• And the Emmy goes to….

    And the Emmy goes to….

    With the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards having just been announced in Los Angeles, it’s nice to see so many programs that both you and I have talked about over the past year get the recognition they really deserve. Just a reminder, series 2 of Downton Abbey is set for a January 2012 premiere on […]

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  • British bits and bobs from Downton Abbey 2

    British bits and bobs from Downton Abbey 2

    Downton Abbey a ‘downstairs’ hit Seems as though Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley, the heir to the opulent estate, in ITV’s Downton Abbey has discovered there are downstairs DA fans everywhere. Stevens recently commented that he met a butler at a dinner at a house in Belgravia and revealed,  “He took me aside on […]

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  • Weekend scattershooting – Sherlock 2 update

    Weekend scattershooting – Sherlock 2 update

    Sherlock 2, currently in production, adds new cast member With co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss, cryptically tweeting the other day that he’s in Cardiff for a Sherlock press junket followed by more filming, production seems to be moving along smoothly for the mega-successful, critically-acclaimed. second season of Sherlock, destined for BBC broadcast in late 2011, early 2012 with a U.S. […]

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  • Weekend scattershooting – Torchwood, Downton Abbey 2, etc…

    Weekend scattershooting – Torchwood, Downton Abbey 2, etc…

    Torchwood: Miracle Day UK premiere set Russell T. Davies’ follow-up to his Torchwood: Children of Earth mini-series is quite aptly named. Mainly because it’s a world where nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging – they get hurt and sick, but […]

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  • 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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