David Tennant fans – Say it Isn't So NBC

Word from Hollywood is that NBC has put a hold on David Tennant’s leap into the U.S. television landscape with the series, Rex is Not Your Lawyer. Originally penciled in as a post-failed Jay Leno 10:00pm experiment series, the show now seems destined for a Fall 2010 premiere. Currently, with a pilot in the can, […]

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EMMA – a classic Masterpiece

If you didn’t see Sunday’s broadcast of part one of Jane Austen’s Emma on Masterpiece Classic, you missed, well, a classic. I know, it’s been done before, both on film and for television. It’s also had a veiled American teen re-make in the movie, “Clueless”.  What is shaping up to be a great season for the […]

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Red Dwarf Suite by the Lady Manners School Orchestra

Full disclosure. Had this been part of the playlist when I was in school, I may have been interested in orchestra. Ok, not really, but it’s still pretty cool. Founded in 1636, the Lady Manners School is an English secondary school in Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK. Still no news on a potential production timeline for a […]

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FOW gather to re-create AYBS and share memories

A lot of goings on recently at Grace Brothers Department Store. Friends and colleagues of the late Wendy Richard gathered this past week to share behind-the-scenes stories, fond memories and a little bit of laughter. While a majority of the new “cast” came from Wendy’s days on Eastenders, Nicholas Smith returned in his role as Mr. […]

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The Black Knight is so complex

For those of you that blindly sided with King Arthur as he fought the Black Knight during his quest for the Holy Grail.  Well, back stories tell so much. Need I say anything else today?

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Forget Conan vs. Jay…I'm Alan Partridge

All this talk the last couple of weeks. Conan O’Brien vs. Jay Leno. What’s going to happen to Jimmy Kimmel? What does this mean for Letterman? What’s NBC going to do at 10p ET after the Olympics? The forgotten man in all of this…Alan Partridge. Partridge, as some of you may not be aware, had […]

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Torchwood next up in the great American re-make sweepstakes

In, yet another attempt to take a great British series and “Americanize” it, Torchwood has drawn the short straw. I have two words for the particulars putting this together….Red Dwarf. Oh, and Coupling. Oh, yeah, three more words. Life On Mars. Learn from these attempted re-make mistakes. Anyone think of other failed attempts at American […]

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Doctor Who with an edge…and a new assistant

According to the BBC, with the addition of relative newcomer, Karen Gillan, a 21-year old Scottish actress, as the new Doctor’s assistant, word is we’re in for the series to have a much edgier feel than ever, thanks to head writer, Steven Moffat. Without too much argument, David Tennant was the best Doctor of all-time. These […]

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Dawn French talks Dibley

Another tip of the hat to Dawn French, just because we can. Dawn French is a comic genius. Originally introduced to KERA audiences in French & Saunders, a top-notch sketch show with longtime friend and comedy partner, Jennifer Saunders, then Murder Most Horrid which creatively spoofed thriller and murder mysteries and, finally, perhaps her most […]

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From the vault: AbFab B4 AbFab

In the early days of French and Saunders, the comedy duo created a sketch that would later become the sensational Absolutely Fabulous. This pre-Vicar role for Dawn French had her playing the daughter to Saunders’ mother character. Saunders later developed the idea for the BBC series back in 1992 and the rest is history. While the […]

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