• WhoFest3 DFW – Time to get your Who fix this weekend

    WhoFest3 DFW – Time to get your Who fix this weekend

    If your TARDIS is in the North Texas area beginning today through Sunday, you need to head on over to WhoFest3 DFW for more Doctor Who than the law allows. The third year of the fest promises to be ‘bigger on the inside’ this year with more panels, guests, concerts, Q&A sessions, celebrity photo ops, costumes across time and […]

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  • ‘Mind the Gap’ voice of the London Underground passes at 62

    ‘Mind the Gap’ voice of the London Underground passes at 62

    Chances are, you probably aren’t aware of the name Phil Sayer, but if you’ve ever set foot on the London Underground, you have done what he says without thinking. Sayer’s voice was heard by millions of passengers daily on a number of London Underground platforms and railway stations across the UK. Phil Sayer, the voice […]

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  • A London re-cap including a brush with Bill Nighy greatness

    A London re-cap including a brush with Bill Nighy greatness

    I knew this would happen. First day back on U.S. soil from a jam-packed two weeks in the UK for the 2016 BBC Showcase in Liverpool and I find myself wide awake and it’s just a bit shy of 4:00am local time. Guess it makes sense considering it’s almost 10:00a London time which is what I’ve […]

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  • Smithy’s run for FIFA presidency ends despite Pele endorsement

    Smithy’s run for FIFA presidency ends despite Pele endorsement

    After today, it’s clear to me that football rules the world. No, not the 16-week American version that usually ends with a fairly mediocre ‘big game’ in February. We’re talking ‘Football’ in the truest sense of the word. In London, watching full coverage on the BBC this morning of the impassioned speeches by the five […]

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  • The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

    The Great(est) British Television Map! Ever!

    A huge TOH to the folks over at Radio Times who dug deep and found what appears to be the most brilliant British Telly map ever. This is better than sliced bread! For TV fans residing in the UK, the fact that the setting for both Doc Martin and Poldark take full advantage of the gorgeous Cornwall coastline or that Happy […]

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  • ‘Fawlty Towers’ in Lego – Mr. O’Reilly would be so proud

    ‘Fawlty Towers’ in Lego – Mr. O’Reilly would be so proud

    Several years ago, 21-year-old Nathan Feist, a student at Cornell University in New York, succeeded where Basil Fawlty (and, O’Reilly) failed by bringing a semblance of functionality to the most dysfunctional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’. Exhibited at the BrickFair, Virginia LEGO convention back in 2014, his intricate LEGO recreation of the famous […]

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  • Kenneth Clarke’s ‘Civilizations’ reboot headed to BBC2, PBS in future

    Kenneth Clarke’s ‘Civilizations’ reboot headed to BBC2, PBS in future

    Longtime readers of Tellyspotting will be quick to point out the glaring hypocrisy of the following comment. Kenneth Clarke’s landmark 1969 television series, Civilizations, is set to be remade by BBC2 and I can’t wait! Yes, I know, I haven’t been the most forgiving individual when it comes to re-doing past greatness but, given those involved, this […]

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  • A bit of history behind Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas message

    A bit of history behind Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas message

    Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by her father, King George V, Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her inaugural Christmas Message live on the radio from her study at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1952. The Queen began: “Each Christmas, at this time, my beloved father broadcast a message to his people in all parts of the world. Today […]

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