• Eurovision 2011 Grand Final – where's Father Ted?

    Eurovision 2011 Grand Final – where's Father Ted?

    Known to those ‘in the know’ as simply the ESC, the Eurovision Song Contest is the annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The competition is simple enough. Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine […]

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  • Hugh Laurie has the Blues "Down by the River"

    Hugh Laurie has the Blues "Down by the River"

    Ok, fine, we all know he’s the highest paid actor on U.S. television, but it’s still going to be a busy week for the brilliance that is Hugh Laurie. Not only will his debut CD, “Let Them Talk”, be released today in the UK, but this coming Sunday, 15 May, ITV in the UK will […]

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  • The Blues are definitely in the "House" for Hugh Laurie

    The Blues are definitely in the "House" for Hugh Laurie

    Much like the great Steve Martin who has established himself over the years as a brilliant comedian, actor and writer of best selling novels who is now preserving the history of American bluegrass music, Hugh Laurie is getting ready to add his own love of blues music to a long, long list of career brilliance as […]

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  • British comedy video greatness, past and present

    British comedy video greatness, past and present

    The Past – Alan Hawkshaw, Dave Allen at Large The great Alan Hawkshaw, who created numerous 60’s and 70’s television theme songs, playing his original composition, Blarney Stoned, which was the theme song to Dave Allen at Large at the Jazz cafe in London. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGTA1tO-HJo& The Present – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost should have done Star Wars […]

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  • Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary Concert comes to PBS

    Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary Concert comes to PBS

    Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert Known, most notably, as the co-creator and co-writer for Little Britain and the more recent Come Fly with Me, Matt Lucas is also a big fan of the Arsenal football club and musicals. So much so that he recently professed his idea of a perfect Saturday outing as, “…watching Arsenal […]

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  • '88 Doctor Who mash-up reaches #1 in the UK and London by song

    '88 Doctor Who mash-up reaches #1 in the UK and London by song

    Ever wondered how you create a #1 single in the UK? It’s easy. In 1988, well-known British band, The KLF, decided they wanted a #1 hit on the UK charts. They set about creating a chart-topping single, Doctorin’ the TARDIS, under the name, The Timelords. Basically, it’s an early mash-up of the Doctor Who theme music […]

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  • Patricia Routledge in Admission: One shilling

    Patricia Routledge in Admission: One shilling

    Find yourself in or around Northampton with no plans this weekend? Have we got a deal for you. The Royal & Derngate theatre features a couple of greats from the British acting and musical world tonight and Saturday.  The great Patricia Routledge, steamrolling towards her 82nd birthday in February of this year, and international concert […]

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  • LENNONYC – tonight on PBS

    LENNONYC – tonight on PBS

    Following the break-up of the Beatles, John Lennon left for New York with Yoko Ono to escape. Escape from years of Beatlemania, the death of Brian Epstein and a rapidly deteriorating home life. In a sense, Lennon was growing up. In the midst of a creative transformation. Lennon definitely grew up as his New York […]

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  • Lennon Naked – More PBS must-see TV

    Lennon Naked – More PBS must-see TV

    If artists derive creative inspiration from turmoil and despair, then John Lennon must have been the most creatively inspired artist the moment his plane landed in New York City. I had several very immediate reactions after an early screening of tonight’s American television premiere of Lennon Naked as part of the 40th anniversary season of […]

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  • Daniel Radcliffe sings the Periodic Table to promote Harry Potter

    Daniel Radcliffe sings the Periodic Table to promote Harry Potter

    From the department of ‘you may have missed this the other night’…. After starring in six Harry Potter films where he has been engaged in a never-ending battle with ‘he who must not be named‘, Daniel Radcliffe can finally feel comfortable enough to be at his geeky, wizardry best on national television. His appearance on […]

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