 year existence, the Royal Albert Hall has only officially closed it’s doors once (due to a minor fracas called the Second World War) so it’s safe to say that no shows aren’t quite their style. As a result the Hall has met the challenge of quarantine...

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Inside Out at the Coronet Theatre

Inside Out at the Coronet Theatre

In these sad times, The Coronet Theatre, as all other theatres, has been forced to put its usual artistic output on hold. But the passion shared by all artists, whether large or smaller scale, to make and share their work, is as strong as ever. The Coronet Theatre will be...

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Captive Audience: Streaming’s Hidden Gems

Captive Audience: Streaming’s Hidden Gems

Over the course of the 20th century televisions began to replace log fires as the warm centre the household gathers around. Now that coronavirus has made captive audiences of us all, what better time to dig into some of the hidden gems that you’ve never found the time to watch...

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Between the Mountain and the Water

Between the Mountain and the Water

Emerging from the riverside in Shanghai, Thomas Heatherwick Studio’s latest imaginative building complex is nearing completion. Planning permission had been granted for two conventional shopping mall blocks. Developer, Tian An China wanted something that spoke to the context of water and the adjacent park. The adventurous design of two tree...

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