• Big Ben set to ‘bong it’s last bong’ until 2021

    Big Ben set to ‘bong it’s last bong’ until 2021

    Beginning Monday, London’s most famous bell is embarking on a lengthy bong break. From next week Big Ben will go quiet until 2021, only bonging for special events like Remembrance Sunday and New Year’s Eve, and leaving London bereft of its world-famous chimes. Housed in what was originally known as the “Clock Tower” and now officially known as Elizabeth […]

    Read more
  • Churchill Arms pub landlord to pull last pint after 32 years

    Churchill Arms pub landlord to pull last pint after 32 years

    I’m afraid loyal Tellyspotting readers are going to have to indulge me a bit this morning as there is no joy in Mudville (or Notting Hill for that matter) following the news that Gerry O’Brien, the Irish landlord/pioneering pint puller that has been running the area’s world-famous, flower-adorned Churchill Arms pub for the past 32 years is hanging up his […]

    Read more
  • WhoFest4DFW – The Power of Five lands in North Texas this weekend

    WhoFest4DFW – The Power of Five lands in North Texas this weekend

    If your TARDIS happens to be in the North Texas area beginning today through Sunday, you need to head on over to WhoFest4 DFW for more Doctor Who than the law allows. The fourth year of the fest promises, once again, to be ‘bigger on the inside’ this year with more panels, guests, concerts, Q&A sessions, celebrity photo ops, […]

    Read more
  • PBS to mark 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper in June

    PBS to mark 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper in June

    In 1967, with the creation of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the Beatles took music to a whole new level from a stylistic standpoint. The result of their over 5 months in Abbey Road studios is considered to have significantly altered the way albums would forever be produced. It may have been ’20 years ago today that Sgt Pepper […]

    Read more
  • A Dame and a Sir unveil tribute to Sir John Gielgud

    A Dame and a Sir unveil tribute to Sir John Gielgud

    Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen have unveiled a blue plaque commemorating the London home of stage and screen star Sir John Gielgud. The English Heritage plaque at number 16 Cowley Street in Westminster marks the brown brick Georgian townhouse where Sir John lived for 31 years, from May 1945 to February 1976. Started in […]

    Read more
  • Have a spare £3.95 mil? ‘Dibley Manor’ could be yours!

    Have a spare £3.95 mil? ‘Dibley Manor’ could be yours!

    If you’re in the market for the ultimate British comedy/drama collectable, have we got a deal for you! The luxury manor which featured in both The Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders is up for sale for a cool £3.95 million. Missenden House, a Grade II-listed house in Little Missenden, will be better-known to those who […]

    Read more
  • Raising a ‘jar’ to Frank McCourt this St. Patrick’s Day

    Raising a ‘jar’ to Frank McCourt this St. Patrick’s Day

    Regular readers of Tellyspotting may recognize this post from St. Patrick’s Day the past several years. It’s worth repeating so bear with me today this day just isn’t the same without Frank. If you are new to us since last year, I hope you enjoy. Some 10+ years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to […]

    Read more