Topic: BBC

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t: Ghostwatch

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren't: Ghostwatch

Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t is a series that explores modern urban legends, bringing you a new tale each week.

Ghost Hunters, Most Haunted, Paranormal State, Ghost Adventures… These days, television is full of paranormal programming that purports to track ghostly phenomena, and each and every one of them swears up, down, left, and right that they’re the real deal. But in 1992, these types of shows were far from the norm. So when the BBC decided to air a 90-minute special on Halloween that claimed to be a live, on-air investigation of ongoing poltergeist activity at a house in Northolt, a neighborhood in west London, the public’s reaction was a great deal less jaded than our own would have been—especially given how the tragic events of the night unfolded. The program was called GHOSTWATCH, and it would go down in history as one of the BBC’s biggest mistakes. More »

British ‘Skins’ Star Freya Mavor Cried For Hours Before Her First Sex Scene

British 'Skins' Star Freya Mavor Cried For Hours Before Her First Sex Scene

MTV is working really hard to blur the boundaries between entertainment and child porn with its new series Skins. And it looks like the cast of the original British series achieved that easily. The characters may not have any issues with being naked and drugged up all the time. But the actors playing them sometimes do. According to Oh No They Didn’t, actress Freya Mavor (who was 17 when they started filming) cried and cried before her first sex scene. More »

Across The Pond: The Magic of Merlin’s Colin Morgan

Across The Pond: The Magic of Merlin's Colin Morgan

Vampires, werewolves, wizards and everything else in between have enjoyed a renaissance of late. With the recent release of the penultimate Harry Potter (which by the way is oh so fabulous, sorting hats off to David Heyman and the HP crew), I have all things magical on my mind. I thought it only too topical to plug into the nations fascination of magic and Colin Morgan sprang to mind. More »

‘Deadset’ Premieres and 5 Reality Stars As Zombies

'Deadset' Premieres and 5 Reality Stars As Zombies

A long time ago we excitedly told you tales of Deadset, a BBC mockumentary in which the cast of Big Brother was terrorized by unholy flesh-eaters (besides themselves), and were forced to defend the house against a zombie onslaught. Well now the show has jumped the pond to America, and while we’re excited for the week-long mini-series, we can’t help but think of how great it would be if our own reality stars were given the undead treatment. More »

Sex On the Wire: Sex.Com Sells!

Sex On the Wire: Sex.Com Sells!

• Whoever the genius was who bought the domain name Sex.com when the Internet first came out is now a very rich man. (Domain Name News)

• Dare to leave the house without a bra? Beware: you may be participating in an “unfortunate” trend. (Lemondrop)

• The 31 Days to Better Sex Challenge continues! Today’s lesson? Turning a boring old handjob into something that your guy will actually enjoy. (YourTango) More »