• Filming ‘Death in Paradise’ not all paradise for Tony Gardner

    Filming ‘Death in Paradise’ not all paradise for Tony Gardner

    British actor Tony Gardner (Lead Balloon, Last Tango in Halifax, The Thick of It, Young Hyacinth) revealed recently that he had caught the Zika virus while filming Death in Paradise, the popular BBC crime series on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The actor revealed the news on comedian Sean Hughes’ podcast Under the Radar where he said he […]

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  • Andrew Sachs dies at age 86 – R.I.P. Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’

    Andrew Sachs dies at age 86 – R.I.P. Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’

    As the news broke early Thursday evening that Andrew Sachs had passed away at the age of 86 on November 23, I am at this moment officially done with 2016. Diagnosed with vascular dementia four years ago, Andrew was, by far, best known for his spot on portrayal of Manuel, the constantly confused waiter from Barcelona with a limited grasp of the English language and customs. […]

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  • Coronation Street’s Jean Alexander dies aged 90

    Coronation Street’s Jean Alexander dies aged 90

    Jean Alexander, who played Coronation Street‘s Hilda Ogden and shop-owner Auntie Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine, has died aged 90. Alexander portrayed Hilda Ogden, a sharp-tongued, put-upon housewife who was one of Coronation Street‘s best known characters, from 1964 to 1987. She also appeared as shopkeeper Auntie Wainwright which, according to Alexander, was […]

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  • Terry Jones diagnosed with rare form of dementia

    Terry Jones diagnosed with rare form of dementia

    Whatever you do today, take a moment and think a good thought for Terry Jones. The former ‘original Python’ member has been diagnosed with a rare primary progressive aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate. According to the National Aphasia Association primary progressive aphasia is a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become slowly and progressively impaired. Sadly, […]

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  • Post-Downton Abbey, Joanne Froggatt signs on with ‘Bob the Builder’

    Post-Downton Abbey, Joanne Froggatt signs on with ‘Bob the Builder’

    At long last, a long-time stalwart employee of Bob the Builder, Wendy is about to be rewarded for her tireless efforts running the office and keeping the business in order all the while organizing tools and equipment. To coincide with Wendy’s promotion to become Bob’ s business partner, Joanne Froggatt has taken over the voice reigns for Wendy for both U.S. […]

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  • Have we seen the last of Clara Oswald? Maybe, maybe not.

    Have we seen the last of Clara Oswald? Maybe, maybe not.

    A few brilliant bits of news came out of both the Dallas Comic-Con and Awesome Con in DC this month. First, in Dallas, fans learned firsthand from The Doctor, himself, that series 10 will be going back into production in two weeks. Two weeks! While we are still looking at an April 2017 premiere (following a Christmas […]

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  • The Doctor talks Dalek at Dallas Comic-Con

    The Doctor talks Dalek at Dallas Comic-Con

    The 2016 Dallas Comic-Con has ceased to be. It has gone to meet the choir invisible. It’s an ex-Comic-Con for 2016. One thing for sure, however, is fans of Doctor Who left the Dallas Convention Center Friday night with two unforgettable moments embedded forever in their collective mind palaces which occurred during the “Tales from the TARDIS” Friday […]

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  • Burt Kwouk, Pink Panther’s Cato and LOTSW’s Entwistle, dies at 85

    Burt Kwouk, Pink Panther’s Cato and LOTSW’s Entwistle, dies at 85

    Best known for playing alongside Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films, Burt Kwouk has passed away at the age of 85. While his international fame came from his recurring role as Inspector Clouseau’s sidekick, Cato, in the Pink Panther films from 1975-1993, Kwouk was a small-screen fixture from 2002-2010 starring as electrical and mechanical engineer Entwistle in Last Of The […]

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  • Meet Pearl Mackie, The Doctor’s new companion

    Meet Pearl Mackie, The Doctor’s new companion

    Admittedly, it was a bit odd on Saturday as the BBC announced during half-time on Match of the Day‘s live FA Cup semi-final special who would be newest companion to travel through time and space with The Doctor in the TARDIS. As excited as everyone was to see just who would be taking Jenna Coleman’s seat […]

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