• R.I.P. Cilla Black

    R.I.P. Cilla Black

    When news on Saturday broke of the passing of Cilla Black, a name synonymous with the likes of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Lulu, and, arguably, one of Britain’s best known and most-loved female performers, I immediately went in search of the recent ITV biopic, Cilla, the three-part drama which chronicled the early career of Cilla […]

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  • Sweden nabs Eurovision 2015 Song Contest

    Sweden nabs Eurovision 2015 Song Contest

    The 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest musical event is in the books. The contest took place Saturday evening in Vienna, Austria, as a result of Conchita Wurst’s victory in the 2014 edition with her song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. Contestants from 27 countries competed for the trophy. The finalists were determined by naming ten each from the two Semi-Finals held […]

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  • First glimpse of David Brent and his new ‘Life on the Road’

    First glimpse of David Brent and his new ‘Life on the Road’

    Since the early 2000’s, David Brent has been considered Britain’s favorite middle manager in The Office. Ten years later, having cashed in his pension, the former manager of the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg Paper Merchants started a new career as a talent manager in the music industry, trying to help urban solo artist Dom […]

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  • ‘Doctor Who’ – the ultimate cosplay from Player Piano

    ‘Doctor Who’ – the ultimate cosplay from Player Piano

    Cosplay – performance art in which participants called ‘cosplayers’ wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea. When you combine spot on cosplay with an individual’s ability to play the piano brilliantly, you automatically think that this has to be considered the ultimate cosplay. Emerging from the TARDIS amidst a cloud of […]

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  • Tea Pong & Havarti cheese; Must be time for ‘Downton Abbey’!

    Tea Pong & Havarti cheese; Must be time for ‘Downton Abbey’!

    For those that thought Downton Abbey was only for the 50-somethings and over Anglophile, think again. There’s a new audience demo in town and they are putting aside their traditional beer pong red Solo cups every Sunday evening for a bit of Havarti cheese, a proper cup of tea and a heavy dose of their favorite English […]

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  • Michael Kitchen plugs in for ‘Foyle’s War’ theme

    Michael Kitchen plugs in for ‘Foyle’s War’ theme

    For good reason, the UK is all-abuzz about the new series of Foyle’s War, which started this past Sunday on ITV. Beginning with the last set of programs, the Anthony Horowitz drama moved from World War II through the struggles of post-war rebuilding to a much less visible but just as important war, the Cold […]

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  • ‘Doctor Who’ theme as performed by an all-Robot Orchestra

    ‘Doctor Who’ theme as performed by an all-Robot Orchestra

    Leave it to CNET to find the perfect way for British telly fans to end 2014 and dive head first into 2015 with the Doctor Who theme performed by an all-robot orchestra! Well, almost all-robots….there are a few humans allowed in the band this year. As part of this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on […]

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  • Happy 80th, Dame Judi Dench!

    Happy 80th, Dame Judi Dench!

    This pic is from our Summer 2010 interview with Dame Judi Dench for the PBS special, Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen. She was absolutely the most delightful person on the planet, bar none. What struck us the most was her admitting that what terrified her the most was the time right before going onstage […]

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