• With all-star cast sans Lady Rose, filming begins on the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

    With all-star cast sans Lady Rose, filming begins on the ‘Downton Abbey’ movie

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus as filming has begun on the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie. A roster of stars have been added to the returning upstairs and downstairs residents of Downton as Harry Potter’s Imelda Staunton, Sherlock Holmes‘ Geraldine James and The Thick of It‘s David Haig are among those who have signed-up. Also joining the cast […]

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  • ‘Tea with the Dames’ coming to U.S. theaters

    ‘Tea with the Dames’ coming to U.S. theaters

    What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime […]

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  • 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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