Drama Series “The Hour” coming to Netflix in January

The Hour, a six part drama series which aired earlier this year on the BBC debuts today on Netflix.

The series centres on a new current affairs show being launched by the BBC in June 1956 during the time of the Suez Crisis. It originally aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom and stars Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw.

BBC iPlayer app and Video service now available in Canada

The global BBC iPlayer App, a unique video on demand (VOD) pilot subscription service available on the iPad, is now available in Canada.

Now available in sixteen countries outside of the U.K, the subscription services lets viewers watch shows from an extensive archive of award-winning classic and contemporary British TV programming.

Sirius XM drops BBC Radio 1

Without any notice, subscription satellite radio provider Sirius XM has dropped BBC Radio 1 from its line-up as of 12:00 AM this morning.

BBC Radio 1 is a national radio station operated out of the U.K. by the British Broadcasting Corporation which broadcasts current popular music and chart hits throughout the day.

BBC’s Land Girls premieres Sunday on Sundance

Land Girls, a five part British television series first broadcast on the BBC in 2009, makes its Canadian premiere this Sunday June 6th on the Sundance Channel.

Created by Roland Moore, the show follows the lives and loves of four women in the Women’s Land Army (WLA), a British civilian organization created during the first and second world wars to work in agriculture; replacing men called up to the military.

New Doctor Who series premieres on Space

The latest incarnation of Doctor Who, the long running BBC produced British science fiction television program, is coming to Canada in April.

The new series, which premiered in Britain this past weekend, features Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor Who and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond.

Landmark BBC series Life begins Sunday

“Our planet may be home to 30 million different kinds of animals and plants, each individual locked in its own lifelong fight for survival.” narrates David Attenborough in the opening episode of a major new BBC nature documentary series called Life.

More than four years in the making, filmed over 3,000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, LIFE uses cutting-edge High Definition cinematic techniques to capture the life-or-death struggles, sex, violence, emotion and beauty of life in the wild.