• Scattershooting on a Monday….Downton Abbey, Judi Dench and more

    Scattershooting on a Monday….Downton Abbey, Judi Dench and more

    More trolling around the Internets bringing you more tidbits of witty banter to amaze your friends with at parties…. Downton Abbey production begins in February We reported last week that Downton Abbey is set to go into production next month in the UK. Now that the second or four episodes has come and gone on […]

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  • Being Human 3 launch date set!

    Being Human 3 launch date set!

    Mark the calendar, turn off the phone and lock the doors….BH3 is coming. . . . . . . . . . Just catching up or catching on to the greatness that is Being Human? If you fall in to one of these two groups or if you’ve been a P1 since that fateful day […]

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  • Take the UK to US TV export challenge

    Take the UK to US TV export challenge

    With all of our talk over the last 14 months about the US “difficulty” with respect to exporting brilliant UK product and putting the U.S stamp on it, whether it be comedy or drama (seems like we’ve mastered the art of the game show/reality show remake), the BBC has come up with a quick 7-question […]

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  • Frankenstein descends on London's West End

    Frankenstein descends on London's West End

    For those in and around the UK in the not-too-distant future whether by residence or on holiday, here’s a definitive ‘must-see’ moment to quickly consider….and, to report back to us on. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein Look up ‘must-see’ in any dictionary and you’ll read a description of the upcoming production of […]

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  • British comedy scattershooting on a Monday….

    British comedy scattershooting on a Monday….

    Survived the first snowstorm of 2011, a whopping 2 inches (insert laughter from Colorado readers here) after all was said and done. Time for a periodic look around the horn at what’s happening in the world of British comedy, British television and the actors/actresses you’ve come to know and love over the years. Can’t save […]

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  • Downton Abbey opens its doors tonight on PBS

    Downton Abbey opens its doors tonight on PBS

    Finally, it’s zero hour in the US. Downton Abbey premieres tonight as part of the new season of Masterpiece on PBS. Both critically acclaimed and a huge audience hit when broadcast this past Fall on ITV, this is definitely television worth watching. According to Simon Heffer of the Telegraph, the authenticity and visual detail makes […]

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  • Downton Abbey v. Upstairs Downstairs – UFC, UK style

    Downton Abbey v. Upstairs Downstairs – UFC, UK style

    It’s been a long time since there has been a good television war of words. Far too long. One has to go all the way back to the 1980’s to remember the Dallas vs. Dynasty smackdown,  but that’s all I can think of. Enter 2011 and we have Downton Abbey vs. Upstairs Downstairs. In one corner, […]

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  • Setting the Downton Abbey record straight

    Setting the Downton Abbey record straight

    Ever since the brilliant premiere of Downton Abbey in the UK this past Fall, the anticipation for its Sunday, 9 January, premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece series has been at an all-time high. Both critically acclaimed and a hit with audiences, the period drama returned ITV, at least for a bit, to the forefront of UK […]

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  • Sherlock in North Texas on NYE '10

    Sherlock in North Texas on NYE '10

    Ever wondered about what your biggest incentive might be to remain indoors on New Year’s Eve in North Texas? Well, wonder no longer. Sherlock – New Year’s Eve – KERA Channel 13, 9:30p-2:00a If you heard about this Steven Moffat / Mark Gatiss gem broadcast earlier this year in both the UK and on Masterpiece on […]

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  • Upstairs Downstairs….165 Eaton Place gets a facelift

    Upstairs Downstairs….165 Eaton Place gets a facelift

    Scheduled for Boxing Day (26 December) on BBC One, with parts two and three to follow the next two days, UK viewers don’t have long to wait before we return to 165 Eaton Place (U.S. premiere is set for April 10, 2011 on Masterpiece Classic). On the surface, the challenge of bringing back perhaps the […]

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