• 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2017

    Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2017

    As you lay comfortably in your bed this morning, New York will be in Tellyspotting‘s rear view mirror as we head to Liverpool for the 2017 BBC Showcase. After a lengthy 9-hour flight to London followed by a 2.5 hour train journey to Liverpool, we will be among the roughly 700 television program executives from around the world […]

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  • BBC4 goes slow with ‘All Aboard: The Sleigh Ride’

    BBC4 goes slow with ‘All Aboard: The Sleigh Ride’

    Last Christmas Eve, BBC4 transported viewers to northernmost Norway for a Slow TV special — a two-hour sleigh ride through Karasjok (roughly 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle). Filmed from the point of view of a reindeer herder, the show was created with the unthinkable in day and age concept of having no commentary, music […]

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  • No bongs in Big Ben’s future during repairs…

    No bongs in Big Ben’s future during repairs…

    Big Ben, the iconic London landmark, will fall silent for several months after it closes its doors to visitors for a major three-year £29 million refurbishment project. Housed in what was originally known as the “Clock Tower” and now officially known as Elizabeth Tower (it was renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012), […]

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