• 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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  • Fancy acquiring a familiar Dorset holiday cottage with some small screen baggage?

    Fancy acquiring a familiar Dorset holiday cottage with some small screen baggage?

    Ever wondered what ‘the Broadchurch effect’ is? Well, if you are thinking of buying DI Alec Hardy’s quaint little riverside  property in West Bay, Dorset, which was the setting for Broadchurch, it’s approximately £50,000. While the unassuming and picturesque little blue chalet may scream tranquil and serene on the outside, inside it has already been the scene […]

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  • Happy St Patrick’s Day, Frank McCourt

    Happy St Patrick’s Day, Frank McCourt

    Regular readers of Tellyspotting may recognize this post from several years ago. It’s worth repeating so bear with me today as St. Patrick’s Day just isn’t the same without Frank. Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend several of weeks ‘working’ in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s […]

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  • The Game is On – It’s time to be ‘SHERLOCKED’!

    The Game is On – It’s time to be ‘SHERLOCKED’!

    Ok, Sherlock-Nation, the game is ‘officially’ on! It has been far too long since that fateful day in January 2014 and the last broadcast of series 3 of Sherlock. Admittedly, there has been very little that has eased the separation anxiety that has dominated Sherlock fans’ mind palaces. A number of public television stations in the […]

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  • ‘Whitechapel’ added to public television’s stellar line-up of drama

    ‘Whitechapel’ added to public television’s stellar line-up of drama

    Our collective kid-in-a-candy-store/cup-runneth-over drama days continue with the news that the Rupert Penry-Jones series, Whitechapel, will find it’s way to public television in America in the not-too-distant future. Produced by Carnival Films, who also did that little series you may have heard of, Downton Abbey, Whitechapel follows detectives in the Whitechapel district of London as they deal with a […]

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  • Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

    Fancy a night’s stay at Highclere…sort of?

    If you are wondering what it would be like to be a part of the Crawley family and stay overnight at Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, now is your chance…sort of. Beginning Valentine’s Day, the Highclere estate is offering guests the opportunity to access your inner-most Dowager Countess and stay the night in […]

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  • Goodnight, Teddington: Iconic British comedy studio set for demolition

    Goodnight, Teddington: Iconic British comedy studio set for demolition

    In the ‘let’s tear things down that have a history attached to it and build something that will make a lot more money’ era that we all seem to live in, it was bound to happen, unfortunately. Following on the heels of the recent closure of BBC Television Centre, Teddington Studios, the home for years to Thames Television and where much of the magic happened during Britain’s Golden Age that has been seen by generations of television viewers, is set for demolition in the not-too-distant future.

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