I’m back – and the pilot for Being Human again

Hello, everyone! I’m back from sunny Santorini to find London is sunny again. How did that happen?

Anyway, glad to see nothing happened to the blog while I was gone and that everyone seemed moderately entertained in my absence. Over the next few days, the blog will return to normal, and the news will start again on Monday. I should have a few reviews lined up of Big Finish audio plays, as well as of the premiere of season three of Mad Men – and, fingers crossed, a preview of the first episode of the fourth season of Dexter.

Until then, seeing as BBC America is showing Being Human and everyone over in the States is getting all excited about it, I thought I’d post the pilot episode, which introduced the characters albeit with a mostly different cast. To those Americans who are just getting into Being Human, have a check through the articles tagged ‘Being Human’ on the blog, since I’ve included a Q&A with the cast and producers, amongst other things. I’d already posted the pilot (and some prequel vids) once before, but YouTube seem to have taken them down, so this should act as a replacement.

How have you all been, by the way?


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.