• Dame Helen Mirren reduces Stephen Colbert to tears with reading of ‘Ulysses’

    Dame Helen Mirren reduces Stephen Colbert to tears with reading of ‘Ulysses’

    Stemming from an earlier conversation between the legendary Dame Helen Mirren and the brilliant host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about what makes them cry, the legendary actress indulges the late-night host with a reading of lines from the poem ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Ok, it’s not a full-blown tearjerker, but if the poem doesn’t […]

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  • Whites – the making of a British ‘situation’ comedy

    Whites – the making of a British ‘situation’ comedy

    Every week we sit at home watching our favorite British comedy probably not thinking of the thousands of hours of preparation and effort that goes in to making the “situation” part of the comedy real. In the case of the 2010 series, Whites, the British comedy series set in the kitchen of an English country […]

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  • Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

    Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

    You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage or even go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne pay tribute to Stephen Hawking

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne pay tribute to Stephen Hawking

    Aside from being recognized as the world’s foremost theoretical physicist/cosmologist, Stephen Hawking had two of the finest actors on Planet Earth portray him over the years. The first time the scientist was ever played on screen saw Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2004 BBC film Hawking with Eddie Redmayne following a decade later in the 2014 Oscar-winning film, […]

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  • Alan Cumming confirms role as a ‘nice baddie’ in Doctor Who XI

    Alan Cumming confirms role as a ‘nice baddie’ in Doctor Who XI

    In what seems to be a bit of a departure from an unwritten policy that stretches back more years that anyone can remember against leaking any information regarding the new series, a brilliant tidbit has surfaced about the forthcoming Doctor Who series starring Jodie Whitaker. Appearing on the most recent edition of the Will Young and Chris […]

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  • Sky 1 comedy, ‘In the Long Run’, up next for Luther’s Idris Elba

    Sky 1 comedy, ‘In the Long Run’, up next for Luther’s Idris Elba

    Having binge-watched Luther more times than I care to admit, the last thing I had ever expected to say in the same sentence is Idris Elba and British comedy. The former Wire actor and current star of Luther‘s latest endeavor comes in the form of a comedy series, In the Long Run, which is loosely based on his own […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch’s dramatic ac-tor reading of “I’m a Little Teapot”

    Benedict Cumberbatch’s dramatic ac-tor reading of “I’m a Little Teapot”

    The idea of Benedict Cumberbatch’s dramatic version of “I’m a Little Teapot” might be the best thing I’ve seen on the Internet since the video of Patrick Stewart dressed in a flannel shirt, spurs, chaps, bandanna and black hat singing country western classics like “Rawhide”, “El Paso”, “Ringo” and “Don’t Fence Me In” for charity. […]

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