• Holy Flying Circus, Batman, the controversy over Life of Brian explored

    Holy Flying Circus, Batman, the controversy over Life of Brian explored

    It started out innocently enough as the story of, one, Brian Cohen, born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, in truly probably the first recorded instance of ‘separated at birth‘, Brian was immediately mistaken for the Messiah. Produced, written and starring the brilliant minds of Monty Python, Life of […]

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  • The Comic Strip sets sights on finding Tony Blair

    The Comic Strip sets sights on finding Tony Blair

    While most reading this will not remember The Comic Strip Presents… all I can say is that you need a quick brush up on this classic British comedy series and be ready for their triumphant return in the not-too-distant future. Originally, the group was made up of the likes of Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer and […]

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  • I Claudius: HBO/BBC to re-make a classic

    I Claudius: HBO/BBC to re-make a classic

    A mere 42 years after Robert Graves wrote I, Claudius, the BBC created television greatness with the 1976 classic of the same name, starring the brilliant Derek Jacobi as the Roman Emperor. Graves’ autobiography of the Roman Emperor Claudius, chronicled the history of the Roman Empire from Julius Caesar’s assassination to Caligula’s assassination. The original […]

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  • Sherlock, Frankenstein, now Bard the Bowman, maybe?

    Sherlock, Frankenstein, now Bard the Bowman, maybe?

    In 2010, BBC and PBS viewers were treated to a totally brilliant performance as a 21st century Sherlock. 2011 brought an equally as brilliant but shorter stint at the National Theatre in the duel, alternating daily, role as Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature. With filming currently taking place for the Mark Gatiss/Steven Moffat creation, Sherlock 2, word […]

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  • A real-life Doc Martin, w/out the curmudgeon part

    A real-life Doc Martin, w/out the curmudgeon part

    Despite the fact that Dr. Lawrence Barnes is not afraid of blood, he doesn’t kick stray dogs and is not even close to being as curmudgeonly as Dr. Martin Ellingham, a.k.a. Doc Martin, “Doc Barnes” is leading a seemingly familiar mid-20th century doctor’s life to his fictional counterpart. Working surgeries between the two fishing villages […]

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  • BBC, PBS' Masterpiece have Great Expectations

    BBC, PBS' Masterpiece have Great Expectations

    With 2012 marking the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth (be easier if someone would just say 200th  anniversary), the BBC and PBS’ Masterpiece series have teamed up and commissioned a new adaptation of Dickens’ classic, Great Expectations. According to the BBC, filming will begin in July in London with Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) starring as […]

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  • NBC at it again with Prime Suspect re-make

    NBC at it again with Prime Suspect re-make

    You’d think they’d learn, post-Coupling. Ok, I know, they do have The Office that they can point to, but for every American Office, I can find ten American Coupling’s or Life on Mars, for that matter, just to throw gas on the fire. Further proof that there are now no new ideas and with history not […]

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  • Vote! It's BAFTA time. Sherlock, Downton Abbey and more…

    Vote! It's BAFTA time. Sherlock, Downton Abbey and more…

    Doesn’t get any better than having a night to celebrate and pay tribute to the best television on television. It’s time again for the BAFTA’s, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Sunday, 22 May. This year is does nothing to disprove this theory in that you have several legitimate winners in virtually […]

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  • As filming begins, Steven Moffat reveals Sherlock inspiration

    As filming begins, Steven Moffat reveals Sherlock inspiration

    Cardiff, here we come It’s quite simple, really. Nothing more than a desire to place the mythical detective, Sherlock Holmes, in a new historical context. Prior to the initial series, Moffat, along with co-creator/co-writer, Mark Gatiss, repeatedly fielded questions concerning the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, a part that, until now, had traditionally been […]

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  • A little British Friday the 13th scattershooting

    A little British Friday the 13th scattershooting

    The Doctor is In for a 5th series Martin Clunes will return as the curmudgeonly GP, Dr. Martin Ellingham, terrorizing the residents of the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Portwenn (or vice versa) for a 5th series of the hit ITV comedy/drama, Doc Martin. Also returning will be the great Caroline Catz (Louisa Glasson) and Ian […]

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