• Grace Brothers to re-open Sunday – who wants to go shopping?

    Grace Brothers to re-open Sunday – who wants to go shopping?

    Sunday night on BBC1, as part of the channel’s Landmark Sitcom Season, it’s Are You Being Served, Again”… again. This time, however, it’s 1988 but we’re not on a farm of any kind. Grace Brothers is re-opening its doors and Young Mr Grace is determined to drag the flagship department store into, well 1988, but he has a […]

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  • R.I.P. ‘Yes Minister’ co-creator/writer, Sir Antony Jay

    R.I.P. ‘Yes Minister’ co-creator/writer, Sir Antony Jay

    Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister co-creator Sir Antony Jay has died aged 86. The broadcaster, who (with Jonathan Lynn) created the classic 1980s political TV series starring Paul Eddington and Sir Nigel Hawthorne, passed away earlier this week. His representative said: “Sir Antony Jay CVO CBE died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He […]

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  • Spot on parody cures our ‘Sherlock’ separation anxiety…almost.

    Spot on parody cures our ‘Sherlock’ separation anxiety…almost.

    What better way to suppress a bit of Sherlock separation anxiety than a brilliant Sherlock parody from the mind palaces over at the Hillywood Show. While there have been numerous parodies over the past several years, this particular one from Hilly & Hannah Hindi includes fan favorite moments from actual Sherlock episodes. The comedy duo traveled to London to film in actual Sherlock […]

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  • And Now for Something Completely Different — Fawlty Towers, Down Under

    And Now for Something Completely Different — Fawlty Towers, Down Under

    Fawlty Towers, the quintessential British sitcom and, perhaps, the best all-around television sitcom of all-time, is headed down under courtesy of series co-creator/writer, John Cleese. Uneasy about the reception the show might get from UK audiences and critics, more than 40 years after the original was aired on the BBC, Cleese has chosen an all-Australian cast for the […]

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  • So that’s how Hyacinth could afford a slim line telephone with automatic redial….

    So that’s how Hyacinth could afford a slim line telephone with automatic redial….

    In today’s overloaded commercial environment, no one gives it a second thought when they encounter celebrity spokespeople appearing in adverts for their favorite whatever. What doesn’t immediately come to mind are commercials that feature the character that an actor portrays. The only recent example that seems to follow this concept features the perfect pitchman, Modern Family‘s Phil Dunphy, […]

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  • Classic ‘lost’ sitcoms become part of BBC tribute to comedy

    Classic ‘lost’ sitcoms become part of BBC tribute to comedy

    There has been quite a bit of chatter the last several weeks about the one-off reboots of Are You Being Served, Keeping Up Appearances, Porridge and Goodnight Sweetheart as part of the forthcoming Landmark Sitcom Season on the BBC. While both the AYBS one-off, which takes the staff of Grace Brothers Department Store and places them in the late 80s, […]

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  • ‘Red Dwarf’ goes back to its roots for RDXI

    ‘Red Dwarf’ goes back to its roots for RDXI

    According to THE source for all things Red Dwarf, the long-awaited new episodes that comprised RDXI and RD XII are headed to Dave with the first six episodes beginning in September. As the self-proclaimed ‘home for witty banter’, where else can it go? Every day closer to the premiere brings new teasers as to what we can expect. For long-time RD fans, […]

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