• UK pins hopes on Eurovision veteran, SuRie, for 2018 competition

    UK pins hopes on Eurovision veteran, SuRie, for 2018 competition

    Ok, ‘veteran’ may be too strong of a word given the fact that SuRie‘s previous experience at Eurovision has been as a back-up dancer for Belgian acts Loïc Nottet (2015) and Blanche (2017) but, this time, it’s all her as she heads to Lisbon, Portugal for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in early May. As in […]

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  • The music behind ‘Victoria’ deserves a co-starring credit

    The music behind ‘Victoria’ deserves a co-starring credit

    As America, once again, becomes transfixed (in a good way) on Sunday nights and the return of Victoria on PBS, we are afforded the opportunity to experience the theme music that easily deserves a co-starring credit as much as the Cornish coastline does for Poldark. It has been called haunting, mesmerizing, even uplifting. Composed by Martin Phipps […]

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  • Sir Patrick Stewart is home on the range as country crooner, ‘Cowboy Pat’

    Sir Patrick Stewart is home on the range as country crooner, ‘Cowboy Pat’

    Putting aside his career-long association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, his multiple Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild award nominations, his stint as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation, his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series and even nine guest appearances as himself on Family Guy, Sir Patrick Stewart recently embarked […]

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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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