• Mr. Bean bests Alan Cumming on ‘Blind Date’ with Cilla Black

    Mr. Bean bests Alan Cumming on ‘Blind Date’ with Cilla Black

    It’s really hard to believe but in 2015, we celebrate Mr. Bean’s 25th birthday. Looking back over the last quarter century, one can’t help but think of endless classic Bean moments from the series. Whether its seeing him tool around town in his iconic yellow-Mini, his difficulty in ‘dressing a turkey’, or his memorable take on the Christmas nativity […]

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  • The ‘lost years’ of Shakespeare found in BBC Films’ “Bill”

    The ‘lost years’ of Shakespeare found in BBC Films’ “Bill”

    What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? In ‘real-life’, these lost years are widely acknowledged as being a crucial period in Shakespeare’s life, long having been a mystery to scholars, and cover his rise from virtual obscurity in Stratford-upon-Avon to fame as a playwright in London. Preferring to grab hold of the potential of great idiocy […]

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  • Dad’s Army gets big screen treatment with a killer cast

    Dad’s Army gets big screen treatment with a killer cast

    Don’t Panic! Regardless of whether or not Dad’s Army has ever been on your radar, the forthcoming big screen treatment that is set to hit cinemas in February 2016 is well worth a look. The original Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s British comedy followed the escapades of a group of amateur soldiers as they tried […]

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  • David Nobbs, creator/writer of Reginald Perrin, dies at 80

    David Nobbs, creator/writer of Reginald Perrin, dies at 80

    David Nobbs, the creator/writer of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, one of the classic British situation comedies of all-time, has died at the age of 80. Based on a series of novels penned by Nobbs and first broadcast in the late 1970s, the series brilliantly told the story of middle aged, middle manager, Reginald […]

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  • PBS gets ‘Vicious’ again with series 2 premiering Aug 23

    PBS gets ‘Vicious’ again with series 2 premiering Aug 23

    Brilliance personified in the form of the British comedy hit, Vicious, returns to PBS on Sunday, 23 August. It has been awhile but, at long last, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi are back and are as turbulent (and bitchy) as ever. The two ‘Sirs”, who star as Freddie and Stuart, an elderly couple who […]

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  • Dirk Gently is taking his Holistic Detective Agency toys and coming to America

    Dirk Gently is taking his Holistic Detective Agency toys and coming to America

    Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams’ holistic detective, who was brought to life by Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Episodes) in a one and done-series, four-episode BBC4 adapatation, will get another shot at success across the pond. Gently bases his methods on the “fundamental interconnectedness of all things”, which relies on random chance methods to uncover connections between seemingly-unrelated cases. While […]

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  • Is ‘Brittas Empire’ set for reboot?

    Is ‘Brittas Empire’ set for reboot?

    Ok, so I might be in the midst of a mild case of ‘good old days’ syndrome when it comes to British comedy but there are days that I look at the current comedy output from the UK and long for the days when a new season of As Time Goes By, Keeping Up Appearances, […]

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