• Meet Victoria’s Lord M, Rufus Sewell

    Meet Victoria’s Lord M, Rufus Sewell

    While a new generation of viewers have just recently discovered Rufus Sewell either as Lord M on Victoria or as Obergruppenführer Smith in The Man in the High Castle, most PBS viewers will recognize him as the Italian detective, Aurelio Zen, in the Masterpiece presentation of Zen. Based on the detective novels by Michael Dibdin, the BBC […]

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  • R.I.P. Sir John Hurt – British actor dies at 77

    R.I.P. Sir John Hurt – British actor dies at 77

    Unfortunately, for Planet Earth, 2017 isn’t starting out any better than 2016 ended as we continue to lose the good ones all too soon. On the heels of last weeks news of the death of ‘Allo, ‘Allo star, Gorden Kaye, sadly, one of Britain’s best known actor’s, Bafta award winning Sir John Hurt died Wednesday […]

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  • The Bucket residence, the Dame of the House speaking….

    The Bucket residence, the Dame of the House speaking….

    For numerous reasons, I’m quite ready to let go of 2016, no questions asked. 2017 has started off brilliantly, however, with the news that Chichester’s own Patricia Routledge would be among the Queen’s New Year Honors being awarded DBE for her services to theatre and charity. A long-time passionate supporter of the arts who has enjoyed a lengthy relationship […]

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  • A bit of Miranda Hart greatness this holiday season begins Monday on Channel 4

    A bit of Miranda Hart greatness this holiday season begins Monday on Channel 4

    Miranda Hart may not be returning to Poplar this Christmas when Call the Midwife returns but she will definitely be on everyone’s radar this holiday season as the star of the self-titled, self-penned and semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda, joins forces with her dog, Peggy, to recreate some of television’s iconic moments from 2016 for Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas beginning […]

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  • Filming ‘Death in Paradise’ not all paradise for Tony Gardner

    Filming ‘Death in Paradise’ not all paradise for Tony Gardner

    British actor Tony Gardner (Lead Balloon, Last Tango in Halifax, The Thick of It, Young Hyacinth) revealed recently that he had caught the Zika virus while filming Death in Paradise, the popular BBC crime series on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The actor revealed the news on comedian Sean Hughes’ podcast Under the Radar where he said he […]

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  • Andrew Sachs dies at age 86 – R.I.P. Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’

    Andrew Sachs dies at age 86 – R.I.P. Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’

    As the news broke early Thursday evening that Andrew Sachs had passed away at the age of 86 on November 23, I am at this moment officially done with 2016. Diagnosed with vascular dementia four years ago, Andrew was, by far, best known for his spot on portrayal of Manuel, the constantly confused waiter from Barcelona with a limited grasp of the English language and customs. […]

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  • Coronation Street’s Jean Alexander dies aged 90

    Coronation Street’s Jean Alexander dies aged 90

    Jean Alexander, who played Coronation Street‘s Hilda Ogden and shop-owner Auntie Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine, has died aged 90. Alexander portrayed Hilda Ogden, a sharp-tongued, put-upon housewife who was one of Coronation Street‘s best known characters, from 1964 to 1987. She also appeared as shopkeeper Auntie Wainwright which, according to Alexander, was […]

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