• Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia up next for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator

    Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia up next for ‘Downton Abbey’ creator

    The doors of Downton haven’t even shuttered yet and Julian Fellowes already has something in the works. The Downton Abbey creator/writer heads to the world of online for his next project, a new story in 11 episodes, published week by week, which will tell the story of Belgravia – London’s grandest postcode. Just in case Belgravia sounds familiar […]

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  • Why did the Dalek cross the (Abbey) Road?

    Why did the Dalek cross the (Abbey) Road?

    To ‘exterminate’ the other side, perhaps? Before we can even speculate on any potential implications and/or additional explanations as to why, I think someone needs to answer the question as to why both the Doctor and Clara would allow a Dalek to be behind them. Walking across Abbey Road is dangerous enough these days without […]

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  • Fawlty Towers’ Gleneagles Hotel to get retirement living makeover?

    Fawlty Towers’ Gleneagles Hotel to get retirement living makeover?

    40 years ago this coming Saturday, the first episode of, arguably, the best comedy series ever to be shown on telly premiered on BBC2. Fawlty Towers has long been said to have been based on the experiences of the Monty Python comedy team staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. The idea came from […]

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  • Mr. Bean celebrates 25th birthday with a ‘mini’ tour of London

    Mr. Bean celebrates 25th birthday with a ‘mini’ tour of London

    Mr. Bean turns 25! Yesterday’s impromptu London adventure marked 25 years since the Mr. Bean pilot was shown on British television back in 1990. Mr Bean’s day out began in St James’ Park where Mr. Bean, a.k.a. Rowan Atkinson, stopped for a selfie with the Millennium Eye and bought an ice cream. After a brief […]

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  • R.I.P. Eugene Kavanagh – owner of Kavanagh’s Public House, a.k.a. The Gravediggers

    R.I.P. Eugene Kavanagh – owner of Kavanagh’s Public House, a.k.a. The Gravediggers

    Almost a decade ago, several of us had an incredible opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Teacher Man and ‘Tis. Frank hosted our PBS special, Historic Pubs of Dublin, broadcast in March 2008. As host, Frank took viewers on a tour of Dublin telling it’s history through the […]

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  • Official ‘Doctor Who’ Festival headed to London in November

    Official ‘Doctor Who’ Festival headed to London in November

    Fresh on the heels of a monstrously successful Sherlocked get together comes news of the official BBC Doctor Who Festival at London’s Excel. Slated to attend are current Doctor Peter Capaldi and series showrunner Steven Moffat. If Sherlocked is any indication, one would guess that there will be a host of other guest announcements coming […]

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  • Cornwall ready to reep the benefits from ‘the Poldark effect’

    Cornwall ready to reep the benefits from ‘the Poldark effect’

    Location filming for long-running British comedies and dramas have long been one of the biggest reasons for tourism. Just ask the folks living in Huddersfield, longtime home to the British comedy series, Last of the Summer Wine. Summerwine Tours has been touring locations throughout Yorkshire beginning with Sid’s Cafe for a number of years. You can also ask […]

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