Hancock's Half Hour – where it all began

Not quite where it all began, but pretty darn close. Hancock’s Half Hour is another historic series that continues to be mentioned by all the giants of British comedy today as being a huge influence. Originally a BBC Radio series, the Hancock’s Half Hour television series, which gave rise to many of todays British comedy […]

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Behind the scenes – As Time Goes By

Next time you sit down to watch As Time Goes By, here’s a little insight as to what goes in to creating an episode of your favorite British comedy. The week begins with the initial read-through of the script by the cast. This is where the actors begin to interact and go over the brilliant […]

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Arthur redux

Just another short rant about why there is no need to create American versions of British comedies that were close to perfection the first time around. This holds true virtually 100% of the time, whether it be for the big or small screen. All I need to do is utter the words of Death at […]

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Stephen Fry: "British television is infantile"

Blistering? Maybe. Accurate? Definitely. For a brief moment in time, the brilliant Stephen Fry abandoned Twitter during the Annual TV Lecture at the BAFTA’s and set his sights on the British television industry. Targeting the BBC, but with a message that could be applicable to all of broadcast television, Fry fired off the belief that “Infantilism […]

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Gordon Brown begins Red Dwarf project

A headline only the genius creators of the official Red Dwarf website could think of and/or get away with. Ever wonder what one does with their time after they are no longer Prime Minister of the UK? Well, keep wondering as this is “Not-That-Gordon-Brown”. This Gordon Brown is actually a sculptor in the UK who is […]

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The Doctor is Out, Lennon is In

I remember when word surfaced back in 2005 that Doctor Who was going to be revamped by the great Russell T. Davies. Unfortunately, naming an actor to play the Doctor and then who would be cast as his companion pretty much stops not only the UK, but fans around the world, about as much as […]

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Happy belated to Dr. House, Bertie and Lieutenant George…

Blame it on World Cup fever…or just age. Unfortunately, Friday, June 11 came and went without a sincere shout out to Hugh Laurie on his birthday. Today’s television viewer is now wondering why we’re wishing Dr. Gregory House a happy birthday. If you’re willing to admit you’re in that group, please take an upcoming weekend […]

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World Cup 2010 – Is it soccer or football?

Interchanging these two words anywhere outside the United States is just a bit more dangerous than pronouncing the word ‘tomato’ or ‘potato’ differently. Using the word soccer to reference football outside the USA can put you at immediate risk of ridicule or bodily harm. I’m trying to understand this, especially as we begin the month-long […]

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World Cup 2010 – USA vs. England: Game on!

A little shift in focus just for today. Fear not, however, still British…kind of. We’re just asking you to forget March Madness for the time being. The NHL Playoffs or over. The NBA playoffs might as well be. Each MLB team still has over 100 baseball games left in the season before we even get […]

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