• The Bucket residence, the Dame of the House speaking….

    The Bucket residence, the Dame of the House speaking….

    For numerous reasons, I’m quite ready to let go of 2016, no questions asked. 2017 has started off brilliantly, however, with the news that Chichester’s own Patricia Routledge would be among the Queen’s New Year Honors being awarded DBE for her services to theatre and charity. A long-time passionate supporter of the arts who has enjoyed a lengthy relationship […]

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  • A bit of Miranda Hart greatness this holiday season begins Monday on Channel 4

    A bit of Miranda Hart greatness this holiday season begins Monday on Channel 4

    Miranda Hart may not be returning to Poplar this Christmas when Call the Midwife returns but she will definitely be on everyone’s radar this holiday season as the star of the self-titled, self-penned and semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda, joins forces with her dog, Peggy, to recreate some of television’s iconic moments from 2016 for Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas beginning […]

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  • 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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