From ‘babe magnet’ to ‘fridge magnet’, Eric Idle pens ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography’

At long-last, Monty Python’s Eric Idle is writing his autobiography. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography is scheduled to be released Tuesday 2nd October 2018 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK and in the US by Penguin Random House. With  2019 marking the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, Idle will celebrate the occasion […]

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16,016 BBC Sound Effects made available for free download

If you’ve been waiting for that ever-elusive perfect sound effect, whether it be a slow passing lorry, a wooden window frame rattling, the interior of a busy Belgian post office or the sound of the New Zealand Yellow-Eyed Penguin, which just happens to be one of the few penguin species found north of the Antarctic Ocean, the […]

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Welcome ‘Baby Cambridge’ – Monday, 23 April, 11:01AM BST!

Finally some good news out of the UK. After a flurry of sad news of the recent deaths of Willow and Munin, Britain welcomed a new addition to the royal family as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a ‘soon-to-be-named’ boy into the world at 11:01AM BST Monday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Patrick Melrose this May

Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the small screen next month as a narcissistic, schizoid, suicidal alcoholic/drug addict with a distinctive overcoat and, no, it’s not a new episode of Sherlock! Cumberbatch will executive produce and take the lead as Patrick Melrose in the upcoming adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s classic series of semi-autobiographical Melrose novels, […]

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R.I.P. Willow – The Queen’s last Royal Corgi passes at 14.

Willow, the last in a long line of royal corgis died earlier this week after a lengthy battle with a cancer-related illness. Willow’s passing signals the end of the monarch’s long-standing tradition and marks the first time Her Majesty has not had a corgi in her household since World War II. At 91, The Queen is […]

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Midwives get back on their bikes as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

As American audiences work their way towards the end of series 7 of Call the Midwife, official word out of the UK is that series 8 has begun filming! If a picture is worth a thousand words then Mondays post from the official Call the Midwife Twitter page coupled with the simple phrase, “It’s happening”, must be considered priceless. […]

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Rothschild banking dynasty next up for Downton Abbey’s Sir Julian Fellowes

Downton Abbey writer/creator, Sir Julian Fellowes, has yet another period drama in his prolific mind palace. According to Deadline, Fellowes has set his sights and pen on the richest family in history to dramatize one of the world’s most famous rags-to-riches stories in a series called Five Arrows for Sky Atlantic. Set against the backdrop of war […]

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IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson joins ‘Downton Abbey’ alums for ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

Ever since Mr. Carson closed the doors of Downton Abbey for the last time in 2016, the inhabitants above and below the stairs have gone their separate ways finding work on both the big and small screen. The latest effort, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, brings together several Downton Abbey alums for the first time […]

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