Upcoming release of ‘Mr. Holmes’ may not be so ‘elementary’

Sir Ian McKellen has played King Lear, MacBeth, Richard II and Hamlet in addition to himself on The Simpsons. Now with his upcoming role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the film, Mr. Holmes, one of the greatest actors of all-time will have achieved the Gordie Howe Hat Trick of film by adding Conan Doyle to his earlier roles […]

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‘Lewis’ back for more in 2015

Inspector Robert ‘Robbie’ Lewis and Detective Sergeant James Hathaway will return for a ninth series later this year with six new episodes (airing as three, 2-part episodes on PBS) according to ITV. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox will reprise their roles as the ‘perfect’ detective team solving murders against the backdrop of the beautiful university […]

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Sweden nabs Eurovision 2015 Song Contest

The 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest musical event is in the books. The contest took place Saturday evening in Vienna, Austria, as a result of Conchita Wurst’s victory in the 2014 edition with her song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. Contestants from 27 countries competed for the trophy. The finalists were determined by naming ten each from the two Semi-Finals held […]

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It worked for the Monty Python’s Holy Grail, why not Shaun of the Dead?

Monty Python‘s first foray into film was a compilation of sketches from their first two television series called And Now For Something Completely Different. While Monty Python and the Holy Grail was considered the comedy troupe’s first “proper” film, it was immediately hailed as comic genius and achieved widespread success both from a critical and audience standpoint.It still lives on […]

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After 30 years, ‘Red Nose Day’ finally lands in America

The UK institution known as Red Nose Day has landed in America. Who knew the flight from Great Britain to America would take right at three decades. The 25+ year staple of a night of BBC 1 programming and the UK’s #1 television fundraising effort finally makes its way across the pond and will be […]

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First glimpse of David Brent and his new ‘Life on the Road’

Since the early 2000’s, David Brent has been considered Britain’s favorite middle manager in The Office. Ten years later, having cashed in his pension, the former manager of the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg Paper Merchants started a new career as a talent manager in the music industry, trying to help urban solo artist Dom […]

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Lavish ‘Queen Victoria’ up next for ‘Poldark’ producers

In their endless search for the ‘next Downton Abbey’, ITV has commissioned Mammoth Screen, the producers of Poldark, to produce a sweeping eight-part series which will focus on the early life of Queen Victoria, Britain’s longest reigning monarch (63 years) who leaves childhood behind when she ascends the throne at the tender age of 18. Novelist […]

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Get out the Kleenex, let’s talk Call the Midwife S4 finale

The fourth series of Call the Midwife has come and gone with the final episode airing Sunday night on PBS stations across America. For those that have been with the series from the beginning, you already know what others are just discovering. CTM is one of the best dramas on telly today, if not the best. Last nights series 4 finale […]

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How the ‘Orphan Black’ sausage is made

There are times you have to go public with your telly ‘guilty pleasures’. Being Human, one of my early earliest, had a fairly improbable story line about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost who rent a flat in Bristol and attempt to live ‘normal’ lives. More recently, it was the brilliant psychological thriller Mad Dogs, starring Phillip Glenister, […]

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