• Dateline New Orleans: 2010 BBC Showcase

    Dateline New Orleans: 2010 BBC Showcase

    Working extremely hard on your behalf, it’s Thursday and we find ourselves in New Orleans attending the third annual BBC Syndication Showcase meeting. New Orleans?  BBC? Fair questions. Well, this is THE meeting where public television programmers from around country sit in a room for several days screening BBC programming for possible acquisition and broadcast. As […]

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  • The Doctor invades Utah desert

    The Doctor invades Utah desert

    Finally putting all the rumors to rest, the BBC announced just this past week that Doctor Who will be filming in early November in the Utah desert for the upcoming two-part season six premiere. For those that have followed the series closely over the years, this will be the first time filming for the series […]

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  • 42 Day recap – the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

    42 Day recap – the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

    10/10/10 = 42 Happy 42 Day, albeit, one day late. For those in the know, October 10, 2010 (aka, 10/10/10) was celebrated across the globe yesterday by fans of the science fiction series, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Created by the late, great Douglas Adams, the short-lived, but brilliant, radio and television series is widely […]

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  • Celebrate British Cheese Week!

    Celebrate British Cheese Week!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0 With British Pie Week nothing but a distant memory in our rear-view mirror, how could we have missed this and, more importantly, why were we not invited to be a judge at the Great British Cheese Festival at Cardiff Castle earlier this week! Okay, kidding about the judge part, but would have loved to have […]

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  • Doc Martin makes North Texas house call

    Doc Martin makes North Texas house call

    While I’ve never heard this “officially” anywhere and I’m guessing there’s a reason for this, I can’t help but watch Doc Martin and not think of Dr. Gregory House, the unconventional and extremely grumpy genius doctor on “another network”. The program has aired for some time on a number of public television stations around the […]

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  • British comedy 'Hotel from Hell' tops list of screen hotels

    British comedy 'Hotel from Hell' tops list of screen hotels

    For some reason, we tend to remember the proverbial ‘hotel from hell’ more than we do the 5-star accommodation during holiday. As with anything, not just with hotels, individuals tend to hang on to bad experiences more so that good ones. Because of this, it would seem more important than ever to find the right […]

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  • Book your reservation at Fawlty Towers

    Book your reservation at Fawlty Towers

    To most, if not all, British comedy fans, there is but one Fawlty Towers. Without question, when one speaks the name, visions of an extraordinarily short-fused hotelier by the name of Basil Fawlty come to mind. While Basil is desperate to join the ranks of the “upper class”, he’s forever at odds with guests and […]

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  • "Dibley Town Council" exists in Turville

    "Dibley Town Council" exists in Turville

    This is too coincidental. Remember just a short time back (yesterday, for that matter), we wondered if in TV, art imitates life or life imitates art. Well, we now have positive proof that both are true in the village of Turville, Buckinghamshire, UK, the setting for the Vicar of Dibley, judging by this story as […]

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  • Blackadder's space-age "petrol station" home gets approval

    Blackadder's space-age "petrol station" home gets approval

    In what could have been a scene right out of a Blackadder V pitch to the head of BBC Light Entertainment, the seventh century village of Oxfordshire came close to exhibiting their best imitation of the Dibley Town Council recently. Over the last several months, plans by the actor and star of British comedy classics such […]

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  • Doctor Who enrolling at MIT this Fall?

    Doctor Who enrolling at MIT this Fall?

    Forget SAT scores. His admission application reads like no other that has entered the hallowed halls of MIT. He’s regenerated 10 times, which means he’s been near death that many times. He travels through time and space in a time machine, the Time And Relative Dimension (s) in Space (TARDIS). He has two hearts, otherwise […]

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