• Monday Scattershooting – Lark Rise, David Tennant and more…

    Monday Scattershooting – Lark Rise, David Tennant and more…

    Lark Rise to Candleford axed After four seasons, the BBC’s popular period drama adaptation of Flora Thompson’s memoirs of her Oxfordshire childhood has come to an end. Set in both the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the neighboring, wealthier town of Candleford, the series starred Julia Sawalha (Absolutely Fabulous), Olivia Hallinan and Linda Bassett. BBC […]

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  • Downton Abbey – Dowager Countess' say the darndest things

    Downton Abbey – Dowager Countess' say the darndest things

    Everyone in America seems a bit down today. Some realize that after the Super Bowl next Sunday, the American football season is over until Fall. While some have hope with the knowledge that pitchers and catchers report in a little over two weeks, others realize baseball season is, officially, still two months away. Personally, I’m […]

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  • Britain plants the flag….Colin Firth leads the way at the Oscars

    Britain plants the flag….Colin Firth leads the way at the Oscars

    The clear winner from an Oscar nomination standpoint during yesterday’s announcement was the brilliant British box-office mega-hit, The King’s Speech, with 12 Oscar nominations. Britain will be well-represented on Oscar night with numerous opportunities for an acceptance speech or two up and down the nomination ladder. Best Picture – The King’s Speech Best Actor – Colin […]

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  • 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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