• Jenna Coleman’s granddad is ‘man in crowd’ in ‘Victoria’ S2

    Jenna Coleman’s granddad is ‘man in crowd’ in ‘Victoria’ S2

    It was ‘Bring your Granddad to Work Day’ recently during the filming of series 2 of Victoria when Jenna Coleman’s grandfather appeared on the set recently in period garb. While he won’t be playing her character’s grandfather, George III, Coleman’s real-life grandfather will be featured as an extra in the period drama as ‘man in crowd’. Coleman posted […]

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  • Churchill Arms pub landlord to pull last pint after 32 years

    Churchill Arms pub landlord to pull last pint after 32 years

    I’m afraid loyal Tellyspotting readers are going to have to indulge me a bit this morning as there is no joy in Mudville (or Notting Hill for that matter) following the news that Gerry O’Brien, the Irish landlord/pioneering pint puller that has been running the area’s world-famous, flower-adorned Churchill Arms pub for the past 32 years is hanging up his […]

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  • PBS to mark 20th with ‘Diana: Her Story’

    PBS to mark 20th with ‘Diana: Her Story’

    With a global audience of over 750 million, many individuals will instantly remember staying up all night to watch Lady Diana Spencer wed Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Those same individuals will also forever remember where they were the moment they heard the tragic news of Princess Diana’s tragic […]

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  • Spam — Monty Python’s favorite mystery meat turns 80!

    Spam — Monty Python’s favorite mystery meat turns 80!

    On July 5, 1937, the American culinary landscape would change forever. Eighty years ago yesterday, America ushered in the arrival of the canned luncheon meat known as Spam. Widely used by the U.S. Army to the tune of over 100 million pounds consumed by Allied troops oversees during World War II, the eat-right-out-of-the-can ‘pork’ product […]

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  • There’s nothing better than a Cyberman on a trampoline

    There’s nothing better than a Cyberman on a trampoline

    With series 10 of Doctor Who now in the books and series 11, complete with a new Doctor, currently only a vision in new showrunner Chris Chibnall’s eyes at this point, we’re going to need a few things over the next few months to pass the time until the 2017 Christmas episode. Moments after the series 10 cliff-hanger finale, […]

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  • Paddington Bear author/creator, Michael Bond, dies at 91

    Paddington Bear author/creator, Michael Bond, dies at 91

    Michael Bond CBE, the author and creator of Paddington Bear, the marmalade-loving bear from ‘deepest, darkest Peru’ who comes heads to London (by Aunt Lucy) in his iconic old hat, ruffled coat, wellingtons and a battered suitcase to live, has died at the age of 91. Bond published his first book, “A Bear Called Paddington”, in 1958. […]

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  • Red Dwarf & Death in Paradise’s Danny John-Jules lends his ‘talents’ to The Real Full Monty

    Red Dwarf & Death in Paradise’s Danny John-Jules lends his ‘talents’ to The Real Full Monty

    Wednesday night, almost two decades after The Full Monty was first released in cinemas, The Real Full Monty, a 90-minute documentary to both mark the anniversary of the classic movie and raise awareness of men’s cancers aired on ITV. Britain’s Got Talent lead dancer and choreographer, Ashley Banjo, joined forces with Alexander Armstrong (1/2 of the great […]

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