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  1. BBC Orders Comedy Poking Fun at Itself

    2:38 am 12/6/2013

    Hugh Bonneville will star as the fictional "BBC head of values" in "W1A" from writer John Morton, who also wrote London Olympics comedy "Twenty Twelve."Read more

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  2. BBC Cancels Crime Drama 'Ripper Street'

    10:08 am 12/4/2013

    The show, starring Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn, will not return for a third season amid declining ratings.Read more

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  3. 'Laurel and Hardy' Biopic in Works From BBC, Weinstein Co.

    9:48 am 12/3/2013

    The 90-minute TV movie, set to be scripted by "Philomena" co-writer Jeff Pope, will be made by U.K. production banner Lookout Point and is based on the duo's 1953 U.K. tour, which ended in tragic circumstances.Read more

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  4. BBC Promotes 'Sherlock' Return With Hearse

    7:16 am 11/29/2013

    The U.K. public broadcaster will air the first of three new episodes of the Benedict Cumberbatch show, entitled "The Empty Hearse," on Jan. 1, ahead of the U.S. return on PBS.Read more

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  5. BBC News Boss Hires 'Times,' ITV News Execs

    1:45 am 11/29/2013

    James Harding, who also used to work at the "Times," brings in his former deputy as managing editor.Read more

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  6. BBC Should Be More Aggressive, Says Director General Tony Hall

    8:04 am 11/28/2013

    The boss called on the U.K. public broadcaster to be "less British" when it comes to promoting what it delivers to consumers in exchange for the license fee British households pay.Read more

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  7. 'Doctor Who' Anniversary Special Grosses $10.2 Million Globally in Cinemas

    5:00 am 11/27/2013

    UPDATED: Screenings of the 75-minute episode of the BBC cult show in U.S. theaters drew a higher Monday per-screen average than "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," although that film is playing in six times as many theaters.Read more

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  8. Eddie Izzard to Star in BBC Science Drama

    4:31 am 11/27/2013

    The British comedian will play the inventor of radar in a one-off that will also star "Breaking Bad's" Laura Fraser, while pop star-turned-physics professor Brian Cox will host a new series called "Human Universe."Read more

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  9. BBC Unveils Star-Studded Holiday Season Program Plans

    2:19 am 11/26/2013

    The public broadcaster's TV channels look to draw big audiences with Hollywood movies, "Doctor Who," the return of "Sherlock" and festive specials of hit shows "Strictly Come Dancing" and "Call the Midwife." Read more

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