Royston Vasey says ‘buy local’ as League of Gentleman set to re-open

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just shy of 20 years since we have visited the home of Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup in the sleepy little village of Royston Vasey, the setting for the brilliant but darkest of dark comedies, The League of Gentlemen. Proving that you ‘can go home again’, the League will get back together this […]

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A scientist, a banker, a blacksmith and more square off in new ‘Great British Bake Off’

The ‘all-new’ Great British Bake Off is set to hit the Channel 4 airwaves beginning on 29 August. With its massive tent and only Paul Hollywood in tow from last year’s BBC series finale, the current version of the long-running BBC series welcomes new co-judge (and Mary Berry replacement) Prue Leith, with Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig taking […]

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PBS close to setting date for ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ 2-parter

While the long-awaited return of Last Tango in Halifax finally made it to BBC1 back in December 2016, the popular British romantic drama starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid has yet to find a home on the PBS schedule with their new 2-part holiday special. As UK viewers will attest, the new series does not disappoint as the […]

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Poldark’s Phil Davis to front new comedy pilot, ‘Static’

Full disclosure. I’m a big Phil Davis fan. Over his career, viewers have been treated to Davis as the mean money lender in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House, the human incarnation of the devil on Being Human, a murderous cab driver in the first episode of Sherlock, a crime family solicitor in Silk and, more recently, his portrayal as […]

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Angela Lansbury and Michael Gambon head cast of BBC/PBS ‘Little Women’

Harry Potter star Michael Gambon is set to star alongside Murder She Wrote’s Angela Lansbury’s in the BBC/PBS television adaptation of the much-loved novel Little Women. Adapted by Call the Midwife creator/writer, Heidi Thomas, Little Women is set against the backdrop of a country divided by Civil War. The story follows the lives of the sisters from childhood to adulthood as […]

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