R.I.P. ‘Yes Minister’ co-creator/writer, Sir Antony Jay

Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister co-creator Sir Antony Jay has died aged 86. The broadcaster, who (with Jonathan Lynn) created the classic 1980s political TV series starring Paul Eddington and Sir Nigel Hawthorne, passed away earlier this week. His representative said: “Sir Antony Jay CVO CBE died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He […]

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Spot on parody cures our ‘Sherlock’ separation anxiety…almost.

What better way to suppress a bit of Sherlock separation anxiety than a brilliant Sherlock parody from the mind palaces over at the Hillywood Show. While there have been numerous parodies over the past several years, this particular one from Hilly & Hannah Hindi includes fan favorite moments from actual Sherlock episodes. The comedy duo traveled to London to film in actual Sherlock […]

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And Now for Something Completely Different — Fawlty Towers, Down Under

Fawlty Towers, the quintessential British sitcom and, perhaps, the best all-around television sitcom of all-time, is headed down under courtesy of series co-creator/writer, John Cleese. Uneasy about the reception the show might get from UK audiences and critics, more than 40 years after the original was aired on the BBC, Cleese has chosen an all-Australian cast for the […]

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‘Grantchester’ adds Christmas special to next series

Following in the footsteps of Doctor Who and Call the Midwife, a couple of long-time BBC Christmas programming staples, Grantchester will add a special holiday-themed episode this year to air ahead of the planned third series that will be coming our way in 2017. James Norton and Robson Green are set to return as Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie […]

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Despite earlier reports, Chummy has gotten off her bike and won’t be in Poplar for ‘Call the Midwife 6’

With much sadness, I must report that it appears Chummy has taken her last bicycle ride in Poplar, at least for the upcoming series anyway. Despite an earlier announcement by Call the Midwife producers and Miranda Hart that her character, Chummy, would be returning to Nonnatus House for Call the Midwife 6, it is now being reported that Chummy will not […]

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That look the moment you’re told you are now Queen of England

It’s the true definition of drama the instant a young 18-year-old Victoria is told she will be crowned Queen of England. That brief ‘dear in the headlights’ moment when she finds out that her Uncle, King William IV, has died and begins to grasp the concept that she’ll be the next Sovereign is recreated brilliantly by series star, […]

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So that’s how Hyacinth could afford a slim line telephone with automatic redial….

In today’s overloaded commercial environment, no one gives it a second thought when they encounter celebrity spokespeople appearing in adverts for their favorite whatever. What doesn’t immediately come to mind are commercials that feature the character that an actor portrays. The only recent example that seems to follow this concept features the perfect pitchman, Modern Family‘s Phil Dunphy, […]

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