• Thanks for the smiles, Mollie…and the trifle

    Thanks for the smiles, Mollie…and the trifle

    For almost thirty years, Mollie Sugden brought smiles and outright laughter to not only the North Texas area, but to the world, as Mrs. Slocombe on Are You Being Served. One can’t help but smile when the theme to AYBS plays and you sit there wondering just what color her hair will be in this […]

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  • Next time you think about asking for salt….think again.

    Next time you think about asking for salt….think again.

    The holidays usually signal two things. First, families getting together and, second, some great football bowl games. Ok, three things. Food. And lots of it. Whether you spend weeks getting that perfect dinner menu together from books or magazines you haven’t opened all year or you go out to eat, one thing is clear: there […]

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  • Baldrick's cunning plan – Q&A with The Telegraph

    Baldrick's cunning plan – Q&A with The Telegraph

    The Telegraph UK recently sat down with Tony Robinson, the genius mind behind the dimwitted servant, Baldrick, from the Blackadder series, for a little Q&A. While the series had its’ BBC premiere over 25 years ago, the talents and comic timings of the likes of Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed […]

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  • Tellyspotting's Book of Little Known Facts for the holidays

    Tellyspotting's Book of Little Known Facts for the holidays

    As we approach the holiday season, chances are you could find yourself grasping for that elusive conversation starter that we all desperately seek at one time or another. What better way to both start a conversation and immediately let it be known that you are intelligent AND have a sense of humor than to lob […]

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  • Ricky Gervais exchanges paper for mobile phones

    Ricky Gervais exchanges paper for mobile phones

    Ricky Gervais, co-creator/co-writer of The Office, has a new job. It’s been eight years since David Brent left the drudgery and unglamorous world of selling paper in Slough. Gervais is now involved as script editor on PhoneShop, created, written and produced by Phil Bowker. Head of comedy at Talkback Thames, Bowker gave Gervais his first […]

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  • 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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