Real-life Arkwright’s in danger of ‘calling it a day’ after 90 years

After 90 years of serving the community of Thornbury in Gloucestershire, the shop that is credited as being the inspiration for the classic British comedy series, Open All Hours, could be forced to shut after complaints that their outdoor display is a health and safety risk for mobility scooters (i.e. goods stacked outside to entice passerby’s to come inside […]

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Lots of new faces at Nonnatus House as ‘Call the Midwife’ S8 begins filming

Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Blackadder, Little Dorrit, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) will join the cast of Call the Midwife for the forthcoming 2018 Christmas special and episode one of series eight which will, most likely, premiere on BBC1 in January 2019. The Harry Potter star is set to play Sister Mildred, a “forthright and indefatigable sister from the Order”. Mildred’s arrival […]

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‘The Little Drummer Girl’ becomes next John Le Carré novel headed to BBC1

Based on the 1983 John Le Carré spy novel, The Little Drummer Girl, BBC1 will follow up their earlier adaptation of another Le Carré novel, The Night Manager, with a 6-part series starring Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood) as Israeli intelligence officer Becker. Florence Pugh (The Falling, Marcella) will star as ‘Charlie’, an unsuspecting young actress who strikes up an […]

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‘Baptiste’ adds ‘Call the Midwife’ alum, Jessica Raine, to cast as filming begins

As production filming begins in Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam and Deal in Kent on Baptiste, Call the Midwife alum Jessica Raine has been added to the cast alongside the recently added Tom Hollander (Rev, The Night Manager). The series, which is a spin-off of the BBC1 series The Missing, is set to focus on investigator Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo). Hollander will play […]

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Make that ‘Doctor Who’ scarf you’ve always wanted!

Yes, Tom Baker’s original signature multi-colored scarf was done by professionals but, unlike those Porsche or BMW commercials that wind you through the closed back roads of Arkansas at breakneck speeds, you are encouraged to try this at home thanks to a BBC Enterprises memorandum from back in the 80s. The origin of the scarf, as […]

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The TARDIS lands in Hall H for SDCC2018 ‘Doctor Who’ S11 update

Just as in years past, Hall H inside the San Diego Convention Center was THE place to be last week. One moment on Thursday, in particular, stood out well above the rest. The Doctor Who panel that kicked of this year’s San Diego Comic Con International was highlighted by the attendance of new showrunner Chris Chibnall, Doctor #13 […]

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First look at the next PBS/BBC ‘masterpiece’, Les Miserables

Earlier this year, PBS and the BBC announced an epic new adaptation of the 19th Century Victor Hugo classic, Les Miserables. The all-star cast will be headed by Dominic West (The Affair, The Hour) and David Oyelowo (Spooks, Selma, A United Kingdom) in the iconic roles of Jean Valjean and Javert, the police inspector who dedicated his life […]

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John Cleese’s sunset held up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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