And Now for Something Completely Different — Fawlty Towers, Down Under

Fawlty Towers, the quintessential British sitcom and, perhaps, the best all-around television sitcom of all-time, is headed down under courtesy of series co-creator/writer, John Cleese. Uneasy about the reception the show might get from UK audiences and critics, more than 40 years after the original was aired on the BBC, Cleese has chosen an all-Australian cast for the […]

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Miss Fisher's Essie Davis can't get rid of 'The Babadook'

As if I hadn’t already placed Australian actress Essie Davis on a pedestal awhile back after our brief Q&A preceding the premiere of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, along comes what could perhaps be the best horror flick to come out since William Friedkin’s The Exorcist back in 1973. If it’s in a word, or it’s […]

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America meets The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher as Australia welcomes her back!

Thanks to public television stations, the U.S. is just now becoming familiar with the wonderfully inviting Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. At almost the same time, The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher returns home to Australia as series 2 premieres Friday 6 September at 8.30pm on ABC1. North Texas, through public television station KERA, will be introduced […]

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Q&A with Essie Davis, star of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Look out, United States, the Honourable Miss Phryne (pronounced Fry-nee) Fisher is coming to America. While Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries may not make you immediately abdicate your allegiance to Sherlock, it is, without a doubt, worth checking out in the coming months on public television. Definitely not your parents’ Miss Marple, Phryne Fisher is a […]

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Alan Partridge is back! Finally, Mid-Morning Matters

Great news for British comedy fans worldwide, thanks to that new invention, the Internets. Forget the return of Conan on Monday, 8 November. Old news. The real news is that Alan Partridge is back on the air with Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge beginning Friday, 5 November. Ever the technological early adopter, Partridge will […]

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