• 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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  • Happy Halloween – British style! from Tellyspotting

    Happy Halloween – British style! from Tellyspotting

    In late September of 1975, English writer/actor, Richard O’Brien, gave the world the greatest cult film of all time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Starring fellow Brit, Tim Curry, along with the great Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Dallas-born, Meat Loaf, I remember seeing this while working at a rock radio station in Austin years […]

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  • Classic moments from Rutland Weekend Television

    Classic moments from Rutland Weekend Television

    Trolling around the internets today we stumbled on an interview with Eric Idle for the Scotland on Sunday website referencing Idle’s hit musical, Spamalot, was coming to the Playhouse in Edinburgh beginning tonight, 18 October. Having seen the original some years back in Chicago with the likes of Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce and Hank […]

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  • John Lennon – a belated 70th b-day remembrance

    John Lennon – a belated 70th b-day remembrance

    We’re still a little over a month away from a not-to-be-missed American Masters doc, but since this past Saturday would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday, we thought it was the perfect time to share this recently released preview of the upcoming LENNONYC program on PBS and KERA. For those that may have missed a couple of […]

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  • Felicity, at 14:1, sets sights on Strictly Come Dancing title

    Felicity, at 14:1, sets sights on Strictly Come Dancing title

    Our next installment of tracking Felicity Kendal (Good Life, Rosemary and Thyme) as she moves one step closer to her goal of winning the title on Strictly Come Dancing has Felicity locked in a battle with sentimental audience favorite, Conservative MP, Anne Widdecombe. While Ms. Widdecombe, 63, has the decided age difference over Felicity, who […]

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