• 21 years later, Sir Richard/Ringo joins Sir Paul in Buckingham Palace ceremony

    21 years later, Sir Richard/Ringo joins Sir Paul in Buckingham Palace ceremony

    On January 2nd, 2018 during the Queen’s New Years Honours List reveal, it was confirmed the Richard Starkey, a.k.a. Ringo Starr would be knighted. On Wednesday, Starr was finally able to join fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney in knighthood twenty-one years after McCartney was knighted in 1997. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, knighted Starr at a ceremony […]

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  • Ultimate ‘house robot’, BBC2, triumphs over Sir Killalot and Matilda by axing ‘Robot Wars’.

    Ultimate ‘house robot’, BBC2, triumphs over Sir Killalot and Matilda by axing ‘Robot Wars’.

    Robot Wars, one of the greatest ‘guilty pleasure’ shows of all-time, has been axed by BBC2 after three series. I absolutely loved this show when it was originally broadcast with Craig Charles (Red Dwarf, Coronation Street) and Phillipa Forrester! Thankfully, I never saw the first series with former Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson, as the original presenter. No […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne pay tribute to Stephen Hawking

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne pay tribute to Stephen Hawking

    Aside from being recognized as the world’s foremost theoretical physicist/cosmologist, Stephen Hawking had two of the finest actors on Planet Earth portray him over the years. The first time the scientist was ever played on screen saw Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2004 BBC film Hawking with Eddie Redmayne following a decade later in the 2014 Oscar-winning film, […]

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  • Happy National Pi(e) Day, America!

    Happy National Pi(e) Day, America!

    The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age. Whether you bake or cook or venture out, National Pie Day is, ultimately, about the enjoyment of eating pie. One can never have enough pie be it American or British so, no matter where you are and whether you are a […]

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch descends on Whoville in ‘The Grinch’ this Christmas

    Benedict Cumberbatch descends on Whoville in ‘The Grinch’ this Christmas

    It’s now officially ‘official’ in my book. Benedict Cumberbatch can do anything. In the upcoming remake of the 1957 Dr Seuss classic story, The Grinch affords the star of Sherlock and Doctor Strange the opportunity to show his extraordinarily grouchy, unforgivingly heartless and downright mean side. The actor is at his ever-loving grouchiest, most heartless and meanest when he voices the […]

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  • 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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