• BBC Showcase 2011 – Day one

    BBC Showcase 2011 – Day one

    Seemed appropriate on ‘Oscar Sunday’, that we begin with greetings from the land of The King’s Speech and Colin Firth. It’s day one at BBC Showcase 2011 in Brighton where we are able to screen literally 1000’s of hours of BBC past, present and future for possible acquisition. It was here, over the years, that […]

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  • Brighton…Craggy Island.  Tedfest V…Brighton. What to do?

    Brighton…Craggy Island. Tedfest V…Brighton. What to do?

    Let’s see. It’s February with a forecast of cold, wind and rain. It’s not Boston. Took too long to get there. Must be Brighton. Must be time again for BBC Showcase, the annual gathering in Brighton, UK where we get a chance to screen the entire BBC catalog both past and present to make potential […]

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  • Downton Abbey separation anxiety still? Try Any Human Heart on PBS

    Downton Abbey separation anxiety still? Try Any Human Heart on PBS

    For those who find themselves, still, in the throws of Downton Abbey withdrawal and need to know how to pass the time until the doors of 165 Eaton Place are open once again on Sunday, 10 April, PBS and Channel 4 bring you the next stellar addition to Masterpiece‘s 40th anniversary season, Any Human Heart, […]

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  • 165 Eaton Place lease renewed for a second year

    165 Eaton Place lease renewed for a second year

    It’s only February, but it’s time to circle Fall 2011/Winter 2012 on your calendar for round two of the bout between Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs. We all know the story of the mega-hit from ITV, Downton Abbey. Broadcast last Fall in the UK to record viewer numbers and followed by a US premiere on […]

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  • You're a mean one, Dr. House

    You're a mean one, Dr. House

    With a quick apology to the Grinch, you are probably asking, at this point, why are we talking Super Bowl and commercials on tellyspotting? Easy. Two words. Hugh Laurie. Doing a better Mean Joe Greene than Mean Joe, himself, this is the one time in recent memory that the re-make of anything between :30 seconds […]

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  • Downton Abbey separation anxiety yet?

    Downton Abbey separation anxiety yet?

    Downton Abbey has come and gone. Seems like it was just yesterday that Lady Grantham came into our respective lives. It’s ok to feel a bit sad over losing a friend you just made some four weeks ago. Rest assured, she’ll be back, better than ever, before you know it. As we mentioned recently, series […]

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  • 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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  • Monday Scattershooting – Downton Abbey 2, Doctor Who and more…..

    Monday Scattershooting – Downton Abbey 2, Doctor Who and more…..

    More Monday tidbits to amaze your friends at parties in the coming months…. Downton Abbey, series 2 As we come to the end of the first series of the brilliant Downton Abbey in the U.S., as we know, word from the UK is that series two has not only commissioned with production beginning in late […]

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