• The 70's + Music + BBC = Heaven

    The 70's + Music + BBC = Heaven

    Whether it was Top of the Pops, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Later with Jools Holland, From the Basement or something called Guitar Heroes at the BBC, the channel was home to some unbelievable musical performances in the 70’s. The Whistle Test ran from 1971 to 1987 and was, quite simply, about nothing else but the […]

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  • Rolling Stones invade Santa Monica

    Rolling Stones invade Santa Monica

    It may have been Santa Monica, October 29, 1964, but the scene was still decidedly British. Only eight months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the British invasion was in full swing and continued its assault on America in what was considered the first concert film of the rock era. In what has […]

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  • BBC Showcase – a postscript

    BBC Showcase – a postscript

    Well, screenings are over (again, we were the last people to leave the Brighton Centre before they kicked us out), but the wind, rain and cold have a new friend, snow, in the forecast. Lots of great finds, as always, during our five days in Brighton. I say this every year, but this has to […]

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  • Red Dwarf Suite by the Lady Manners School Orchestra

    Red Dwarf Suite by the Lady Manners School Orchestra

    Full disclosure. Had this been part of the playlist when I was in school, I may have been interested in orchestra. Ok, not really, but it’s still pretty cool. Founded in 1636, the Lady Manners School is an English secondary school in Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK. Still no news on a potential production timeline for a […]

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  • Turkey leftovers in Dibley, Bowie & Bing

    Turkey leftovers in Dibley, Bowie & Bing

    We end our salute to the ultimate holiday celebration, Britcom style, with the conclusion of the Vicar of Dibley Christmas Lunch. Geraldine has survived another year and it’s time for leftovers and charades. Wish Jim would have done Dr. No. Now that we have sufficiently celebrated the holidays, Britcom style, for your viewing and listening […]

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  • Thank goodness Owen's cows can't talk

    Thank goodness Owen's cows can't talk

    Owen longs to hear a human voice on Christmas Day and end his 38 year rejection string so even Geraldine can’t turn down Christmas lunch #4. Owen’s Christmas tripe may end her attendance at Christmas lunches forever. Later, all is forgotten when Tristan Campbell pops the question….is it time for Mel to go? In our […]

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  • Pirate Radio rocks the North Sea!

    Pirate Radio rocks the North Sea!

    From the incredibly gifted mind of Richard Curtis, who brought you the likes of Vicar of Dibley, Blackadder, and Mr. Bean, not to mention Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Bridget Jones Diary, comes the rockin’ Pirate Radio. In true British fashion, the script was spot on, the casting was perfection, headed by Bill Nighy […]

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