• Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro – the debate rages on…

    Ford Cortina vs Audi Quattro – the debate rages on…

    After reading recently that John Simm would be keen on a possible Life on Mars revival, I reminded myself about the greatness of the series starring Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt and John Simm as DI Sam Tyler. Primarily set in the 70s, the series centered around Tyler, a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police who, […]

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  • Fancy a romantic getaway in….Dibley?

    Fancy a romantic getaway in….Dibley?

    Vicar of Dibley fans can now stay in the village where the show was filmed right opposite the church which served as St Barnabus in the hit series starring Dawn French as the Reverend Geraldine Granger. Set in the fictional Oxfordshire village of Dibley, the series was filmed near Henley-on-Thames in the Buckinghamshire village of […]

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  • Make that ‘Doctor Who’ scarf you’ve always wanted!

    Make that ‘Doctor Who’ scarf you’ve always wanted!

    Yes, Tom Baker’s original signature multi-colored scarf was done by professionals but, unlike those Porsche or BMW commercials that wind you through the closed back roads of Arkansas at breakneck speeds, you are encouraged to try this at home thanks to a BBC Enterprises memorandum from back in the 80s. The origin of the scarf, as […]

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  • Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

    Is this Heaven? No, it’s Humphry Slocombe!

    Ok, they didn’t ask ‘are you being served?’ and no one said, “I’m free” when I finally hit the front of the line recently at Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco’s Ferry Building but the evidence as to the influence on owner’s Jake Godby and Sean Vahey’s craft was abundantly clear. The vintage British sitcom Are […]

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  • 16,016 BBC Sound Effects made available for free download

    16,016 BBC Sound Effects made available for free download

    If you’ve been waiting for that ever-elusive perfect sound effect, whether it be a slow passing lorry, a wooden window frame rattling, the interior of a busy Belgian post office or the sound of the New Zealand Yellow-Eyed Penguin, which just happens to be one of the few penguin species found north of the Antarctic Ocean, the […]

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  • Welcome ‘Baby Cambridge’ – Monday, 23 April, 11:01AM BST!

    Welcome ‘Baby Cambridge’ – Monday, 23 April, 11:01AM BST!

    Finally some good news out of the UK. After a flurry of sad news of the recent deaths of Willow and Munin, Britain welcomed a new addition to the royal family as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a ‘soon-to-be-named’ boy into the world at 11:01AM BST Monday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in […]

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