• Top Ten Brit films of all time, part 1

    Top Ten Brit films of all time, part 1

    Seeing The Third Man on TCM last night starting me thinking about my all-time favorite “Brit” film. Not sure what physically constitutes a British film. Is it one produced at a UK studio, one that has an all-Brit cast, or one set in the UK? Whatever it is, here’s what I came up with for […]

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  • Not the Nine O'Clock News – Daily Show of the 70's?

    Not the Nine O'Clock News – Daily Show of the 70's?

    From the British comedy vault Prior to the brilliance of Blackadder and Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson spent three years collaborating with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones on Not the Nine O’Clock News, a sketch comedy show that premiered in the late ’70s. It was originally conceived as an “alternative” and aired at the same […]

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  • Happy 75th, Dame Dench

    Happy 75th, Dame Dench

    I don’t know about you, but there’s something about Dame Judi Dench turning 75 on Wednesday, December 9 and, simultaneously, the same week, being asked to appear in an upcoming Black Eyed Peas video that’s pretty darn cool. Seems as though after striking up a close friendship with singer Fergie during the filming of the […]

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  • Old Guys find home on PBS stations

    Old Guys find home on PBS stations

    Clive Swift (Richard from Keeping Up Appearances) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Owen in Vicar of Dibley) have teamed up for a new British comedy, The Old Guys, coming to public televison stations in 2010. Jane Asher plays Sally, the neighbor that definitely recognizes that both Roy and Tom are attracted to her and tends to […]

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  • From Doctor Who to Hamlet – all in a days work

    From Doctor Who to Hamlet – all in a days work

    In case you thought that David Tennant was sitting around idly after his run as the Tenth Doctor on the long-running science fiction series, Doctor Who, ended, think again. Tennant, earlier this year, ended a Stratford-Upon-Avon, then London, run of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet. If that wasn’t enough, Tennant reprised the role recently, […]

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  • Happy 79th, Ronnie Corbett

    Happy 79th, Ronnie Corbett

    Whether you’ve been enjoying British comedy for a number of years or have just discovered in recent years, Ronnie Corbett is a name that you need to be familiar with. Unfortunately, while Ronnie Barker (Open All Hours and Porridge) is no longer with us, Ronnie Corbett happily turns 79 on December 4. Ronnie Corbett first met […]

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  • Johnny Depp, Dibley's newest resident?

    Johnny Depp, Dibley's newest resident?

    Ok, so it was 1999, but there was a Johnny Depp sighting in Dibley by Geraldine and Alice that, briefly, made them not think about Richard Armitage. Fortunately, however, it did make Geraldine forget about her encounters with Owen over the years too. No word for a couple of years now on the news that […]

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  • Keeping Up Appearances – Take 2

    Keeping Up Appearances – Take 2

    Why do I like this show even more now? And, why do I really want to go to the pub with Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow)…or even Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth)? It’s interesting to note that there are very few bloopers or outtakes floating around for Britcoms. In talking with a number of British actors and actresses over […]

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  • As Time Goes By – Take 2

    As Time Goes By – Take 2

    As Time Goes By. One of the classic Britcoms of all time that has put many a smile on viewers faces for years. Little did we know just how grueling and all-businesslike the production was in order to bring us that finished product each week.

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  • The Ninth Doctor a Beatle?

    The Ninth Doctor a Beatle?

    Ok, having difficulty with this one. Am reading in the Guardian about BBC4 project. Former Doctor Who star, Christopher Eccleston, has been tagged to star in Lennon Naked, a film for the Beeb that looks at John Lennon’s life from 1967-1971. To me, Eccleston never seemed to warm to the idea of being the Ninth […]

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