The Doctor controls BBC One – 23 August
  • Equal time: Failed British re-makes of American telly

    If you been with Tellyspotting as a P1 since day one or if you have joined the conversation at any point over the course of the last six plus years you are probably acutely aware of my lack of tolerance for poorly done American television remakes of British television output. This holds true mostly in […]

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  • Could scheduling restrictions possibly be headed BBC’s way?

    Time for one of my Howard Beale moments while pondering where the heck is Lewis Black when you need him. Reading the stories in a number of Sunday papers in the UK suggesting the government is about to impose much greater restrictions on when the BBC can schedule its favorite shows, one has to wonder about its priorities […]

  • The Tale of the Time Lord as classic and modern ‘Doctor Who’ unite

    For some, the story of Doctor Who began in 2005 when Christopher Eccleston stepped out of the TARDIS. For many, however, the tale extends back through more than five decades of classic Doctors and episodes. For many more, the argument will forever exist as to whether or not Tom Baker or David Tennant or anyone in-between were […]

  • ‘Upstart Crow’ with David Mitchell continues #Shakespeare400 celebration

    Peep Show star and one-half of the comedy duo of Mitchell and Webb, David Mitchell, stars as William Shakespeare in a new 6-part BBC2 sitcom written and produced by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line). Focusing on the playwright’s life before he became famous, the storyline for Upstart Crow, revolves around Shakespeare’s personal and professional life and the rather […]