• Post Downton Abbey, Sesame Street spoofs ‘House of Cards’

    Post Downton Abbey, Sesame Street spoofs ‘House of Cards’

    For a bit of a different take on the classic Three Little Pigs story, Sesame Street had to look no further than the  House of Cards for their next parody target. The American version with Kevin Spacey, not the brilliant BBC series with Ian Richardson. Given the British focus of Tellyspotting, I find myself a bit […]

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  • ‘Hoff the Record’ at BBC Showcase in Liverpool

    ‘Hoff the Record’ at BBC Showcase in Liverpool

    For those of you that may not be familiar with the annual BBC Showcase in Liverpool, this is the annual event put on by BBC Worldwide which showcases what’s coming up on the BBC in the forthcoming year. Approximately 750 TV programmers from around the world are in attendance for 5 days of non-stop, intense […]

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  • Finally, America gets it’s own ‘Red Nose Day’

    Finally, America gets it’s own ‘Red Nose Day’

    Ironically, as we (as in, Tellyspotting) head to Liverpool today for the 2015 BBC Showcase, news came down that the mind palace creation of Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry back in 1985, Red Nose Day, is coming to America. The U.K.’s #1 fundraiser event which takes over the BBC every two years for a night of […]

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  • Happy 86th, Patricia Routledge!

    Happy 86th, Patricia Routledge!

    Armed with her early theatre training background from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Patricia Routledge launched her career at the Liverpool Playhouse. She spent years, professionally, on stage and in theatre (which included a 1968 ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ Tony Award for her performance in Darling of the Day) in addition to several big screen appearances including To Sir, With […]

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  • No imagination necessary as ‘Moone Boy’ returns March 2!

    No imagination necessary as ‘Moone Boy’ returns March 2!

    It worked for Jimmy Stewart in Harvey so why shouldn’t 12-year old Martin Moone (David Rawle) create his own imaginary wingman to help him negotiate life. In Moone Boy, Seán Murphy is the imaginary friend of Martin Moone, the youngest (and only male) child in perhaps the most chaotic clan in all of Ireland. Aided […]

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  • World’s worst ‘Uncle’ returns to BBC3 tonight!

    World’s worst ‘Uncle’ returns to BBC3 tonight!

    When we first met Andy (Nick Helm) in series one of Uncle, he was a lazy, unlucky-in-love, out-of-work musician. Not really what you’d call ‘uncle material’. Then there is Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott), a somewhat nerdy, allergic to most everything, kid who desperately needs help with life. Errol and Andy’s unlikely alliance begins when Andy’s sister asks him to look […]

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  • ‘QI’ (Quite Interesting) headed to America…finally

    ‘QI’ (Quite Interesting) headed to America…finally

    According to the British Comedy Guide, the long-running British ‘panel/quiz’ show, QI (which stands for Quite Interesting), is finally headed to America for broadcast. Hosted by Stephen Fry and co-starring resident panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), the series has had its challenges in years past crossing the Atlantic, largely due to rights issues with the images […]

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  • R.I.P. Geraldine McEwan – Miss Marple/Mulberry actress dies at 82

    R.I.P. Geraldine McEwan – Miss Marple/Mulberry actress dies at 82

    Mulberry has finally come to take hold of Miss Rose Farnaby’s hand and escort her across the bridge… Actress Geraldine McEwan, known primarily in recent years for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Jane Marple on ITV and PBS, has died at the age of 82. McEwan, who appeared in 12, 2-hour episodes as Miss Marple, […]

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