• Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2018

    Tellyspotting heads to Liverpool for BBC Showcase 2018

    As you lay comfortably in your bed this morning, New York will be in Tellyspotting‘s rear view mirror as we head to Liverpool for the 2018 BBC Showcase. After a lengthy 9-hour flight to London followed by a 2.5 hour train journey to Liverpool, we will be among the roughly 700 television program executives from around the world […]

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  • Sir Kenneth Clarke’s Civilization gets 21st century reboot and heads to PBS, BBC2 this Spring

    Sir Kenneth Clarke’s Civilization gets 21st century reboot and heads to PBS, BBC2 this Spring

    Civilization, Sir Kenneth Clarke’s epic 1969 series about Western art, architecture and philosophy since the Dark Ages, is getting a long overdue 21st century makeover and will air on PBS and BBC2 this Spring. Retitled Civilizations, the new 9-part series will be hosted by noted English historian and Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, […]

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  • Germany’s NYEve tradition involves viewing classic Britcom sketch

    Germany’s NYEve tradition involves viewing classic Britcom sketch

    While I’m not really sure who “they” are, they say that comedy makes for strange bedfellows. Never has this been more evident than with the long-standing habit/tradition in Germany on New Year’s Eve involving an 11-minute British comedy sketch, Dinner for One, which is also known in Germany as Der 90 Geburtstag (The 90th birthday). It seems that watching […]

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  • Scattershooting while putting a few rumors to bed….

    Scattershooting while putting a few rumors to bed….

    Don’t get me wrong, the Internets can be a wonderful place to mindlessly lose yourself tracking down little known or cared about facts that will amaze your friends at parties. It can, however, be a breeding ground for endless rumors when it comes to your favorite television series whether it’s possible storylines, suggested plots, casting […]

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  • Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message – 2017

    Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message – 2017

    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 […]

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  • 38 years in the making, Doctor Who “Shada” is completed!

    38 years in the making, Doctor Who “Shada” is completed!

    Too many early Doctor Who episodes have, sadly, been lost over the years. Some have been found in garages, some have never surfaced. One such serial, “Shada”, was technically not lost but rather never finished. The Tom Baker serial, which was designed to be the final serial of the 1979-80 season, was never finished due to a […]

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