June 10, 2009

BBC HD blog

For some reason the BBC's HD blog RSS feed isn't updating properly, but Danielle has newly posted on the forthcoming summer highlights on the channel: here are some extracts.

At the end of June we'll have Wimbledon coverage as per previous years, bumping in to Glastonbury with coverage of the main stages late into the night. There's also a lot of comedy hitting the channel. The new series featuring Michael McIntyre started on BBC HD last Saturday and a new series of That Mitchell and Webb Look kicks off this week. Starting next week is Psychoville (a very dark comedy from The League of Gentleman team), and Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire . For those with more mainstream tastes, Graham Norton is hosting a new family entertainment show - Totally Saturday - there's a new comedy drama, Hope Springs, on Sunday nights, and Hotel Babylon returns on Fridays. Also new to the channel is BBC Three drama Personal Affairs, Casualty 1909, and documentaries about Henry VIII (Henry VIII - Patron or Plunderer) and Ben Fogle and James Cracknell's trip to the North Pole.

Full post here.


Chris said...

I want formula 1 in HD !!!

tvsersity said...

I've been waiting for the new show from the League guys. Can't wait, and it will be the first thing I've watched since Mad Men ended. Quality TV is sadly very hard to find.

Dazz285 said...

How comes that the formula 1 is not being shown this weekend, 20th & 21st) in HD?? Surley the BBC are using there own equipment to broadcast it around the world?

Nialli said...

According to Danielle's recent blog postings, it ain't the BBC at fault but Bernie E and the F1 owners that are the problem - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2009/06/sport_on_bbc_hd.html and http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2009/06/more_in_store_on_bbc_hd.html