• Happy 70th, Ringo

    Happy 70th, Ringo

    Hard to grasp the concept that one of The Beatles turned 70 on Wednesday. Right up with there with the realization that in 2010, both Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club are 25 years old, Seinfeld has been off the air for 12 years, The Simpsons are entering their 22nd year on television […]

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  • Dame Judi Dench rose tops Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

    Dame Judi Dench rose tops Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

    Seems fitting that a rose inspired by the greatness of Dame Judi Dench would top the seller’s list at the end of the first day of this week’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The “drama queen” rose, with red and white stripes, is described in The Telegraph as having a “light but descent scent”. Dame […]

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  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Daleks

    I know, I seem to start every post with “…the greatest British comedy of all-time” but, in this case, I really mean it. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is nothing short of brilliant. Here, Douglas Adams’ masterpiece collides with, who many consider the greatest Doctor Who of all-time, Tom Baker as he clashes with the […]

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  • Top Gear….say it isn't so

    Top Gear….say it isn't so

    One of the greatest shows on television, Top Gear, is, in the immortal words of Graham Chapman, has been tagged as “being too silly” and is being asked by the BBC to tone it down this year. This translates to the show cutting back on the comedy stunts and giving the series a more serious […]

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  • World Cup 2010 – Is it soccer or football?

    World Cup 2010 – Is it soccer or football?

    Interchanging these two words anywhere outside the United States is just a bit more dangerous than pronouncing the word ‘tomato’ or ‘potato’ differently. Using the word soccer to reference football outside the USA can put you at immediate risk of ridicule or bodily harm. I’m trying to understand this, especially as we begin the month-long […]

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  • World Cup 2010 – USA vs. England: Game on!

    World Cup 2010 – USA vs. England: Game on!

    A little shift in focus just for today. Fear not, however, still British…kind of. We’re just asking you to forget March Madness for the time being. The NHL Playoffs or over. The NBA playoffs might as well be. Each MLB team still has over 100 baseball games left in the season before we even get […]

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  • British comedy scattershooting….

    British comedy scattershooting….

    Lots of bits & bobs or odds & sods coming our way over the last couple of weeks concerning our favorite pastime, British television. Thought I’d go through a quick bit of scattershooting to give everyone updates on current series, answer some mailbag questions that have come in and impart some basic little known or […]

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  • England pulls out all stops in host bid for 2018 World Cup

    England pulls out all stops in host bid for 2018 World Cup

    Ok, it’s only :40 but, still, it’s new Wallace & Gromit, which is always a good thing. Seems as though England is pulling out all the stops in trying to secure the country as host for the 2018 World Cup. It’s classic already for the simple reason it comes from the folks at Aardman Animations, […]

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  • US v. UK – a view from the 'other side of the pond'

    US v. UK – a view from the 'other side of the pond'

    Debra Craine with the TimesOnline opens the debate as to “Who Owns the Small Screen Now?” by asserting that, quite possibly, the Americans are winning the battle. One quick note, she’s talking solely about British vs. American drama here, not comedy. While I can agree with some of what she says when citing the likes […]

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