• Take a glimpse of George Clooney at Downton Abbey for Text Santa

    Take a glimpse of George Clooney at Downton Abbey for Text Santa

    Text Santa 2014, ITV’s annual charity initiative set up to support UK charities during the Christmas season, kicked off earlier this week on Giving Tuesday and will culminate with a multiple-hour live telecast on Saturday, December 19. Much like its non-commercial counterpart, Red Nose Day, on BBC One, Text Santa  is an on-air appeal that features a […]

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  • Arkwright’s remains ‘open all hours’ after 40 years

    Arkwright’s remains ‘open all hours’ after 40 years

    In March 1973, a small grocer’s shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, opened its doors. 40 years later, in Still Open All Hours, Arkwright’s is owned by Granville Arkwright (David Jason), the nephew of the now deceased Albert Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), the shops stammering, miserly original owner. To celebrate the 40th, […]

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  • #221back is back!

    #221back is back!

    Once again, I look at the calendar, see it’s the day after Thanksgiving yet it has to be Christmas! It may be Black Friday to some but stay with me, it’s definitely the day before Boxing Day. Why, you ask? Really simple if you happen to follow Sue Vertue on Twitter. It was a simple […]

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  • For Mrs. Patmore, every day is Thanksgiving at Downton Abbey

    For Mrs. Patmore, every day is Thanksgiving at Downton Abbey

    While Thanksgiving isn’t officially celebrated in the UK, it has gained a bit of momentum in recent years with a number of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and an increasing number of festivals, including the Harvest Festival where Brits give thanks for food and the year’s harvest. Should Cora’s mother Martha and/or crazy brother Harold blow […]

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  • 'Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child' unaired pilot…51 years later

    'Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child' unaired pilot…51 years later

    It was 51 years ago Sunday that a time-travelling humanoid alien called The Doctor began exploring the universe in his TARDIS with a pretty simple mission to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs. Doctor Who first appeared on BBC1 television at 17:16:20 GMT, eighty seconds after the scheduled program time of 5:15p due […]

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  • Hugh Laurie added to cast of HBO's Veep

    Hugh Laurie added to cast of HBO's Veep

    Approximately three years removed from his brilliant portrayal of Dr. Gregory House, the pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, TVLine.com reports that Hugh Laurie is returning to the small screen to join the cast of Veep, the HBO political comedy series which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the country’s vice-president-turned-Commander-in-Chief. While this will be Laurie’s first […]

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