• Happy 60th, Sir Lenny Henry!

    Happy 60th, Sir Lenny Henry!

    Here’s wishing a coveted third Michelin star to Le Chateau Anglais and Chef Gareth Blackstock for his alter ego, Sir Lenny Henry’s 60th birthday today. Given that Chef Blackstock’s restaurant was one of the few in the United Kingdom to receive a two-star rating from Michelin we felt it would be the only fitting gift […]

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  • Maureen Lipman packs her bags and heads to ‘Coronation Street’

    Maureen Lipman packs her bags and heads to ‘Coronation Street’

    After almost ten years of covering British comedy, drama, pop culture and pretty much everything British, today is a first. As in the first time we write about Coronation Street. Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running television soap opera, the series premiered on 9 December, 1960 and centers on Coronation Street […]

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  • Lots of new faces at Nonnatus House as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

    Lots of new faces at Nonnatus House as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

    Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Blackadder, Little Dorrit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) will join the cast of Call the Midwife for the forthcoming 2018 Christmas special and episode one of series eight which will, most likely, premiere on BBC1 in January 2019. The Harry Potter star is set to play Sister Mildred, a “forthright and indefatigable sister from the Order”. Mildred’s arrival […]

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  • Unearthed ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’ sketches reveal a more conventional ending, a wild west saloon and…the Pink Knight?

    Unearthed ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’ sketches reveal a more conventional ending, a wild west saloon and…the Pink Knight?

    Recently unearthed material in the private archives of Monty Python member Michael Palin has revealed some oddly interesting sketches that, ultimately, never made it to the final version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Palin gave the British Library his archives last June, a majority of which has been catalogued and is already available in the library’s […]

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  • The TARDIS lands in Hall H for SDCC2018 ‘Doctor Who’ S11 update

    The TARDIS lands in Hall H for SDCC2018 ‘Doctor Who’ S11 update

    Just as in years past, Hall H inside the San Diego Convention Center was THE place to be last week. One moment on Thursday, in particular, stood out well above the rest. The Doctor Who panel that kicked of this year’s San Diego Comic Con International was highlighted by the attendance of new showrunner Chris Chibnall, Doctor #13 […]

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  • Q&A with Lucie Pohl, a.k.a. Harmony de Gauthier in ‘Red Dwarf XI’

    Q&A with Lucie Pohl, a.k.a. Harmony de Gauthier in ‘Red Dwarf XI’

    At long last, Red Dwarf returns to public television stations in America this month (Saturdays at 11p beginning July 21 on KERA in North Texas). For the remaining individual that has lived under a rock for the past few years, the series returns with twelve new episodes which make up Red Dwarf XI and XII. Returning to the Starbug are Craig […]

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  • Michael Palin adds North Korea stamp to a fully-booked passport for new travel series

    Michael Palin adds North Korea stamp to a fully-booked passport for new travel series

    Michael Palin has gone Around the World in 80 Days, visited the North and South Poles in Pole to Pole, circumnavigated the lands around the Pacific Ocean in Full Circle with Michael Palin, anti-clockwise of course, retraced the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway in Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure, trekked around and through the world’s largest desert in Sahara with Michael Palin, traveled through the Himalaya […]

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  • Luther’s Ruth Wilson stars as her own grandmother in ‘Mrs. Wilson’ for PBS’ Masterpiece

    Luther’s Ruth Wilson stars as her own grandmother in ‘Mrs. Wilson’ for PBS’ Masterpiece

    Golden Globe®-winning actress Ruth Wilson, best known for her brilliant portrayal as research scientist/highly intelligent sociopath, Alice Morgan, in the psychological drama, Luther, returns to PBS’ Masterpiece series in a very personal sort of three-part drama, one based on her own grandmother’s memoir about her life and their complicated family history. Wilson was last seen on Masterpiece over a decade […]

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  • Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins added to cast of ‘The Crown’ for series 3

    Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins added to cast of ‘The Crown’ for series 3

    Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter, Howard’s End, Ocean’s 8) and Jason Watkins (Twenty Twelve, W1A, Line of Duty, Hold the Sunset) have been added to the cast for the forthcoming series 3 of The Crown. Taking over the role of Princess Margaret from Vanessa Kirby, Bonham Carter will join the already overhauled cast of Olivia Colman as Queen […]

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