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Author: Descant Deb

98% #OutOf100: Dancing Suzann McLean Returns In Expanded BUPA UK Commercial in #ForLiving Campaign

As another national advertising campaign is spearheaded by a British black woman, it’s great to see BUPA UK expanding on this WCRS Agency commercial for their #ForLiving campaign. Previously, it offered only a teaser of backstory to its beautiful black star. Originally launched on January 5th, 2017 to advertise how BUPA cancer services can help you rediscover you after the ravages of serious illness, this extended version has been released, focusing on helping people get the most out of everyday life. Whether it was cancer directly affecting her femininity (breast, gynecological), or chemotherapy-related hair loss, we’ll never know. But,...

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78% #OutOf100: “Star Trek: Discovery” Episode 1-9 First Chapter Catch Up Ahead of Jan 8th Return to Netflix.

Whilst Star Trek: Discovery takes its mid-season break, we can take a breath and revel in the announcement that it has been renewed for a second season! The signs have been good since May 2017 when, during the filming of episode 6, we reported that the first Star Trek TV series in over a decade was to be extended from the originally commissioned 13 episodes to 15. Followed by After Trek, a post-broadcast discussion/behind the scenes show. The episode expansion signalled high confidence in this second attempt at a Star Trek prequel set 10 years before the original series (the first attempt was Star...

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The British Blacklist 2017 Legend Honour Goes to Honorary Brit Clarke Peters

We feel that we really must start with honorary Brit and TBB Legend Clarke Peters, who has generously divided his time between his native USA and Britain since the 1970s. In 2017, he showed how much he cherishes the cultural heritage of the African Diaspora, doing us all a great transatlantic service! In January 2016, we spoke to Peters about owning the African narrative as we anticipated his role in the ITV series, Jericho. Described as the UK’s first western, Jericho is set in 1870s Yorkshire and focuses on the lives of a community living in a shantytown under...

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70%: #OutOf100 – Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi – Epic Battle Scenes As Finn and Rey Battle For Light Over Dark

Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi follows on from the events of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015), which left Rey (Daisy Ridley) taking Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and the Millennium Falcon to come face to face at last with the uber-reclusive Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Finn (John Boyega) was unconscious in the rebel med facility and General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher, RIP) was grieving, but regrouping with Commander Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), BB8 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance. We are still in mourning for the loss of a major character (Han Solo – Harrison Ford),...

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