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2009-08-09 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC AMERICA's recent week of sci-fi gave the channel its best week ever. The week of July 20 saw the U.S. premiere of three key sci-fi titles - the five night miniseries Torchwood: Children of Earth, the first of four Doctor Who specials starring David Tennant, Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead and the latest buzz show from the UK Being Human. Torchwood: Children of Earth is BBC AMERICA's most successful series ever, reaching 3.3m in Live+SD across...

2009-04-20 07:30:00

A 22-year-old actress, who was a longtime cast member of the recently wrapped BBC Wales TV drama Belonging, has been found dead, police said. The Daily Telegraph said Stephanie Parker, the actress who played Stacey Weaver on the show that ended its run last week, was discovered hanged Saturday. I can confirm that we investigated a report of a deceased woman on open ground near Pontypridd, a police spokesman told the newspaper. The incident is not regarded as suspicious and a report has been...

2008-07-30 18:00:37

THREE of Wales' hottest stars have filmed a new trailer for this year's National Eisteddfod of Wales. Hollywood actors Ioan Gruffudd and Matthew Rhys feature alongside former Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones in the short film promoting BBC Wales' coverage of the music festival, which kicks off on Saturday. Filmed partly on location in Los Angeles and partly in the BBC's studios in London, the promo shows the three stars phoning to tell one another not to miss the BBC's coverage of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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