• £73+ million aside, Ofcom may investigate ‘Red Nose Day’ after 151 complaints

    £73+ million aside, Ofcom may investigate ‘Red Nose Day’ after 151 complaints

    The independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, a.k.a. U.K. TV watchdog Ofcom, is considering launching an investigation into the content of the charity fundraiser, Comic Relief, following last Fridays broadcast of Red Nose Day. Among the content broadcast on the 24 March live TV event that was the target of a majority of the […]

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  • Stephen Hawking searches for new voice during ‘Red Nose Day 2017’

    Stephen Hawking searches for new voice during ‘Red Nose Day 2017’

    The greatness that is Red Nose Day 2017 descended upon the U.K. last night with their usual brilliant sketches highlighting the comic genius of many folks familiar to us all. First up has English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, embarking on […]

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  • Beware The Ides of March – ‘Up Pompeii’ style

    Beware The Ides of March – ‘Up Pompeii’ style

    Aside from the brilliant series, I Claudius, it seems like an ‘Ides of March’ cannot pass without thinking of the classic BBC comedy, Up Pompeii, starring the late, great Frankie Howerd. The series, which ran only two short seasons back in 1969-1970, was written by and starred a number of Carry On film alumni, would probably have […]

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  • ‘Waiting for God’ to get stage revival with U.K. tour set for next month

    ‘Waiting for God’ to get stage revival with U.K. tour set for next month

    Following in the footsteps of Dad’s Army, Porridge, Last Of The Summer Wine and, even Fawlty Towers, the classic 90s sitcom Waiting for God is being revived for a new touring stage production beginning next month. The original comedy, which starred the brilliant duo of Graham Crowden and Stephanie Cole as elderly delinquents Tom and Diana, centered around their daily life as […]

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  • Day one: BBC Showcase 2017 – Comedy

    Day one: BBC Showcase 2017 – Comedy

    Day one of the BBC Showcase 2017 in Liverpool is in the books. With thousands of hours to choose from to screen off the BBC catalogue, it’s no surprise that Tellyspotting gravitated right to the comedy genre on the first day of binge screening. Much like their American cousins, the offerings display an array of up and […]

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