• Lethal Bizzle teaches Dame Judi Dench how to rap…no, really!

    Lethal Bizzle teaches Dame Judi Dench how to rap…no, really!

    As if we didn’t know this already, I am now thoroughly convinced that there is nothing Dame Judi Dench cannot do or won’t try. The 82-year-old actress whose unforgettable performances on screen, stage and television over the decades have made her a national treasure can now add rapping to her CV after a brief rapping tutorial from […]

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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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  • Will the sun come out tomorrow for Miranda Hart?

    Will the sun come out tomorrow for Miranda Hart?

    While the sun has sadly set on Miranda Hart’s semi-autobiographical sitcom, Miranda, and Call the Midwife fans will have to deal with the fact that the forthcoming series (returns Sunday, April 2 on PBS) will be Chummy-less, it does look like Miranda will be back in the not-too-distant future. It’s looking like ‘the sun will […]

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  • ‘Desert Island Discs’ turn 75!

    ‘Desert Island Discs’ turn 75!

    Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island. In […]

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  • Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

    Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

    Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years has set its US theatrical release date for September 16th, 2016. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of the two remaining […]

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  • First look at Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years”

    First look at Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years”

    Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years has set its US theatrical release date for September 16th, 2016. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of the two remaining Beatles […]

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  • ‘Doctor Who’ and the Tesla coil – Science is cool 2.0!

    ‘Doctor Who’ and the Tesla coil – Science is cool 2.0!

    Post binge-watching of Breaking Bad and our discovery of the Doctor Who ‘Periodic Table’, here is another ‘this is why science is cool’ post, which seems to be becoming a weekly topic of discussion here at Tellyspotting. This just in from a world where Doctor Who and Nikola Tesla cross paths. The Tesla coil is an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented […]

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