• 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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  • Ukraine takes top spot at 2016 Eurovision Song Contest; UK finishes 24th…again!

    Ukraine takes top spot at 2016 Eurovision Song Contest; UK finishes 24th…again!

    The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is one for the books with the Ukraine being crowned the winner in Stockholm, Sweden last night. Finishing the night with 534 points at the Song Contest Grand Finale, it was Jamala singing “1944” that put it atop the final Eurovision juried standings while coming in second in the public vote, beaten only […]

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  • Tom Hiddleston and Stephen Colbert ‘See the Light’

    Tom Hiddleston and Stephen Colbert ‘See the Light’

    Every once in awhile, there are those moments in time that you come to realize the Internets are a good thing. A perfect example surfaced this week, hidden deep amongst the endless cat videos, was Tom Hiddleston, fresh off his brilliant appearance in The Night Manager, appearing on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Hiddleston (The […]

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  • Desert Island Discs adds ‘Lord Grantham’ to the castaway list

    Desert Island Discs adds ‘Lord Grantham’ to the castaway list

    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 by host Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to […]

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  • Behind the scenes of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden and Adele

    Behind the scenes of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden and Adele

    Although the actual event was a bit anti-climatic, now that Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have actually walked down the aisle, we can actually begin to focus on a few other Anglophile bits and bobs. Anti-climatic only in the sense that it took the better part of three episodes to determine if they were going […]

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  • A day without Patrick Stewart is like a year without Christmas

    A day without Patrick Stewart is like a year without Christmas

    With immediate thoughts dancing in my personal mind palace of the popular Christmas song, We Need a Little Christmas (right this very moment), which had its origination in the Jerry Herman Broadway musical, Mame, we bring you more Patrick Stewart gold this holiday season. As the calendar ticks off each day bringing us closer and closer to 25 December […]

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  • David Brent begins his ‘Life on the Road’

    David Brent begins his ‘Life on the Road’

    Ever the eternal dreamer, David Brent is still trying to launch a music career. A decade removed from his stint as manager of the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg Paper Merchants, Brent started a new career as a talent manager in the music industry, trying to help urban solo artist Dom Johnson, played by UK rapper […]

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  • The Sound of Music Live! next up for Lady Mae Loxley and friends…

    The Sound of Music Live! next up for Lady Mae Loxley and friends…

    Katherine Kelly, who charmed the ‘you know what’ off of Harry Gordon Selfridge for the last several years as Lady Mae Loxley in Mr. Selfridge, will turn her attention to a live on Christmas Day in the UK, TV adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music. Joining Kelly will be her Mr. Selfridge co-star, Kara Tointon, who played […]

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