• 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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  • ‘GBBO’ judge, Mary Berry, to teach us the art of ‘Foolproof Cooking’

    ‘GBBO’ judge, Mary Berry, to teach us the art of ‘Foolproof Cooking’

    Fresh off a somewhat forgettable American version of Great British Bake-Off, British GBBO judge, Mary Berry, is heading back to BBC2 for a brand new show, Foolproof Cooking. The 6-part series will see Berry share handy kitchen tricks as well as serving up a whole host of recipes guaranteed to help in any culinary situation. Designed to keep both novices and […]

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  • Could Star Wars’ Hans Solo be Sherlock’s biggest fanboy?

    Could Star Wars’ Hans Solo be Sherlock’s biggest fanboy?

    Back in 2013, Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch were both ‘rumored’ to be getting ready for the possibility of a new Star Wars movie. When their paths crossed on The Graham Norton Show in October of that year, little did they know just how much of a mutual admiration society meeting it was about to be. When Benedict Cumberbatch […]

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  • Einstein’s general theory of relativity as explained by…The Doctor!

    Einstein’s general theory of relativity as explained by…The Doctor!

    In 1905, Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. Unsatisfied, Einstein started thinking about how to incorporate gravity ‘into the equation’. It wasn’t until a decade later, in November of 1915, that the 36-year old physicist published what became widely known as Einstein’s field equations which proposed that gravity between objects is caused by curvatures in space and time, or, […]

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