• Downtown Abbey – The Exhibition heads to America!

    Downtown Abbey – The Exhibition heads to America!

    Beginning Saturday, November 18, fans of Downton Abbey will be able to get up close and personal for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the ‘history’, the ‘fashion’ and the ‘house’ as Downton Abbey – The Exhibition lands in New York City to kick off their North American tour. Fans will be transported to post-Edwardian England where the characters […]

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  • Pre-Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster “Totleigh Towers”

    Pre-Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle provided setting for Jeeves and Wooster “Totleigh Towers”

    Years before Sir Julian Fellowes ever put pen to paper creating Downton Abbey, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brilliantly brought Bertram Wilberforce (a.k.a. Bertie) Wooster and his impeccably witty valet, Jeeves, to life in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster. Airing  from 1990-1993, the series brought Wodehouse’s popular short stories to life for 4 seasons. Totleigh Towers, the recurring fictional […]

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  • ITV mini-theme park could feature ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Victoria’ attractions

    ITV mini-theme park could feature ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Victoria’ attractions

    According to the Evening Standard, the folks at ITV have revealed plans to open a mini theme park in London in 2018 that will include both Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and Victoria attractions. Promising a ‘distinctive visitor experience’, the announcement from the commercial and ventures arm of ITV said the mini-theme park would also include a 100-seat auditorium for ‘immersive cinematic […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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