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Is rewatching old TV good for the soul? – BBC Culture

With the amount of new shows to choose from reaching overwhelming levels, increasingly audiences are choosing to rewatch their favourite series instead. David Renshaw explores why.

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By David Renshaw, 27th April 2021

Over the past year, when staying at home has been government mandated in many parts of the world, it has fortunately never been easier to find something new to watch on TV.

Whether it is a talking-point reality series, a beloved and twisty crime thriller, or whatever new comedy or drama Netflix and Amazon with their multi-billion dollar budgets have added to the content abyss, viewers are spoiled for choice on the small screen.

There are entire websites to help you navigate what’s on all the different streaming platforms, while social media can often be indecipherable to those who haven’t caught the latest episode of their favourite show.

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World Book Day: Is Covid lockdown giving reading a boost? – BBC News

Joel Rochester has been reading even more during lockdown
Joel Rochester has been reading even more during lockdown

By Hannah Billingsley-Dadd, BBC News

From “booktubers” to “bookstagrammers” – why reading looks different in the lockdown age.

Gone are the children’s dressing up competitions, reading extracts in school assemblies, the book reports and the festivities at the local library.

But with some readers delving deeper into new topics and others buying more books than ever, is lockdown giving reading a boost in the digital age?

“I’ve definitely found myself reading a lot more as a result of the lockdowns,” said 21-year-old Joel Rochester, from Newport, whose YouTube channel FictionalFates mostly focuses on books.

Source: World Book Day: Is Covid lockdown giving reading a boost? – BBC News

BBC – Future – How to build the largest optical telescope ever created

Scientists from around the globe are working together to build the largest ever ‘eye’ through which we can observe the finer details of the Universe.

Source: BBC – Future – How to build the largest optical telescope ever created