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This Week’s BBC Archive on 4 to feature The Empire Strikes Back

This week’s Archive on 4 to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 is to feature The Empire Strikes Back ahead of its 40th anniversary next week.

11 Year Old Star Wars Fan Gets Bionic R2-D2 Arm

BBC Newsround has feature a heartwarming report about Kye Vincent who has been given an R2-D2 bionic arm after losing his own to Meningitis at age 8.

The Galaxy Britain Built by David Whiteley Available Now

David Whiteley today announced that he has also released a book that accompanies the programme The Galaxy Britain Built that aired on BBC4 in the UK yesterday.

BBC Newsround: My teacher is called Luke Skywalker

Now we've all dreamt that we could be Luke Skywalker at some point haven't we? A teacher in Wolverhampton, UK; has changed his name so he is Luke Skywalker every day!

BBC iPlayer: Inside Cinema 2019.23 Star Wardrobes

BBC Inside Cinema episode 2019.23 Star Wardrobes looks at the fashion of Star Wars and is available now on BBC iPlayer.

The Galaxy Britain Built Extended Edition and Toy Empire on BBC4 in December

Good news for Star Wars fans in the UK as an extended version of The Galaxy Britain Built is coming to BBC4 in December along with a new show called Toy Empire, airing on the same night, looking at the Palitoy company.

Disney’s Bob Iger Talks Star Wars, Marvel and Martin Scorsese

Disney's CEO Bog Iger has given his only UK interview to BBC media editor Amol Rajan, and he spoke about Star Wars, Disney+ in the UK, Marvel success and Martin Scorsese.

BBC’s Inside Cinema – The Wilhelm Scream

BBC's Inside Cinema explore the infamous sound effect, the Wilhelm scream, as heard in every pre-Disney Star Wars film.

Darth Vader Balloon Makes Mark Hamill’s Week

This week the Bristol International Ballon Festival was held here in the UK and a Darth Vader hot air balloon in flight has caught the attention of Mark Hamill on social media via the BBC.

Chewbacca mask worn by Lewis Capaldi sells for £7,000

BBC Newsbeat is reporting that a Chewbacca mask worn by Lewis Capaldi on stage at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow recently, has been sold on an online auction site for more than £7000 to raise money for the Tiny Changes mental health charity.

WAAN Combat Lightsabers Previewed At CES 2019 In Las Vegas

French company Solaari are previewing their WAAN combat lightsaber at CES 2019 in Las Vegas and it's impressive, most impressive!

BBC News: Can old Christmas toys make you rich?

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of me not receiving a Death Star playset from Santa on Christmas Day 1978. But David Wilson from the BBC asks, 'can old Christmas toys make you rich?'

BBC’s Black Hollywood Explains How John Boyega Got His Role in Star Wars

On the latest episode of BBC's Black Hollywood, John Boyega explains how he got his role in Star Wars.

‘May The Toys Be With You’ — Huge Crowds for Leicester Show

An exhibition featuring one of the UK's largest collections of Star Wars toys has attracted about 30,000 people in its first month.

Collectaholics Airs Again on BBC Two, 22nd August at 14:15

Collectaholics, featuring the Star Wars collection of James Burns, is being shown again on Weds 22nd August on BBC Two at 14:15 & then on iPlayer.

Ewan McGregor Forgets Which Darth He Fought

Digital Spy bring us a story about an embarrassing moment for Ewan McGregor on the BBC’s One Show program.

BBC World Service: The Immersive Hyper Reality World Of ‘Star Wars’

In this new episode of 'In the Studio', Edwina Pitman from BBC World Service goes on a mission with the creative team behind Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, produced by Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID.

BBC: ‘Star Wars’ Ranked on Screen Time for Women

Scientific and academic studies into Star Wars is nothing new, but this is an interesting result to a study undertaken by Dr Rebecca Harrison at Glasgow University.

Riz Ahmed Teaming With BBC For Nine-Part Drama ‘Englistan’

Riz Ahmed, the British star of Rogue One, Jason Bourne and HBO's The Night Of who is working with the BBC on his first self-penned TV drama called Englistan.

BBC World To Show ‘The Galaxy Britain Built’ On 14th & 15th April

The lovely people at BBC World are repeating the Star Wars documentary, The Galaxy Britain Built, next weekend on April 14th & 15th -- make sure you watch it!

RAF At 100 With Ewan & Colin McGregor This Sunday

Watch brothers Ewan and Colin McGregor recount the story of the first 100 years of the Royal Air Force, this Sunday on BBC One at 8:30pm (UK).

BBC News: Mark Hamill Would Rather Watch Oscars At Home

Mark Hamill says he'd rather stay home and watch the Oscars than attending in person.

‘Star Wars’ TV Special On BBC TV Tonight

'The Galaxy Britain Built' examining the contribution the UK made to the original Star Wars trilogy airs tonight in some regions.

‘Star Wars’ The Blockbuster Made In Borehamwood

Star Wars would never have been made without a British studio and host of talented artists and technicians - the BBC look back 40 years.

‘The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader And Lightsabers’

Presenter and Star Wars fan David Whiteley uncovers some never-before-heard stories from the geniuses who helped build the galaxy.

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