No more Father Ted, with or without Dermot Morgan

Echoing sentiments that he expressed to us several years ago during our interview for PBS’ Funny Blokes of British Comedy, Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Dougal) told a BBC Radio interview audience recently that writers, Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, had already determined there would be no more Father Ted programs even before the sudden untimely death of […]

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Former Python, John Cleese, embarks on Alimony Tour

At 71, former Monty Python star, John Cleese, is showing no signs of slowing down. Frankly, he can’t afford to. His upcoming, appropriately titled, Alimony Tour kicks off in 2011 throughout the UK. Admitting that he would rather be reading books, writing or drinking, Cleese, with three exes as of this writing, might find it difficult to […]

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British comedy going downhill according to some

According to John Sullivan, creator and writer of the most popular British comedy of all-time, Only Fools and Horses, feels that today’s Britcoms rely on bad language for cheap laughs instead of quality writing. In this interview with the Telegraph, Sullivan says today’s comedies couldn’t hold a candle to the classics of yesteryear such as […]

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Even I can't make this one up….

Seems as though every couple of months we run across the ultimate British comedy collectable. If it wasn’t the Daleks from Doctor Who, it was a church featured in a past Doctor Who episode that was put up for sale. Now comes probably not the ultimate collectable, but perhaps the most oddly interesting collectable from […]

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Scorsese's long and winding road nearing an end with Harrison doc

With a resume that includes The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), The Blues and Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones) it’s no wonder that George Harrison’s widow, Olivia, turned to Scorsese to make the definitive rock anthology about the late Beatle. No one does rock & roll like Scorsese.  He explained recently, post […]

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Dawn French trades her collar for a night at the opera

Sunday night saw the return of Dawn French to London’s Royal Opera House stage in the role of La Duchesse de Crackentorp in “La Fille de la Regiment“. French, who originally played the part to rave reviews in 2007, doesn’t sing, speaks her lines in English (with French subtitles) yet still, according to early reviews, commands […]

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Mr. Bean trades in Mini for Aston Martin Vantage GT4

Not sure what the blue book value is on a 1977 British Leyland Mini, but looks like Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder, Mr. Bean) got a good deal. Atkinson will partner with Aston Martin chairman, David Richards for the Aston Martin British GT4 Challenge to be held at Silverstone on 22 May by driving the second leg in […]

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Have I mentioned MI-5 is better than 24 recently?

Spoiler alert – if you haven’t seen any of season 7 of MI5 (Spooks) don’t read on. For those of you that have seen or are in the middle of an unbelievably gripping season 7 on public television stations nationwide, you no doubt are aware of Lucas North’s return to the safe confines of MI5 from […]

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The Doctor. Which is it? Love it or Good ole' days syndrome?

We’re now at the halfway mark of the first season of the Steven Moffat era for Doctor Who, which stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Seemed like a no-win situation for Moffat as either expectations were really high given the level of talent lined up to pen the first season or there was a significant […]

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