Fancy a romantic getaway in….Dibley?

Vicar of Dibley fans can now stay in the village where the show was filmed right opposite the church which served as St Barnabus in the hit series starring Dawn French as the Reverend Geraldine Granger. Set in the fictional Oxfordshire village of Dibley, the series was filmed near Henley-on-Thames in the Buckinghamshire village of […]

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Maureen Lipman packs her bags and heads to ‘Coronation Street’

After almost ten years of covering British comedy, drama, pop culture and pretty much everything British, today is a first. As in the first time we write about Coronation Street. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running television soap opera, the series premiered on 9 December, 1960 and centers on Coronation Street […]

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Lots of new faces at Nonnatus House as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Blackadder, Little Dorrit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) will join the cast of Call the Midwife for the forthcoming 2018 Christmas special and episode one of series eight which will, most likely, premiere on BBC1 in January 2019. The Harry Potter star is set to play Sister Mildred, a “forthright and indefatigable sister from the Order”. Mildred’s arrival […]

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Unearthed ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’ sketches reveal a more conventional ending, a wild west saloon and…the Pink Knight?

Recently unearthed material in the private archives of Monty Python member Michael Palin has revealed some oddly interesting sketches that, ultimately, never made it to the final version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Palin gave the British Library his archives last June, a majority of which has been catalogued and is already available in the library’s […]

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Former ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner to adapt ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ for HBO

With the TARDIS barely in is rearview mirror, former Doctor Who and current Sherlock showrunner, Steven Moffat, is headed back to the small screen to adapt Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Wife for HBO. Much like his well-documented, long-term fanboy feelings toward Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character, Moffat has long been a fan of the 2003 science […]

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‘The Little Drummer Girl’ becomes next John Le Carré novel headed to BBC1

Based on the 1983 John Le Carré spy novel, The Little Drummer Girl, BBC1 will follow up their earlier adaptation of another Le Carré novel, The Night Manager, with a 6-part series starring Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood) as Israeli intelligence officer Becker. Florence Pugh (The Falling, Marcella) will star as ‘Charlie’, an unsuspecting young actress who strikes up an […]

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‘Baptiste’ adds ‘Call the Midwife’ alum, Jessica Raine, to cast as filming begins

As production filming begins in Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam and Deal in Kent on Baptiste, Call the Midwife alum Jessica Raine has been added to the cast alongside the recently added Tom Hollander (Rev, The Night Manager). The series, which is a spin-off of the BBC1 series The Missing, is set to focus on investigator Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo). Hollander will play […]

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Benny Hill’s The Strolling Ones – part of the British Invasion that never landed in the U.S.

In the overall British comedy landscape, The Benny Hill Show had more than its share of slapstick, mime and double entendre during its brilliant run from the mid-50s up until the British sketch comedy series was cancelled in the late 80s. A steady decline in ratings and what was, at the time, a very high production cost of approximately £450,000 […]

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What does English Sport look like to non-English people?

The United States has always prided itself on being the self-proclaimed center of all things sports. They ‘dominate the sports landscape’ to the extent that, in baseball, they call it the World Series even though there are only teams in the U.S. and Canada. Only recently has the NFL felt the need to start playing […]

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