• IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade heads to ‘The Crystal Maze’

    IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade heads to ‘The Crystal Maze’

    There is now joy in Mudville today and, yes, Virginia there is a Santa Clause as Channel 4 has finally confirmed that the brilliant 90s classic, The Crystal Maze, will return for a 20-part series beginning in 2017. Originally hosted by the greatness of Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show), the newest incarnation will see former IT Crowd star […]

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  • BBC bids a Boxing Day farewell to ‘Great British Bake-Off’

    BBC bids a Boxing Day farewell to ‘Great British Bake-Off’

    The BBC ‘officially’ bid farewell to the Great British Bake-Off with a Boxing Day broadcast filled with their best contestants, heartwarming moments and a video tribute that capsulized the past six series into perfection and worthy of at least a few boxes of tissues. For the one person that may have missed the GBBO melodrama […]

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  • Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message – 2016

    Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message – 2016

    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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  • 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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  • It’s almost Thanksgiving so it must be time to talk Christmas telly

    It’s almost Thanksgiving so it must be time to talk Christmas telly

    Judging by the excessive number of emails I’m getting from the overly greedy retailers letting me know that, supposedly, ‘Black Friday’ has already begun even though it was only Monday, it’s never to early to think about Christmas…for the right reasons. This rings true, especially for the true believers (you know who you are) who […]

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  • Dueling Christmas adverts jumpstart the 2016 UK holiday buying season

    Dueling Christmas adverts jumpstart the 2016 UK holiday buying season

    Some of our most nostalgic holiday memories are triggered by classic American commercials such as the unforgettable “Peter Comes Home” mid-80’s commercial for Folgers Coffee, the late 70’s Santa coming down a ski slope on a Norelco shaver and the 1970’s snowman warming up in front of a bowl of chicken noodle soup from Campbell’s Soup. […]

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  • ‘Secrets from Britain’s Great Houses’ up next for GBBO’s Mary Berry

    ‘Secrets from Britain’s Great Houses’ up next for GBBO’s Mary Berry

    Mary Berry, the now former judge from the defunct BBC series, The Great British Bake-Off, will return sooner than expected with the forthcoming Secrets from Britain’s Great Houses series for BBC One. The culinary series, which has been described as a cross between Bake-Off and Upstairs Downstairs, will feature the British food writer and television presenter examine the gardens, kitchens and private […]

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  • Celebrate National Sandwich Day 2016 with a British classic!

    Celebrate National Sandwich Day 2016 with a British classic!

    It’s National Sandwich Day in the States so, if you’re like me and are wondering the best way to celebrate the forthcoming 298th birthday of the 4th Earl of Sandwich (born 13 November, 1718), how about starting with a look back to the 254th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich. It was 1762 when John Montagu, the fourth Earl of […]

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