• 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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  • A breathtaking look at ‘Planet Earth II’

    A breathtaking look at ‘Planet Earth II’

    Tellyspotting is taking a bit of a breather from all the brilliant drama and comedy offerings that have littered the hallways of Fall 2016 to showcase yet another upcoming epic bit of work from Sir David Attenborough. Planet Earth II, beginning in November on BBC1, is the 10-years in the making sequel to the highly […]

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  • London Underground Tube Map gets Shakespearian makeover for 400th

    London Underground Tube Map gets Shakespearian makeover for 400th

    Shakespeare is believed to have died on his birthday, 23 April 1616, in Stratford-upon-Avon. To honor his life this year, there have been endless efforts put together across the land this weekend to celebrate the Bard’s 400th anniversary from television to film to theatre and classical music. One of the most creative and interesting celebrations, however, […]

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  • Ok, David Tennant, what did you do with Shakespeare’s head?

    Ok, David Tennant, what did you do with Shakespeare’s head?

    Designed to mark the 400th anniversary since the death of William Shakespeare, a recent Channel 4 documentary focused its cameras on the first ever archaeological investigation of Shakespeare’s grave in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and appears to have concluded that, wait for it…wait for it…his head quite probably is missing. Shakespeare’s Tomb, which will transmit in the […]

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  • Celebrating ‘National Pi(e) Day’ with a trip to Manze’s, The Home of Pie ‘n’ Mash…and eel!

    Celebrating ‘National Pi(e) Day’ with a trip to Manze’s, The Home of Pie ‘n’ Mash…and eel!

    Technically, while there are those that felt National Pi Day was more important last year (3.14.15), I’m going with the ‘statistically’ more accurate and significant celebration this year and 2016 as officially the best ‘National Pi Day’ ever. You see, if you round up 3.14159265359, you get 3.1416 or March 14, 2016. What would the celebration […]

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