• 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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  • Post-Downton Abbey, what’s up next for Dan Stevens?

    Post-Downton Abbey, what’s up next for Dan Stevens?

    Even though there are still fans of Downton Abbey who blame me for Matthew’s death, we can now safely say that there is ‘life after Downton’ for Dan Stevens, the actor that had that very untimely (and fatal) automobile dust-up at the end of series 3. Since leaving Downton, Stevens has forged a career in […]

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  • Attn: Clunatics! ‘Doc Martin’ S7 to begin filming soon…

    Attn: Clunatics! ‘Doc Martin’ S7 to begin filming soon…

    It seemed harmless enough. An innocent Q&A with Martin Clunes that appeared in The Telegraph on Friday seemed quite harmless on the surface. A nice bit about how he spends his rare ‘off-time’ (currently watching BAFTA-nominated films with wife, Philippa, who is not only on the BAFTA jury but also doubles as producer of Doc Martin), references […]

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  • Rowan Atkinson to resurrect Mr. Bean for Comic Relief 2015

    Rowan Atkinson to resurrect Mr. Bean for Comic Relief 2015

    Fresh on the heels of last weeks brilliant news that Dawn French would participate in a forthcoming Vicar of Dibley sketch for the Red Nose Day portion of Comic Relief 2015, which is set to air on BBC One on Friday, 13 March 2015, comes the icing on the proverbial British comedy cake for fans […]

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  • First look at Miranda Hart in Paul Feig’s Spy

    First look at Miranda Hart in Paul Feig’s Spy

    Miranda, the semi-autobiographical situation comedy that was based on Miranda Hart’s 2008 BBC Radio 2 comedy Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop, is no more. It has ceased to be. After two completely brilliant series enders that ran in the UK on Christmas and New Years Day, Miranda has gone to join the choir invisible. Thankfully, however, Miranda […]

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  • Dawn French to vie for Bishop of Dibley in new Comic Relief sketch

    Dawn French to vie for Bishop of Dibley in new Comic Relief sketch

    It’s been said that ‘good things come to those that wait’. In the case of fans of Vicar of Dibley, it’s taken a little over 8 years for good things to finally get here. It was 2007 when we last visited Dibley as millions of viewers watched as Geraldine Granger married Harry, played by Richard Armitage. The Dibley […]

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  • Royal Mail to commemorate The Two Ronnies with new post stamp

    Royal Mail to commemorate The Two Ronnies with new post stamp

    In the age of more and more communication via texts, email and FaceTime, the archaic practice of sending snail mail may just get a bit more fun beginning 1 April 2015. Royal Mail has just released the first images of a new set of stamps celebrating Britain’s comedy greats, including The Two Ronnies, Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie […]

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  • ‘Mapp and Lucia’ – round one begins 29 December on BBC One!

    ‘Mapp and Lucia’ – round one begins 29 December on BBC One!

    From a drama standpoint, 2014 is going out in style just like it came in. Since last January, British telly fans have feasted on the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Broadchurch, Prey, Endeavour, Lewis, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott & Bailey…to name a few. Before we all begin to lean forward to 2015, there’s […]

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  • R.I.P. – Jeremy Lloyd

    R.I.P. – Jeremy Lloyd

    Jeremy Lloyd, the co-creator/writer of such British comedy classics as Are You Being Served? and ‘Allo, ‘Allo, passed away on 23 December at the age of 84. These are getting harder and harder to write and, sadly, they seem to be coming around more frequently in recent years. This one, however, had an added level of […]

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