• 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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  • 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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  • Scattershooting while putting a few rumors to bed….

    Scattershooting while putting a few rumors to bed….

    Don’t get me wrong, the Internets can be a wonderful place to mindlessly lose yourself tracking down little known or cared about facts that will amaze your friends at parties. It can, however, be a breeding ground for endless rumors when it comes to your favorite television series whether it’s possible storylines, suggested plots, casting […]

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  • Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army to get 2018 Royal Mail stamps for 50th anniversary

    Don’t Panic! Dad’s Army to get 2018 Royal Mail stamps for 50th anniversary

    Dad’s Army, the Jimmy Perry/David Croft situation comedy about the British Home Guard during the Second World War, graced the BBC1 television airwaves for the first time in July 1968 running for 80 episodes over the course of 9 series. Royal Mail’s 2018 stamp calendar will, once again, showcase the “best of British” releasing special […]

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  • Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message – 2017

    Her Majesty The Queen’s Christmas Message – 2017

    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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