• 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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  • 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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