Raising a ‘jar’ to Frank McCourt this St. Patrick’s Day

Regular readers of Tellyspotting may recognize this post from St. Patrick’s Day the past several years. It’s worth repeating so bear with me today this day just isn’t the same without Frank. If you are new to us since last year, I hope you enjoy. Some 10+ years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to […]

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Beware The Ides of March – ‘Up Pompeii’ style

Aside from the brilliant series, I Claudius, it seems like an ‘Ides of March’ cannot pass without thinking of the classic BBC comedy, Up Pompeii, starring the late, great Frankie Howerd. The series, which ran only two short seasons back in 1969-1970, was written by and starred a number of Carry On film alumni, would probably have […]

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‘Waiting for God’ to get stage revival with U.K. tour set for next month

Following in the footsteps of Dad’s Army, Porridge, Last Of The Summer Wine and, even Fawlty Towers, the classic 90s sitcom Waiting for God is being revived for a new touring stage production beginning next month. The original comedy, which starred the brilliant duo of Graham Crowden and Stephanie Cole as elderly delinquents Tom and Diana, centered around their daily life as […]

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Case Histories/Harry Potter star, Jason Isaacs, set to boldly go where no man has gone before in ‘Star Trek Discovery’

Case Histories and Harry Potter star, Jason Isaacs, is set to boldly go where no man has gone before. Well, actually, no man except for William Shatner and Patrick Stewart. Isaacs, who is sure to be a familiar face to public television fans as the brooding Scottish private detective, Jackson Brodie, in Case Histories, has signed on to play Captain Lorca, […]

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