• The Prisoner – I am NOT a number!

    The Prisoner – I am NOT a number!

    With yet another unsettling American re-make looming on the horizon this Sunday on, as they say, another network, I thought it only fitting to pay tribute to one of the all-time classic series from the 60’s, or for that matter, anytime — THE PRISONER. Created by and starring Patrick McGoohan as No. 6, the series […]

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  • B4 Hyacinth – 20 years B4 Hyacinth!

    B4 Hyacinth – 20 years B4 Hyacinth!

    Patricia Routledge in Steptoe and Son In 1974, Patricia Routledge played Madame Fontana in one episode of this long-running hit BBC TV series. It’s said that in 1966, the audience was so big that PM Harold Wilson asked the BBC to delay transmission of a repeat episode until after the polls closed on election day […]

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  • B4 Geraldine and House

    B4 Geraldine and House

    Many of your favorite Britcom stars had several series under their belts before that one classic role that we all know them for today. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll dig up some classic telly clips from the early days of British comedy stars so you can enjoy not only where they are now, […]

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  • Doctor Who: David, Say it isn't so!

    Doctor Who: David, Say it isn't so!

    FYI, it’s 2059, for those playing along at home. The Earth has its first off-world colony. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the planet is also inhabited by aliens that use a water compound to infect victims. The really bad news is that this marks the beginning of the end of David […]

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  • Doh! Weren't you in….

    Doh! Weren't you in….

    That’s the question that viewers often ask when watching British comedy on public television. It’s not unusual to see your favorite British comedy actor or actress step out of the roles that we have become friends with over the years and stretch themselves using their formal training in period drama, contemporary drama, hit movies, American “sitcoms” […]

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  • Doctor Who….meet Dr. House

    Doctor Who….meet Dr. House

    David Tennant, the current host of the Masterpiece Contemporary series on PBS  and KERA, will make his U.S. television debut in an NBC pilot, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. With his tenure on the long-running Doctor Who series coming to an end where he was, without question, THE best doctor ever, Tennant will star as a top Chicago […]

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  • Dame Judi "returns" to Cranford; PBS/BBC team up for "classics" in 2010

    Dame Judi "returns" to Cranford; PBS/BBC team up for "classics" in 2010

    Return to Cranford, comes to KERA and PBS stations nationwide on Masterpiece Classic beginning Sunday, January 10, 2010. The star-studded cast of Dame Judi Dench, who reprises her role of Miss Matty Jenkyns, Francesca Annis and Eileen Atkins welcome new town members Jonathan Pryce and Tim Curry in the sequel to the BAFTA-winning Emmy-nominated drama, […]

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  • Ladies of Letters – Civilized cattiness at it's finest

    Ladies of Letters – Civilized cattiness at it's finest

    Aptly described in the British press as “Talking Heads meets Keeping Up Appearances“, the highly successful BBC Radio 4 series, Ladies of Letters, recently made the always dangerous leap to television. Thanks, in large part, to the wonderful acting talents of Maureen Lipman (Irene Spencer) and Anne Reid (Vera Small) , Letters takes the long-running […]

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  • Happy 70th, Mr. Cleese

    Happy 70th, Mr. Cleese

    What better way to celebrate John Cleese’s 70th birthday than with a look back at, perhaps, the two most classic clips from the greatest British comedy of all time. I will admit, however, that I’m feeling the same way about hearing John Cleese turned 70 on October 27 as I did when seeing the 25th […]

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  • The Kitty Monologues – Hyacinth B4 Hyacinth

    The Kitty Monologues – Hyacinth B4 Hyacinth

    Taking a somewhat 180 degree turn on the “where are they now” concept, I thought fans of Patricia Routledge and Hyacinth Bucket would enjoy a “what did they do before” moment with this pre-Keeping Up Appearances character from the Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV series that aired on the BBC in the mid-80’s. Recorded […]

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