• Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin-off

    Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin-off

    Every summer, it seems as though someone comments that what the world needs is a new Austin Powers movie. We could all use another appearance by the International Man of Mystery. The same always seems to hold true for the holiday need for another Harry Potter movie. Too many Christmas’ have passed since the final installment, Harry […]

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  • Official ‘Doctor Who’ Festival headed to London in November

    Official ‘Doctor Who’ Festival headed to London in November

    Fresh on the heels of a monstrously successful Sherlocked get together comes news of the official BBC Doctor Who Festival at London’s Excel. Slated to attend are current Doctor Peter Capaldi and series showrunner Steven Moffat. If Sherlocked is any indication, one would guess that there will be a host of other guest announcements coming […]

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  • Teletubbies say ‘Eh-Oh’ with 21st century makeover

    Teletubbies say ‘Eh-Oh’ with 21st century makeover

    Here come the Teletubbies. Since they first appeared on our collective telly screens in 1997, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, the creation of Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport, have been seen by over one billion children in more than 100 countries. Teletubbies say “Eh-oh!”, the single based on the show’s theme song, reached number 1 […]

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  • ‘Thunderbirds’ get a 50-year makeover with 21st century, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

    ‘Thunderbirds’ get a 50-year makeover with 21st century, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

    Saturday’s 21st century return of the Tracy brothers in Thunderbirds Are Go could have been disastrous. It was not for one simple reason. Respect. Respect for their elders. The elders, in this case, being the original Thunderbirds, the brilliant mid-60’s creation of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson which featured marionette puppetry combined with scale-model special effects sequences in a hybrid filming technique dubbed “Supermarionation”. Aside from what […]

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  • Happy St Patrick’s Day, Frank McCourt

    Happy St Patrick’s Day, Frank McCourt

    Regular readers of Tellyspotting may recognize this post from several years ago. It’s worth repeating so bear with me today as St. Patrick’s Day just isn’t the same without Frank. Several years ago, we had an incredible opportunity to spend several of weeks ‘working’ in Dublin with Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela’s […]

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  • R.I.P. Terry Pratchett — creator of ‘Discworld’ dies at 66.

    R.I.P. Terry Pratchett — creator of ‘Discworld’ dies at 66.

    R.I.P. Terry Pratchett — Discworld has stopped spinning…. As sentiments on Twitter have poured in from around the world, the above tweet, which easily came in under the 140-character limit, seemed to say it all. The literary world is a much lonelier place today as Terry Pratchett, the mind palace that created the brilliant Discworld series […]

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