• Have a spare £3.95 mil? ‘Dibley Manor’ could be yours!

    Have a spare £3.95 mil? ‘Dibley Manor’ could be yours!

    If you’re in the market for the ultimate British comedy/drama collectable, have we got a deal for you! The luxury manor which featured in both The Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders is up for sale for a cool £3.95 million. Missenden House, a Grade II-listed house in Little Missenden, will be better-known to those who […]

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  • 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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  • Celebrating Up Pompeii’s Frankie Howerd who would have turned 100 on Monday

    Celebrating Up Pompeii’s Frankie Howerd who would have turned 100 on Monday

    Yesterday, British comedy legend, Frankie Howerd, would have turned 100. Oddly, Francis Alick Howerd OBE was, perhaps, best remembered for his efforts in the classic Carry On films even though he only appeared in 2 of the 31 films, Carry On Doctor (1967) and Carry On Up The Jungle (1970) – plus one television special, the 1969 edition of […]

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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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  • Heathrow’s entry in the 2016 Battle of the Christmas Adverts a real tearjerker

    Heathrow’s entry in the 2016 Battle of the Christmas Adverts a real tearjerker

    Over the course of the last 70 years, Heathrow Airport has specialized in reconnecting people with their loved ones, especially at this time of year, because coming home for Christmas is ‘the best gift of all’. Among the millions of seasonal passengers that pass through on a daily basis, there are some extra-special arrivals that […]

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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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