The same has happened in the US – more are competing on the shows and less are being given to actual talents but it’s still interesting.
One thing I found was people were very interested in seeing what happens when a cartoon character gets a real job.
One example that comes to mind is the American actor David S. Goyer, who was hired by the American puppet show The Venture Brothers to play the scientist and inventor Dr Venture on the show
I also spoke to Simon Cowell, who was involved with the American music group AC/DC, during their final performances in the UK.
He said they had to go out with lots of extra food as they were a little over-weight and needed to use extra clothes to get up in the end.
The most surprising thing for me was the amount of publicity the UK gets.
Image caption One actor is a veteran on television and has a role in the new BBC drama Doctor Who – Doctor Who Season 5 begins on 1 December
“It’s astonishing,” said Simon. “What will be the outcome of the BBC not giving the same attention to any American show when they’re doing the Doctor stories?
“They’ll go, ‘No they won’t’. And the Americans will have just had it.”
I asked Simon if America has been successful in creating a fanbase around the world.
We are trying to build a worldwide audience from scratch and to make sure that people are coming through not just in England – they are coming through in the US and in the world of comedy.”
I asked Simon if audiences overseas were getting as engaged with the show as people in the UK?
“I think there is a real interest here and it’s working the right way. I don’t think Americans have seen the show in a long time.”
I am hopeful that BBC One will announce more American shows soon but, as Simon said, the wait was about to start again.
Treaty-building for the next generation of nuclear weapons.
By the time they were born, the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons program came in a long line of military traditions. At the very start, the first prototype bomb launched by the U.S. Air Force was known as the “Eagle” and its purpose was to test whether it could break up and destroy incoming enemy aircraft — a role now used, ironically, for the so-called “Mini-Nuke” that U.S