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The Sarcastic Fringehead

(YouTube link) Sir David Attenborough introduces us to the fish known as the Sarcastic Fringehead. Not only is it ugly, it’s quite aggressive. And wait until you see how it uses it’s mouth! This clip is from the BBC series Life. -via reddit

BBC film crew arrested at Area 51

The crew were filming a documentary for the BBC called ‘UFO: Conspiracy Road Trip’ when they were caught. The 12-member crew which included UFO conspi…

A TARDIS You Could Wear to Prom

We’ve seen plenty of TARDIS dresses before, but this might just be the most fashionable and prom-worthy design yet. I really love how the model is actually strutting it like she’s on the runway -hey BBC take a hint and make this fashion a reality. Link Via The Daily What

Welcome to the London 2012 Olympic Games

(YouTube link) The BBC has produced this animated title sequence for their London Olympic Games coverage. -via the Presurfer

A Little Too Close

In a clip from the BBC TV show Richard Hammond’s Journey to the Centre of the Planet, a scientist tries to get a really fresh sample of lava. Mount Nyiragongo volcano, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, contains a lake of lava in its caldera. When it starts to move, the lava can flow [...]

Magic Meerkat Moments

(YouTube link) While shooting footage for the series Planet Earth Live, BBC cameramen had to put up with the shenanigans of the wildlife itself. -via The Daily What

Real Life Robinson Crusoe

For many of us, moving to our own private tropical island of paradise is a fantasy, but not for Brendon Grimshaw. In 1962, bought an island in the Indian Ocean for £8,000 and replanted it with 16,000 trees, [...]

Prince Charles, Weatherman

And he ain’t bad, either (at least he’s not invisible!): Against a backdrop of the BBC’s weather map, Prince Charles delivered a specially written script which included references to royal residences [...]

Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius

In this 90-minute BBC documentary from 1993, we see a glimpse of Richard Feynman at his best. Feynman and other figures from his life are interviewed extensively, revealing a portrait of a complex mind — a man who was willing to live with doubt, uncertainty, and incorrectness as part of the human condition. [...]

The Toddlers’ Truce: Why You Couldn’t Watch British TV at 6pm Until 1957

Turn on the TV at 6:00 this evening and you’ll find the local news, SportsCenter, or perhaps an old Seinfeld rerun. But until this day in 1957, British TVs at 6:00pm wouldn’t show a thing. Thanks to a post-war BBC policy known as the “toddlers’ truce,” stations would not broadcast between 6:00 and 7:00 in [...]