Olivia Garrett shares her favourite seasonal television specials.
Online Features Editor Bryan Knight Interviews Baroness Floella Benjamin on Race, ‘Playschool’, and her extraordinary career as a public figure.
A talk show surviving more than one season, in our current broadcasting climate, seems almost miraculous. Lasting twenty-two years is unthinkable. Yet this is the reality for one show – The View. In 1997 Barbara Walters created the multigenerational platform for women to discuss a variety of ‘Hot Topics’. For the past two decades America’s […]
Why do John Le Carré’s novels translate so well to TV and Film media? John Le Carré has been a pioneer of the literary espionage genre for more than 50 years, from his debut novel, Call for the Dead through to 2017s A Legacy of Spies. He found fame at the height of the Cold […]
Ultimately, diversity is an essential element in all walks of life. In government, CEOs of corporations, lawyers, in music, and even in comedy. Everyone deserves to be able to have someone to relate to, and generally have representation. However, what is possibly more important is how this is carried out. A lot of the time […]
TV shows come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. Whether you’re looking for some high thrills and chillingly tense dramatic moments, a week-by-week competition in which the colourful contestants get voted off one at a time, or just some easy Sunday night comfort viewing; chances are there’s something for you. In fact, in recent years […]
From Adam and Eve, to Paris Hilton, Ryan Giggs, and Kim Kardashian, what people get up to in bed has been the subject of fascination since the beginning of humanity. When sex tapes are leaked and infidelities are revealed, time and time again we can’t help but delve into the sordid details, with head-shaking claims […]
XTV, the University’s very own student television station, triumphed at this year’s National Student Television Awards (NaSTA), taking home eight trophies, including a ‘Highly Commended Broadcaster’ award in the Best Broadcaster category, which was ultimately won by the University of Bristol’s UBTV. The only university to take home more awards was the University of Leeds’ […]
While many struggle to find a mistletoe match each Christmas, one Exeter student has found a rather novel way to find a yuletide sweetheart – through a reality TV show. Third-year Theology student Louisa Griffith-Jones was chosen from a pool of 16,000 applicants to appear on Channel 4’s First Dates, a show that matches strangers […]
So it’s the most wonderful time of the year. People are wearing tacky sweaters, every coffee shop in the entire world is putting peppermint into their food, and it’s reasonably okay to spend the remains of your student loan on decorations and Christmas presents. I do love Christmas, I wasn’t being sarcastic, I actually do […]